One Book That’s Worthy Cause You Get To Save Some Cash!

Have any of you stumbled on the Worthy Book (RM29.90 for 180 vouchers, that’s a pretty good deal!) in bookstores and magazine stands recently? Well I picked up the Food Edition 2 weeks back and ever since then, I have visited 3 different restaurants which has been featured on this voucher booklet. Apparently the vouchers lasted from last year till end of August 2015. So I’m a little late on the Worthy Book bandwagon but hey, at least I still got to enjoy 3 deals featured in the booklet. 🙂

worthy book brotzeit
I had cravings for some German food so I made my way to Brotzeit since I saw they had some vouchers for me to use there. I used the 25% Off On Any Sausage Platter voucher and got the their signature pork sausage platter that came with a generous amount of mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.
But I wished they were more generous about the amount of sausages or make it fatter since you’re serving about 5 pieces only per platter. It was about RM45 before the 25% discount. Nevertheless, the mashed potato and sauerkraut tasted great with the sausages, nothing is more German than having your sausages with sauerkraut. Just pass the voucher as you are making your order so that the waiter will include the platter in the order. Remember to hand it to them as you ask for your bill for them to include the discount.

 

worthy book sushi tei
A few days after I popped my Worthy Book’s voucher cherry, I headed to Sushi Tei to get my Salmon Sashimi fix since I could redeem 1- FREE Salmon Sashimi with orders above RM30. Actually it was 5 thick pieces of Salmon Sashimi but the beau stole 1 piece before I took a picture of it but hey, it does look similar to it’s photo on the voucher. It was yummy so I’m happy I got my fix.
Show the voucher when you’re making orders and pass it to them when you call for your bill. They charged me for the sashimi because they forgotten about the voucher that I have shown them so check your receipt before paying.

 

worthy book my burger lab
Last week, the beau and I made our way to My Burger Lab, OUG so that we can try out some new burgers from them. This 50% OFF on Second Burger voucher was a really helpful since we ordered 1 Yellow Submarine set and 1 Bulbasaur a la carte burger to that got discounted by 50%. Pass the voucher to them as you make your order. The T&C for the voucher did not state we can only use 1 voucher per receipt so we had to ask if we are allowed to use more than 1 voucher.

 

my burger lab yellow submarine
The Yellow Submarine set. It’s one of the Secret Menu burgers so we had to try it! It has fried chicken, fried egg, mustard and other ingredients that I can’t recall but you can always ask the friendly workers there on what’s available and inside of the burgers. This was delish as the chicken was crispy, juicy on the inside and the egg yolk was oozing out as you bite into it.

 

my burger lab bulbasaur
The Bulbasaur has fried chicken, fried egg, green salsa and a seaweed sauce. I like how the seaweed adds some saltiness while the salsa gives it some tangy taste to balance it out!

I do wish that we’re allowed to use a max of 2 vouchers per transaction so it’ll be more worth it since some vouchers are free add-ons and some are discounts. Hopefully in the oncoming Worthy Books there’ll be more of the hottest dining spots and we can use more than 1 voucher per visit.

Where did I get my Worthy Book?
The FnB Edition and the Shopping Edition is available at all major bookstores (MPH, Popular, Times, Borders, Kinokuniya) and selected myNEWS.com and 7-11 outlets in KL and Selangor.

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Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/WorthyBook

Awesome maki’s in Umai-ya

Thanks to the really awesome discount vouchers that went rampant years ago, I had the chance to nom on the wide variety of makis’ that they have. The makis in Umai-ya are the best that I ever had but did their quality remain the same now that we are in 2015? I say YES!

My little sister and I treated the fam-bam to a meal at Umai-ya and sure enough we ordered the makis and with other type of dishes this time. Also they ran out of avocados that time so expect less green peeking out of the sushi. Check out the makis that we ordered. Sadly I can’t remember the names of the makis but you can always use my pictures for reference when you’re looking through the menu.

