Posts Tagged ‘pizza’

... raspberry & cranberry sparkling fruit juice.


... aglio olio spaghetti with grilled prawns.


... organic chicken which cost RM78 and it wasn't even a turkey!


... the stuffing made with potato, shredded, which tasted like rice.


... pizza with hams and smoked chicken slices.

Rating: 6/10

EL invited me over for the final dinner in 2009. I suggested Bumbu Bali at first then he said he would rather have Uno Pizza instead. Hence we met in Uno Pizza for dinner immediately. The menu was streamlined because the ala carte menu was not available for festive seasons.

The sparkling juice I had cost RM9. I saw there was passion fruit juice, which is not sparkling. Unfortunately, they don’t have the sparkling one like Esprit. The aglio olio spaghetti was acceptable with mild spiciness. But it was a tad too oily to my liking. The grilled prawns was nice though, though the prawn could’ve been fresher. There were 3 huge prawns just right for the 3 of us. It cost RM30 and I guess each prawn cost close to RM10 each? lol

The organic chicken was overrated. Though it was nice, least of fat but it cost RM78, which is rather too much. It comes with a sauce. The sauce was so nice that it made the chicken nice too. If not for the sauce, I guess the chicken would just be rather normal. The stuffing were rather special though as it tasted like rice.

Finally we had a pizza as EL was saying the more he ate, the hungrier he got. We ordered the Tropicana pizza which has pineapples cutlets which were rather sweet, ham and smoked chicken. The pizza was ok, but not that nice though.

Location: N3 03.009 E101 35.046 (est)

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... first ever pizza place that I've been to which provides free WiFi access.

... first ever pizza place that I've been to which provides free WiFi access.


... Papa John's specialty garlic sauce.

... Papa John's specialty garlic sauce.


... bread sticks with garlic and tomato sauce.

... bread sticks with garlic and tomato sauce.


... Papa John's Fisherman's Catch pizza, with its specialty and much talked about pickled chilli.

... Papa John's Fisherman's Catch pizza, with its specialty and much talked about pickled chilli.

Rating: 5/10

The first nice thing about this place was the free WiFi access provided for the patrons and people around the pizza place, because it doesn’t require a key. Something to keep the patrons entertained while waiting for their pizzas, which usually takes 10-15 minutes to prepare. We were firstly served with a saucer of garlic sauce, which EL though was cheese. He was probably deceived by the colour of the thing. When our bread sticks were served, an additional tomato sauce was served. The bread sticks were pretty good. Crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside. They weren’t difficult to cut, unlike bread sicks from Pizza Hut’s and Domino’s. Dipping into the garlic sauce was nice also.

Our pizza, the Fisherman’s Catch was nothing to shout about. I could barely taste any tuna in it. Not that I’m complaining as I am still on my strict diet. Due to the short of time, I didn’t pick out any meat I could find on the surface of the pizza. I guess 2 slices won’t do much harm. The pickled chilli was sourish yet not spicy at all. EL described it as the wanton mee chilli.

Service was moderate because the 3 of us only get 1 piece of serviette. Though the serviette was extra large in size. I hope I could collect it and keep them into my little serviette collection. Until they started printing their branding on it first. The garlic sauce has became the star of the night, because EL can’t stop dipping every single piece of edible material into it and jammed it into his mouth. At first I thought Papa John’s was stingy on the sauce as it was barely enough for the 3 of us. Later I realised that it was EL which had at least 2 pax portion of the sauce. I guess he ought to asked for another serving of the sauce especially just for himself, next time.

Location: N3 02.688 E101 37.095

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

The ladies, especially TSL instructed that I can’t eat this and that. So they sorta forced me to have organic / vegetarian food instead. Not that I’m complaining but…

... the top layer of the 2-layer carbon copy ordering form.

... the top layer of the 2-layer carbon copy ordering form.


... less sweet grass jelly drink.

... less sweet grass jelly drink.


... I ordered the stink bean fried rice. Very healthy diet.

... I ordered the stink bean fried rice. Very healthy diet.


... spread them out to leave them out cold.

... spread them out to leave them out cold.


