Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ozeki Italian Cuisine @ Cosway

Ozeki Italian Cuisine: Round Three. Earlier entries: July 11 and August 1.

It's always fun to open the bread basket that kicks off each meal at Ozeki Italian, uncertain what lies within. This time: fresh tomato bread and soft, warm charcoal buns.

Nope, these isn't salmon-wrapped sushi. It's Parma ham blanketing each rice ball, mixed with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, olive oil and coarse black pepper. Fun fusion!

Pork head meat terrine with vegetable pickles illustrates the adventurous nature of this eatery.

Risotto, resolutely like no other in KL, served on a sizzling pan with steamed Japanese oysters (so succulent), Parmigiano cheese and assorted mushrooms.

Ozeki has a little lamb, its fleece is white as snow _ but wait, that's not fleece!

The lamb rack here is presented with a flourish _ cooked in sakura leaf-flavored pizza dough and served with caponata and pommery mustard dipping sauce.

Fatty, perhaps too much so. Though not as gamy as many might fear.

Ozeki's playful creativity extends to desserts like the green tea tiramisu ...

... as well as the ginger ice cream with fruits, green beans and maple syrup.

Sure, there's shochu. And sake and wine, though cocktails have vanished from the menu.


Ozeki Italian Cuisine,
Wisma Cosway, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2148-9390
Open daily for lunch and dinner.

26 comments:

  1. Wow...damn d fat...musttttt haveeeee the lamb rack! =)

    Wondered wat was the green baskets for...now I know...hahaha :)

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    1. Ulric: i'm still only ranking lamb as my fifth or sixth favorite meat =) heh, nice little baskets too. got a traditional feel :D

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    2. The risotto looks good too and like to have a taste of that ginger ice-creamo...hehe =)

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    3. Ulric: yeah, it's a very creamy risotto, though the best part of it would be the scallops, i think =) ginger is an interesting flavor for the ice cream, though i think it could still be a little bit creamier to my preference =)

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    4. I had a red bean ice-cream of part of their set lunch...not creamy but I kinda like d texture though =)

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  2. Lots of interesting fusion dishes here!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, this is the only place in kl where we can find sushi rice wrapped with parma ham, i think =)

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  3. I still haven't been this place yet, although I pass by Wisma Cosway quite often . :P

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    1. CK: it's worth stopping here someday, parking inside wisma cosway and eating at ozeki italian for lunch or dinner :D

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    2. Their lunch sets are pretty good value...had grilled sanma and duck breast as part of their lunch sets =)

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    3. Ulric: maybe i'll try to make it here for a friday lunch someday, though that would also be the afternoon when the restaurant might be a bit more crowded than usual =)

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    4. You let me know when...I pop in n book a table...cose it's less than a min walk from my ofis...haha =)

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  4. wow.. fun and funky Italian! Definitely not too common - both refering to the people and the cuisine :P

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    1. TNG: heheh, you know i love italian food! and i do like italian people =)

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  5. who knew that Italian & Jap food can marry so well together!!! I'd like an okonomiyaki with a pizza dough base :P

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    1. Vien: i think french and japanese are another good pairing. it allows us to think outside the box and be creative with our cuisine, rite. such as okonomiyaki with pizza dough :D

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  6. i've heard lunch menu's updated too! gonna go back again on tuesday or something

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    1. KY: cool, i haven't had the chance to try their lunches yet, but maybe i'll bump into you here sometime :D

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  7. I swear i thought it was salmon sushi till I read the words parma ham. Amazing.

    Been reading much good stuff about them...hopefully I can grab lunch in town soon.

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, it's a playful recipe, definitely making us rethink and revise our expectations :D i'd recommend at least one visit to ozeki italian, i think, especially if you're a fan of the original ozeki japanese at jalan p ramlee =)

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  8. Wow, the food really jumps out at you, especially the Pork head meat terrine with vegetable pickles and the Green Tiramisu... color is a little strange, but I am sure if you're adventurous, the taste will pay off;) LOL

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    1. Ciki: oh yeah, adventure is our middle name, rite! i do like pork head terrine, i think it's sometimes also available at el cerdo. and heh, green is my favorite color! :D

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  9. Pork head meat looks bizzare but inviting! Cosway is opposite Pavillion, next to Genting right !

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    1. Wong: Yeah, pork head terrine is something different and interesting =) And yeah, that's cosway. Interesting location :D

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  10. Pork head meat terrine with vegetable pickles looks really interesting just by its name itself. Adventurous is good but i hope it tastes nice too.

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    1. Eiling: yeah, i think werner kuhn of el cerdo would approve of this dish though. it's a risky recipe to offer in KL, but i think the flavors on the plate work well together =)

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