Saturday, 23 September 2017

Food: Japanese Delights @ Kazumi Japanese Cuisine, Hotel Bangi Putrajaya

Occasionally, I get cravings for fine Japanese cuisine and I recently came across one restaurant which offers amazingly authentic Japanese food. Kazumi Japanese Cuisine @ Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya has a cosy and comfortable dining area, perfect for family and friends gathering. We were there to try out the all new Fusion Menu which had an interesting twist to the ordinary Japanese cuisine.


The spacious and beautifully designed seating area

The fresh items on display behind the counter


Chirashi Sushi (Regular- RM 69; Premium- RM 99)

This reminds me of the Poke Bowl, except that this one is served in a glass. It is made up of imported sashimi and seafood slices, which is layered with vinegared rice. This is also served with a glass of miso soup :)

Fire & Ice (RM 69)

Tasty soft shell crab sushi with assorted sushi for your enjoyment. The sashimi slices on the sushi was absolutely fresh and of high quality.

Sushi On Rack (RM 49)

The sushi served on this beautiful rack is obviously too pretty to be eaten. With dainty and cute shapes, this gorgeously crafted sushi by the Chef are extremely good as well.

Flying Noodles Inaniwa Udon (RM 49)
I was extremely amazed and excited to find out that they serve this unique delicacy here. I have previously seen in photographs of this flying noodles. For this, it's basically cold noodles from Akita Prefecture served with salted egg sauce.

Surf  & Turf (RM 99)

A platter filled with Teppanyaki beef, deep fried prawn in light batter, deep fried chicken in bread crumbs, potato salad and grilled mackerel. The beef was my favourite, I could even finish the whole plate of it myself as it is grilled to perfection, tender and yet juicy at the same time.

Kushi Yaki (RM 99)
Assorted grilled meat and seafood on skewers


Shingen Mochi (RM 18)
Raindrop jelly served with soy bean powder and brown sugar. This is absolute bliss and I really enjoyed the smooth texture of this jelly. The jelly itself is tasteless but if eaten together with the soybean powder and some brown sugar, it's perfect!

Kazumi Japanese Cuisine

Operating Hours: Tuesday-Sunday
 (Lunch- 12 noon to 2.30pm)
(Dinner-6.30 pm to 10.00 pm)


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Daily: Jom Makan Malaysia with UberEATS!

Malaysians rejoice! The popular ridesharing app, Uber has recently launched another interesting idea for Malaysians. The launch in Malaysia marks another milestone for UberEATS, which is presently in 27 countries and over 100 cities globally. Shri Chakravarthy Gopalakrishnan, General Manager of UberEATS (Malaysia & Singapore) said, “We are delighted to announce that UberEATS is now live in Malaysia! At Uber, we’re always looking for ways to bring Malaysians more choices at the touch of a button. This time, we are bringing consumers, restaurant-partners, and delivery-partners together in a digital marketplace celebrating Malaysia’s great cuisine and love of food. Using the power of Uber’s technology, we are going to help Malaysians enjoy the right food they want, right now - at the touch of a button.”

With their hectic urban lifestyles, Kuala Lumpur foodies will no longer need to brave traffic, fight for parking, or line up in queues to enjoy the wide array of foods, beverages and desserts from over 200 restaurant partners available on the UberEATS app at launch. Shri said, “With UberEATS, Malaysians can now tap a button and enjoy their favourite meals with comfort and convenience. We want you to be able to eat what you want, when you want. Whether you’re at the park, exploring the city, or coordinating dinner from your desk - find what you’re craving, tap a button, and we’ll handle the rest.”

Initial restaurants on the app comprise a mix of Malaysian favourites along with other Asian and Western delights from Kuala Lumpur-based restaurant partners. Among the restaurant partners currently active on the platform are Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa, Inside Scoop, Sitka Restaurant and Mikey’s Original New York Pizza.

UberEATS will begin serving KL neighbourhoods, in the Kuala Lumpur central business district, Bangsar and Damansara Heights from 9.00am to midnight, seven days a week; with plans to grow quickly and in the near future. Payment will be made through credit and debit cards, with an initial delivery time of 35 minutes. There will be a RM5.00 delivery fee and no minimum order. Additionally, UberEATS Malaysia has worked closely with JAKIM to ensure its delivery methods address concerns over halal requirements.

