Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Morelli's @ Bangsar

Hidden in a Bangsar condo, Morelli's serves surprisingly porky Italian recipes.

The scarcity of customers here on a weeknight seems ominous, but Morelli's rustic pork sausages with couscous & spinach cooked in tomato gravy (RM22.50) deserve to be a crowd-puller, rivaling many higher-priced options in Bangsar.

Morelli's specialty pizza is heaving with hog produce _ salami, bacon, sausages & ham, partnered with olives, onions & capsicum (RM34.50). Savory but not over-salted, juicy without the slightest sogginess, it's far from a refined, truffle-oil-laced pizza, but it's still highly admirable.

Wild boar curry grilled sandwiches (RM9.50). More Indian than Italian, but why nitpick over something well-prepared? Unexpectedly fiery, it packs a wake-me-up wallop for the taste buds.

Only beer is sold _ Hoegaarden, Foster's & the like. Corkage charge for wine? RM30.

Caveats? The setting can look a little dark & depressing, with so few customers.

High ceilings mean ventilation is sufficient, though there's no air-conditioning.

And finally: with only one waitress & possibly one cook in the kitchen, patience is a virtue here. Note that Morelli's accepts only cash.

Morelli's,
Bayu Angkasa Condominium, Jalan Medang Kapas, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2284-0700
Opens starting noon, last orders at 10:30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
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29 comments:

  1. I think I will get swine-flu just looking at ur blog this year :P

    Btw the pizza looks good! =)

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    1. Ulric: heheh, it's definitely looking like the year of the pig :D

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  2. WOW

    Bayu angkasa! Sure brings back memories of the years I was a real estate agent. tht place so run down.
    must be a retired residence who's doing this to pass time...

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    1. TNG: oooh, i wouldn't mind living here actually. i think it's still nicer than my place, heheh :D

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  3. Love that the pizza is overloaded with so much meat! But I think that a thicker base would suit the pizza better!

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    1. Vien: you might be right! though as a personal preference, i'd always pick the thinnest crust possible, since i'm not a fan of pizza dough :D

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  4. the pork sausages is just so huge! 0_0

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    1. Michelle: ideal for sharing! :D

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  5. I like how there's more filling vs pizza base. Looks like a meat lover's paradise. :)

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    1. Bangsar-babe: meat-lover's paradise is right! there are pork ribs on the menu that i wouldn't mind trying sometime :D

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  6. Hey weren't you supposed to move to something beefier this week vs. porkier? Ah, my friend, admit it - pork's your favourite meat. (Uhm, edible meat, that is.)

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    1. Kenny: where's the beef? i'm milking the suspense before unveiling it. don't have a cow, man! you won't need to wait till the cows come home, for sure. and that's no bulls**t :D

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    2. ROFL. You no jawab the soalan. What's your favourite (edible) meat? :P

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    3. Kenny: i'm feeling frivolous today, so i'll say kangaroo! but i actually do like kangaroo meat. the preparations i tried were smoother & a bit more tender than beef :D

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  7. The sausages look nicely prepared.

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    1. Baby Sumo: surprisingly better than expected! :D

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  8. how did you stumble into this pace? i marvel at your food gps:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: the smell of the pork led me here? heheh. but actually, i've been looking to check out more of the cafes in condominiums, especially in bangsar, so i've been scouting around =)

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    2. there are many nice hidden secrets in bgsr... not so known yet. once made popular, the prices will surely go up up up! :)

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  9. couscous and spinach - I like the sounds of that. I'm not known for patience though - might have to wait until they get things a bit more established before I give it a go.

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    1. The Yum List: true! though i like it that couscous is finally making its presence felt in bangsar too, heh :D

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  10. I just had some porky Italian food, so full now... :P

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    1. CK: casa del cocco! heheh :D

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  11. okie, I'm reading between the lines :p

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    1. Babe_KL: heheh, that's a wise way to read :D

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  12. Oooh, nice discovery. Gonna jot it down now. Wlll most definitely make a visit there when I can finally find some time.

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    1. Qwazymonkey: i'm trying to explore the condominium cafes in KL! there are so many in bangsar & mont kiara that look quite promising :D

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  13. wah and you managed to find this place hidden in a condo?!! The seats in this place just doesn't seem right. It's like mismatched chairs and couches.

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    1. Eiling: it's in the condo's clubhouse. so actually can just park outside the guardhouse and walk in, heh =) ya, the furnishing is, ermmm, a bit, ahem, low-budgetish or recycled, i think...

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