Thursday, September 1, 2011

Impromptu

It's all in the planning at Impromptu: burgers, pasta & pizzas _ familiar-sounding fare infused with thoughtful twists that make a delicious difference.

Lamb burger, featuring a meaty, sink-your-teeth-into-it patty, perfectly partnered with a pleasurably sweet mango chutney sauce. Beware: the potato crisps on the side are addictive.

Hand-made fettuccine with soft-shell crab. OK, this photo proves that even after 30 months of food blogging, we still tend to take terrible pictures. But what looks unappealing above is pretty tasty in reality, thanks to plenty of silky pasta with curry-laced cream & crunchy crab.

Beef yakiniku "pizza," served on a teriyaki-base tortilla. Close your eyes, bite into this, and it could be mistaken for a well-marinated beef sandwich, not pizza. Would be a brilliant bar snack _ if only Impromptu had a liquor license.

So where did this sake come from? Fortunately, Impromptu is the sister outlet of Nagomi Shabu-Shabu, which is able to offer booze next door.

Nagomi's wine selection is sorely limited, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Impromptu,
Menara Hap Seng, Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur.
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24 comments:

  1. The combination of lamb burger and mango chutney sounds perfect. Is the lamb burger spiced?

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  2. "It's all in the planning at Impromptu"? -> *cue guffaws*

    I actually had a lamb burger yesterday at G3 Bangsar and it was seriously yummy. Now this could be my next lamb burger - it's starting to become an addiction! :D

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  3. Baby sumo: I think the patty would have been lightly seasoned, but I couldn't detect any obvious spices. And oh yeah, it's nice to have something other than mint sauce to match with lamb meat :D
    Kenny: eeeeee, why you snicker at my linguistic stylings? Evil LFB! And the poor wee innocent lambs are now forced to fear you too... Dahsyat...

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  4. the hand made fettucine with crab is calling to me! looks very hearty! an ideal comfort food for the blah weather in melbourne

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  5. Michelle: blah weather in Melbourne? Here's wishing you sunny skies very soon (or at least better weather, for enjoying ice cream and frozen yogurt) :D
    Kenny: eeks, and you say that with such glee! It's clear that Mary had best keep her little lamb away from you :p

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  6. That pic totally pimped the soft shell pasta dish, I don't know what you're talking about! And big ups to Nagomi for that polka dotted sake jar. Uber cute!

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  7. min: awww, many thanks for the kind encouragement and for forgiving the blurriness of that pic! and yeah, the sake jar and cups were cute, almost like something that you'd find at a kindergarten (if kindergarten kids drank sake, that is!) :D

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  8. Lamb actually goes very well with Indian spices... we made a spiced lamb burger before and it was super yummy. Someone shd put it on their restaurant menu. :P

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  9. baby sumo: hey, that sounds like a good idea! since chutney is also an indian/south asian ingredient, adding some indian spices to the lamb patty could give it a great zing! let's hope someone from impromptu reads your comment :D

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  10. Finally a lamb burger without pesto...looks like d mango chutney is a good combo :)

    A pizza tat tastes like a sandwich...this I gotta try :D

    A lot of office workers have not-so-good reviews on this place...is it good?

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  11. Mary was the one who made them lamb burgers in the first place lah. ;)

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  12. Not far from our office, want to give that hand-made fettuccine with soft-shell crab a try! :)

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  13. Ulric: yeah, I think lamb burgers need interesting sauces (unlike beef & pork burgers, which just need cheese & a fried egg, heheh). Maybe a lamb burger with wasabi sauce would be nice :D I think this place is decent. I only managed to try these three items, and none of them was mind-blowing, but all were worthwhile =)
    Kenny: what a slanderous suggestion! Shepherds guard their flock, not slay them for food! :p
    Ckiong: yeah, quite a few different pastas to try here, with some Asian fusion flavors, like tandoori chicken pasta too :D

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  14. I thought their lamb burger was fabulous! So juicy and yummy... :) And I loved their soft shell crab curry pasta too.. so creative don't you think! :)

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  15. Iamthewitch: heheh, yeah, they definitely deserve praise for coming up with interesting recipes and using good-quality ingredients! :D

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  16. Ahh nice! Will be there soon fr a review. Love freshly made pasta & u knw me, BURGERS!

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  17. Rebecca: oh yeah, and the lamb burger costs below RM20, even after service charge. There's also a crab cake burger here that sounds interesting :D

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  18. Photo of the Hand-made fettuccine with soft-shell crab, looks rather impromptu:P

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  19. Ciki: heheh, I think I'll blame my hand model! He must have held the fork in a rather unsteady manner while lifting the fettuccine. Or blame it on the booze! :D

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  20. they need to have a better wine list or else they should just encourage BYO. Not sure how much is the corkage though.

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  21. eiling: actually, we have to eat and drink at their sister restaurant next door, because they have a halal license here, which doesn't allow them to serve alcohol at the table =)

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  22. Lamb burger and beef yakiniku pizza. Already sounds like a winner.

    Oh wait, they're famous for their handmade pastas too?!

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  23. J2kfm: oh yeah, the pasta is tasty, though I gotta admit it seems kinda impossible to tell whether it really is handmade or freshly made daily, heheh. But I believe them :D

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