UberEATS also provides another avenue for delivery partners at more times of the day. “Uber’s technology aims to make things better for all, and UberEATS is no exception. With this rollout, we are also creating flexible earning opportunities for more Malaysians who delight in connecting people with their food,” added Shri. 

We got to try some of the fine dining food which Uber EATS will be offering to its customers.

Torched Mackerel with Green Curry Coconut & Pickles

Chocolate  Gonache, Chocolate Custard, Coconut Espurma

How to order:
1. First, download UberEATS on Google Play or the App Store or head to
2. Tell us where to deliver - add your home, work, or any other address or location you’d like
3. Browse local restaurants - search for your favourite local spot or try something new
4. Check out with a tap - pay with your card already on file and enjoy free delivery during the introductory period.
5. Track your order - watch as your order is prepared, picked up, and delivered right to you.

Join in the conversation and share your UberEATS experience on Instagram with the hashtag #UberEATSKL and tag @UberEATS_MY.

Download the UberEATS app and enter the promo code KLTASTY to enjoy free delivery on your first 3 orders (Valid until 21 October 2017).

Picture credits to Carmen Hong.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Food: Sambal-icious IndoMie Sensation @ Indobowl, Lake Fields

I'm sure some of you have came across the name, Indobowl in your FB news feed these days. The latest IndoMie sensation is taking over the internet these days. So, what's the hype all about, you may ask? I've tried it for myself and here's my verdict on it.

The restaurant is a cosy one with modern and chic interior. What is special here is of course, the IndoMie itself.

Mumbo Jumbo Platter

This is a specialty only available at Indobowl. Served with Ayam Percik, ribs, lamb chops and steak, this platter is enough to feed 3 to 4 hungry diners. The special fiery Indonesian sambal is a perfect match to the IndoMie. You need to mix the noodles with all the sambal for that 'kick' to your meal :)

Nasi Iga (RM 15)
Braised beef short ribs served with special Indonesian sambal

Nasi Goreng Seafood (RM 10)
This is Indobowl's signature fried rice, served with deep fried seafood and a sunny side up. Of course, not forgetting the amazing sambal!

Nasi Ayam Madura (RM 12)

Nasi Pecel Lele (RM 9)
Deep fried catfish, served with rice and sides of the special sambal. Fried till crisp on the outside and smooth on the inside, I absolutely love the fried catfish, my personal favourite here at Indobowl. 

Sate Madura Beef (RM 9 for 5 sticks)



72, Lake Fields, Jalan Tasik Utama 7, 
Sungai Besi, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, 

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm daily

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Daily: RM100 Pre-Loved Shopping Haul @ Jalan Jalan Japan, 1 Shamelin

Contrary to the popular belief that pre-loved items may be used and old, I've found a gem in the heart of Cheras where you can get some pretty new and mint condition pre-loved goods. For those who loves shopping, Jalan Jalan Japan is your ultimate shopping heaven. 

The concept behind this is to recycle items which have been used, perhaps once or twice and it is popular in Japan itself. This is because Japan is a developed nation and they live in very tight living spaces. Therefore, they tend to sell off their high quality pre-loved items to make room for more space.

Bookoff Corporation, the brainchild behind Jalan Jalan Japan operates approximately 800 pre-loved stores in Japan.They have brought in this concept to Malaysia in November 2016 at One City Subang. This time, they are opening their second store at 1 Shamelin Mall, Cheras. I was very surprised as the store is gigantic and consists of items from kitchenware, winter clothings, toys, sports equipments, collectible items and household products. 

Getting excited after seeing all the winter wear!

Posing with some of the items we chose

So many baby prams and car seats to choose from for soon to be parents

And, here I am, happy and satisfied with all my purchases at the end of the day!

Check out my shopping haul with just RM 100! Huge savings on high quality products at Jalan Jalan Japan :)


Brown Trenchcoat - RM 20
Chanel Inspired Grey Short Jacket - RM 30
Dark Grey Trenchcoat - RM 20
Stainless Steel Pot - RM 30

What I liked most about this concept is that, the products sold are almost brand new and they are not pricey at all. The items are directly imported from Japan and are replenished weekly. There is something for everyone in Jalan Jalan Japan!

GOOD NEWS! Jalan Jalan Japan @1 Shamelin store will open on the 30th September and the first 100 customers will be entitled to 10% discount. If you mention my blog 'Clarrisha Hong' at the opening, you will receive an additional 5% discount! So, what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars today and head to Jalan Jalan Japan soon!