Gyukingu claims it’s the best yakiniku restaurant in town. That could be true.

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Don’t be cowed by the thought of braving traffic to Kota Damansara, not when what’s waiting at the finish line is a fine feast of brilliant beef.

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Piece de Resistance

Gyukingu’s piece de resistance: Miyazaki & Saga beef, not for the fat-fearing.

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Miyazaki Beef

Magnificently marbled Miyazaki, possibly the ultimate in Wagyu beef; a 200-gram slab of supreme succulence could set customers back by RM600. Legend says it’s hand-carried here from the Land of the Rising Sun with certificates to prove its provenance.

Both Miyazaki & Saga beef are named after the Japanese prefectures where the cattle is raised.

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Extremely rich; even two small slices, grilled lightly & lovingly, might prove sufficient.

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Saga Beef

Alternatively, try Saga beef, cheaper by about half but still about RM150 per 100 grams.

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By comparison, regular cuts of non-Miyazaki, non-Saga beef look nearly fat-starved.

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Fat vs Fire

Plenty of fat dripping on the coals below equals lots of flames shooting high; watch your fingers!

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Other than Budget-busting Beef

Mercifully, there’s more to this restaurant, which opened this year, than budget-busting beef; recommendations for a bill below RM60 per person include …

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Ox Tongue

… ox tongue, thick & floppy …

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Pork Tongue

… as well as pork tongue, relatively diminutive & springier.

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Grill the Tongues

Grill them side-by-side & eat them one after the other for a fun comparison.

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Okinawan Pork

Okinawan-bred pork is also available here, mistakable for the tastiest, sweetest Iberico.

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Advance Orders

Some items require advance orders; the sumptuous, savory pork rib is worth the effort

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Penang Oysters

Finally, some of the biggest, baddest oysters in the Klang Valley. We wouldn’t have guessed where they’re from: Penang.

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Alcoholic Drinks

The formula for being forced to call into work sick the next day (though fortunately, we were already going to be on leave).

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A bottle of wine & another of shochu, combined with what seemed like half a cow in our stomachs, proved enough to subsequently keep us in bed for several more hours than usual.

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Final Thoughts

“It’s more than a meal, it’s an experience” is Gyukingu’s tagline. Again, they might be right.

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Special thanks to Kelvin for not only pointing out this place to us but also letting us know what to try.

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Gyukingu really is a restaurant that’s full of pleasant surprises.

Location and Contact Details

Gyukingu

28-2, Jalan PJU 5/17, Kota Damansara

Tel: 03 6143 7750

View: Gyukingu directory page here.

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