Kissaten has been in Jaya One for quite some time and recently opened a new outlet in Puchong. After more than a year of procrastinating, I finally visited the Jaya One outlet with rif last week. On a Wednesday night, the place was crowded; many of the diners were working adults and college students.
My Miso Ramen Set (RM22.80) came with a serving of gyoza and green tea. When I go for pork noodles, the porkier the broth the better. Or so I thought. Kissaten’s miso ramen broth was thick and very porky, rendering it rather salty. That said, the ramen was springy to the bite while the fatty pork slices and soft-boiled egg gave this dish a mash-up of textures and flavours.
The gyoza had nice, crispy edges and a juicy pork-filled centre. While it was nothing fantastic, it was good enough to hit the spot and leave me longing for more.
I actually preferred rif’s Teppan Mushroom Burger Steak (RM18.90) to my ramen. The ‘steak’ was thick, juicy and generously topped with mushroom sauce. I regretted not ordering this. For meat eaters, I reckon this would be your best bet.
We expected chunks of barbequed pork in the char siew pizza, but that wasn’t the case. The char siew slices were chopped up and evenly scattered on the pizza, along with some sweet sauce, spring onion, cheese and mayonnaise. All the flavours were well balanced, and the spring onions helped cut through the richness of the cheese and mayonnaise.
Truth be told, I didn’t care much for the cheesecake (RM6.90). Granted it was good cake, I just didn’t fancy its fluffy texture. Give me a denser, cheesier cake anytime. Service was fairly efficient and we didn’t wait long for our food. Since rif did not order the set, his green tea was RM5.90 – that’s just ridiculously expensive. But that issue aside, I was quite happy with the food. I plan to visit this place soon to try its supposedly delicious pork burger.
Food: 6/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Come here if you love all things porky. And try not to order green tea, unless it comes with the set.