Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Pasta Zanmai @ 1Utama

After severe begging from my sister on Sunday, I agreed to meet up with her for lunch on Tuesday at Pasta Zanmai. She was so crazy about going there because she has got a cut-out from The Star to have her pasta at 50% off the normal price. Since I've just received my quite-satisfying-bonus, I've decided to give her a treat. Pasta Zanmai is a branch out of it's Sushi Zanmai outlet. This outlet under the same management serves only Japanese-style pasta and you won't find your sushi or bento set here. However, they do have side dishes and also some tepanyaki set.

The Outlet

The entrance to the outlet is so small that you probably miss it. It's at the same row with Carl's Jr, Canton I and Genki Sushi, along the walkway to Jusco. They have a small section in front of the seating area selling Japanese food stuffs and ingredients just like the Sushi Zanmai outlet in Sunway Pyramid.

Green Tea - RM3/pot

Short-neck Clam Miso Soup - RM6

Soft Shell Crab Pasta topped with Sesame Sauce - RM22

Blanched Beef Pasta topped with Sesame Sauce - RM25

Sesame Seeds for Topping

The Clam Miso soup actually comes in quite generous portion which I shared with my sister. The soft shell crab pasta was good. The crab and fish roe was a nice pairing to the pasta, which I find it interesting, different from the normal carbonara, bolognese or aglio olio pasta. However, the cream sauce was a bit too thick. The beef pasta was great too with the tender beef slices that you don't have to chew it like a chewing gum before swallowing it down. The sesame seeds are given for us to add to our pasta. The best part is that we can grind the seeds on our own. IMHO, the pasta portions are enough although the big bowl might make the pasta servings look miserably small. Trust me, for an average eater like me, it's more than enough.

It's a very fresh concept. I liked it very much. The ambiance is cosy and warm. The menu is extensive from pasta to desserts and the beverages all looked so yummy. I would definitely come back again but then again the price is not that cheap enough to be coming back once a week!

Nice VS Not so nice

[Disclaimer: This is strictly my honest opinion and tastes vary with tastebuds. Please do not even waste your time trying to sue me because just like my sister, we ain't rich! Thnx]

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