Let’s speak in the Pasta Linguini!

July 7, 2006 in Bon Cheesepetit

Pun of the day:
Here…i’ll pasta rave-ioli review for you to read!

 

What is your favorite pasta sauce?

Basically there are three types: tomato-based, oil-based and cream-based.

I dislike tomato-based sauces. They are always too sweet, and so bland as well.

Spaghetti Bolognese is like the most boring food in the world.

It looks like rubber bands splashed with red paint all over. How appetizing is that?

You are probably thinking that my fav pasta sauce would definitely be cream-based. Well, it’s not.

White cream (Alfredo/Cabonara) is excreamly cloying. Just two mouthfuls of it will fully satisfy your initial cravings for the sauce. Please be aware that cream sauce doesn’t equal cheese sauce.

More often than not, cream-based pasta just tastes creamy, not cheesy.

And i hate it when the menu says “cheesy sauce” but it ends up tasting like cream. Of course there’s an exception. There’s one heavenly four-cheese pasta in Grappa... which is like the best pasta i’ve ever tried.

Therefore, my fav pasta sauce is olio!

I so totally dig pasta e olio with herbs! So simple but yummy.

But it’s so difficult to find good pasta nowadays. I have been on a pasta-devouring journey for days but i haven’t found one which is even worth recommending.

 
 

Fasta Pasta
(Ikano Power Center)

Banana and Peanut Butter smoothie

Damn kao.

 

Special Italian Choco

OH. MY. GOONESS.

It’s so gooey it’s like drinking choco fudge! You tell me, do you buy a tube of Hershey’s choco fudge and “drink” it?


i dig biscotti!

But tell me… how in the world should i consume this cup of hot fudge?!

Well… i actually had an idea.

 


Why don’t we just make it a cup of choco fudge.


Look at its kao-ness


Tadaa!
Banana Peanut Butter Choco Fudge smoothie ^_^

Now it is double the kao.

 


Ricotta ravioli with avocado and spinach in cream sauce (vegetarian).

It looks better in real life. However, it also looks better than it tastes. It’s too creamy and too thick. Not the best combination either.

 


Papardelle di Cassa (urrgh whatever it is)

White ribbon pasta with beef pepperoni, broccoli, chili padi and sauteed anchovies in olive oil.

I like the soft and delicate ribbon pasta. The rest was nothing to shout about.

 

This garlic bread is radioactive!!!

Fuiyoh. I think it almost glows in the dark.

Holy Hayley, this has to be the oiliest garlic bread to date, in the history of garlic breads. It is so oily it is almost transparent. Just take one bite and the oil will drip down your chin. Because of its oiliness, it also loses its crisp.

However, credit should be given to the chef’s generosity, since the price of oil has increased like mad.

 
 

Bakerzin
(One Utama New Wing)


Pan fried escalope of veal and pesto linguini with tomato vinaigrette.

I had no idea what escalope or veal was. 0_o
So i asked the waitress, and she replied,

“It’s turkey ham.”

0_o?!?

Veal is so not turkey ham okay? Whatever it is, it can’t be a cock/hen/chick. I was guessing somewhere along venison. But it turned out to be calf’s meat.

Anyway. The vinaigrette was a little overdone. The veal tasted just like, erm, beef. -_-|||

 

*edit*
I just watched Sex and the City, and Miranda refers veal as “a piece of politically incorrect meat”. =P

 

By the way, if you are extremely hungry, don’t go to Bakerzin. The staff members are so oblivious you’d have to literally ripple/wave yourself to get their attention. Oh, and their desserts take like 20 mins to serve.

 
 

Italiannies

The funny thing is, i actually had my eye on this pan fried white fish with angel hair pasta thingy. Cheez, i had been wanting to try that angel hair thingie, you know. FA just cut hers. After taking my order, the waiter looked a little embarrassed.

Cheesie: ?
Waiter: Actually… my advice is, don’t take this… *awkward smile*
Cheesie: ?!?
Waiter: Because it is not that nice… a lot of our customers actually complained…
Cheesie: ?!?!?!?
Waiter: So i think you better take something else…
Cheesie: ……….

 
 

-_-|||

Got such thing anot?

Imagine you go to a restaurant, and the waiter goes,

“Miss, i recommend you not to take this because it is not very good. How bout… oh, i think a lot of people complained about this too, so why not… erm… we’re not exactly proud of this either… SO WHY DON’T YOU EAT NEXT DOOR?”

