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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

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PCL saw this place about a week ago when we passed by while heading back to office. She told me it was something-something Recipe but it wasn’t yet another Secret Recipe outlet. I managed to steal a glance and saw the greenish looking signboard. The word Recipe do looks very much like that from Secret Recipe. Probably designed by the same marketing company.

Anyway, we remembered to stop by today for a lunch break here today. There were tables on the outside and inside of the restaurant. Seeing that it was so bloody hot for the past few days, we decided to just sit on the inside, and hopefully the air conditioning was efficient. Upon sitting down, we were given menus by a waiter and soon the chef came and introduced himself to us. Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember his name. But you can get his name from the pizza delivery box, which was printed in very bold font on the top cover, including his personal contact number.

... garlic breads were on the house, courtesy of the chef.

... garlic breads were on the house, courtesy of the chef.


... garlic bread yang hangus.

... garlic bread yang hangus.


... dang, I was surprised when my Earl Grey tea was served. Tea cup from Segafredo Zanetti???

... dang, I was surprised when my Earl Grey tea was served. Tea cup from Segafredo Zanetti???


... the seafood soup was spicy. 1x of mussel, 5x of clams and about 5x of squid rings. The soup tasted like watered down arrabiata sauce.

... the seafood soup was spicy. 1x of mussel, 5x of clams and about 5x of squid rings. The soup tasted like watered down arrabiata sauce.


... I missed out the prawns. They were too small anyway and not exactly fresh.

... I missed out the prawns. They were too small anyway and not exactly fresh.


... PCL made this order immediately to "lock" her ordering, so that she doesn't end up being the DBKL later.

... PCL made this order immediately to "lock" her ordering, so that she doesn't end up being the DBKL later.


... Gino's Special Pizza, recommended by the Chef.

... Gino's Special Pizza, recommended by the Chef.


... I asked for a regular, which cost only RM22. Instead, they got me a large pizza which cost RM30.

... I asked for a regular, which cost only RM22. Instead, they got me a large pizza which cost RM30.

Rating: 5/10

How were the foods fared? Well, for start, it was a good gesture that the garlic breads were given to us for free. Unfortunately, it was very heavy on butter, making the garlic fragrance became very insignificant. I was loosing my appetite when I was chomping down the 2nd piece. I knew I would definitely have 1 more piece to go. Anyway, I only realised the charred part of the garlic bread when I was having my final piece.

When my Earl Grey tea was served, it was served in Segafredo Zanetti’s tea cup. I was surprised that they were even related, because my previous experience with Segafredo wasn’t a pleasant one. When we both saw the tea cup, we said, “very salty aglio olio spaghetti” together and laughed. Yes, that was what Segafredo serves, very salty aglio olio spaghetti.

The soup was recommended by the chef. PCL nodded when I asked her if it’s was ok to have soup. I’ve got no idea how it looks like until it was served. Then there’s this spicy taste from the soup. At the same time, it tasted like diluted sauce used for making pasta. Fortunately, the aglio olio spaghetti was the best item of them all. Perfectly balanced taste and it was spicy too.

Lastly, our delicious pizza. When I told the waiter that I’d want the Gino’s special pizza. His first response was, “Large, sir?” I was rather disappointed by his response. Did he saw a 3rd or 4th person on our table? How could 2 persons, where 1 of them was just a little girl, finish all the food that we’ve ordered, let alone having another LARGE pizza? I guess they were desperate for business because it was quite empty the time we reached there.

And lastly, the place doesn’t accept credit card. So I had to pay my RM60+ bill with CASH. *sweat*

Location: N3 07.042 E101 34.739