Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Benvenuto al Cipolla!

Cipolla (means Onion), Ciao and Ciccio are chef and co-owner, Rudy Stecca's trilogy of the "C" restautante. The ambiance is casual but sophisticated, with a sway of sentiment from the classical symphonies. This regional Italian cuisine restaurant is opened in 2006 and located along Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar.

After traveling through the Fri-mid-day jam from the city to Bangsar (Gosh, 5 mosques along the way), I finally made it for the Italian lunch. We ordered two different set lunches i.e. the Linguine Marinara and Pan-fried Sea-bass Fillet accompanied by a glass of cucumber juice (very refreshing on a32c-day). Both servings are very generous, fresh seafood and more importantly very flavourful.
Pan-fried Sea-bass fillet
with capers, olive, herbs and fresh tomato sauce
served with mashed potato
Linguine Marinara
with mixed seafood and fresh tomato sauce
Cucumber Juice

To wrapped up our lunch, we had Tiramisu, Panna Cotta and coffee (my first Lavazza in KL, bravo!). Reference: Cipolla Ristorante Pizzeria

(layers of espresso-soaked sponge fingers topped with mascarpone cream and dusting of cocoa powder)

Panna Cotta
(creamy milk custard with caramel sauce)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Flying Chilies

Hot .. Spicy .. TomYam .. THAI cuisine? It doesn't take us long to link them all up. Flying Chilies is indeed a 'Simply Thailicious' restaurant, located on 3rd floor The Gardens and it is part of the SEA Cuisine comprising Bangkok Jazz/Jam, Amarin, Rain Nudle etc. The ambient is a little different from the typical Thai restaurants (with statues, Thai artwork and close-to-nature finishings), instead it has a sleek and modern outlook. Besides, bowls are stacked up high to remind us that noodles are served here.

We had seafood TomYam (served in a traditional steamboat pot), green curry and vege which are quite authentically Thai!! All are very mouth watering and (thank god, it's) within my 'spicy-o-meter'. Above all, I enjoyed the drinks the most, the very-MINTY Peppermint drink and some Thai tea (I couldn't recall the names, check the pic). Do you know that partaking peppermint can stop us from the dog-like panting after spicy food? [source: Bangkok Dangerous Movie 2008]