Sigh. I mean, i really appreciate his honesty. BUT CAN’T THEY DO SOMETHING TO IMPROVE THE DISH INSTEAD OF ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO ORDER IT?!?

Food that doesn’t taste good is not supposed to be on the menu in the first place.

 

Anywaaaaaaaay.

Signature meatball spaghetti in tomato sauce.

You can’t see no balls. But mind you it’s so huge Kejusia will be put to shame! People who dislike sour food will hate this, because this is the most sour tomato sauce i’ve ever tried. But being a big fan of sourness, i like it!

 

Grilled chicken fettuccine with gorgonzola cheese sauce.

Freaking huge. The chicken cutlets were too dry and tasteless. The best thing about this pasta was that there were huge chunks of gorgonzola cheeeeese!

Obviously, we didn’t see this on the menu…

 
 

Marche

Yea, i broke my promise. I went SWISS instead of KOREAN.

-_-

0_o

0_O

Sorry!

>__<

I tried food other than pasta too, so i'll just include them to make you drool.

Fresh juices are the best.


Try red dragon fruit.

 


Rock melon! The melon that rocks! Best-nya! I’m happy already. :D

 


Marche’s signature dish.

Smoked salmon and cheese rosti. And cheese-injected chicken sausageeeee!


Look at the cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese!


sour cream, mustard, ketchup, chili sauce.

Sour cream all the way!

 
 


Mashed potatoes with black pepper sauce. Damn peppery, i like!


When i came here previously, the beef steak was so juicy and tender. Seems like their cows have aged… :(


Seafood fettuccine in spicy olio sauce.

I would rate this as the best pasta throughout my whole review. The seafood was so fresh that the prawns would be bouncing in your mouth. The only down side was, there’s a pool of olive oil at the bottom of the bowl.

However, after eating the pasta, one question has been bothering me…

Can anyone tell me, are there male and female mussels? Because i bit the juicy gigantic mussel into half, and discovered this…

Oh my goddess WTC is that?

Nevermind. I dowan to know.

 
 

Chinoz
(KLCC)


Looks and tastes very much like chinese “chang shou mian”. Tastes very china man too. Exotic mushrooms galore.

Maybe a little too exotic.


There’s this thingie which looked like a little cap, that fitted nicely on my knife.

What is this?

Is it just me who thinks too much?

I actually thought that it was meant for the mussel’s thingie.

0_o

51 people cheesed “Let’s speak in the Pasta Linguini!”

  1. Yup! Sour cream all the way! =D

  2. Silhouette says:

    You should try the pastas at DELIcious! They’re great! Recommend the duck confit with angel hair pasta and carbonara!

  3. Silhouette: Hey i tried both!! The angel hair pasta with caviar right? Yummmmm *drools*

  4. Anonymous says:

    Are those your lunch or your dinner?…That plenty of dishes you have been taken? o_0

    suggestion: why not include the price and location?

    kekeke…

  5. Anonie: Aiks.. didn’t jot down all the prices. Will edit the location tomorrow. Thanx for suggestion. :)

  6. wahhh eat so much pasta.. how do u stay so slim??

    seriously i hate those pasta with a pool of oil at the bottom.. makes my hairs stand..

  7. how you know so much pasta anyway…mind to show more knowleadge of pasta to us…good work keep it up!!

  8. Radioactive Garlic bread!!!! can’t believe how much oil that thing has.. -_-||
    The red dragon fruit smoothie had rock melon too, the taste actually was more rock melon than red dragon fruit!!

  9. In the last pic, if I’m not wrong that’s a truffle. A mushroom in a weird form, I’d say. Taste good though.

  10. I’d like to make some ollio for u… i’d like mine with half-cooked garlic and lots of big chillis with maybe 5 cilli-padis….

    How’d u like urs?

  11. And I notice there are quite a few of your photos were taken by DSLR(in other postings as well), you have your own photographer eh?

  12. my favourite is either cream based or napoli sauce.

    mmmm the beauty of living next to an italian precinct =)

    the best pasta tho, is the one u make urself, because u know what u want in it and exactly how much!

