Bento Shop Senya Express at Plaza Mont Kiara is one that provides quick to go meals. It is a takeaway-friendly cubbyhole with a cashier counter to place your order and some semi ready made to-go lunch boxes placed side by side one another on their refrigerator racks, all inside a limited space lot. Making its way into the appetites of office workers within and around the neighbouring premise, these bentos are decently packed with very basic and fundamental series of Japanese classics. Sure it didn’t look very aesthetic and delicious at the first glance. But I gave it a go, and frankly was surprised with the freshness of the ingredients. If there is anything at all that I must be picking on would perhaps be the lack of vegetables in the bento. I had to order Green Salad (RM 4) to compensate the short of fresh vegetable but it’s not as if Malaysians love vegetables that much to begin with.
BBQ Pork Bento (RM 16.50) is assembled with BBQ Pork, Seasoned Egg, Macaroni Salad and Japanese Pickles. It isn’t exactly cheap on price, but it is filling and good as a bento. Grilled Saba Bento (RM 16.50) had the same sides but was strangely accompanied by pieces of deep fried chicken. Still it was nothing as strange as the macaroni salad. I thought it was too much carbs in one serving. Really, it would have been so much better if it is it was a little more balanced, if not in accurate ratio like the food pyramid.
Both pork and saba were equally impressive, store seemed really neat and clean, food nicely packed and safely placed at the fridge, so if there are anything that is falling short would be the limited seats. But having that said, it is a bento shop. Japanese bento is preferably to eat at room temperature but those who like really hot food, microwaves are self service available for reheating.
Bento Senya Express in Plaza Mont Kiara is located at:
D-0G-05, Ground Floor, Block D (next to McDs)
Plaza Mont’ Kiara, No.2, Jalan Kiara
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
Tel: 03-6206 1799
Business Hour : Daily 9:30am- 10:30 pm
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