Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Pink Sage Diner & Pantry @ Solaris Dutamas

Food for Brunch- Linguini and Meatballs Pasta (RM19); Big Breakfast (RM27.50); Eggs and Spinach Florentine (RM10.50)

A couple of weeks back, we met up with Jen and David and 2 other friends for a lazy Sunday brunch. Jen suggested The Pink Sage Diner & Pantry as it offers All Day Breakfast. Not very familiar with Mont Kiara areas, it took us quite a while to finally locate this place. Solaris Dutamas has quite a cosy setting, still fairly new as the occupancy rate is still low but already booming with few popular dining outlets and Pink Sage is one of them.

Classic Nachos with Guacamole (RM18.50); Greasy Breakfast (RM14.50); Classic Cheeseburger (RM18)

Overall verdict is the food's pretty much on the classic diner menu- cheeseburgers, pasta, salads, breakfast... but the food is nothing to shout about in my humble opinion. Ambience is great for meetups, chit chats or just spending your lazy weekend there. I was especially disappointed as they claimed to have out of stock for smoked salmon which is my favourite when I intended to have the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon.

Better luck next time, I guess.

The Pink Sage Diner & Pantry
A4-UG-01 Solaris Dutamas,
1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 016-205 2023

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Good to have left and be back

Over the last week, I was in.............

Spectacular night lights piercing the sky

Amazing colonial buildings beautifully litted up at dusk

to visit.............

Colorful & carerful

I was also in..................

Breathtaking view

...... and there were ALOT of people.

'People Mountain People Sea'

Write more soon. Cheers for now, it's great to be back!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pork Noodles @ SS3

Delicious Pork Noodles- RM4.50 (small), RM5.00 (big)

Lunch affairs these days are always a porky affair due to the lunchgang's mutual love for our short 4-legged friend. Pork noodles, like fish and chips can be as simple and straightforward as the name suggests but most often than not, you'll find yourself having something that wasn't in your mind in the first place.

For i.e. My expectations of Fish & Chips: Battered to golden brown, flaky and piping hot! But some places are misleading when the kitchen comes out with a breadcrumbs coated fish fillet and dares to call it Fish & Chips! Grahhhh... so when it comes to Pork Noodles, I do not expect to see pork balls but real minced pork patties, pork slices, pork lard etc.

While I still think the Pork Noodles in Ipoh is still the best, this one takes the cake for PJ/ KL. I love the generous usage of fried pork lard, making the soup flavourful. I enjoy the minced pork patties and intestines too but usually leaves the liver out.

This place is quite busy especially during lunch hours and parking is horrendous- but it'll be worth it :-)

Restoran Kean Fatt
Lorong SS3/59E,
Petaling Jaya.
(row of shops next to Tmn Bahagia LRT Station, facing main road and residential houses)

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]

Saturday, July 3, 2010

CTNF: It's a FISHY Cookout!

Baked Bacon wrapped Salmon with Red Wine Sauce

The Cookout! session is back... This time, ala 'Iron Chef' the main ingredient is fish (no rules on what type of fish). I chose a salmon dish to cook after a spontaneous inspiration watching Asian Food Channel's 'Cook Like a Chef' program. My partner in crime chose the Halibut and we were in for a cookout!

It's a very simple dish with very simple BUT not cheap ingredients. The salmon cut costed me almost RM20 and bacon streaks weren't cheap either... plus, I had to purposely open a bottle of red wine for this. But I must say, it was all worth it :-)

The salmon is wrapped with streaks of bacon and left to bake for 20 mins in 180°c, and the sauce is made up of caramelised shallots, red wine and butter. Sides can be anything but I've decided to go with baby spinach and roasted baby potatoes. You can see how flaky the salmon is and oh how well bacon goes with fish!

Seared Halibut with Lemon Cream Sauce

The Halibut was seared and accompanied with a lemon cream sauce. My partner in crime firstly seared the fish, and then used cream, lemon, butter, grounded black pepper to make a killer lemony creamy sauce. It's quite simple actually- it's all about putting everything together!

What should be the main ingredient for the next cookout?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Delicious Food @ Delicious

Balsamic Wild Mushroom Salad with Baby Spinach, Feta Cheese and Pine Nuts- RM22.90; Ceasar Salad with Anchovies, Turkey Bacon, Poached Egg and Parmesan (add Chargrilled Chicken) - RM27.80

'Delicious' is such a common adjective to describe delicious food - and perhaps that is all it needs. Shameless to say that I have never had a real proper meal at Delicious despite all the hype, rave and known fact that their food is good. *shy*

But better late than never, as they say! I love their Balsamic Wild Mushroom with Feta Cheese salad. Normally I am not a fan of raw vege but this one just blows my mind off- it was really good. Love the warm mushroom and pine nuts and baby spinach (I hate Rocket though). The Caesar Salad was just so-so and I find the portion too big! Maybe some people eat it as a meal... but definitely not me!

Thai Crabmeat with Aromatic Herbs, Spices and Olive Oil- RM24.90; Smoked Salmon Angelhair tossed in Cream served with Caviar and Parsley- RM27.90

Pastas were good too. We had two types- one that is a little Thai-ish with crabmeat and spicy and the other was Smoked Salmon with cream based. Love all things salmon so that can't go wrong either.

English Fish & Chips served with Homemade Tartare Sauce and Garden Greens- RM29.90

Last but not least, a fish & chips dish. The fish was fresh and piping hot. All's good!

* Updated with desserts-

Melting Pot with Marshmellows- RM8.90; Chocolicious Sundae with Fresh Strawberries- RM14.90; Chocolate Brownie with Chocolate Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream- RM11.90

p/s: Check out their website. I love it!

Lot GF-1, Ground Flr Bangsar Village 2.
Lot G(E)-011 & G-001, Ground Flr Mid Valley.
Lot1.1, Ground Flr Dua Annexe.
Lot G316 Ground Floor 1 Utama.
A-6-01, Ground Flr Marc Residence KL.

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]
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