A meal created from scratch is a rare and wondrous thing, like faith, hope and a clean sock in a teenage boy’s bedroom. Dip into scarce stockpiles with today’s Groupon, you get a Japanese ramen or rice dish and gyoza at Umami Cafe in Kuala Lumpur. Choose between:
- Meal for 1 person (RM9 instead of RM20.50)
- Meal for 2 people (RM16 instead of RM40.90)
Meal for 1 person consists of:
Meal for 2 people consists of:
Cosy cushions and bean bags beckon tired tushies, where hungry patrons may bide time engaging in heated board game battles or peruse the internet to engage in heated virtual game battles. Employ veiled subterfuge, inviting naïve next-door neighbours along to ensure taste buds are tantalized by stolen morsels from all four servings of katsu don, oyaka don, buta kakunimen and tonkatsu cheesy ramen. Sips and slurps are interspersed with bites of pan-fried dumplings filled with minced pork, cabbage, carrots and kou chai. Large groups of more than fifteen may opt for private sanctums though friendless feasters may find respite in the company of cigars and cigarettes in the smoking section.
On the whole, it was evident how much effort and energy the proprietors have put into this brainchild of theirs. The chef once worked cooking for Japanese expats from the industry somewhere in Shah Alam, for a good many years I was informed. Hence there lies the experience in whipping up real food rather than paltry cafe bygones. – Apr 24, 2011.
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