Japan Tsu Shin – Donburi Series – Juraku

Japanese Comfort Food

In Japanese, the two Kanji characters 寿楽 (Jyuraku) literally mean long life and happiness, and that’s the message Mr.Nakajima wants to convey to his customers.
As a previous chef with 35 years culinary experience, he has been working in various chain hotels here in Malaysia since 1986. He returned to Japan, but came back not long after because he loves this tropical country so much. He now calls KL his second home.
Want to make all Malaysian customers enjoy Japanese food, he decided to go Muslimfriendly with his restaurant. It’s definitely a good move because Jyuraku is favored by many Malaysians.

During the Meiji period (1868-1912), at a time when the Indian subcontinent was ruled by the British Empire, curry was first brought to Japan. Much favored by the Japanese Army and Navy, it slowly turned into a common dish in school cafeterias.

One can barely tell the curry’s quality solely f rom its appearance. Though curry can be made easily using instant roux blocks, Mr. Nakajima decided to homemade everything from scratch. At Jyuraku, I was told that the curry is freshly prepared on a daily basis with a bunch of fresh ingredients. I was
amazed by how far Mr. Nakajima took this curry dish.

Before taking my f irst bite, my eyes went searching for the solid vegetable cubes but eventually came to realize that there were none, why??

“I puree vegetables together with the bonito broth, Indian spices and herbs, before simmering them down to a rich and creamy texture at last,” Mr. Nakajima explained. Love Japanese curry but not a big fan of vegetables?
Fret not. Jyuraku is the place to satisfy your craving! 

 

Make sure to scoop the rice together with the curry, don’t leave out either or them! The umami flaver was just right, saltiness and sweetness well-balanced. With such a smooth and creamy texture, you can never stop after taking one bite of the dish. Even though curry is the protagonist, don’t neglect the chicken cutlet! The succulent meat is protected well inside the thin layer of nama panko (fresh bread crumbs). Make sure you chew slowly for that juicy burst. Beside serving as a garnish on the side, the pickles also help to cleanse our palates.

By Hana

 

Jyuraku

13, Jalan SS15/5A, 47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor
11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm
(last order: 10:15pm)
Open daily, including public holidays
📞03-56333819 / Whatsapp:  011-18933803

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