Maruju Aburi Farm: a new yakiniku joint
02 May 2019
Address Shop 342D, 3/F, MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok
Maruju Aburi Farm positions itself as the first yakiniku (grilled meat) restaurant in Hong Kong to have an in-house rice miller. For us this was certainly a reason to visit, and is most likely the reason we will return, but more on that later.Wagyu, wagyu and more wagyu
The name Maruju Aburi Farm is a little misleading as the restaurant sources its wagyu from a variety of farms. Committed to offering quality yakiniku at an affordable price, it also claims to be the only yakiniku restaurant in Hong Kong that offers the prestigious M9+ grade 100% full-blooded Australian wagyu. While we aren’t sure how true that claim is, we can’t deny the quality and the beautiful marbling we saw in the slabs of meat displayed at the entrance.\
We ordered the Premium whole wagyu platter with nine different cuts: tri-tip, sirloin, oyster blade, tongue, brisket, shank, rump, top-round and outside skirt. Taking between 9-12 seconds to cook on the table stove our favourites were the melt-in-the-mouth rump, and the perfectly marbled sirloin.The unassuming star
Despite the quality and taste of the beef, it was the rice that really blew us away. Each pearl-like grain chewy, chubby and perfectly fluffy inside.
The investment in its own in-house milling technology makes this yakiniku restaurant clearly stand out from its competitors in Hong Kong.
It may even be the freshest Japanese steamed rice you can find locally at the price point. It really is a reason to visit, and it is not often you can say that about steamed rice.