This was yummy! I think tuna mayo is an underrated sushi ingredient because it’s not considered as an expensive ingredient compared to the raw tuna.

 

 

Deep fried soft shell crab sushi with some fish roe too is for those who likes their sushi crispy! The sauce in the middle is also really nice with a nice amount of heat to it.

 

Some tuna, salmon and tempura flakes wedged inside a sushi covered in bonito flakes which tasted nice if you are a fan of sashimi sushi.

 

We ordered a wide variety of makis to try as many as we can! This one has soft shell crab inside with some cucumber and it’s topped with unagi slices and fish roe on top. Really yummy too!

 

This is chawanmushi inside egg shells and topped with some fish roe, chicken and smaller fish roe. The chawanmushi is not overcooked and it’s really smooth too!

 

Some fresh Salmon, Butterfish and Sweet prawns sashimi to add some natural sweetness to our belly.

 

Cha Soba.
This came in a huge bowl of ice to keep the noodles cool. Nothing much to shout about here.

 

Sukiyaki. Their sukiyaki is already cooked beforehand so no flames involved but you get to add the meat and egg separately. Best to cook the meat and egg when it is still hot.

 

We ordered the Beef Tongue which came as a Cook It Yourself (CIY) hot grill. It was a decent portion for the 5 of us to eat about 1-2 slices each.

 

It’s really tender and actually sweet! Best if you can have it rare or medium rare so it’s more juicy!

 

KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- Average, about RM18 above
Service- 6/10
Variety- 8/10
 
 

A late birthday roundup (Three restaurants)

Here’s my birthday roundup last year because we’re already in 2015. I didn’t make any resolutions last year and usually people would be reflecting on their 2014 and what not but I’m going against the current.

I did an early celebration together with the familia to celebrate my dad’s birthday and mine. The beau treated the family to a Japanese A la carte Buffet at Mitasu Japanese Restaurant, Central Plaza. He’s officially a senior citizen so he can take advantage of the privileges like how he was able to get the Senior Citizen rate for his meal! 😛

Mi familia! 🙂

 

KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- About RM56 per person for Lunch
Service- 5/10
Variety- 7/10

Wrong move for us for taking the lunch buffet because I think they were being stingy with certain items on the menu, especially the Butter Fish sashimi. The few times we ordered about 12 pieces, they only brought 6 pieces out. I think dinner would be a better option.

For more information, check out their Facebook.

Address:
B-01 , Central Plaza , No.34, 
Jalan Sultan Ismail , 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri:
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Holidays & Weekends:
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Then, on my birthday, the beau and I had dinner at The Red Herring for some simple homey French food with a local touch, as the chef is Malaysian.

Casual OOTD wearing Dimia Top from Doublewoot, Red Shoulder Bag from Zara, Paisley shorts from G2 and Gold sandals from Ipanema.

 

We ordered the Salmon Pate (RM15.90) as a starter. The warm bread was crisp on the outside and soft inside which tastes delish with the cool pate, filled with generous amount of salmon flesh with little seasoning to let the salmon flavour be the star.

 

My favourite dish was the Pork Chops (RM32.90) and we think it’s the best dish as well! Marinated in wine and garlic, the chops were flavourful and seared to perfection because it was still juicy on the inside! I’ll come back for this for sure!

 

The beau had the Bouef Bourguignon (RM48.90) which is beef chunks braised in red wine served with a side of mash potatoes. This was a bit bland and the beef was not as tender as it’s suppose to.

 

There was only one dessert on the menu which is the Tarte Tartin (RM12), a traditional apple tart. It was too tarty for me and the crust was lumpy because of the apple juices.

 

We suggest to have it with ice-cream to balance out the tartness, which you can add on for about RM3 if I’m not mistaken. It was way nicer and easier to eat with ice-cream.

 

KL rates:
Food- 8/10
Price- Average, about RM15 above
Service- 7/10 
Variety- 6/10


For more information, check out their Facebook or drop them an email at theredherringkl@gmail.com .

