Sumika Japanese Yakitori, Subang Jaya, near Inti/Taylor College

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 26 April 2015 8:58 pm
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I have heard of Sumika since i think 5 years ago where my ex-colleague raved about their awesome japanese grill. Today is finally the day to try out how good there are. The place which can seat only around 50 pax is packed full on a Saturday evening. Do note calling in at least a day before for reservation is a must here, business hour is Tuesday – Sunday 6:30pm till midnight.


This japanese guy is the only person doing all the grilling, and all the items are grilled perfectly, except maybe the squid which we find is slightly overdone.


appetizer, chicken and beef menu


Pork, seafood, vegetable, rice and dessert menu


alcohol & soft drink menu


free appetiser: beef tongue in ponzu sauce


edamame, RM8


Oyakodon, chicken egg with rice, RM20, a really nice, big and filling dish, yum!, the egg is done perfectly with runny yolk


sweet potato with butter, RM10, i really like this, the sweet potato is yummily drenched in butter “sauce”, don’t mind having this again and again


gingko, RM3, beef tongue RM8 and boneless beef rib RM12


crunchy chicken soft bone RM5 and addictive chicken skin RM4 at bottom


quail egg, RM4


eringi mushroom on the left taste better than shiitake, each RM5


squid is slightly overdone, RM6


yummy looking grilled eggplant, with its skin removed, prettily top with bonito flakes, really like the ginger condiment on the side which pack a punch, RM12, don’t like the distinct charcoal taste on the eggplant but everything else are delicious, the eggplant is cooked perfectly to the right softness which still able to be pick up using chopstick


Pork slice with mentai, RM10, big mentai within thin pork slice, yum!


yam in pork slice with seaweed, RM10 interestingly crunchy yam texture, totally unlike our local taro


pudding, the caramel is slightly burnt which mask the sweetness of sugar, we still polish it off clean though.

Overall, i think this is as authentic japanese yakitori as i can get in kuala lumpur with all grilled items made perfectly by its only japanese chef. Do go and try when craving for meat hits.

I have also submit a review of this place to

Address: Sumi-Ka Japanese Yakitori

No.19, 1st floor, Jalan SS15/4, Subang Jaya, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Telephone: 03-5632 9312

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Car Tyre Shop Recommendation: C.K.L Auto Centre Sdn Bhd, Jalan Ipoh

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Monday 20 April 2015 9:34 pm
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went pick up the tayar shop worker to house to take my tire rim to be replaced with one of their spare tire so that i could drive to tire shop to change all 4 tyres


new tyre


C.K.L Auto Centre is just next to Proton service centre


business hour

After 6++ years (3 out of 4 of my tyre actually purchased on May 2007, which makes 3 of my car tyre almost 8 years old), I really need to change them and have been procrastinating and 2 of them finally puncture without me even realizing, only notice they are punctured when parked in house, have to call a few tyre shop and decided to purchase them (Continental CC5 165-55-14) at RM660 for 4 pcs from C.K.L. Auto Centre, ie RM165 per pc. They provide good service and no charge for house-visit as i found out my spare tyre is actually leaking air even after filling it with air in petrol station and not able to drive to the their shop. Normally house visit will incur RM20 service charge

Before trying out this tyre shop, i also called to Perkhidmatan Tayar Bateri Hong Leong, batu 5, Jalan Ipoh, but they don’t carry Continental and charge RM150 for Silverstone, whereas the usual shop i normally visit – Chuan Ann Tayar near Segambut charge only RM125 per pc for Silverstone. But due to the fact Chuan Ann no longer sell Continental tyre which mine was purchased from, i went to C.K.L instead for this time.

