NU Sentral turned 3 this year! I was lucky to be invited to the #NUNomNomNom event on April 15th where media and bloggers were treated to a whole day of complimentary food from participating cafes and restaurants.
I decided to go because I’d get free food and it’s also convenient. All outlets are located in NU Sentral, so it’s easy for me to just take an ETS train from Ipoh without having to take LRT/Monorail/Uber to go anywhere. It’s also a much-needed trip after all the shitty things that’s been happening for the past month.
My friend told me at the last minute that she’d be joining me for a couple of hours. She ended up spending half of the day with me. I was really happy I wasn’t alone.
I took the 9 am train and reached KL Sentral at 11.30 am. It was perfect timing because the #NUNomNomNom event registration started at that time.
This post is about my journey/experience on that day. For a complete summary of the food I had during #NUNomNomNom event, check out my food blog, ‘Sinfully Delicious‘ where I talk about what I had at each location I went to.
Do check out my Instagram too @SinfullyDeliciousMalaysia for pictures of all the sinfully delicious food I posted on that day.
There were quite a number of media and bloggers arriving, registering and waiting.
Ms. Ain, the project manager for the Nom Nom Nom @ NU Sentral, briefed us about the #NUNomNomNom event.
We were given a passport to collect stamps from each location we went. There were 20 participating restaurants and cafes for this event (minus 1 that pulled out) and we could go to a maximum of 12. Every 3 stamps will give us a prize which is a one RM30 voucher that we could spend at NU Sentral.
A representative from their partner Uber then briefed us about Uber service. Uber sponsored the event and gave us two free rides to and from NU Sentral on that day.
(Scroll down for an Uber code that you can use to get 2 FREE rides!)
I took a chance to take a picture with the bunting before starting our food adventure.
Goodie bags from Nu Sentral and Uber!
Lots of nice stuff in the goodie bags from Uber like a tumbler, stickers, a hand fan, coasters, a pen, and a blow-up neck pillow. Also got a nice thumb drive keychain from NU Sentral tucked nicely in a casing, some vouchers and a sample packet of body cleansing mud.
Then the food hunting started. I decided that the restaurants I would go to would be the ones not available in Ipoh.
First Stop – Sushi Tei
Both of us are huge Japanese food lovers so we decided on Sushi Tei first, obviously.
Sushi Tei is quite hidden, so we got lost at first, kind of.
Once we got there, we were told only I get to choose one food from a small selection because only my name’s on the list so we have to share. Luckily, one of the options was a plate of 18 pieces of delicious sushi enough for the two of us to share.
We thought all places would be the same where we could only choose only one type of food. Thank goodness each place were different. More food from different places means more to review and more pictures to share.
Second Stop – B.Bap Korean Food
There were 2 Korean restaurants on the list – B.Bap and Dubuyo. We decided on B.Bap first and certainly did not regret this. The food was awesome and we actually got to choose a few from the list instead of just one like Sushi Tei.
I thought I’d go to DubuYo later but my stomach surrendered after we left this place. Haha. The staff was quite funny and he happily packed our food so nothing got wasted. Very happy about that.
We also spent the longest time at this place camwhoring. Plus, a few power sockets were available on the upper floor so we took the chance to charge our phones. Extra point to B.Bap for providing power sockets! 😆
Third Stop – Dolly Dim Sum
We got to choose 2 sets from the 3 sets available. Oh my gosh, I love what we had! It was surprisingly so damn good.
Fourth Stop – Milkshake Factory
I wish I had chosen this one last, so I could slowly drink my milkshake instead of rushing because seriously, my milkshake was SO DAMN GOOD. We each got to choose a drink from the list. The staff or owner was friendly too.
I also love how bright and cheerful the place was. Next time I’m at Nu Sentral, I’m definitely buying the milkshake again. Just thinking about it makes me crave a milkshake right now.
Fifth Stop – Hoagies Hauz
The staff was friendly and we got to choose anything we wanted in exchange for a post with a tag on Instagram. We took some pictures, showed the staff the picture, then packed the sandwich. The sandwich is so delicious, especially the sauce.
Sixth Stop – Paddington House of Pancakes
My guilty pleasure!
I’ve always wanted to try Paddington House of Pancakes since years ago but never had a chance. I took pictures, ate a little bit and packed the rest. It tasted SO GOOD. My friend surprisingly finished hers so fast haha.
I am definitely going back to Paddington House of Pancakes but with an empty stomach. Everything looks so sinfully delicious. I wish they would open a branch in Ipoh. The staff that attended to us was very friendly as well.
Seventh Stop – BUILT Custom Burgers
You get to make your own burger, similar to Subway. They allowed us to pack it home so it was such a relief. I didn’t go for the typical burger but more like a bunless burger. With lots of veggies, my own choice of dressing, plus a side order and a cup of soft drink.
Definitely was not disappointed!
Eighth Stop – Franco
I was feeling dead at this time. I was quite sad they didn’t allow us to pack our foods. Had we known that earlier, we would’ve gone to this place first.
We got to order a main dish, a dessert, and a drink but I could only taste a spoonful of each. A LOT were wasted, except for my Mac & Cheese because one of the staffs didn’t know she’s not allowed to pack for us. At least I was glad I didn’t waste my Mac & Cheese. It was delicious even 2 days after!
I will revisit Franco again with an empty stomach one day.
Ninth Stop – La Juiceria
We chose this last because we thought we’d get a cup of juice. We only got a bottle of drink – Chlorophyll Alkaline Water. Should have gone to this place first instead of the milkshake. The drink would probably help me gain some energy during the day. Oh well. But I was kind of disappointed that I didn’t get to taste their juice like some others did to review in my blog Sinfully Delicious Malaysia.
And that wrapped up our day.
While on the train in the morning, I discovered a selfie cam app with cute filter/images. Of course, my friend and I ended up camwhoring and went crazy with it.
My friend left shortly before 7 pm. My train back to Ipoh was scheduled at 10.15 pm. I actually regretted booking the train that late. Should have chosen the 8.45 pm train.
Initially, I thought I’d be alone and I’d spend a longer time at each restaurant. I had no idea my friend would be joining me and we would be rushing to eat without any breaks because she had to leave early. And I’ve been seriously sick for the whole week prior to the trip and barely ate anything. So to suddenly eat so much continuously for a few hours on that day put my stomach into a state of shock.
My stomach actually surrendered and waved the white flag after our 2nd stop. Haha.
I had 3 hours to kill and I could have gone to 3 more places to complete the #NUNomNomNom passport but my stomach had reached its limit no matter how much I tried to force it. 🙁 Couldn’t even drink anything. So, I just walked around.
And got my vouchers!
1 x RM30 voucher for every 3 stamps collected. Since we managed to complete 9, I received 3 vouchers worth RM90 to spend at selected stores at NU Sentral. I’m thinking more foods! Haha.
There was no train delay like last February. I boarded my train at 10.15 pm and reached Ipoh at approximately 12.40 am. My coach had only 3 people in it. So glad it wasn’t crowded. Then I took Uber home and reached roughly at 1 am.
What an exciting event! Thank you for inviting me to experience #NUNomNomNom.
Oh, and check out this short video of the event that NU Sentral posted!
Happy 3rd Year Anniversary, NU Sentral!