Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Il Padrino @ Wisma UOA Damansara Heights

Il Padrino means Godfather in Italian which is exactly the theme for the restaurant which is based on the movie. Even the napkins have Don Vito Corleone (played by Marlon Brando) printed on it. Love restaurants with their own special themes as they exude their own special characteristic.

The place is more of a fine dining concept. It is pretty cosy and they even use wine bottles as wall decorations.

Set lunch is available here at RM28. There is another set lunch that consist of sandwiches and a drink for RM19.

We were served with complimentary bread and bread sticks with olive oil with balsamic vinegar. However, the dish that they serve the olive oil and balsamic vinegar a little on the deep side and we had trouble trying to get some of the vinegar on the bread without soaking the whole bread in oil.

The pumpking soup was a little on the sweet side and not creamy enough. Tasted much better pumpkin soup elsewhere.
Pumpkin Soup

The ceasar salad was just normal.

Ceasar Salad

Liked the pan fried sliced beef as the beef was really good albeit the small portion. The spinach was really good too. Nice and soft!
Pan Fried Thin Sliced Beef with Herbs, Garlic and Lemon served with spinach and roasted potatoes

The seafood spaghetti was a too sour for my liking. They did not skimp on the seafood though. Plenty of squid, prawns and mussels.
Mixed Seafood and Tomato Sauce

The pan seared sea bass fillet was just ok. The sauce was a bit sourish and I don't find that it goes too well with the fish.
Sea Bass Fillet served with Sauted vegetables and Pizzaiola Sauce

Tiramisu is little too soggy on the bottom layer. A little too wet for my liking. Not sure if this is how tiramisu should be.

The service was really slow. Took us about 30-45 minutes waiting for the mains to arrive and they should consider about people working nearby who are taking one hour lunch and buck up on their speed.

50-G-1, Ground Floor,
Wisma UOA Damansara,
No: 50 Jalan Dungun,
Damansara Heights 50490,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2093 8596
Fax: +603-2093 8546

Monday, May 3, 2010

Prasad's Chetti Naadu Mess @ Leboh Ampang

Read about Prasad's Chettinad in Food Trail published on The Star long time ago and have been wanting to try this. Finally I did on a fine Saturday weeks ago.

Prasad's Jewellery Shop

Located Next to City Restaurant

This little unassuming place is located on the first floor of Kedai Emas Prasad (Prasad Jewellery) and does not have any sign board. Just go in Kedai Emas Prasad and take the staircase leading up to the first floor. Nearby the staircase will be a signboard showing Prasad's Today's Special so that you are sure that you are at the right place ;)

Specials of the Day

Once you sit down, a banana leaf will be placed right in front of you. Rice and two types of vegetables (spinach and carrots) will be placed on the side and a type of coconut chutney (not too sure ya :p) which was really tasty. For drinks, a stainless steel cup will be placed together with the banana leaf and water will be poured into it.

Delicious Basic Banana Leaf Rice

The Chili chicken was just ok. A bit on the salty side in my opinion.
Chili Chicken

The Kudal mutton is good and portion is generous. It is delicious albeit a little on the spicy side.
Kudal Mutton

The rasam here is good! Really authentic stuff as you can see a lot of spices being used.

Most of the people here eat using their hands. Forks and spoons are also provided especially when they see yellow skins like us but would be interesting to give yourself a try to eat with your hands :)

The total price for this is RM14 with banana leaf for two. Definitely well worth the trip and price. To get there, you can always take the LRT and stop at the Masjid Jamek LRT station and walk to Lebuh Ampang. It is an interesting walk as you can bask in the colours and culture of KL's "Little India"!