In conclusion, 2 shops of tire shop near Jalan Ipoh/Segambut which i recommend are C.K.L. and Chuan Ann, below their contacts

Address: Syarikat Chuan Ann Tayar & Bateri (K.L.) Sdn Bhd, they mostly only carry Silverstone and Goodyear
Lot 154 A, Jalan Segambut, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-6251 1996

Address: C.K.L. Auto Centre Sdn Bhd (Cawangan Jalan Ipoh), mostly carry Continental and Vikings
Lot 6193, Jalan Ipoh, Batu 4 1/2, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-6258 1277
Business hour:
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 6pm
Sunday: 8am – 4:30pm


Metal Box Restaurant & Cafe, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 18 April 2015 8:19 pm
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A spin off from famed The Red Beanbag in Publika mall, since the owner worked previously as chef there. Above is entrance of cafe


View from back of cafe


all day breakfast menu


entree menu


pasta, side dishes and juices menu


coffee/chocolate and dessert menu


tea selection


macchiato coffee, RM7.90 quite good


A-Maize-Ing Fritters, corn fritters, RM17.90, it look like pancake and not like a good corn fritter


flip it over, i sure didn’t look good from this side as well, sure enough, it is far from amazing, very doughy and flour taste, really terrible


Overnight oat is really good and a healthy choice, RM13.90


a very filling salmon dish, thick cut salmon with tempura avocado, sure to fill u up, at a reasonable RM27.90


Metal Box signature baked egg, done perfectly, RM18.90 the egg is cooked just right, and with good blend of vegetable and meat within, better than Red Beanbag version which i find is too meaty and of too much sausage


Refreshing roma tomato salad with fresh mozzarella, RM14.90


Salted caramel crumble, RM14.90, the apple is soaked in salted caramel which i find is too too sweet and the texture is odd, almost like pickled fruit which is very firm and hard-jellied-like. And that is not crumble, i don’t mind the presentation if it taste good, but i felt the crumble-cookie has an artificially strong vanilla/almond flavor and doesn’t taste good at all. The only saving grace for this dish is the cookie crumble under the vanilla ice cream, for some reason, cookie crumb with vanilla ice cream is really good.

Overall, do visit this cafe for their signature baked egg which is perfectly executed.

I have submitted a review of this place to

Address: Metal Box
G12, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Business hour:
Closed on Monday
Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm & 4pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-10pm

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Rice menu


Noodle, Porridge and Steak Set menu


Appetizers which comes with the set, the apple salad is refreshing whereas the fried chicken wings is quite good as well


Pork noodle, RM18.80


My stewed pork belly rice, RM18.80, yummy gelatinous pork meat, and the egg is tasty


Our additional order of yummy egg

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Porcupine Place, Setiawalk Puchong – revisit

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 11 April 2015 11:20 pm
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Hungarian Lamb Shank Goulash, RM30, specials of the day, not in menu, don’t like this dish as it is too asian spice taste, was expecting more western taste, similar to taste of sup kambing/ox-tail soup

The lamb pieces are underneath, top with some spatzle-like pasta


My porky shroom pasta dish, RM24, with roasted cauliflower, house-made pork bacon bits, mushroom etc, this dish is too rich and very filling for me, good for sharing though, much preferring the Cow Says “Cheeze” pappardelle dish that i had in my previous visit


One of their signature dish: Hungry Belly, RM22, served with house made pate choux as burger bun, the choux burger bun is crispy and savoury nice. The sausage patty round is made in house as well. Yum~


This is nice! Golden Brioche, RM18, the buttery tender brioche bread pieces coated with cereal and pan fried, there is some citrusy thing going on with the bread i think, very nice. The citrus curd is really yummy, wish there is more of it. Must order!


Not so fond of this banana praline parfait, RM15, certain part of it felt slightly icy. And the nut praline is too hard and stick together like hard candy, it might be easier to eat if it is chopped to smaller bits.


tagliatelle made in house, i much preferred their house made parpadelle though, their Cow Says “Cheeze” pappardelle is really good


Side orders: home made sausage rounds, RM6 and potato rosti, RM4


Side order: house-made smoked salmon, RM9


Porcupine Place


Breakfast menu available all day and hot dough, ie burger dishes


mains and pasta menu


breakfast side, soup and nibbles


drinks menu

Overall, i really like the food in this places though there are certain dishes that i not so fond of. Must order are Golden Brioche and Cow Says “Cheeze” pappardelle

I have also posted a review of this place to FINDIT food directory

To get 20% discount of food and dessert, do make reservation for Porcupine Place in

Address: Porcupine Place

B-3A-G, SetiaWalk, Persiaran Wawasan,

Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

Telephone: 03-5888 9929


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