Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sumi-Ka 炭家

Despite being a returning customer, I only realise that their wonderful cabbage, is REFILLABLE!!

Complimentary daily dish.

All four types of topping with chicken breast meat.

January's Menu. Hopefully they won't increase too many times!

Click here for old post.

Sumi-Ka 炭家
19, Jalan SS15/4
SS15 Subang Jaya
47500 Selangor

炭家 Sumi-ka Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Restaurant Ikan Bakar Yap

I wish I've shared this much earlier. This post had been sitting in the Draft section for a year! Slap me please.

Anyway, we wanted to go to the famous Semenyih Fish Valley actually but we went to the wrong shop! It's very near each other and this shop was very quiet.

It was fairly new when we first visited, about 2 years ago?

Limited items in the menu, hopefully they have improved since. I did a search and apparently they have already increase the prices!

As for food quality it wasn't too bad as of what I've remembered. 

Chicken wings, nothing special

I vaguely remembered this place as a not-too-bad. So here I am sharing the photos.

We chose the fishes from their little pond and they will fish out immediately to cook. That's why their fishes are really fresh. 

Just beware that the road to this place is REALLY narrow, please do not drive expensive cars to that area unless you don't mind any damages on it. Not like it's a definite, but it most likely would. We went in a Pajero as those roads are mean for 4WD!

Restaurant Ikan Bakar Yap
584, Jalan Tanah Pinggir
Broga, Lenggeng
71750 Selangor
011-2302 1925

Friday, July 29, 2016


New restaurant along the shops in Damansara Kim.

Wine is currently free of charge if you BYOB.

Menu is extremely limited.

So glad that there is no corkage charge! Well, afterall our "personal" sommelier brought her own glasses too!

Fettuccini Alfredo with Truffle Oil (RM38)

I'm not sure if they named it correctly, aren't these Parpadelle?? Very small portion of pasta with very thinly shaved mushrooms. It's sad to know that with the price they are setting, they did not even add a few more slices of mushroom to it. I believe this is a vegetarian dish, only mushrooms and very strong truffle smell from the oil. The portion needs to be fixed, add more mushrooms and pasta to match the price.

Free Range Chicken (RM30)

This was even more disappointing. A very small cut - definitely the size of your iPhone 6. It was not done particularly special either, just very normal Teppan. Served with garlic flakes and sea salt. The only special thing about the dish is "free range". Still, it's as big as one piece of KFC chicken.

Japanese Wagyu Sirloin 120g (RM118)

Better be good for that price! It melted in the mouth, however I felt the middle part where the redish colour is at, was not room temperature. It was cold. I'm not sure about the pricing that they are charging considering that none of their savoury food is up to par. However, we tried this only after a week of their opening so they may have improved. Also served with garlic and sea salt, which is not creative at all.

Mushrooms with Garlic Butter (RM19)

This was sadly the most disappointing of all. It's another fancy name for pan-fried mushrooms. Anybody can do this at home. For RM18 you slice up to only 2 or 3 mushrooms? On top of that, it was tasteless. No garlic, no salt but just oil. We requested for salt and it tasted slightly better but really, anyone could do better than this. I would never recommend anyone to order this dish. Either improvise it, or reduce the price as it does not justify.

The dessert menu. We practically ordered almost everything! Despite all the misses for their savoury dishes, their desserts won all of our hearts.

Meringue Platter (RM18)

They actually have a prettier plate which looks like a donut ring but because we wanted to surprise our friend this was served on the normal plate instead.

UoVo Meringue (RM18)

Meringue nests with lemon curd and seasonal fruits. Actually not much difference with the previous.

Chamomile Panna Cotta (RM18)

Chamomile panna cotta with caramelised citrus rinds. I swear this is a panna cotta TO DIE FOR!!!!!! 

Chocolate Tart (RM18)

Molten Lava (RM22)

It wasn't too molten - it flowed out extremely slow. Probably a little overdone but still very yummy!

Flourless Chocolate Souffle (RM18)

One of my favourite for the night. Flourless and yet SO GOOD?! It was very fluffy like some egg tart. We stuffed the entire sorbet in and boy it was HEAVEN. This is a MUST order!! Super duper fluffy!

3 Sorbets (RM18)

Most of their desserts come with a scoop of sorbet. If you can't decide, just get their sorbets. It is very, very light and refreshing. It is not the milky version, it is really so light that it melts immediately when it meets the tongue! The Yuzu was one of my personal favourite, I could have that sour thing ALL DAY AND NIGHT.

Their service is slightly slow - perhaps they are still new. Nevertheless, when they attend to us, they try their very best. Their staffs are very nice and helpful people. As for their food, I'm not keen with their savoury food as I find it a little too boring and it's way too expensive. It's a little way too expensive and we were only given IKEA's plates... Nothing wrong with that, just feel that the price of the food does not match with the plates - at least provide better quality plates or set the price lower. I personally find that they need to refine their menu otherwise it will not attract people to return for the second time. Nevertheless, I love their dessert menu and hope they turn into a dessert bar or something. All their desserts are so good it makes you want to have everything!

8, Jalan SS 20/10
Damansara Kim
Petaling Jaya
47400 Selangor

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oribe 織部

We went there in June 2016, this menu is currently the latest pricing for their meals. We ordered the Iga and the Oribe. The Oribe costs RM350 at night so it is probably the best deal for lunch.



The beautiful 8 pieces sushi platter. I could barely understand my server's accent, she could barely speak English. The obvious on this plate is the Otoro / Tuna Belly Sushi, Botan Ebi / Shrimp Sushi, Hotate / Scallop Sushi. The rest are I could not understand her, probably Hamachi, Mackerel and I really don't know.

Those rolls? It certainly didn't look or taste appetising. It felt as though they used leftover bits of tuna here and there. Felt a little cheated actually.

Roll Sushi came with a tiny bowl of high cholesterol rice!! In that wonderful bowl, you'll find Uni, Ebi, Otoro and Ikura. HEAVENLY. 

Miso Soup


Here's the summary of Iga Set. If you're here for lunch it's probably enough. Men should probably pick the Oribe Set instead.


Let's move on to the Oribe Set.


Beautiful sashimi cuts

2 Side Dishes

Steamed Fish Head

This dish was so bad - the scales were not cleaned properly. It was so bad that all of us sent the dish back. Some had scales stuck in between their teeth! Goodness. Guess we need to leave the steaming job to the Chinese.

They replaced with something much more Japanese. A different dish, no scales definitely.


Miso Soup

Sushi 5 Pieces

That piece of sushi in between Ikura and Hotate, is apparently called Flounder Fish. That's what the waitress said, I hope she didn't revert the wrong info. But anyway the fish MELTS in the mouth!! It is so damn good you won't feel it's a fish!

More fish.

The wonderful high cholesterol bowl.

Japanese Melon for dessert.

A summary of the Oribe Set.

Menu for you to decide your meal. I would love to try their Omakase the next time!

Parking is free. Make your reservation early, bar is very much recommended. I was absolutely irritated because their waitresses never actually checked if we need anything else or if our food was OK. Also, I've noticed their waitresses are not very well-versed with what they are serving. Unfortunately we were there in group of 5 so we can't reserve the bar. Apparently the sushi chef, Ori-san explains everything if you're by the bar. I shall do that next time.

Oribe 織部
Block C-1, Vipod Residences
No 6, Jalan Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening Hours
Daily 12 - 3pm; 6 - 11pm
Closed on Sundays
Oribe's Page

Oribe Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato