If you love wagyu beef, then you’ll love this Japanese restaurant – Gyukingu.
Gyunkingu is a traditional Japanese BBQ (better known as Yakiniku in Japanese) restaurant. The people behind Gyunkingu aim to share the original Japanese culture to its customers so that they could enjoy the best Yakiniku in town as authentic as possible.
Gyunkingu serve the finest brands of Wagyu beef sourced directly from Japan, the Saga-Gyu (Saga Beef). Apparently, saga beef is recognized as one of the best brands in Japan which boasts top class quality wagyu beef.
So what is Saga Beef? Saga beef is a product of Saga Prefecture. Cattles at Saga Prefecture enjoys mild climate with clean water and air. These cattles are attended to by the farmers which showers them with affection and using expert rearing techniques to ensure that these cattles feel no stress from the time they are calves. In other words, they are being pampered since young. Due to the kind of treatment these cattles get, the meat they produce is tender with fine veins of fat – a striking marbled effect. On the grading scale based on the Japan Meat Grading Association, for a beef to be considered to be called “Saga Beef”, it must be of 4 or 5 with a Beef Marbling Standard (BMS) of 7 or higher out of the maximum 12.
Little seasoning of salt and pepper is required when cooking these premium red meats. We had the chance to try the Special Beef Tongue (above) and the Saga Beef (below). It is easy to cook them. Just place them on the bbq grill for a minute or two and they are ready. The fire on the bbq grill may get crazier as part of the fat melt causing the flames to get even bigger.
Lower grade beef are also available and this is the Angus Beef Sirloin. Chicken, lamb and a variety of seafood such as shrimps, octopus and squids are available at Gyukingu as well.
If case you were wondering whether pork is served here. Yes, pork is also available here. This is the Iberico pork. The iberico pork is the higher class of pork, a type of cured ham produced in Spain and Portugal.
According to Wikipedia, apparently, the piglets are fattened on barley and maize for several weeks. The pigs are then allowed to roam in pasture and oak groves to feed naturally on grass, herbs, acorns, and roots, until the slaughtering time approaches.
If you prefer ordering something you don’t have to cook yourself, there is a good selections of Yakitori and cook items on the menu. We ordered the Fried Chicken Wings. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside is what I would describe this fried chicken wings.
Gyoza is quite average but the fried rice is worth mentioning. The fried rice at Gyukingu is very fragrant with enough ‘wok hei’.
For desserts, we had the macha ice cream with red beans, nata de coco and mochi – simply amazing.
Gyukingu Japanese BBQ Restaurant
Desa Sri Hartamas (closed every Monday)
42,GF,Jalan 28/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 KL.
Tel: 03-28560828 / 012-689 7877
Business Hours: (Mon – Fri) 11.30am-3pm
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