Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bruce Lee Sushi & Bean Buff @ SS15 Subang

Kicking its way into Malaysia, this offshoot of a New Zealand sushi chain that operates outlets in Auckland started serving funky fusion sushi in Subang this month.

Conservatives might thumb their noses at Bruce Lee's eye-popping selection, but the rest of us recognize that both classic & creative sushi have their respective merits.

Peanut Butter Alert! Bruce Lee loves its nutty spread, evident in combos like this "Heaven A" maki stuffed with tempura prawns & topped with teriyaki chicken, peanut butter, breadcrumbs & secret-recipe sauces. RM19.50.

Also addictive: "Boston Roll" (RM18.50), bountiful with eel, salmon, prawns, beef bacon, avocado, more peanut butter, masago capelin roe & bonito flakes. Sizable servings; two can share a roll for a light lunch that's made fresh to order.

Another new entry on this street: Bean Buff, serving stunning chilled "tonyu" soy milk puddings.

Sensuously lush, beautifully balanced in flavor, remarkably restorative for muggy afternoons, this could be one of our favorite desserts this year. So soft, so smooth.

Finely tuned flavors range from cool cappuccino to milk tea to black sesame. Only RM3.50. 

Bruce Lee Sushi & Bean Buff,
59 & 77, Jalan SS15/8A, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Bruce Lee opens 11am-10pm, except Sundays. Bean Buff opens daytime weekdays.

Check out EAT DRINK, a new F&B website jointly run by The Expat Group (TEG) & Eat Drink KL. This website features all of our up-to-date reviews, plus exclusive weekly articles & a searchable database on restaurants in KL & Selangor: EatDrink.my

36 comments:

  1. I'm afraid it looks more like the Taiwanese comedian, "Local King" Jacky Wu.

    A Kiwi chain of sushi restaurants? Are you sure, Sean? Either I've not been there in ages or I didn't explore the F&B world during my time there.

    The puddings will definitely melt easier in the mouth and glide easily down the diner's throat. =D Hmm, I've noticed that you've been driving down to SJ more often lately?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Waverly: oooo, I'm not familiar with Jacky Wu, but heh, I guess the ethnic Chinese look can be tricky to differentiate sometimes =) ya, this Bruce Lee sushi brand is based in NZ, though maybe they haven't been around for all that long. Let's see if they manage to start multiple outlets in the klang valley too =) and yep, I loved the puddings! They were totally worth the drive to subang jaya! Though I think this might be all for SJ this month :D

      Delete
  2. Anything with peanut butter works for me:D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, even a peanut butter maki roll turned out to be tasty, heh! :D

      Delete
  3. The Boston Roll sounds good n looks good...hehe :3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ulric: ya, bruce lee was a much-needed pleasant surprise. i was expecting really mediocre rolls, with more rice than other ingredients, tasting bland and not fresh. tiba-tiba, found out they actually prepare each roll to order and it ends up being worth the price, since they're not stingy with their stuffings. less than RM20 for a large maki :D

      Delete
    2. Wow...tats really value for money! =)

      Delete
    3. Ulric: yaa. some more the prices are nett =)

      Delete
    4. Wuhooo! I'll better visit them soon to get a value maki fix...I think I can finish 2 makis by myself...hehe =)

      Delete
    5. Ulric: that'll be a dozen super-chunky slices, i think! :D but too bad they're closed on sundays, heh =)

      Delete
    6. Haha...might visit them on Mon...since I m still on leave...hehe :3

      Delete
    7. Ulric: ah, okie. if you do, there are a few open-air parking lots facing this row (same row as big chomp burger & cham bagel, in fact), though those can sometimes be full, depending on time =)

      Delete
  4. Ok, Subang for lunch and dessert this weekend! :)
    Damn.. finally a goos soya pudding/tau fu fah! I missed those in Singapore. It was translucent, milky and easy to eat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. TNG: oooh, but bruce lee is closed on sundays and bean buff is only open on weekdays! =) yeah, the puddings here are so good, i think i would wanna have them every single day (until i get tired of them), heh :D

