Daikaiju, in Japanese means “Giant Monster”. The term kaiju can also be used to describe the giant monsters themselves, which are usually depicted attacking major cities and engaging the military and other monsters, or other kaiju, in battle. To make the statement more interesting, Daikaiju is now in Penang, meaning the giant monsters are coming to Penang.
To clarify this statement. Daikaiju in Penang is referring to one of latest Japanese Barbecue Restaurant in Penang.
Located at Lebuh Kimberly, this restaurant is newly setup for those who love grilled meat, DIY barbecue and some beers.
The interior of the restaurant is a cozy place and is for those who prefer to dine in an air-conditioned area and to avoid the smoky environment outside.
On the other hand, for those who are here for the barbeque, the outdoor seating area is designed to cater for this.
The equipment for barbeque consists of traditional charcoal fire to create a strong barbeque aroma. The concept here is do-it-yourself barbeque where you order your choice of meat and vegetables from the menu and barbeque at your own pace.
All the ingredients are served in its freshest form without any marination.
The list of items on the menu is below:
You can make your selection from seafood to red or white meat and vegetables.
If you prefer some seasoning on your barbeque items, the sauces are perfect for it. You can either use it as a dip or to marinate your ingredients.
It is quite fun to barbeque it yourself at your own pace where you eliminate the waiting time. Kids also get a chance to try out their own barbecue experience but of course with parental supervision.
Besides, there are a few Japanese light dishes which are perfect to be paired with the barbeque items. The prices are reasonable too.
Unagi with rice – RM10. This can be one of the most reasonably-priced Unagi Don in Penang. The portion enough is just right for this price. The taste of the sauce blended with the unagi very well. This dish is a highly recommended dish here..
Kitsune Udon – RM5. For those that love udon, the kitsune (fried bean curd) udon is a great option and it is also reasonably-priced and delicious..
Takoyaki Balls – RM8, is a ball-shaped Japanese snack or appetizer made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special molded pan. Inside the ball is stuffed with some squid cubes and then topped with a drizzle of mayonnaise.
Karaage Chicken – RM8. Juicy marinated chicken coated in an ultra-crisp shell, Karaage is a staple of Japanese home-cooking and one of the most popular items to pack into a bento box lunch in Japan. This karaage chicken is a perfect side dish here if you are not feeling full enough.
Overall, this is the place for those that love to barbecue and enjoy some light Japanese dishes. The price of the food is also reasonable while at night there are plenty of parking space around the area.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Operation hours: 5:00pm-10:00pm (Sun-Thur) 5:00pm-12:00am (Fri, Sat)
Contact: 04-262 1898
Address: 257, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang