D-Buri Buri at Damansara Utama is a Japanese Donburi restaurant which specialises in Donburi. Just like most Malaysians, I have no idea what Donburi means until I do a check on the internet. According to Wikipedia, Donburi literally means bowl in Japanese. But Donburi can also be referred to as an oversized Japanese rice bowl consisting of fish, meat, vegetables or other ingredients simmered together and served over rice. Donburi looks the same to me with Bento with the only difference is the way the food is presented. Everything else; i.e. the contents – rice, vegetables, the highlight of the dish – fish, meat and etc. is the same.
Okay, enough of my thrash talking. Let’s move on with D-Buri Buri’s main highlights.
One of D-Buri Buri signature Donburi is their Hamburger Donburi. Priced at RM14.80, the Hamburger Donburi is made of homemade beef burger served with omelette and vegetable on rice. The homemade beef burger was juicy and fragrant. The chef’s secret sauce was rich and very flavorful. Another plus for this dish is that the portion is huge.
We also had the Chicken Katsu Curry Rice which is priced slightly higher at RM15.90. It comes with fried chicken cutlets served with Japanese curry on rice. Taste wise, it is pretty standard Japanese curry on rice. For your information, free miso soup is given to every donburi ordered.
Hot pot dishes are also available as well. We had the Kaisen Nabe, which comes with a variety of seafood. Each Nabe set comes with a choice of either rice or udon.
The portion of the Nabe set shown here may look small to you as this is for one person only. If you have a party of two or three persons, each of you would get your very own set each at a nett price of only RM13.80 per set. Extra soup may be added at RM1.00.
There are other Nabe sets available as well – Sukiyaki (beef / chicken), salmon kimuchi nabe, asari nabe and tsukune miso nabe. We were told that each nabe sets come with different soup base and different ingredients. Our Kaisen Nabe is chicken based soup with seafood as ingredients. Personally, I quite like the hot pot as the soup towards the end was very tasty thanks to the carefully selected ingredients placed in the soup.
One post is not enough to show you what D-Buri Buri has to offer. Opened just recently in April this year, D-Buri Buri has expanded its menu to cater to those who want other dishes other than donburi. Ala carte items such as sushi, sushi rolls, ramen, udon and etc. are available on the menu as well.
This is D-Buri Buri’s Dashi Maki Tamago, chef’s homemade Japanese egg with secret broth, the chef’s signature dish. The thin layers of egg are evident that the chef had expended much effort in cooking this Tamago dish. The tamago was fragrant and the portion is huge enough for sharing between 3 to 4 persons.
There is a variety of sushi available here and these are just some that we had tried that night – Aburi Salmon sushi (seared salmon) @ RM3.80, Salmon Cheese @ RM4.80 and Inari Hotate Mayo Yaki (sweet bean curd with boiled scallop) @ RM5.80.
This is D-Buri Buri Spicy Soft Shell Crab Roll @ RM12.80 – soft shell crab roll topped with cheese and roe. It is crunchy on the inside, soft and cheesy on the outside. Love the combination of the saltiness of the cheese and the sweetness of the soft shell crab.
D-Buri Buri is launching their Ramen series soon and this is their signature Ramen with chicken, mushrooms, caramelized onions and garnished with spring onions. This is not the typical char siu ramen you find at other ramen eateries out there, but a chicken soup based ramen. This is after all, a pork-free Japanese restaurant. Nevertheless, it was good – not oily (thumbs up).
For any main course you order, you’ll get a free ocha (green tea drink), a mini salad and miso soup. Chawanmushi could be purchased separately at RM4.30.
For desserts, we had the Chocolate Banana Parfait. It was pretty standard. Chocolate and banana complements each other very well. Some corn flakes are added to create a different texture in this dessert.
Overall, we had a pleasant evening at D-Buri Buri. D-Buri Buri is located beside Bank Rakyat at Damansara Utama. They are open from 11.00am to 3.00pm and from 5.30pm to 10.30pm everyday.
D-Buri Buri Japanese Restaurant
No. 3, Ground Floor, Jalan SSS21/56B, Damansara Utama
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
(Beside Bank Rakyat)
Tel Nos: 03- 7731 3150 / 014-369 4303
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