Saturday, November 26, 2011

PH Pastry House

Back to PH PastryHouse. Earlier entries: Nov. 14 & Nov. 16.

Embarking on an egg-sploration of PH Pastry's breakfast menu, with a pair of sunny-side-up ones, perfectly prepared. Alas, we can't praise the hash browns, which were bland & doughy. Loved the toasted brioche with caramelized onions though.

Our favorite: the fluffiest, most flavorful scrambled eggs ever, with bacon, cheddar cheese & chives over buttered ciabatta. Heavenly.

Poached eggs with sauteed mushrooms & spinach. Healthy, really! And delicious too, since the spinach was wonderfully executed _ tender but not mushy.

Turkey ham omelet topped with parmagiano cheese. Brekkie is served till 6pm. Yay!

We've changed our mode; next up, healthy salads, like this pineapple salsa with cucumber, tomatoes, coriander, green chili & lime cream.

Marinated mushrooms with frisee, vinaigrette & eggplant. Earthy but unexceptional.

Starchy salad: potatoes with smoked salmon, sour cream, chives, dill mayo & onions.

Lamb shank shepherd's pie. Nicely presented comfort food for both carnivores & carb-lovers, with plenty of creamy mash. The meat was juicy, but it could have been less gamy.

PH PastryHouse,
54, Jalan Utara, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2141-2208
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24 comments:

  1. I think if I stepped in here without knowing who owns it, might have mistakenly guessed Big Group due to the similar furniture. Btw, did u enjoy yr meal last night at one of the Big Group's newest establishment? ;P

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  2. Oh yes, the scrambled eggs were very nice, weren't they?

    And after reading Baby Sumo's comment - this means Est is open? (Or is that Estate? I've lost track of all them BIG Group restaurants...)

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  3. Baby sumo: hey, you're right (in both sentences!). PH Pastry has a BIG feel, heheh. and yep, the food at BIG's Estate was mostly enjoyable. wild mushroom pizzas, wagyu burgers, beer-roasted chicken. prices might seem a little steep though ... the burger costs over RM80. and even one serving of french fries costs RM15.90++ (partly cos it's drizzled with truffle oil). but i haven't managed to sit down and write the entry for Estate yet though :D

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  4. Kenny: i wonder if quality control at PH Pastry might be a problem though. a friend of mine who went several days later said they ran out of bacon for the scrambled eggs, and he wasn't as impressed with the eggs as we were. oh wells. and yups, the Estate gastro-pub at Intermark opened last night, but EST will only open next month! nice hangout, especially for beer drinkers, since the list of beer is 20 times as long as the list of wine. but because of some ventilation problems, you might come out smelling like you just visited a korean barbecue outlet =)

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  5. Oh, ehmmm... Kenny went to this place too. It has to be a famous place to eat

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  6. Rad: oh, not yet famous, but maybe someday, since it's only been open for about a month. the ambiance is nicer than the food though, heh (and yeah, it's a good place to bump into friends and acquaintances) =)

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  7. this reminds me of melbourne but the poach eggs are too wet.... not gooey.. hehe

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  8. Michelle: yeah, i definitely agree with you about the poached egg. wish the yolk had more of the gooey consistency that you described, instead of the runny texture of a soft-boiled egg =)

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  9. There's also a new small restaurant very near where I live. It's a Japanese one. Yay for new restaurants! :p

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  10. Rad: and yay also for staying within walking distance of good restaurants! i live in a mainly chinese-residents neighborhood, so it's mostly dim sum shops and beer-serving pubs near my home. they're OK, but i prefer western food, so i usually have to drive out of my area to eat =)

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  11. wah looks like this pastry house is serving some serious pastries and dishes as well. Looks very promising.

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  12. Eiling: yeah, it's a good place for fans of egg dishes for breakfast!

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  13. The breakfast menu looks good. Is it as packed as the other pastry house nearby? Hehe.

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  14. Chong: heheh, nope, it's less crowded, for sure, and more comfy. I'd pick this as the better alternative =)

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  15. I have tried their pasta and potatoes salad only, want to try the egg dishe, see how's my luck! LOL

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  16. CK: heheh, but remember, your pasta dish also had egg in it! The pasta puttanesca with the poached egg :D

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  17. breakfast till 6pm? awesome. love it when we get to have breakfast menu at none breakfast hours:D

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  18. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, I'd love it even more if they served breakfast until 9pm! Always nice to enjoy eggs at any hour of the day :D

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  19. Yea, they seem to be running out of supplies often dont they?
    I havent tried any actual food here.. though a re-visit is unlikely..maybe if my friends wan to go I will...

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  20. TNG: I think their main manager was away on holiday for a week recently, so maybe that might have affected quality control. But I'll definitely be returning, once their foie gras macarons become available next month :D

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  21. Oh, they serve breakfast too other then the bread, I should headed there last Sat :(

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  22. Choi Yen: oh yeah, lots of different dishes for brekkie, lunch & dinner! :D

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  23. big scrambled egg lover and your comment on their almost perfect scrambled egg had me checking out the place.. i think they made some changes to the menu 'cos my scrambled egg did not come with ciabatta anymore :(
    anyway.. love the ambience but scrambled egg was not up to par.. quite dry i prefer mine mushy n gooey n runny.. and plain.. the cheddar was too strong and i can't taste my egg.. sigh.. it's so difficult to be a cafe owner with so many different tastebuds and preferences to cater.. haha
    thanks for the recommendation n look forward to check out more breakfast places from you!
    have a good holiday break ^*^

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  24. Whoisnell: yikes, really sorry to hear the scrambled eggs weren't good. i've been hearing recently that the food quality here can be erratic. i do hope they'll try to be consistently good once they're settled in. thanks for reading! :D

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