Posts Tagged ‘linguine’

... complimentary bread with olive oil and vinegar.


... bottomless iced lemon tea.


... it was so long ago since I last had stuffed mushrooms.


... close up on the stuffed mushroom.


... recommended this prawn aglio olio to PG for his 1st time.

Rating: 6.5/10

I found out from PG that he has never tried Italiannies’ Aglio Olio pasta before, hence I suggested that we go there for early dinner. It’s been a while since I last had pasta there as well. This time, I ordered my favourite stuffed mushrooms as well. I wasn’t sure if it was because I never had stuffed mushrooms for too long, I find that the taste was different, just wasn’t as good as the 1st few times I had it.

As for the pasta, PG was very satisfied with it. He said he never expected it to be that good. I was very satisfied with the pasta as well, as it was consistent all of the time I patronise Italiannies.

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Aglio Olio

... aglio olio pasta.

Rating: 0/10

This aglio olio linguine was very spicy and yet it was tasteless. Not salted at all. I was expecting it to be soak in olive oil with plenty of garlic, unfortunately, it was soaked in spicy oil. The only tasteful stuff were those beef bacons. Fortunately, the Extreme Latte was still nice. At least it was nicer than The Ultimate Extreme Mocha from Coffee Bean that I had last night, which was practically tasteless and lacked of coffee fragrance.

Fried Chicken

... Shihlin's boneless fried chicken.

Rating: 5/10

A new outlet of Shihlin opened in IOI Mall’s new wing. AT spotted it from where she sat. If I knew Shihlin was there, I would’ve had it for dinner as I was thinking of having it before looking for EL & AT, but time wouldn’t permit. Perhaps next time I’ll have dinner there instead.

PG was in town and he asked for dinner yesterday. Unfortunately, I had to join my colleagues for dinner because we just came off from OH’s office. So today I bring the lady out for lunch instead. He said he wanted something nice, premium perhaps. Definitely not something roadside or non-air conditioned place. I can’t think of anything for lunch, I asked him to ring DL up to see if he has any idea.

DL was too KO’ed from the early morning hike in FRIM, he said he can’t think of anything because his brain was sucked dry by those leeches. Anyway, I suggested that we go to Solaris since PG never been there. And perhaps we could try out Ole-Ole Bali. Yes, it’s my day off on strict diet this weekends.

Unfortunately, when we were there, DL said he heard of few not so pleasant comments on Ole-Ole Bali. Then I suggested to go for Michelangelo’s instead, since someone recommended the vongole pasta there. Well, the price tag definitely fits what PG wanted, though there were rarely any air cond because we were seated on the outside. All for the sake of nicer photos.

If I didn’t see any aglio olio on the menu, I would’ve definitely go for the vongole pasta. Seeing that I’m a sucker for aglio olio, I can’t help it but to order it. Instead of spaghetti, I asked for linguine. On the other hand, DL was tempting PG with his cup of Guinness Stout while PG can barely hold it.

... apparently, I was allowed to order a cup of fruit mix. Apple and watermelon juice mix. Not the 3rd type though.

... apparently, I was allowed to order a cup of fruit mix. Apple and watermelon juice mix. Not the 3rd type though.


... yup, RM9 cup of fruit juice and all I got was a cup of diluted fruit juice.

... yup, RM9 cup of fruit juice and all I got was a cup of diluted fruit juice.


... aglio olio linguine. Doesn't look appetizing at all.

... aglio olio linguine. Doesn't look appetizing at all.


... PG's spaghetti marinara sizzle. The pan was seriously sizzling hot.

... PG's spaghetti marinara sizzle. The pan was seriously sizzling hot.


... this pepperoni calzone pizza smell damn good.

... this pepperoni calzone pizza smell damn good.

Rating: 4.5/10

My cup of fresh fruit juice was rather exceptional. Yes, it was exceptionally bad. Look at how badly diluted it was. 90% water and 10% fruit stuffs. It was RM9 a cup, I bet they use Evian mineral water on this. My aglio olio linguine was really bad. Aside from the rather non-existent aglio olio scent, the linguine was rather hard, almost uncooked. The taste, it was bland and I can’t feel any garlic taste at all. DL was complaining north, east, south and west on that spoonful of linguine that he had. RM18.90 for a plate of nothingness. Very good!

PG gave me a clam and mussel. They were both juicy, though the clam was rather tasteless. It was mildly cook, so it was tender. I guess that’s why the vongole pasta was good. The mussel was sweet though. DL complained that the seafood was not fresh on PG’s pasta. That’s what PG said, the prawns were not fresh. And my comment? The sauce tasted like kerosene.

Somehow, the pizza was nice though. The fragrance was good and the taste was above average. Better than most of the pizzas out there. DL whom was lactose intolerant was liking it. He said he took the piece without those cheese on the topping. Yeah right, he totally sucking on the molten cheese the middle layer. Though the pepperoni was rather lacking but the nice fragrance and taste made up for the sparing ingredients.

With such pricey tag, I guess I won’t be seeing the lights of Michelangelo’s anytime soon. Though we found out that, on 3rd June (or onward?), Michelangelo’s is having 50% off promotion on their main course, provided payment is made with Public Bank’s credit cards. Perhaps I might stop by for… a vongole spaghetti.

Location: N3 10.540 E101 39.599

I went to Restoran Kwai Sun for the Nyonya fried noodle, but it was closed, or not opened for weekends evening. So I had to adjourn to somewhere else. Then it cross my mind that there’s a stall which I wanted to try. It’s the shark’s fins noodle which I saw some time back. I’ve had good impression on shark’s fins soup noodle from Ming Tien’s stalls. I wonder how was this compared to the 1 in Ming Tien.

... a very big bowl of shark's fins soup noodle. But the noodle used was like linguine instead.

... a very big bowl of shark's fins soup noodle. But the noodle used was like linguine instead.

Rating: 2/10

Needless to say, I was utterly disappointed. Aside from the big bowl and rather cheap price, it was more like “law min” soup than shark’s fins soup. As for the looks, it was similar. I was happy at first, thinking that the soup would be nice and it seemed to overwhelmed the noodle, cause I can’t see them when presented. But as I dig in, the soup tasted bland, rather tasteless. Lacked of crab meat too. The noodle was tasteless despite being soaked in the soup. Probably because the soup was bland, hence the noodle too. Aside from that, my 30 mins wait for it was a total waste of time. I should have had trusted my guts and left the place after finishing my drink. Despite taking so long, I was served with something that bad.

Location: N3 04.461 E101 35.429