Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Poco Zakka

After more than a year of cultivating a faithful following in Bangsar, Poco has opened its second branch, catering to a potentially larger crowd at Sunway Giza.

The menu here is more expansive (but NOT more expensive), featuring everything from sashimi to soba. The Poco Maki house specialty is not a bad sushi roll, with lots of teriyaki eel, tempura prawn & mango, though not extraordinary either.

Desserts are intriguing, but not entirely successful. The Italian-influenced white chocolate semifreddo with balsamic-laced strawberry is an acquired taste, with the sugary milkiness of the ice cream cake clashing with the tart, acidic fruit.

Mascarpone cheese with rum-soaked raisins, pistachios & dark chocolate. Sweetly flavorsome, with some nice texture from the fruit & nuts, but the cheese could be less frosty and powdery.

The safest bets: green tea & black sesame ice cream.

Kumquat & grape wheat black teas, both with aloe vera & flower seeds.

Earlier entry on Poco Homemade @ Bangsar: August 12, 2010.


Poco Zakka & Kitchen,
Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara.
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22 comments:

  1. yummy~~ XD

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  2. mr lonely: glad you think so :D

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  3. Not a typical Japanese restaurant. I wish I have a bigger appetite like you. Still no good eating Jap, always the same Pregnant Fish and California Roll on my plate...The table arrangement like a class room. Could be the wooden chair :)

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  4. river: a big appetite is actually bad, because i need a LOT of food to satisfy me :D but ya, i think we should all be more adventurous with japanese food, since there are so many different ingredients to try and taste =) this restaurant attracts a lot of teenage and young adult customers. maybe it feels familiar and comfortable for them, like being in school :D

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  5. Err.. weird desserts? Hmm.. worth a try for novelty? LOL

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  6. tng: heheh, i think the problem was that the desserts were refrigerated or frozen too much. they lacked the soft creaminess that i prefer =)

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  7. Just a snack before heading elsewhere? :P

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  8. well, the sushi looks interesting though. :)

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  9. Certainly looks more spacious than the original. I kinda like how cosy the original was though. :)

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  10. what do u mean by The menu here is more expansive (but NOT more expensive) ?! too bad about the desserts. maybe can try the sushi..

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  11. My God, just when you thought they couldn't get any cuter and they go out and proof me wrong! LOL

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  12. We like the cosy feel of Poco Homemade, so I think we should visit Poko Zakka as well! :D

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  13. Ooh. The rose shaped cake look so
    pretty!

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  14. baby sumo: heheh, it was an in-between snack. we had dinner before that and supper after that :D
    michelle: yeah, i like the presentation. and they were reasonably generous with the ingredients =)

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  15. kenny: yeah, this one has less of an intimate feel (especially since it faces a whole row of noisy pubs, bars and clubs!) :D
    ciki: heheh, oh, in other words, the menu here is more comprehensive but not as cheap compared to the original branch in bangsar! =)

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  16. qwazymonkey: true, all the knicknacks amid the furniture are really cute! i wish i could have shot some close-up photos :D
    ckiong: ya, and there's much more food choices here too! it's almost like a full japanese restaurant =)
    j: yeah, i'd probably give them at least a B+ for food presentation! :D

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  17. Ahh another Japanese restaurant! I can tell that your favourite is Japanese :P I'm definitely attracted to the maki with mango! Looks good!

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  18. iamthewitch: heheh, yeah, italian and japanese are my two favorite cuisines. gimme sushi on mondays and pasta on tuesdays, sushi on wednesdays and pasta on thursdays :D

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  19. the deco of this place reminds me of a school classroom. i had a feeling the chairs are very low too.

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  20. eiling: heheh, strangely though, they were quite comfortable! :D

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