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
 
 

Cafe Korea, Sri Petaling

Yes, another cafe for them cafe hopping folks to check out! This time we head to one that’s inspired by Japan’s neighboring country for a Korean wave at Cafe Korea! Situated beside Kinrara mamak, it’s a cozy and pricier place to yumcha but who can say no to a place that has a wide range of Pat Bing Su (Korean ice kacang) and imported Korean instant noodles?

The beau ordered the Butterscotch Latte which was not bad! Wrong move for ordering it during dinner because he has a sleepless night. 😛

 

OMG OMG OMG THIS JJAJANG MYEON WAS SO GOOD!!! I’M SALIVATING JUST BY LOOKING AT IT! THIS IS AS GOOD AS THE ONE I HAD BACK IN LOTTE WORLD, KOREA!!! Soft yellow ramen-like noodles drenched in deliciously thick black bean sauce! The only issues the beau and I had with this is that the portion should be bigger and more sauce please! 😀
Jjajang myeon- RM14

 

Each main was given a small saucer with pickled radish which gave a nice crunchy bite to our meals.

 

I ordered the Kimchi fried noodles since there was a promotion going on that night where we get a cup of green tea for only RM14. Not for people who can’t
take spicy food and is not a kimchi fan because it’s a yummy kimchi goodness! I hope they make their own kimchi because it’s has the right balance of sour, sweet and spicy!
Kimchi noodles with chicken (Option: Rice)- RM14

 

We ordered the Milk Pat Bingsu and it’s not much to rave about. It’s tasteless and you’re only getting some sweetness from the red beans. The mochi is really yummy though! It has red bean filling but somehow, there’s honey in it too! I accidentally ate most of the mochi so the beau was a little upset. 😛
Milk Pat Bingsu- RM13

 

I wasn’t full enough so I thought of trying the Pumpkin Porridge. Bad move because it’s tasteless just like the bingsu. It would be nice if it was sweeten with some honey or sugar.
Pumpkin porridge- RM8



– Prices might be slighty inaccurate because I forgot to take pictures of the menu. 

I would try some of their instant noodles next round, but mostly I would go back for the Jjajang myeon! 😀 If anyone has any of their instant noodles and other bingsu flavours to recommend, do let me know! 

KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- Mid-range
Service- 6/10
Variety- 5/10