Monday, February 14, 2011

Gimme a Kiss(aten)

Revisiting a yummy place for pork burgers....

It's not easy opening (and sustaining) a restaurant in Malaysia, I think....

Quite a lot of places open and disappear within a few months whether or not the food is yummy, due to many reasons - bad marketing, bad location, etc.

Anyway, I remember when I first went to the newly opened Kissaten in 2008... and lo and behold, 2+ years later they are still open and doing well in Jaya 1. :)
(Which in itself is a very good sign/ indication of quality, don't you think?)

- Appetizer: Salt Grilled Chicken Wings (RM 9.90++)
Delicious chicken wings....

Fairly moist flesh with a nice (although slight) smokey fragrance... It may be too salty for some though, but not me. I especially liked it with a dash of the lemon squeezed on...
(I like salty/ sour food!)

- Main 1: Teriyaki Pork Burger (RM 10.90++)
Big, juicy, SEXY burger - finger licking good even :)....

Awesome stack of juicy pork patty, grilled to perfection, egg, veggies and a slather of sweet teriyaki sauce.
(Messy to eat but it's a crowd pleaser and really great value for money)

- Main 2: Mushroom Burger Steak (RM 18.90++):
Slightly less sinful? Maybe....

For slightly less guilt (since the burger patty is "naked" - without the bun), loved how the patty was juicy and succulent, but with some bite/ crunch from the bits of (I think?) cartilege that they grind into the patty.
(The sauce tastes adequately creamy, buttery and mushroom-y - complementing the meat patty very well)

- Main 3: Tomato Cheese Burger Steak (RM 18.90++):
Another option if you are anti-carbs....

If you prefer tomato based sauces with cheese then this is the better choice - similarly yummy pork patty, and comes with moist, smokey pieces of eggplant too.
<3 <3 <3

Here's a look at a cross section of the meat patty:
Tasty bites....

(Don't underestimate the portion btw - it's really filling! Enough to be shared between 2 small eaters for sure)

We didn't have any dessert that night (as the desserts there generally don't excite me anyway) but what a fun time chatting and laughing after a good gym session.
(Can't wait till the next round - that's what gymming is for, isn't it? So that you can enjoy a good meal with friends later and not feel guilty? *grin*)

So it's: Casual yet stylish restaurant with good selection of interesting selection of fusion Japanese-Western dishes (and some Asian food) for reasonable prices BUT nothing much to complain about - it's amazing they have kept their standards after all this time :).....


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Kissaten @ Jaya 1, PJ
L-12A-1-1, Palm Square Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 PJ

Taste: 7
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM 37++ per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7954 1990
Opening Hours: 11am to 12 midnight

(BTW, they also have a "stall" in Lot 10's Hutong food court)



- My review from 2008
- A Whiff of Lemongrass
- My Favourite Taste
- Cooking Momster
- Xiang Cool
- Nava-k

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  1. kissaten is doing so well, it even has a second branch at ioi boulevard in puchong! (but yeah, that's probably the most inconvenient location for most of us)
    actually, come to think of it, most of the pioneers at jaya one have continued to thrive, rite. i can't think of any restaurants that have closed down! brisik, frontera, that thai place, all still in operations. good feng shui or what? :D

  2. Kissaten's food is pretty decent, actually. It'll make a great valentine's day venue, dontcha think?

  3. luv their pork burger most. and of coz, the price!

    happy Vday to you, hugzzz

  4. The pork burger really value for $ by judging it from the size :P

    Happy V day :)

  5. to Sean:
    Puchong ah? Wah. That's like Land of Epic Traffic - will probably never venture there. lol. :)

    to Lyrical Lemongrass:
    Oooh, yes it would. :)
    (More of a casual vs. candlelit dinner but yummy!)

    to ai wei:
    Hee hee hee. Me too! :)
    (And hope you have a wonderful V-day too! *hugs*)

    to choi yen:
    Go try it so you can judge for yourself! - I do hope you will enjoy it. :)
    (And Happy happy v-day to you too!)

  6. Huge fan of Kissaten here. Hope they stick around for a long, long time! Happy Belated V-Day to you, hope it was a fab one!

  7. To minchow:
    me too! Such a good place for a porky burger fix :)
    (my v day was good. Hope yours was great!)

  8. Hey man, this post is sooooo old! LOL

  9. to ciki:
    Sorry boss. My CNY "holiday" has caused my back log to get much worse! :)

  10. hmmm looking at the photos now...i am salivating:D

    thanx for the reminder to visit Kissaten again.

  11. to missyblurkit:
    Hee hee hee. That's the whole idea I guess? :P
    (Tempt you with pork! Lol)


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