... ALGJ ordered the Sze Chuan soup noodle, which I wanted to order, but I wanted to have rice instead.

... ALGJ ordered the Sze Chuan soup noodle, which I wanted to order, but I wanted to have rice instead.


... saw the people on the next table ordered this sushi, as we did as well.

... saw the people on the next table ordered this sushi, as we did as well.


... I was intrigued to find out how does an organic pizza taste like. I had the Hawaiian flavour.

... I was intrigued to find out how does an organic pizza taste like. I had the Hawaiian flavour.


... organic rojak with separate peanut sauce.

... organic rojak with separate peanut sauce.


... after pouring in the peanut sauce.

... after pouring in the peanut sauce.


... after LGFL did some stirring, this was the outcome of it.

... after LGFL did some stirring, this was the outcome of it.

Rating: 6.5/10

All food was pretty good. Somehow, my orgasmic stink beans weren’t that orgasmicstinky. The Sze Chuan soup was nothing like Sze Chuan style at all. TSL even commented that it was like Maggi’s soup (instant noodle seasoning). The rojak was a little different from last time, the peanut sauce was a bit more sweetened. Somehow, I find it nicer though. The sushi was very the vegetarian. Fortunately, we were given a dollop of wasabi to go with it. Not that the wasabi serves any purpose on eating vegetarian sushi, but it does made the sushi tastes better when mixed with the soya sauce. Lastly, the pizza. Let me just put it this way. Leave the pizza to the pizza place.

Now, the big but. Despite this place being vegetarian and organic, not everything served here were acceptable for my strict diet. For example, the peanut sauce and rice crackers from the rojak. Then the crust from the pizza too. Oh well, another day passed by while serving my strict diet. At least I’m still in 1 piece.

Location: N3 04.363 E101 35.109

Today, the ladies said gotta go somewhere nice to celebrate NAP’s farewell. At first I suggested either Dragon-i or Canton-i, but NAP (no, he has got nothing to do with slumber) just had them like a couple of days ago straight. When we were on the way there, TSL suddenly thought of the Pasta de Gohan’s clam soup pasta she saw in a food magazine in my car. Then we decided to give Pasts de Gohan a try.

... Pasta de Gohan, if I'm not mistaken, it means pasta and rice.

... Pasta de Gohan, if I'm not mistaken, it means pasta and rice.


... this scallop & prawn pizza was my idea. Abundance of cheese.

... this scallop & prawn pizza was my idea. Abundance of cheese.


... this complimentary soup was for TSL's clam soup pasta.

... this complimentary soup was for TSL's clam soup pasta.


... delicious looking clam soup pasta.

... delicious looking clam soup pasta.


... NAP's Prawn Pilaf.

... NAP's Prawn Pilaf.


... NAP's Wafu Chicken & Mushroom. Very oily stuff, another lip gloss incident.

... NAP's Wafu Chicken & Mushroom. Very oily stuff, another lip gloss incident.


... KUMA's Potato Salad Toast.

... KUMA's Potato Salad Toast.


... KUMA's Potato & Bacon Cream fettucine.

... KUMA's Potato & Bacon Cream fettucine.


... a good thirst quencher?

... a good thirst quencher?


... decided to give the curry chicken rice a try.

... decided to give the curry chicken rice a try.


... my Wafu Al Aglio Olio. I still can't figure out what does "wafu" means, even after the meal.

... my Wafu Al Aglio Olio. I still can't figure out what does "wafu" means, even after the meal.


... my aglio olio with extra ingredients.

... my aglio olio with extra ingredients.


... someone left this Neapolitan spaghetti on my side of the table.

... someone left this Neapolitan spaghetti on my side of the table.

Rating: 6/10

I start off with the clam and prawn pizza. It was pretty nice actually with super thin crust with good fragrance from the cheese. The prawns was fresh and crunchy while the scallops were big. I could eat it plainly with only cheese on top of it. But this piece of UFO cost RM28.80.