  13. i’m too a BIG HUGE fan of pasta.. my ex bf been taking me to places to try good pasta BUT so far the BEST oglio olio pasta would HAVE to be Dave’s.. i’ve been a loyal customer there since 6 years ago.. trust me.. it’s REALLY simply mouth watering and yummy.. it’s the restaurant which is situated at the old wing of 1U, same row as coffee bean and opposite TGIF.. the carbonara pasta there also is simply delicious..

    here’s a couple of pictures of some pastas:-
    http://nicole_nic.blogs.friendster.com/photos/an_evening_on_my_bday/dannys_pasta.html

    http://nicole_nic.blogs.friendster.com/photos/an_evening_on_my_bday/my_pasta.html

    probably you and me could go there for lunch or something ;)

  14. errrbad 错误坏 says:

    I love all seafood pasta as long as they are not tomato based. Is that little cap mushroom any good? i tried it b4 but can’t remember how it taste like. :)

  15. Yea.. it’s food blog again.. I love FOOD.. yea.. food.. even looking at the pics.. make me feel hungry.. where can i order..? But one thing bout those milkshake.. everytime, i go to the cafes and ask them not to put so sweet, they put so sweet.. No choice.. just love them so much.. hahha..

  16. Whimsical says:

    Hey I tried the angel hair thingie at Italiannies just yesterday … it was really really good!! It is not sweet, it’s ….. I can’t describe it but the more you eat it, the more you want it!!

  17. omg *drool* i’m at school.

    damn hungry leh me T_T

    sniffles.

    I WANNA EAT AT MARCHE’S!!

    mommy doesnt let me every time we go to the curve to eat T_T. she sure choose some yucky new chinesey restaurant whose food taste like shit.

    and i don tink mom will lemme go to bon odori too T_T
    sigh.
    life aint as fair as u tink T_T

  18. Walan: The key to knowing so much about pasta is… eating a lot of pasta! :D

    Porkie: I don’t like red dragon fruit sold in the market. Ours are the BEST. *smug*

    Asraf Lee: What! I thought truffles are white!

    Dominik: Olive and herbs! Best with rocquette salad at the side. :D

    Kelly: EXACTLY!! The best pasta i’ve ever had was homecooked. Just some lightly fried spaghetti tossed in olive oil, topped with scallops. The best ever.

    Nicole: I have been there many times. Simply love their Calzone. Yummiest! Love their Quattro Formaggi pizza too.

    Errrbad: Yea it tasted…well, chewy. ;)

    Luuee: Urgh, tell me about unattentive and forgetful waiters. x_x

    Whimsical: Serious! They didn’t tell you not to order it? LOL. Check out AAVEN’s comment in my tagboard.

    “being an ex-Italiannies employee, I can honestly tell you that we were actually told by our seniors/mngrs not to sell the Angel Hair Pomodoro cos’ it basically sucks. =)
    6 July 2006, 22:26 “

    Bluey: Aiks. Marche is slightly overpriced ler. I’ve never tried any of the chinese restaurant in The Curve. 0_o Hey don’t be discouraged! I’ve never been to Bon Odori in my life. You’ll have your chance. :)

  19. Hey Cheesie… ;o) the mushroom in ur last picture is a morel… its a part of the mushroom family…;o)

  20. Stephie: Oh i cheese! It’s great to have readers like you! :D

  21. Wahlao!Why I never saw those pastas over in Marche Movenpick one!
    And we spent 1.8k there!What a wastes on lousy pizzas and one too many cheese filled wieners!

    =(

    Time to plan another foodgalore there again. *slurps!*

    Cheers!

  22. Yes, bolognese tasted bland but wait till you have tasted those with fresh basil leaf. droolz…

    I think they use planta margerine on that garlic toast.

    Wah, the last time I went Marche, they show me the “No Camera” sign leh. Tiu.

  23. Tzusiang: 1.8 k!! Do you know that they have this “highest spender” contest? Did you keep all the receipts?
    Oh yea, they come out with new items every now and then. They used to have the best Thai seafood fried rice, and CHEEEEESE FONDUE!!! Now no more d. :(

    Hijackqueen: Aiks! I always take photos there, never kena halao’ed before. 0_o

  24. hehe.. i just want to promote dave’s to everyone.. sharing is caring :p okay, one more, Scalinis serves good pasta as well.. it’s at 19 Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.. same row as Wisma KFC.. it’s more to fine dining.. u need to climb up a long flight of stairs before u could get to the place.. alot of variety of pasta to choose.. it’s a bit pricy though..

    lemme see, kafe ceylon hill isn’t bad.. the pasta is superb as well.. try the prawn, garlic, pepper & olive oil.. *yummy*
    check out their website : http://www.kafeceylonhill.com

    as for Italiannies, i don’t think their pasta is good.. personally :p the angel hair, come on.. think some places are better.. but i think the oglio olio with shrimp is the best!
    mostly, i’d be at dave’s or Seed Cafe for their fried pasta.. not bad as well.. with slices of sausages.. think it’s with olive oil as well..
    darn.. all this is making me hungry and i haven’t had my lunch yet.. :(

  25. cheesie – then I wanna try this dragon fruit you’re so smug about ;) Any other fruits to be smug about? :D

  26. sigh, you have to do this when im 3000miles down south.. rofl.. looks like its gna cost me “whtever u paid” + AUD1000 for me to taste those food… SIGH!

