Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lunch at Pasta Zanmai, 1 Utama, Petaling Jaya

Having heard from Akiko that Pasta Zanmai was pretty good, I decided to try it for myself. I met up with a friend and we headed there for lunch. Pasta Zanmai is tucked behind their retail store, Shojikiya(they also have one upstairs which sits beside Sushi Zanmai) which is located at the Ground Floor of 1Utama(beside Carl's Jr). It's quite a small place actually, but it was pretty comfortable.

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Green Tea
Having seated down, we proceeded ordering. There's quite a large selection of pasta as well as some rice dishes. I ordered Kinoko Tori no Cream Sauce(grilled chicken in cream sauce pasta) and my friend had Smoked Salmon Wafu. For every dish it comes in two choices; one is ala-carte and one is set. Set is additional RM3 more, and you get a salad + miso soup to go with your main dish.
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Smoked Salmon Wafu Pasta(RM23.00)
It's a little strange eating here, as one would normally use a fork to eat pasta. But being asian, they serve chopsticks instead. I had green tea and they come served in a mini pot for 1 person( so that they dont have to refill my tea, lol)

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Kinoko Tori no Cream Sauce (RM19+3)
Overall, Pasta Zanmai is pretty good. Both our dishes were great and we had no qualms to it. Also, Pasta Zanmai will be opening another branch soon at Sunway Pyramid on the 1st of June 2009. So know those living around Subang/Sunway/USJ don't have to go too far off :D

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Lunch at Agefuku, Taipan USJ10

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Agefuku, located in the very busy area of Taipan USJ10. It's facing just opposite of Ampang Yong Tau Foo. Agefuku has been around for some time; but I didn't know they offered fine dining as well. I always thought they had only served fast food, and I was not too keen on that. As one may say, looks can be deceiving, or dont judge the book by its cover.

Anyway, I found out this place on their web(www) one day, so I decided to have a taste. I went on a saturday afternoon and they were actually preparing the place for buffet dinner. They serve buffer for dinner on Saturday and buffet lunch on Sunday( although supposedly they serve buffet dinner on Friday night, I saw that they canceled it out on their banner at their restaurant; perhaps they didn't update the website).

I went with my mom and we ordered 2 dishes. My mom had tempura udon while I had beef hot pot.

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My hotpot was great, although the soup stock may seem to be a bit too sweet(which apparently is normal). Serving size was pretty much proportional to the price. Good amounts of tofu,cabbages and mushrooms were thrown in together with the beef. My mom loved the udon for it seems that it is really smooth and springy. The tempura was up to par as well. Pricing wise; it is on the same level of Zen/Rakuzen. Only downside was the service, many of the waitress were missing( perhaps they are preparing for the dinner buffet, and no was except us were at the restaurant).

Agefuku Japanese Restaurant(www)
59, Jalan USJ 10/1,
Taipan Triangle,
47620 UEP Subang Jaya,
Selangor, MALAYSIA.
Tel : (603) 5636 4330
Fax : (603) 5636 4331


EDIT(26/2/2010) : Agefuku Restaurant is closed forever ;_;