Address:
M-1-16 Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Kuala Lumpur.
 
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu:
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lastly, the girls planned a surprise brunch at Acme Bar and Coffee and that time the restaurant was decked in pretty Christmas decor with a festive menu to boot!

I can’t help it, I love chai latte. Topped with loads of cream, it’s even better!

 

I had the Baked Eggs which was ok, I just wish the portion is bigger and there’ll be more veges underneath the eggs.

 

The beau had some seafood fettucini which had some curry flavour but it was a little bland too.

 

Spoiled Rainbow fruit cake anyone? The cake smelled and tasted weird and I know we should have complained but we were too disappointed to care. I guess the cake spoiled as it was not kept in a fridge.

 

I guess we’re not going back there anymore for meals because it’s just not worth it. Environment-wise, it is great but if only the food quality is on par.

 

Anyway, I’m grateful to have this bunch of crazies as my best friends who knows that I have a blackhole for a stomach.

 

♥♥♥
KL rates:
Food- 4/10
Price- About RM18 above for meals
Service- 5/10
Variety- 7/10

More info on their website or drop them an email at mailbox@acmebarcoffee.com .

Address:
Ground Floor at The Troika, 
Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu:
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat:
9:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun:
9:30 am – 12:00 am

 

103 Coffee Workshop, Sri Petaling

Those who live in Sri Petaling are lucky because they don’t need to drive far to get to a good cafe such as 103 Coffee Workshop! Slide open the metal door and be greeted by the cozy cafe which is a great shut-in from the horrible traffic outside. One glance at the menu and you’ll be happy to know that they have a brunch, donburi and snacks menu! Yay for Japanese and Western fusion food! 😀
Flat white for my girl, Samantha who accompanied me to check this place out. After sipping some of her coffee, I think it’s nice with just the right amount of milk so you still can taste a bit of the espresso. Maybe it’s the help from the double espresso shots.
Flat White (double shots)- RM10

 

A mocha for me because I love my chocolate fix! It was bittersweet and thanks to the added cocoa, the coffee flavour was enhanced.
103 chocolate mocha- RM10

 

My late brunch that comes with a side salad with roasted sesame dressing! With that dressing I’ll eat any salad.
Maneki Onigiri- RM14.90

 

Crispy nori sheets with salmon furikake onigiri that has some cooked salmon pieces as filling too! Really tasty and the rice was cooked nicely.

 

You get two tamago halves and a spoonful of pickles too.

 

Samantha’s don looked and tasted yummy too! It comes with hot spring egg! The chicken was generously coated with teriyaki sauce and cooked just right so it is still juicy!
Teriyaki Chicken Don- RM14.90

 

Now this is added into one of my favourite chicken wings list because it crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside with a slightly spicy kick! Generous sprinkle of chilli powder on every wing! Plus, it’s great for people who only eats the mid wing! My mouth is watering even when I’m just typing it out!
Saku Saku Teba Karaage- RM12.90

 

The slightly spicy japanese yuzu sauce which you can dip you wings in or pour over to drown the wings, your choice! It’s tangy and sweet, I think it has some teriyaki in it too, that’s why it’s awesome!

 

Samantha ordered the Rose latte since we had a long yumcha session. One of the signatures and it should be famous with the ladies, smell the roses as you sip the crema and coffee and, it comes with a biscotti. A light and floral cuppa for people who loves roses and not strong coffee.
Rose latte- RM10

 

This tea is really fragrant, it smells just like one of my all-time favourite teas, Nymph of the Nile from Gryphon Tea Company but the not too overly floral. Tea lovers should come here and have a taste of this! I love it because it’s refreshing and the light floral scent!
103 signature tea- RM9

– Drinks start from RM5- RM18 while food starts from RM3.90- RM29.90.

I will come back to try their other dishes and drinks! Price is decent, food is good and service is good too! What’s your favourite dish and drink from this cafe? 😀

KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- Mid-range
Service- 6/10
Variety- 6/10