Thursday, June 11, 2009

Buonasera @ SS2 Petaling Jaya

Are there better Italian restaurants than this in the Klang Valley? Definitely.
But are there better ones in SS2? Definitely not. (Don't say Bella Italia)
Enzo Dente, the chef from Naples, chose a curious location for his outlet, but it has survived several years now, which is quite an accomplishment these days.

The two of us were so hungry, we ordered nearly everything that sounded promising. Kicked off with the prosciutto with rock melon. Not top-notch, but a fairly generous serving.

Australian black mussels with extra virgin olive oil, wine and parsley. Skip this; the mussels lacked flesh and the spaghetti was rather overcooked.

Sakura roast pork with rosemary potatoes and mushroom jus. Tasted more Chinese than Italian, but not a bad choice if you're feeling carnivorous.

Spaghetti bresaola with pomodori sauce. Ermm, despite what the menu claimed, I'm not sure this is bresaolo. Again, the spaghetti was soggy, and the sauce was unmemorable.

Orecchiette pasta with roasted eggplant, sundried tomatoes, wild rocket and ricotta cheese. The most successful pasta dish. A flavourful combo of well-prepared ingredients.

Penne with gorgonzola cheese and roast pork. Better than the halal versions that use turkey ham. but the sauce tasted like an ordinary carbonara.

We often skip dessert, but we still had stomach space left here (a miracle!)
The mixed cherry sorbet with zabaglione was OK but not rave-worthy.

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and ice cream. If you like your desserts very sweet, then this is heavenly. I liked it. Major sugar rush!

Chocolate Pot with vanilla gelato. Pretty good. The subtly aromatic chocolate had a thick, creamy texture, making it far more substantial than mousse.

Benchmark Grant Burge Shiraz 2007 (South Australia).

Because sometimes a bottle of wine just ain't enough when you've got the blues ... two personal bottles of Carmen Merlot 2007 (Chile).

Buonasera,
SS2/66, Petaling Jaya.
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9 comments:

  1. penne looks excellent.. pizza sounds like a must:D

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  2. gosh ... now i must find the right time to return there for pizza!

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  3. hmm seems depressing than exciting to me somehow when u go thru the dishes...

    must b the lack of good italian restaurants in ss2 then?

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  4. yeah ... i guess if u're in the area and u wanna have pasta, then this is decent ... though i guess u could also go to santini at jaya one instead.

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  5. Am stumped! Do you mean to say two of you finished all that? Orecchiette sounds like rustic heaven!

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  6. Wow, are you sure 2 persons can eat that much? Haha, kinda shocked! The food sounds rather so-so is it? I find the presentation rather average.

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  7. 550ml: when u eventually have a meal with me, u'll realize that i have an abnormal stomach capacity! :D
    sugar bean: we skipped brekkie and lunch before that! yeah, the food is OK only ... not terrible, but not wonderful...

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  8. Hi sean, just moved in to pj area. And love to explore more especially good good in PJ. :) found this restaurant in your blog although review is rather least expectation but still would like to give a try but found out that the restaurant has been closed down and no longer in that location. FYI. love your blog and thanks for sharing

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  9. Hi sean, just moved in to pj area. And love to explore more especially good good in PJ. :) found this restaurant in your blog although review is rather least expectation but still would like to give a try but found out that the restaurant has been closed down and no longer in that location. FYI. love your blog and thanks for sharing

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