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Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant, Avantas Residence Food Review

Friday, November 17, 2017


Hello merry goers.

What's life about if it isn't filled with FOOD? And especially good food that brings you to a different country with just one bite? Japanese food isn't a foreign cuisine here in Malaysia with tons of Japanese restaurants for choice. However, it is not easy to actually locate a premium Japanese restaurant without coming along with a hefty price.


Few weekends ago, I was blessed to be invited to savor some of the premium Japanese offerings at KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant located at Kuchai Lama. Hidden at the Ground Floor of Avantas Residence Old Klang Road, you would have never imagine that there would be a premium Japanese restaurant offering more than 280 dishes.

Walking into the restaurant, you will be welcomed with Japanese floral, multi-layers timber and bamboo bringing out a modern and calm ambiance. There are two private rooms which you are reserve for private gatherings or meetings. Each private room can fit about 12 to 15 people comfortably.


Let's get on to the wide spread of Japanese dishes that KIMI-YA has to offer. Enjoy from Japanese appetizers, salad, sushi, agemono, teishoku, noodles, rice and desserts. Pick on some Yaki Pirikara Edamame while waiting for your dishes to arrive. An interesting twist at KIMI-YA where they sprinkle chili powder on the green soybean


We were first served with a Ume Sashimi Moriawase (7 types), gigantic sashimi platter which had fresh, thick cut slices on a bed of ice.  From Salmon, White Tuna, Yellowtail, Tuna Belly, Scallop, Octopus and Pink Shrimp, they were all super fresh and sweet. Each bite was delightful and satisfying. 


If you like broths or soups, try the Salmon Kabuto Miso which has fresh Salmon Head and assorted vegetables cooked in soybean paste soup. As the soup bubbles in front of you, the aromatic scent from the miso paste just entices you to steal a sip. The flavor of the soup were well balanced with the sweetness from the vegetables. A hearty soup for to warm the stomach especially during rainy days. 


Moving on to main dishes, an interesting dish that was served was the Zaru Inaniwa Udon with a unique way to best enjoy. Mix some wasabi, spring onion and quail egg into the homemade dipping sauce, before dipping the noodles into the mixture. The quail eggs makes the noodles smooth and silky as you slurp it into your mouth with ease. Springy and well coated with the mixture, this dish was a refreshing dish 


For those of you who needs to have rice for every meal, try their Gyu Shogayaki Yaki Don or the Oyakodon. The Gyu Shogayaki Yaki Don is topped with Stir Fried Marinated Beef while the Oyakodon is topped with steamed chicken and egg. Simple yet so satisfying.

Botan Ebi Sushi | Nama Hotate Sushi | Joy Unagi Sushi | Salmon Belly Sushi | Aburi Salmon Mentai Sushi | Hamachi Sushi

Experience top class premium sushi at KIMI-YA Japanese Restaurant. Each piece is specially handcrafted and really so good! I'm not kidding you that if you have the budget, just go for this because it would be an experience you wouldn't regret.


You know that the ingredients are well utilized when you are served with concentrated stock made from the head of Boran Ebi Sushi prawn.

Recommended MUST ORDER: Boran Ebi Sushi, Salmon Belly Sushi, Joy Unagi Sushi



Treat yourself with Taraba Gani (Snow Crab), a Japan delicacy which is loved for the natural sweetness and aroma. Juicy and succulent, the meat was so flavorful and delightful. KIMI-YA had a special promotion during October where you would be able to enjoy it at RM110 (Big) and RM58 (Small)


However, since October is long gone KIMI-YA is offering a different promotion in November which is their Otoro Sashimi for only RM48. Otoro which comes from the underbelly of the tuna is considered to be the most luxurious and premium part of the tuna. You'll be able to experience melt-in-your mouth, sweet and tender Otoro for RM48 (3 pieces) and RM76 (5 pieces). Offer valid until November 2017 so don't miss out this offer.


When this was served, the first thought that passed through my mind was: Oh boy, this sure is an ugly fish. This fish was air flown in and putting aside its look, it was enjoyable. Sweet with a firm and slightly meaty texture, nicely marinated; it is a nice dish to share.


Planning a birthday? Bring them to KIMI-YA and get a Fresh Fruit Platter with minimum purchase of RM100 in a single receipt. (Valid on birthday eve or on the birthday date itself) Fruit portion is served based on the number of people.

Looking forward for my next visit to KIMI-YA. Hope you will enjoy your dining experience there too.


Kimi-Ya Japanese Restaurant


Address:
G-2, Avantas Residences, 162, Jalan Klang Lama (Old Klang Road) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(Same building as Little People Cafe)
Opening Hours: 12PM – 3PM; 6PM – 10 PM Parking: Free Valet parking (when dine in at Kimi-Ya), indoor visitor parking Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimiYa.Malaysia/

#MiriamTech

Greater Savings, Buy 1 Free 1 with The ENTERTAINER 2018

Thursday, November 16, 2017



Hi merry goers!

