Wood flame grilled goodness


Pyro is the newish kid on the block in Damansara Kim, Petaling Jaya, and as its name suggests, fire takes centre stage at this restaurant.

Helmed by chef Louis with his experience from Burnt Ends in Singapore, Pyro offers a rather unique menu with dishes crafted using high heat mangrove wood fire.

The restaurant itself is tastefully decorated with minimal fuss.

Classic fresh oysters were fresh and succulent as expected, and the warm oysters – heated up over wood fire with handcrafted signature sauce – were something of a surprise in a very good way, as the oysters were still raw and not “baked”; it seemed like the fresh oyster had been given added depth in flavour. — Photos: KYSPEAKSClassic fresh oysters were fresh and succulent as expected, and the warm oysters – heated up over wood fire with handcrafted signature sauce – were something of a surprise in a very good way, as the oysters were still raw and not “baked”; it seemed like the fresh oyster had been given added depth in flavour. — Photos: KYSPEAKS

A big and long bar counter alongside the open kitchen provides diners a view of how the food is being prepared.

There’s also a small private room available if you’d rather sit facing your date.

The long counter at Pyro allows you to see first-hand how the food is being prepared.The long counter at Pyro allows you to see first-hand how the food is being prepared.

We started the night with a couple of types of oysters, progressed to prawns, steak tartare and caviar on potato cake – this had an explosion of umami befitting a fine-dining restaurant, flatbread, rich buttery scallops, grilled fish, and of course steak since there was fire to flame up the meat.

The night ended with a simple serving of tiramisu which I can only describe as “proper”, a great ending to a good meal at Pyro.

One of my favorite dishes of the night was the grilled fish with homemade chili sauce – golden pomfret was used and I can’t help but marvel at the chef's perfect grilling skills which resulted in a dish packed with seafood sweetness, replete with excellent, just ever so slightly charred fish skin. Beautiful dish.One of my favorite dishes of the night was the grilled fish with homemade chili sauce – golden pomfret was used and I can’t help but marvel at the chef's perfect grilling skills which resulted in a dish packed with seafood sweetness, replete with excellent, just ever so slightly charred fish skin. Beautiful dish.

KY Teoh has been trying to influence your food cravings since 2005. He was NTV7

Foodie Blogger 2014, R.A.GE Food Fight Judge 2015 and Versus 1001 Rasa Baba’s Guest Judge 2018. Read more about his food jaunts at KYspeaks.com


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