Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lunch at BBQ Chicken, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya

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A friend wanted to have lunch before we watched Watchmen; so we walked around for a bit in 1Utama. Another friend suggested that we try BBQ Chicken. I went 'umm, okay, bbq chicken, but where?'; he told me that it was actually a restaurant name which actually do serve chicken in various styles. BBQ Chicken is located at the Lower Ground floor of 1Utama(opposite Cold Storage).

BBQ Chicken uses only olive oil to cook their chicken. While olive oil is really healthy, I'm not sure if its good for frying(as you know, olive oil has low burning point), but it's definitely good for everything else. Also, the BBQ in BBQ Chicken does not stand for Barbeque, but rather 'Best of the Best Quality'. So, anyway, we sat at a corner of the restaurant, and this was what we had.
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mushroom soup
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grilled chicken
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fried chicken - normal/spicy
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desert

Mushroom soup arrived first. It smelled strange and was very thick. My friends who ordered this didn't really enjoy it, they commented that it was too starchy. Next the grilled chicken(which I ordered) came. I liked this dish, it's actually pretty juicy and tender, perhaps cooked to perfection. As for the fried chicken, it was average (a friend commented mcd fried chicken may be better). Desert was pretty random, ice cream + chocolate + fruity cereal flakes. But it was alright I suppose. Overall, it's not very outstanding and the price being a little high (around Kenny Roger's price range), so it's quite a hit or miss affair, but if you do like grilled chicken, this would be a place to try.

BBQ Chicken (www) - Halal
LG 323-323A, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
Bandar Utama,
47800, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03-7727 0619

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Technical difficulties...

No, nothing happened to me; neither did I stop blogging. PC sorta broke down(my data!), sorting things out. I should be back and running in another week or so. Plenty of updates to come, so please drop by.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Lunch at Pasta de Gohan, Sunway Pyramid

Pasta de Gohan, located just opposite Jusco supermarket in the new wing of Sunway Pyramid. It's a relatively small shop tucked near a corner, but has a giant gallery of pasta on display outside the shop. Pasta de Gohan is also originally known as Pasta de Waraku in Singapore. I went with a few friends for lunch as we didn't have class on that afternoon.

Since it was during the lunch hour, Pasta de Gohan offered some lunch sets ranging from RM16.90 to RM19.90. You get to have a choice of pasta and gratin/side dish. This is quite a good deal as their regular pasta prices start from rm23-ish. Most of the pasta served here is wafu-styled.

The standard wafu dressing consists of a mixture of Japanese soy sauce, rice vinegar and vegetable oil. There are many variations flavoured with additional ingredients such as aonori, grated ginger, umeboshi puree, wasabi or citrus fruits such as yuzu. Those flavoured with sesame oil are often called chuka(fu) dressing in Japan(www).
In a way, it's a little different than what I usually have. Anyway, on to the peektures!

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Random shots~

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From left: Lime Juice, Oreo Banana Milk, Choco-Shake, ice water x 2
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Wafu Chicken and Mushroom pasta
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Wafu Tuna Gratin

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Cream Squid and Code Roe pasta
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Spicy Cod Roe and Potato gratin
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Carbonara Waraku Style
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Sausage Carbonara fettucini
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Salmon and Mushroom pizza

Pasta was definitely good here (probably because it's my first time having Wafu style). The gratin was cheesy, and I really mean cheesy. You could really stretch the cheese; and if it wasn't enough, you could also add on more parmesan cheese on the table if you like. The same couldn't be said for the pizza however. It somehow tastes a little strange, fresh mushrooms, salmon slices and the cheese didn't quite go well for some reason. It was rather expensive as well, considering the size(12inch dia. at best). Overall, it's a good place to dine in, and should satisfy any pasta cravings.

Pasta de Gohan
No LG2.126A(opposite Jusco supermarket),
Sunway Pyramid
Tel: 03-56218166
Fax: 03-56210166