12 May 2015

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Malaysia

Posh, expensive meals are not exactly our thing. Instead, what we look for is food quality. Hence, this is where I brought Clumsy Boy and my parents to celebrate Mother's Day - the newly opened Curry House CoCo Ichibanya @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya @ 1 Utama Shopping Centre

Background story
CoCo Ichibanya is the largest Japanese curry restaurant chain in Japan (some say the world!) and now it's finally in Malaysia. Taglined "The tastiness you can choose", you can customize your rice portion, spiciness level, additional curry sauce serving and toppings to suit your personal preference.

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya Interior
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya Interior

We were greeted by the friendly staff as soon as we stepped in. The contemporary interior looks clean and neat but somehow I think that the music that they're playing was a bit loud.

CoCo Ichibanya Japanese curry's spiciness level:
Mild (for kids)
Original Flavour (Standard)
Level 1 - Medium Hot
Level 2 - Hot
Level 3 - Extra Hot
Level 4 - Super Hot
Level 5 - Crazy Hot

CoCo Ichibanya - Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry (Price: RM 26)
Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry
Price: RM 26

As this was my first time tasting this and since my tolerance level to spicy food is also quite weak, I opted for standard spiciness when I ordered my Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry Rice. I just can't resist the temptation of trying their omelette because it looks so delectable from the menu photo!

Turns out, it didn't disappoint. The pork cutlet is fried to perfection that made it crispy on the outside and tender on the inside while the omelette is soft and smooth.... ohhhh~~~ Glad they're generous on the curry sauce but original flavor seems to be milder than the mild Japanese curry cubes I cook my udon with so I guess I'll attempt Level 1 next time.

CoCo Ichibanya - Seafood Omelette Curry (Price: RM 26)
Seafood Omelette Curry
Price: RM 26

Clumsy Boy had this Seafood Omelette Curry Rice that has prawns, scallops and squids. But since the price is same as mine and comparing the portion of meat, I think mine is more value for money. He had the Level 2 Japanese Curry and his advice is: If you cannot handle spicy food well, don't attempt this.

CoCo Ichibanya - Pork Cutlet Curry (Price: RM 21)
Pork Cutlet Curry
Price: RM 21

Mum and dad had Pork Cutlet Curry Rice and Chicken Cutlet Curry Rice respectively. I forgot to try the chicken cutlet myself but both of them seem to enjoy their dishes.

CoCo Ichibanya - Chicken Cutlet Curry (Price: RM 21)
Chicken Cutlet Curry
Price: RM 21

For every RM 50 spent, you will receive a packet of Matcha Latte but you're only able to get it after making payment. And I think it's too bad that they don't serve green tea in teabags. They only have bottled ones.

All in all, I'll still be coming back for their awesome Japanese curry rice and I really love their service. Their staffs are very friendly and professional.

Address:
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
LG333A,
1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing), Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7732 8937

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08 May 2015

McDowell's No. 1 Friendship Nights @ Malt & Leaf, The Roof

I'm proud to say that I spent my last Saturday meaningfully. It was a night dedicated to celebrate friendship whereby I had the chance to catch up with friends whom I've not seen for almost a year and talked more to friends whom I normally just say hi-bye with, all thanks to McDowell No. 1 Friendship Nights event at Malt & Leaf, The Roof.

McDowell No. 1 Friendship Nights


While waiting for my friends to come, let's enjoy the captivating after-sunset scenery at Malt & Leaf! It's literally taking my breath away!


Things we do to kill time - Selfie and wefie!!


A bit of background on McDowell's Whisky:
United Spirits Ltd. (USL), the second largest spirits company in the world has recently launched its flagship brand McDowell's No.1 Whisky in Malaysia. USL with global footprint in over 30 countries has launched McDowell's No.1 to democratize the experience of having a world class whisky for the aspirational consumer of Malaysia.

McDowell's has been making everyday celebrations with friends even more special by making an international quality whisky available at a pocket friendly price and this has made McDowell’s No. 1 synonymous with the spirit of celebrating deep bonds of Friendship.


YAY! My friends are finally here. This pretty girl beside me is Lisa Chow (or more known as Arisa Chow), an avid cosplayer. You might have seen her cosplaying as Elsa of Frozen somewhere :p

Charmaine X Arisa Chow
Charmaine X Arisa Chow

Let's have some food with McDowell's No. 1 Whisky, shall we? I like mine with Cola, how about you?


Oh! Spotted Jeremy Teo of Red FM having fun with his friends there too. Joey G (Joey Ghazlan) came over to catch up with him - with some spotlights LOL!

Jeremy Teo X Joey G
Jeremy Teo X Joey G


That night, Joey G and Victor Chan invited consumers to party along with their pals in a star studded celebration. The celebrities shared their Friendship moments and stories that had elements of fun and emotion which touched our hearts and reinforced the importance of the true bond of friendship.

Joey G (Joey Ghazlan) as emcee of the night
Joey G (Joey Ghazlan) as emcee of the night

Joey G (Joey Ghazlan)

Have a sip of whisky while watching Victor Chan DJ-ing
Have a sip of whisky while watching Victor Chan DJ-ing

Thanks to McDowell for the great opportunity to mingle with my friends. Here's a group photo of my friends and yours truly, thanks to the official photographer, Andy Kho.


#OOTD - Bardot Lace Bandage Dress from Luxe Swinger with necklace from Pink Pussy (bought in Bangkok)

Bardot Lace Bandage Dress from Luxe Swinger

Necklace from Pink Pussy

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