Absolutely flawless, so it was and I vouch it will be for you. KimNaNa Bento - everything was spot on from the start till I delectably tucked into the Bentos - one for lunch and the other naturally for dinner. Alright, this is how it began with the ordering for me. Truly easy, between their selection of Gumiho Beauty Bento, Club Bento, Club Veggie and Dutch Bento Pizza, I opted for the Gumiho Detox Bento and Gumiho Anti-Aging Bento. These two bento sets I thought will do a whole lot of good to rest my digestive system as I have been continuously indulging in sinful food for the past couple of days and nourishing my skin has always been my number one priority.
Upon ordering, I received the confirmation via text message. A little concern on the timing because I will be out in the morning till 12pm, I then text to confirm the time. Within seconds I was told the bentos will arrive at 12.30 to 1pm. On this day, at about 11.09am, came through another message to inform that the bentos are on the way. Surprisingly, they arrived before 12pm. Nicely packed, still fresh, the items clearly listed on the card, including the eating utensils, I couldn't decide which to try first.
Eventually it was the "Gumiho Detox Bento" - just so appetizing the crunchy vegetables eaten with cooked to the right texture rice, topped with nuts, sesame and tagarashi and the tender and a joy to savour chicken. This set also came with the Korean Corn Silk Tea I sipped while tucking into the delicious “no pork no alcohol” meal, what more you don't pay for the delivery. A big portion for a small eater like me, instead of wasting, I finished off every bit.
Thereafter for dinner, I tucked into the "Gumiho Anti-Aging Bento" - pretty much featuring the same concept - freshly made, separate small containers for the sauces and dips, and placed in the packaging without spillage. The fish I thought was slightly sweet, yet tastefully elevated with natural healthy ingredients whereas the simple soft boiled Japanese egg - runny yet firm, absolutely boosted up my hunger. So nice! The only minor thing with these two bentos, if you are accustomed to spicy food, I suggest you add sliced chillies, dash some chilli sauce or tip in pepper.
Having said all of the above, let me now introduce the KimNaNa Bento team - Terence (founder), Lois (Branding Director) and Bai Hao (Chef De Cuisine) and their philosophy behind KimNaNa healthy convenient lunch -
We have found that although there are similar form of box lunches in many countries, most of them are plain and simple. It is only in Japan, Korea and Taiwan where bentos had really flourished and aesthetically prepared. In our opinion, there is no reason why these great looking, healthy, convenient and time saving boxed lunch cannot be a hit among our Malaysia working class. As such, it is KimNaNa Bento’s mission to make available quality and affordable bento for every working Malaysian!
Creative Bento Centre or CBC is KimNaNa Bento’s nexus of R&D and creativity, whereby our chef fuses elements of different culinary traditions to suit the diverse taste and needs of different people in Malaysia. You can count on KimNaNa Bento to showcase creativities and uniqueness in our upcoming bentos. Stay tune! (more at KimNaNa Bento/Facebook).
Beyond doubt, I am totally impressed. I am. When asked for feedback, here’s my honest opinion to Lois (via text message) – “Excellent on everything. Bentos arrived way earlier than expected, hearty portion, in fact substantial for two person and awesome taste, Certainly, a brilliant concept, highly appreciated and thank you so much Lois”.