  27. Good heavens! Did you actually finish up all that food in pictures there ?

    I can’t imagine the calories they contain. Even as a guy I couldn’t eat that much!

    Not to mention the dent it will make on my wallet! :-O

  28. boob_omatic says:

    what a spoilt brat kid.

  29. i actually reli like tomaato base and cream base.. ^^ but not many restaurants serve good cream base one cos they always end up blant and like u said.. eat liao two spoon feel soo disgusted.. But some that I’ve eaten is SOOOOOO heavenly.. Lolxx

  30. Nicole: Thanx so much for sharing. Would definitely love to try them some time. :)
    Porkie: Err.. rock melon?
    Kenneth: Hey! I’m sure you have good pasta over there… Why don’t *you* make us drool next time. ;)
    Shadowfox: I didn’t eat them all in one day la.
    boob:A moulded one too. :)
    s0hp0h: Let me know if you spot any good ones! :D

  31. The plural of “kuih” in Malay is “kuih muih”, “saudara” is “saudara mara”, what about pasta?

    Answer: pasta pasti

    “Anda pasti pasta pasti di pasar pagi tadi pasti sedap?”

  32. The last word potongs steam.

    *thinks of another word for sedap*

  33. jumble up sedap, and replace with pedas? =D

  34. hey…

    Alfredo does not contain cheese, it’s a classic white sauce.

    but Cabonara contain almost 30-40% of cheese, and it’s also a white sauce.

    hey, i’ve try pesto pasta…pesto is the blended, combination of basil leaf, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oils….what is the classification of pesto…queen?????

    remember the italian shop i went to reservation at cheras there? their pasta is the best that i’ve tried, somemore 4 italian smart & handsome guys serve and cook for u…LOL

  35. Geez and here I’m avoiding pasta as much as I could…

  36. Is in my dad’s company expenses I guess.What do we win woh?We can go claim the prize if it is a free Rm500 voucher!

    I need that cheese stuffed wiener!So authentic I can eat 5 of them!Anyway. Great to know that some bloggers around have good taste on food!

    Blue cheese,anyone?

  37. caborana is nice, but u r right… after a few bites.. u r done..

  38. Wow! Lo gradisco!.. Italiano food..
    Dat should be a good omen… Italiano will win this world cup…
    Pasta, cheese, and tomato all de way..

    But seafood fettuccine in spicy olio sauce looks simillar like “pan mee kan lao”.. lol

  39. hi hi…=) I love aglio olia pasta as well…best out of the all three types! anyways, if you want, you could try opus…they have some world cup special pasta thingy, one of which is spaghetti aglio olio with mushrooms and prawns, and you can ask them to change it from spaghetti to angel hair, which is what i did…=) and the one at alexis is pretty nice too…can’t remember what it’s called, but it comes with prawns as well…very garlicky though (which is why i like it, actually), just don’t go *muaks* anyone right after eating…=P

  40. dave’s carbonara pasta RAWKS. its THE best for me so far. also if u’re into the oil-based pastas try Ms. Read’s duck pasta. cant rember the exact name, n i know i’m not a big fan of fusion flavours so duck in my pasta sounded suspicious, but it IS seriously good!

  41. whoops just saw that comments above already mentioend those 2! whoopsies *shy

  42. don’t eat veal! it’s just so wrong. veal is extra tender because it’s calf’s meat and the calves are permanently chained since birth so that they do not learn to walk. the whole point it just to let them eat and sit there (so that they do not develop tough muscles) till they get slaughtered at a young age so that you have meat that is super tender.

    it’s yummy, i must admit, but so wrong. so wrong! like foie gras, yummy, but so wrong!

  43. legallybimbo: No worries, it only makes me wanna try those mooooore! Thanx for feedback :)

    Malibu: Cheez now i feel guilty. :( :( But damn! Foie Gras!!!! *drools uncontrollably*

  44. Ah you were sitting at table 9 I see

  45. […]   I blogged about a not-so-good pasta-eating experience at Italiannies two months ago. […]

  46. may i know where is the much raved about DAVE’S? how do i get there? thanks!

  47. Denise: It’s in One Utama Shopping Center, PJ.

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