Monday, June 20, 2011

Scrumptious

This quiet, quirky restaurant _ discreetly nestled within strolling distance of KLCC _ provides a ready refuge from the chaos of the city.

The menu specializes in creative twists, mostly successful ones. The fried rice seems like a typical Chinese recipe at first glance, but it's packed with shredded salmon & Boston lobster in every bite. Texturally dense and aromatically flavorsome, it could be KL's tastiest fried rice.

Pan-fried river patin fish, accompanied by shimeiji mushrooms, tiaw meow & mashed potatoes with teriyaki sauce. Firm, fleshy fish, with scant hint of muddiness.

Duck-&-pomelo pizza. A thin-crust treat, topped with tender meat & fresh fruit. Alternatively, there's a duck-&-pomelo salad available for carb fearers.

Chocolate lava cake with ice cream. Not the best in town, but passable.

Chilled English trifle. Thick, creamy custard, bursting with plump, sweet berries. Delectable, though a dose of sherry would make it even better,

Scrumptious Blended Drinks. On the left: chocolate, vanilla, caramel & Oreo; on the right: coffee, vanilla, macadamia & cream.

The verdict: as long as we order prudently, Scrumptious lives up to its name.

Scrumptious Restaurant,
5, Jalan Liew Weng Chee,
Off Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161-6116
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30 comments:

  1. this restaurants belongs to my ex colleagues but i have not tried their food. i went there before they even open while still renovating the place.

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  2. june: your ex-colleagues are doing a good job with the food! very enjoyable =) this venue actually used to be an italian restaurant called bacco, which was quite nice too :D

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  3. The blended drinks look really nice!

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  4. Lobster fried rice.. sounds decadent!

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  5. KL's tastiest fried rice? Ooh that sounds rather promising cos I love me my fried rice! :D

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  6. Wah. That is one luxurious nasi goreng... :D
    (Looks very yummy)

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  7. duck pizza? now that's something i haven't really seen.

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  8. michelle: they're not bad, but unfortunately (for us), no alcohol is served here. would be nice to have boozy blended drinks :D
    baby sumo: oh ya, especially since they're really generous with the amount of lobster meat! =)
    lfb: heheh, my memories of my favorite fried rice has always been homemade ones! just tastes better, somehow :D
    j: ya, but gosh, i can't remember how much it costs anymore! not cheap, but not too pricey either =)
    ky: duck should be used more often as an ingredient, huh. duck pizza, duck pasta, duck pie ... all sound good! :D

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  9. But. You. Don't. Cook. At. Home. Wor.

    So how can taste homecooked fried rice wan? Unless a certain zenful character's been cooking fried rice for ya of late? ;)

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  10. lfb: heheh, i mean my memories of family-cooked fried rice. my grandmother was pretty generous with the minced meat and other ingredients that she threw into the rice. it was nice and oily, but too much. and it still tasted yummy when refrigerated and re-fried the next day! :D

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  11. pureglutton: heheh, too bad the restaurant doesn't do delivery! :D

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  12. Did I hear tastiest fried rice? I'm a fried rice junkie! And you've got me salivating with that gorgeous plate!! :)

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  13. iamthewitch: oooh, i didn't realize that everyone seems to be a fan of fried rice! somebody should do a compilation of all the best places to find fried rice in the klang valley :D

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  14. This looks mighty interesting...I am game for duck n pomelo pizza...hopefully u will revisit soon :D

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  15. ulric: heheh, probably not in the near future. the lack of booze here is a real deterrent :D

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  16. Oops...forgot about that tiny detail :P

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  17. ulric: big detail! BIG!!! :D

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  18. Duck pizza at La risatta was nice too.
    California pizza kitchen has duck hoisin pizza - same as Bakita.

    I'm totally with u, there should be more ducky-licious dishes! :)

    Also, the food has visibly improved! When they first started, it wasn't taht great & i didnt even write my review.

    I actually thot they wont last ;p

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  19. Tng: ooh I've tried the CPK duck pizza but not the bakita and la risata ones so far. I bet all of them taste great too :D heheh, ya, this visit was actually in January (!!!!!), but the post got stuck in my backlog for months. I actually called up the restaurant to make sure it was still operating (business seemed very slow ... My friend and I were the only customers that night) =)

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  20. Sometimes the nicest homecooked fried rice are the oiliest ones. Still yummy. :D

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  21. lfb: oil is yummy wat, when combined with carbs. though not so much on its own. i've tried drinking cooking oil by itself, and it's kinda disgusting...

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  22. The deco seems quite nice, and not far from the office, maybe should go try try.
    Drinking cooking oil by itself? Hmm, interesting... :P

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  23. ckiong: yups, it could be a nice place for photography too! and they've also got outdoor seating :D heheh, when i was a kid, i used to want to try to eat and drink everything =)

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  24. Drinking oil? Interesting? Urgles.

    Devil and I rather drink some chilled sparkling water with this hot, hot weather we always have...

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  25. lfb: i'll see your chilled sparkling water and raise you some fizzy champagne (this is called the alcoholic's poker) :D

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  26. lobster fried rice would be a lovely lunch! totally sinful too...

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  27. eiling: heheh, not too sinful, since there's no pork :D

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  28. I got food poisoning for not full cooked fish and chip. ask them to reheat, but it was too late already when the sickness coming.

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  29. reds: yikes, that's awful. sorry to hear it...

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