Thursday, July 27, 2017

Eatomo

I ordered the spicy salmon poke bowl set at MYR18.90++ (10% service charge and 6% GST - MYR22.05 nett). The set includes a drink (cold or hot green tea), a bowl of miso soup and a dessert which turned out to be soy pudding with berry sauce.

Explanation from wiki online: "Poke (Hawaiian for "to section" or "to slice or cut") is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine, and sometimes as a main course".

In recent years, some restaurants in USA have started making poke bowls which includes rice or some other healthy options like quinoa or cous cous and the trend has reached here.

In the poke bowl above, there are tiny cubes of raw salmon marinated in a slightly spicy sauce, slices of cucumbers, guacamole, calrose rice, furikake, bits of seaweeds, sesame seeds, ebiko mixed with some sort of vinegar so it is very flavourful with lots of different tastes going on at the same time.

My friend ordered the Oyakodon set at MYR14.90++ (MYR17.40 nett) which includes the same items other than the main dish.

The soy pudding with berry sauce.

3 of us also ordered a raindrop cake to share at MYR10.90++ (MYR12.70 nett). The dark patch on the right of the raindrop cake is not the shadow of the cake but brown sugar syrup. The light brown powder on the left is kinako (sweet toasted soybean flour). Both are for dipping the raindrop cake in. 

Raindrop cake is basically just agar-agar and the texture here is just too firm. I expected it to be more wobbly.

Total Bill is MYR73.45 nett for 3 persons.

Eatomo at Taman Desa

Airy place with opened windows and air conditioning on at the same time.

22 comments:

  1. I would go for Oyakodon. Raindrop cake looks interesting.

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    1. i think you will change your mind after you ate it.

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  2. Raindrop cake looks like jelly/agar-agar. Is it tasteless without the dipping?

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    1. i think can be considered that.

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  3. Wow.. raindrop cake sounds nice.. but if it is just jelly, then perhaps we can do it too at home? Something new to me.. dipping with gula melaka..

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    1. of course you can try making it at home.

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  4. All the food looks interesting and looks good too. The soy pudding with berry sauce looks delicious and the raindrop cake tempts me to try.

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    1. no harm trying the raindrop but better to share it so more people can try.

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  5. Luckily you explained it's not a shadow hehe.

    The food looks good. I've read about this poke bowl "phenomenon" but have only seen an outlet selling poke ONCE in real life, and even that in passing. So I am definitely not part of this phenomenon!

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    1. hahaha i myself thought it is the shadow until i look at it properly and touch it. you can go to one utama to eat poke bowl at the specialty poke bowl shop called fish bowl located opposite sakae sushi at LG floor.

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    2. Haha ok. You definitely know your food places.

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    3. still many more food places that I have yet to visit cos I can't eat much.

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  6. I would love to try the Salmon don *_*

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  7. I have been wanting to eat poke bowl as it looks delicious. What did you think of the raindrop cake? I had it once and did not like it.

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    1. this one here is too firm so i won't order it again but i am game to try one from another eatery.

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  8. The raindrop cake I feel is over-rated. Just agar-agar being given a fresh new life as something trendy and very pricey. Macam churros oso is basically a donut.

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    1. raindrop cake is popular in usa at that time because people there are not familiar with agar agar. what they have is jello.

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  9. The oyakodon looks good to me

    Your post always come with a detailed explanation of the kind of food you took, thumbs up, at least we learn something

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    1. The raindrop cake really looks like a raindrop on the green leave, nice presentation

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  10. Wow! I love their food and the raindrop cake is so creative & beautiful. I am curious on this spicy salmon poke bowl which is unique.

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    1. Do go try the poke bowl if you are curious, ya. :)

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