If chicken rules the roost for your Japanese food cravings, wing your way to Yakitori Ebisu, where fowl play ranges from juicy crowd-pleasers to offal rabble-rousers.
The yakitori selection (conveniently priced at a reasonable RM4.50 per skewer) covers the neck-to-tail essentials, from seseri, which packs the perfect balance between a meaty, flavourful chew and fatty richness, to the bonjiri, the poultry pinnacle of sheer succulence. Have them seasoned simply in salt; we had the heart and liver in tare sauce, which was too cloyingly sweet.
The karaage is as juicy as Japanese fried chicken should be, with a marinade that’s more mellow than typical, so dunk it liberally in the accompanying mayo dip if your palate prefers it punchy.
A medley of chicken innards stewed in miso soup might be the fear-factor dish for some patrons, unabashed in its pungent gaminess (RM12). If you’d rather keep things separate, snack on the bouncy-tender gizzards in spicy pickled cabbage (RM9), medium-rare liver tossed with garlic (RM12), or boiled chicken skin in ponzu sauce (RM7).
Of course, the ramen’s chicken-based too, with chunky thigh meat in super-rich broth laced noticeably with chicken fat (RM23).
Lot CC-23A, Concourse Floor, Tropicana Gardens Mall, Persiaran Surian, Tropicana Indah, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.