I had a sipped of TSL’s clam soup pasta, it was quite nice, a little bit of sweetness of the clams. It’s kinda special too, one of its kind. The last time I tried vongole spaghetti was more than 6 months ago. That vongole spaghetti was very different from this 1 though. This also came with a complimentary soup, which tasted a little like miso soup with plenty of seaweed in it. But for RM24.80 for plain spaghetti and clams, that’s very expensive.

Then I had a bite on NAP’s Wafu Chicken & Mushroom. It was pretty ok, just a tad too oily. I wondered whether those was from the olive oil or some other stuff. It sorta made me feel a bit full though. Never had a chance to try his prawn pilaf though, cause it was like chaos there, for 7 people to sit in a long table having plates flying here and there where hygiene was placed at lowest priority.

Then there’s KUMA’s potato salad toast, which looked really nice and her Potato & Bacon cream. Unfortunately, those bacons weren’t pork, they were beef. So I didn’t bother to give it a try. Suddenly, I missed my Popai the Potato so much.

Finally, on the stuff that I ordered. The RM4.80 canned ginger ale was very costly. The lunch set chicken curry rice with wafu al aglio olio cost me RM18.80. It sounded a lot cheaper than TSL’s clam soup spaghetti. I guess reason being this is the kind of items that rarely interest the patrons, so they decided to put them up for promotion. Fortunately, despite being a plain spaghetti, the taste was still acceptable. But it tasted much better after I put in extra chili powder and grind the pepper in. The curry was sweet as expected, nothing to shout about. The rice used was genuine Japanese rice that I had from ordering curry chicken rice from Japanese restaurant. So, no lacking of ingredients here.

The rest of the stuff I didn’t bother to snap because our table has no more space to sort stuff around. But I was given a plate of Neopolitan to try. It was… not that good. That’s why I never like ordering spaghetti in tomato sauce.

The bill for the lunch cost us RM230.10 for 7 pax. Averaging at around RM33 per pax. Overall, lunch was pretty nice, but the pricing was crazy. The food weren’t exactly Japanese except for a few items as pasta is western while most of the stuff on their menu was consists of pasta. There were many other stuff on the menu as well, such as parfait. It’s another place which is common like PHOP, where you’d need months to try out everything on the menu.

The place was not exactly comfortable and the lighting was pretty bad too. The shop was quite small and the air conditioning was bad. TSL was practically sweating throughout the time, for a person that rarely sweat even if we eat under hot roof. Go figure…

Location: N3 04.318 E101 36.367

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

Tonight, 4 of us colleagues went to Canadian Pizza for dinner. The shop, still reeks of a weird smell in it. Anyway, since we were already there and we don’t have anything else in mind that we can have, we just have to get used to the smell and continue with our orders.

... a plate of 9-piece chicken wing. 2 for each of them and I only had 1.

... a plate of 9-piece chicken wing. 2 for each of them and I only had 1.

... this is the first time I'm trying this cheese garlic bread. I've had more than enough the usual garlic bread, so I decided to give the cheese laden one a shot.

... this is the first time I'm trying this cheese garlic bread. I've had more than enough the usual garlic bread, so I decided to give the cheese laden one a shot.

... DC's favourite, potatoes.

... DC's favourite, potatoes.

... the Canadian Supreme was DC's idea as he said the Beef Pepperoni pizza in Canadian Pizza was lousy.

... the Canadian Supreme was DC's idea as he said the Beef Pepperoni pizza in Canadian Pizza was lousy.

... we had to get a pizza with chicken on it because someone in our group can't eat beef.

... we had to get a pizza with chicken on it because someone in our group can't eat beef.

Rating: 5/10

The cheese garlic bread was rather unexpected. I think the ordinary garlic bread will do. The chicken wings, it was not nicely roasted. I remembered there was once when I had Canadian Pizza’s chicken wings, they were nice and smell good. This time, it felt, different, soggy. The potato wedges were probably the best side order for the night. The 2 pizzas were nothing to should about. Canadian Supreme still ain’t as good as Mexican Fiesta. As for BBQ Chicken Bonanza, well, it tasted like other BBQ flavoured pizza. Anyway, the pizzas smell good when they were served, freshly baked.

Location: N3.07369 E101.58836