Feeling a little tight in the pocket but still want to be able to enjoy great deals? How would you like to be able to save up to 50% and enjoy great deals at the same time?



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Til  next time,
xoxo
Miriam

#MiriamBeauty

April 22 玫瑰能量霜 Rose Energy Cream

Tuesday, November 07, 2017



// April 22 Rose Energy Cream //



Those who know me well will probably know that I'm not really the type to put on full face makeup especially for my daily look. Well, normally even during events I would just add on more eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow etc. Most of the time, I prefer to go for concealer or BB Cushion instead of foundation because I like a more subtle and natural look. My criteria would be lightweight, not cakey but have enough coverage.


I have been trying out several foundations, BB Cushions to find the right match for my skin when I came across an interesting and unique multipurpose product. April 22 Rose Energy Cream is actually a product from China and is a multipurpose product. I love multipurpose products because sometimes when I am in the rush, I don't have sufficient time to put on all my face products.


Each bottle has 40ml of product and comes with a brush for easier application. This brush is actually quite a trend lately as it helps to blend in the product evenly. Brush is dense and soft so it just glides across your skin during application. 

The April 22 Rose Energy Cream has 5 different functions which are:
  • Make-up Base
  • Light Concealer
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunblock with spf 30++
  • Skin Repair
The 5-in-1 cream is lightweight and blends out smoothly when applied. It feels cooling when I first apply it to my face. Containing rose extract, the formulation helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. I would compare it to a tinted moisturizer as it has sheer coverage but sufficient to cover up light blemishes like freckles or dark spots. 


The April 22 Rose Energy Cream works well as a makeup base as well. For those of you who prefer using foundation, you can actually use this as a base to smoothen your skin and even out your skin tone. After that, apply your foundation as usual. You will actually use less foundation and you will realize that your foundation will adhere to your skin better. Using this cream as a makeup base is better than other makeup bases because of the EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) in the formulation. This is a main ingredient that helps in skin rejuvenation and tissue repair plus it doesn't block your pores. 


Another plus point is that the product has SFP 30++ which is great because it gives an additional layer of protection from the sun. Honestly, it's not only the sun you should be worried about. Facing the laptop or even light from flourescent bulbs in your office actually contributes to UV rays too.


I have been using this in my daily makeup routine for the past few weeks and am rather loving this product. I just pump some product on the back of my hand (normally one pump is enough) and dot it on my face. Then, with the brush I will blend it into my skin which can even reach into corners of my face. Girls, if you want to have that natural no-makeup face, this is the perfect product for you.


The finishing is sheer and slightly dewy because of the moisturizing component. The Rose Energy Cream comes in one shade only as it is more of a beauty product + cosmetic functions. But don't worry because the color blends in really well and brightens up your skin complexion naturally. It's just like a second skin.  I now use it as my daily makeup routine especially for those times when I just need to rush out to get some errands done and I don't want to look like a ghost. I do set it with some loose powder since I have oily combination skin.

| Before Application |
| After Application |
Each bottle containing 40ml of Rose Energy Cream together with the applicator brush is retailing at RM249. You can get more information from their Facebook Page or purchase it directly from their website too.


April 22 - Rose Energy Cream



Hope that this review was beneficial and share with me your thoughts if you have tried this product.

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

#MiriamEvents

Klang Parade KOREA Gyeonggi-Do Food Festival

Tuesday, November 07, 2017


Hello merry goers,



Time for another exciting event at Klang Parade. They have been hosting so many events recently and this time round it's time for some Korean culture with KOREA Gyeonggi-Do Food Festival. From the name of the festival, you can be assured that there will be tons of food involved so let's check out the activities.

KOREA Gyeonggi-Do Food Festival


From 8 to 13 November, you will be able to enjoy Korean traditional performances, K-Pop Performances, try on some Hanbok and of course the variety of food options. Learn some Mask Painting or DIY Korea Paper Fan to bring back as momento. 


Not to forget to grab some Korean treats from the Mini Korean Bazaar or the Snacks and Food Fair.



Highlight of the festival will be on 12 November where on top of all the food, there will be a Korean themed Coloring Contest too. Check out that huge JUMBO Bibimbap or challenge the Spicy Noodle Challenge! Learn a thing or two from the Korean Food Demo and of course sample some too.


If you have kids or younger siblings who are talented, sign them up for the Korean Themed Coloring Contest on 12 November here >> https://goo.gl/forms/WHMJqcl1MydY0SFW2

Invite your friends by sharing the  KOREA Gyeonggi-Do Food Festival @ Klang Parade Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1497180577032904/?ti=cl which has much more details. 

So what are you waiting for? See ya at Klang Parade during the KOREA Gyeonggi-Do Food Festival from 8 Nov - 13 Nov 2017.


Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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