Waku Waku (apparently means Tremble in Japanese, can anyone clarify?) is another newish Japanese restaurant situated in Midvalley Megamall. Apart from the regular Japanese such as sushi (some of their sushi comes with sambal) and sashimi, Waku Waku has a whole page worth of Pan-Asian dishes with Japanese touch. Char Kueh Tiaw, Bibimbap are amongst these interesting dishes. It seems that they are rather excited about their hamburg steaks too, serving them in various styles. Altering a traditional recipe can be risky but I applaud them for giving it a go.
My Nasi Lemak Jepun was indeed an innovatie dish. Comes with a runny egg on the rice in a hot stone pot, braised soy sauce chicken, mild prawn sambal, pickled radish, anchovies and peanuts. The chicken drumstick was exquisitely tender and nicely seasoned (you can’t go wrong with a braised chicken dish I guess), and the sambal complements well with the rice which was coated with egg yolk (!) and still sizzling away. The pickled radish provided a much need piquancy to balance the richness. Best thing about this dish? Crispy rice at the bottom from the hot pot. Overall quite a successful dish.
The service was polite and attentive. And the pricing is quite reasonable as well. I’d come back to sample more dishes here. Particularly the pan asian dishes.