      Delete
    2. oh darn .. weekdays then

      Delete
  5. LOL!!! Saw a place thus named in Auckland and I thought it was such a mismatch - Bruce Lee being Chinese and sushi, Japanese. I love tofu fua.... Ordered longan tofu at one place here yesterday - turned out to be longan with almond jelly. Tsk! Tsk! Thankfully, it atsed good, so not bad lah.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Suituapui: oooh, i think bruce lee is actually the nz-based owner's name! though am not sure. but ya, it's a catchy name nevertheless :D haha, okie, hopefully u'll get a proper longan tofu fua someday! =)

      Delete
  6. Peanut butter sushi!!! I'm so going to try that! hehehehe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CK: peanut butter sushi, peanut butter burger, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter with foie gras, peanut butter with pork bacon & french toast ... i wonder what's next, heh =)

      Delete
  7. Hi Sean, for some reason this new post did not show up in my Google reader...however, it did show on my Bloglovin! :) This looks like a fascinating place! The decor is funky and unique, I like that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda: yeah, i've abandoned Google Reader, but i'm glad i'm still a part of your Bloglovin'! :D and yeah, i know a lot of folks say decor shouldn't really matter when it comes to choosing a restaurant, but i think it should! =)

      Delete
    2. Hi Sean, you definitely are on my reader's list in both places! I don't wish to miss any of your posts. :)

      Delete
    3. Linda: thanks for the affirmation! =)

      Delete
  8. peanut butter maki?? eww gross i think I'l pass LOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ciki: heheh, as kelly clarkson would sing, take a leap, take a chance, and break away! :D

      Delete
  9. Wow, peanut butter sushi is as weird as nasi lemak ice cream...but I'll give this a go. I'm having faith that peanut butter hardly go wrong with anything.. (Fingers crossed).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sycookies: heheh, a lunch of peanut butter sushi followed by nasi lemak ice cream sounds like it would be a good plan :D i'm actually not a hardcore peanut butter fan, but i think u're right, peanut butter helps to complement a lot of other ingredients with its creamy-savory feel =)

      Delete
  10. The soy milk pudding looks smooth n nice. And the flavors are quite interesting too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Melissa: yup, Bean Buff has found the magic formula for making soy puddings that i think most people will really enjoy =)

      Delete
  11. Hi Eat Drink KL,

    Thanks for the review on Tonyu product. I heard you guys that why we are not open on weekend.

    We have lots of order for party or gathering on Saturday and Sunday. So please feel to to drop by our facebook page or email us if you like to place order as well.

    Have a good evening everyone.

    https://www.facebook.com/BeanBuff

    Bean Buff
    beanbuff@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bean Buff: good to hear you handle large orders =)

      Delete
    2. Hi Sean,

      Yes we do upon early pre-order. Feel free to check it out.

      You have a great blog here, keep it up.

      Cheers

      Delete
    3. Bean buff: thanks, looking forward to trying more of your flavors =)

      Delete
  12. Hi Sean,

    Let me introduce myself first. My name is Julian and I have just recently shifted back to Malaysia, from New Zealand, bringing back this new style of sushi for the local market to experience.

    I'd like to say thanks for your review on Bruce Lee Sushi & Roll.
    I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed our non-traditional take on our fusion rolls. As you said we are a fairly new business in New Zealand and we have just recently started to expand to the international market.
    We are in the planning stages of popping up a few other outlets in Klang Valley so be on the look out!!!

    Thanks for the support!

    Cheers

    Julian Ng
    Bruce Lee Sushi & Roll

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Julian: thanks for writing and explaining your concept to us. i definitely enjoyed your rolls, they're delicious. i look forward to seeing more branches in other parts of KL =)

      Delete