Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tatto @ Hampshire Place

Tatto moved this month, leaving the bungalow on Damai Road where it was born in 2009 and relocating to the Hampshire Place office-residence complex.

Fortunately, this Hampshire venue is no less lovely than Tatto's old home; the restaurant still soars on wings of intimate elegance, piloted by the same stellar service team of the past three turbulent years.

Italian flights of foodie fancy take off with a menu that spans everything from brodetto to burrata, pizza bianca to penne carbonara and panna cotta della casa.

Stopping for a simple supper snack, we had our appetites roused anew by the tangy savoriness of these bouncy baby octopuses (RM28) coated thickly with tomato sauce.

Beef cecina rolls (RM34), curled up with buffalo mozzarella and eggplant on a bed of rocket. Potently pungent, not for the faint of tongue.

Pumpkin mousse ravioli, scented with sage and soaked in the most buttery sauce imaginable. What makes this wonderful: the Garden-of-Eden pumpkin sweetness that defies description.

Capellini aglio olio with tiger prawns and asparagus (RM36). Heavy on the salt and slickness, but rich-tasting enough to remind us why pasta's so pleasurable.

Entry on Tatto @ Jalan Damai: March 23, 2009.



Tatto Italian Restaurant,
Hampshire Place, Jalan Mayang Sari, Off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2166-5212
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32 comments:

  1. A simple supper snack? U got to be kidding! :P

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    1. Ulric: heh, dinner comprised double these dishes =)

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    2. You are quite extraordinary :P

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    3. YouHadYourLunch: i'll take that as a compliment, hee :D

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    4. Ulric: heheh, good crazy, not bad crazy :D

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    5. Hahaha...crazy good man! :D

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  2. Supper snack? That's dinner!

    The pasta looks good. Its certainly a reminder of why pastas are so yummy:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: heh, but it was past 10pm while we were eating this :D oh yeah, I guess sometimes we tend to take pasta for granted, since it's so readily available. But when it's really, really good ... Mamma Mia, here I go again! :D

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  3. HAHA i love your supper! mine's usually just popcorn & milo!
    ohhhh gosh... Aglio Oglio is my have pasta of all!!!! Sun Moulin cafe in KLCC used to serve the best and I'd order 3 plates at once!!!!! and ever since it closed, I've never found one that is as good! :( hehe even the waitress there knew me and she'd be "oh you want two or three plates today?" :P

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    1. Vien: popcorn and milo! i'm intrigued! i've never had that combo before :D ooh, i must admit i'm usually not an aglio olio fan, cos it's usually too oily for my liking. but i've never tried sun moulin's version before (and now i'll never be able to!). three plates ... wow! :D

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  4. Your snack is heavier than my lunch and dinner!!!
    I think if I have that as supper, I will not be able to fit in all my pants anymore. :P

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    1. CK: heheh, but it's OK, since you're still thinner than me! i think my pants waistline is now three inches wider than yours, heh :D

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    2. But still smaller than mine, sighs. :P

      Anyway, baby octopi! Yum yums!

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    3. Kenny: no lah, i'm hearing that your gym efforts are paying off big-time! :D heheh, i love baby octopuses, but i hate the word 'octopi,' so i try not to use it =)

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  5. That's snack for you?? LOL...I think you eat more than I do. :P

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: i think we both eat too much! but only one of us is overweight, and it's not you, heheh :D

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  6. The octopus looks so yummy! Is that Italian though?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: i think it is, though i'm pretty positive that other countries like spain have their own very similar versions. octopus slow-cooked with white wine, tomato sauce, basil, yummmsss! :D

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  7. Pumpkin mousse ravioli!! i can almost smell it.. yum yum!

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    1. Ciki: heheh, don't just smell it, head here to tatto and eat it too! :D

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  8. Thank youuuu Sean! I can hear Tatto calling my name during my lunch hours already.. =D That prawn does look big enough to justify the price tag at least..hehe

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    1. Drops of Contentment: i'm guessing that they'll introduce some value-for-cash set lunches in the near future. maybe i'll try heading here for a leisurely friday lunch sometime, heh :D ooh, and yeah, there's actually ANOTHER prawn (or maybe even two) hiding behind the pasta on that plate =)

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  9. I usually order baby octopuses at Japanese restaurant. I have never tried tomato sauce baby octopuses before. Would love to give it a try.

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    1. Smitten By Food: oh yeah, i try to order octopuses whenever possible, though sometimes i'm cautious if i suspect that the octopus will turn out too rubbery. the one here at tatto is pretty good =)

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  10. Capellini aglio olio with tiger prawns and asparagus looks great, I forgot where I had this before.. your picture reminds me of the taste... mmmmm~

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    1. Eunice: oh yeah, it's quite a classic aglio olio recipe, quite popular. and ya, i quite enjoy it too. simple but nice :D

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  11. That Capellini aglio olio with tiger prawns and asparagus looks really good. The prawn looked huge and juicy. yummy...

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, a jumbo prawn, sweet and succulent! excellent with the capellini :D

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