bookmark_borderSumi-ka Yakitori Restaurant, SS15 Subang Jaya

Yakitori is commonly known as Japanese skewered food. But back then, it was known as Japanese-type grilled chicken. I guess times have changed over the years (or decades) whereby people got really creative and started to experiment all sorts of food they can get hold of, which pretty much explained for the vast variety of skewered food that are available these days.

Sumi-ka Yakitori Restaurant

Like most of my food explorations, it was through word of mouth and a small gathering that I got to know this place which serves pretty good awesome yakitori.

Sumi-ka Yakitori Restaurant, SS15 Subang Jaya

Occupying a small shoplot in Subang Jaya, you know you are getting good stuff when it is managed by a Japanese and a team of dedicated staff.



Pork Bacon wrapped Shitake Mushroom Yakitori

Chicken Cartilage (Nankotu) Yakitori

The menu is simple and straightforward with pork, chicken, beef, seafood and vegetables are all available for selection. The price is between RM4 – RM9 per skewer / stick.

Chicken Meatballs Yakitori

Gyumiso Yakitori

The highlight of that day was Gyumiso (as shown above). Juicy yet tender, it was just pure awesome.

Pork Belly Yakitori
The pork belly was pretty good too, thanks to the waiter’s recommendation. As you can see, there were no vegetables (except for the free cabbage, edamame and pork-wrapped enoki mushrooms) as we were all in mood for meat, meat and more meat.

Prawn Yakitori

Beef (Gyumiso) and Pork Yakitori

There were more dishes but due to hunger and pure indulgence, they did not make it to photos.

All in all, we were satisfied with the meal. The total bill was close to RM600 for 7 pax. Expensive? Yes it was… but there’s nothing much to complain for the delicious food we had and the wonderful session we enjoyed.

Address :
No. 19, 1st Floor,
Jalan SS15/4,
47500 Subang Jaya.

Tel. Number : +603 5632 9312 / +6016 224 9312
Business Hours : 6PM – 12AM

bookmark_borderEl Meson, Bangsar

‘You’ve got to be kidding me’. Those were the same exact words that ran across my mind when the food was served. At the price they were offering, I knew they would be skimming on the portion size but I did not expect them to go the extreme. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a blog post about my experience at El Meson and its voucher.

El Meson, Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

I am sure you aware of the density of group buying sites that are available right now. And I am sure most of you had a fair share of the buying spree due to its irresistible deals. Well, I did purchase a couple of times from various sites due to my itchy hands. One of them was this deal by El Meson (sold through Groupon) whereby for RM15 (a 53% discount of RM32), one get to choose either their famous The Ultimate Pork Burger (Pork, bacon, mushroom and cheese burger with homemade fried potatoes) or Classic Minute Steak (Aussie rib eye minute steak with chunky fries). Click here to see the deal.

El Meson Menu

El Meson (Interior), Bangsar

Good deal, ain’t it? Well, I was eager to try them years ago every since I heard and read good stuff about their pork burger and bla bla bla. And when this deal came up, it was no brainer at all as it was the opportunity to try them. Google them and you get to see photos of them all.

Iced Cappuccino

After all the delaying, reservation was made at the very last minute. I got to give credits to them as they extended the redemption period for another 2 weeks due to popular demand.

Stuffed Portobello MushroomsStuffed Portobello Mushrooms

El Meson's Ultimate Pork BurgerUltimate Pork Burger

Classic Minute SteakClassic Minute Steak

To sum it all up, small pathetic portions aside, the meal was alright. The so-called ‘Ultimate’ Pork Burger could be better if they did not skim on the toppings, like what I saw from other blogs and websites. The bacon was pathetically small and the sliced mushrooms can hardly made up to one complete button mushroom. The burger resembled somewhat a quick, sloppy job. The good thing was the pork patty itself; well seasoned and perfectly dense. The less-than-5-millimeter-thick minute steak was sightly chewy even though I asked for it to be cooked medium. I could imagine it would be tough as rubber if I opted for medium well. The Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms were decent; filled with minced beef and topped with melted cheese. But for the price of RM18, I would think twice if I were to order them again. The Iced Cappuccino RM10) was just below par. If my guess is correct, the portion would not be the same like this if you pay in full. For RM15 a pop, I guess I should not have set any expectations at all. Oh well…

Address :
61-63, Jalan Telawi 3,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone : +603 2282 8290

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