Imagine having this delectable creature come close to you, its perfume filling your nostrils, enveloping you into its seductive goodness within. You want a taste, but it teases you with a little dance........ egging you on.
Yep, that's how I feel towards food; when its that good, its probably better than sex.
Even if you're not in on the Malaysian foodie scene, you surely would've come across these eggcelent goodies floating around on social media. Basically, omurice is a specially known dish in Japan involving a runny omelette over rice.
If you're familiar with the art of egg cuisines, you would know that this would be one of the most difficult dishes to perfect, with only about a handful of chefs who could do it perfectly, and consistently.
Here's an eggcelent video on how omurice is served (and yes, I'm gonna add as many eggy puns as I can, and you can't stop me!)
Does this eggsquisite dish turn you on?
Lucky for us, we Malaysians do not have to travel all the way to Japan to eggs-perience this delegg-table dish!
Photo Credits: Omulab
Enter Malaysia's first ever Omurice restaurant! Barely open a few months and its already the talk of the town! I was practically hyperventilating when I first heard about this place and I never thought I'd live to see the day we have some rare Japanese gems here.
Of course, like any hot new cafe in town, the place was really crowded that Sunday night. We had to wait at least 20 minutes before we were ushered to our seats. Luckily we weren't that hungry yet, so if you plan to get there, make sure to get a reservation or come early before the dinner/ lunch crowds come by.
Like any other egg-stravagant things, one must be patient before it arrives. As described in the menu, the omurice dishes are a 20 minute wait as it takes awhile to take a crack on these egg-ceptional goodies.
In the meantime, you could always order some appetizers as they could certainly be whisked right away! No need to get so hard boiled about the wait, because it was definitely worth it!
All our dishes arrived on time, and we had to do our obligatory instegg-ram! Definitely worth the sunny side up.
Overall, I loved how perfect each and every one of our omurice turned out. They were very consistent, with not a singe under or over cooked omu in sight. Taste wise, I would say the best dish was the Kare Omurice and the Beef rice (sorry, forgot the name!).
Only comment I would have is that the rice wasn't as warm as I hoped it would be. I would assume that its because its been sitting there in wait for the omelette, but other than that, I had an egg-cellent meal, and it has certainly lived up to my eggxact eggs-pectation.
If it wasn't for the waiting crowd outside, I would've stayed for dessert, because they certainly looked good. But I wouldn't want to stay too long and keep them waiting. So my friends and I paid the bill (about RM20-25 per person) and we moved on to dessert at Strangers at 47 down that same row.
Taste: 3/5 stars
Food is pretty good, but I personally like those light and fluffy kind of fried rice. This one was a little on the heavier side, but otherwise tasty.
Presentation: 4.5/5 stars
Egg-cellent presentation right there! No contest on the jiggly goodness that has been consistent for all our dishes.
Ambiance: 3.5/5 stars
If it wasn't for the crowd, I would say this would be a great place to hang out. Its very bright and friendly, with some punny egg quotes here and there. But with so many people waiting outside, I couldn't help but feel that we couldn't chat too long or chill out with friends out of courtesy for them.
Service: 4/5 stars
The waiters were very friendly and quick to respond in the restaurant. One thing I would suggest is to cater to the people waiting outside by providing some chairs or even a glass of water outside. These people are willing to wait so long, so a glass of water would be highly appreciated.
Price: 3.5/5 stars
The price is neither cheap nor expensive. Keeping in mind the skills needed to accomplish these complicated dishes alone, I wouldn't be surprised if the meal might be a little pricey. But in the end, I'd say the prices here are quite decent, at a range of RM20-25 per omurice dish.
Overall: 4/5 stars
Overall, I'm quite happy with my visit here. Its definitely a dish to eggs-perience, and one to appreciate. I applaud the wonderful chef who could pull off these dishes perfectly everyday. Would definitely recommend to those who appreciate culinary skills and an eggs-periential meal.
For more information, visit Omulab's Facebook page here.
No. 7, Jalan 17/45
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Operating hours: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Anne is the author and founder of this blog. She likes to write about current issues, travels, food and the general struggles of a millennial.