Review of Doma, Mont Kiara

I spotted people in Doma a week ago and thought I’d give it a try. It’s been open for around 2 months with little fanfare… No signs to say it was open so I didn’t bother trying before.

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View when walking from Coffee Bean

Situated above the Las Vacas in Mont Kiara, a short walk from the Coffee Bean and One Mont Kiara (easier to park in the Coffee Bean carpark and walk across), Doma is a relatively small restaurant. Korean bistro is how my friend described the whole place.
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The design is simple, wood, metal and concrete with plants dotted here and there. I think it should fit around 30 people at a time – there are also 2 tables outside. The entrance looks cheery, with a coffee machine displayed behind the counter and an open kitchen (you can’t see it inside the restaurant though).

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The menu

Sadly we were unable to try the Seafood and Scallion Pancake :(. Only 4 items were available on the menu – it was explained that this was a “pre-opening”. The Pork Hock looked tempting but we were advised against it since it was aimed at more than 2 people. Good advice since another table (of 5) ordered it and it looked big.

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We ordered a half portion of KFC

The “KFC” Korean Fried Chicken was a well battered trio of honey-soy sprinkled with sesame seeds, Korean sweet and spicy sauce, and plain fried chicken. Not too oily and not dry which was great. My favourite was the honey-soy but my friend loved the sweet and spicy.
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The Crispy Chips was surprisingly generous – a lot of fries covered with cheese and accompanied by 2 limes and a pot of mustard aioli sauce. Very moreish though it made us crave for something sweet to offset the salty, savoury flavour.

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Our Red Bean bingsu

I wanted to try the Marshmallow Bingsu (shaved ice) and my friend the Soya Bean. However these were also unavailable which meant we had to order the only one available – red bean. I am not a big fan of red bean but… Doma’s Red Bean Bingsu may be the one time I’ll give in.

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Gooey goodness

The shaved ice was so soft and silky – it’s been mixed with milk which intensifies the flavour and gives it that smooth texture. The red bean was sweet and mixed with rice cake/tteok bits which were soft and chewy. It was nice to have the red bean layered between the shaved ice. We saw a lot if Korean families tucking into this icy treat. As my friend said “If the Koreans come here just to eat Bingsu it must be good”.

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Drinks and dessert menu

The owners were really friendly which made up in part for the limited choice of food. The tasty chicken and champion Bingsu have guaranteed a return trip.
All that for two people was RM63.60.

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Our meal

Doma: Level G, New Wing Mont Kiara Shoplex,Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara

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