Casa Del Cocco: Round Two. Earlier entry: March 4.
There's something about the porky pastas here that make them more wholesome than versions elsewhere. This bolognese spaghetti is soaked in a stew of mincemeat, chicken liver & tomatoes that tastes homemade, rippling with leaves & veggies.
Who knew that carbonara could be almost guilt-free? Sprinkled with pancetta, bathed in a light egg sauce & doused in a dusty mix of Parmigiano-Reggiano & pecorino cheese, this is for everyone who's ever complained that carbonara is cloyingly creamy.
Pork chop with gorgonzola & white wine sauce. Well worth the RM18 we paid for it.
Casa Del Cocco's most divine dessert is pear baked with red wine. Usually our least favorite fruit, but this preparation makes it as honeyed as the most moist mangoes, plump with ripe juiciness.
Alcoholic tiramisu. The Kahlua content seems minimal, but it's still delicious & fresh-tasting enough that it shouldn't be shared.
Wood-fired baked coffee-chocolate mousse, thick & intriguingly deep-flavored.
Casa Del Cocco,
18, Jalan 5/109F, Taman Danau Desa, Kuala Lumpur.