Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bravo & Texas Fried Chicken @ Damansara Perdana, Veda Blu @ Phileo & Red Mango @ Mont Kiara

Taking over the venue vacated by Allo Paris at Damansara Perdana's Ritze Perdana 2, Bravo is an Italian restaurant run by a chef who's moved around in multiple locations in the Klang Valley.

It's no-frills fare here, not-bad food served at not-bad prices; sometimes there's even an all-you-can-eat counter of complimentary salad leaves & soup for customers who order main courses.

Not quite risotto, but the menu doesn't pretend it is; a hearty, well-prepared plate of rice with seafood & tomato-cream sauce clocks in at a reasonable RM22 before taxes. Satisfactory.

Meaty-creamy beef bolognese cannelloni (RM24++), a nightmare for carb-avoiding customers but ultimately honest food that'll fill our bellies without vexing our taste buds.

Bravo sells no booze but charges no corkage while still providing wine glasses. Bravo for that!

Also worth checking out at Damansara Perdana: Texas Fried Chicken's latest branch.

Whether it's original or spicy, customers seem assured of fresh-tasting, juicy chicken.

If we could quibble though, it's all tasty but there's not much of a distinctive flavor to the recipe.

Fluffy handmade honey-butter glazed biscuits, a cross between a cookie & cake.

Bonus stop: Sweet refreshment at the Vedablu ice cream shop in Phileo Damansara (the tenuous link? Bravo's owner used to operate an outlet in this complex).

Our favorite combo: a scoop of peanut butter & another of French vanilla (RM12 for the double). Mild & delicate-tasting, with sufficient creaminess to satisfy.

Can't stop adding odds & ends to this entry: For folks seeking some more chilled treats, there's also frozen yogurt chain Red Mango, launched recently in Solaris Mont Kiara & Bangsar Village.

Some bites of this can be a bit powdery but it's still decent; flavors include apple, green tea, blueberry & vanilla. Red Mango's international outposts span multiple continents, operating in Seoul, Dallas, Kuwait City & numerous other cities.

Bravo Italian Restaurant,
C-G-3A, Ritze Perdana 2, Jalan PJU 8/1, Damansara Perdana.
Tel: 03-7733-7232
Texas Fried Chicken,
Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana.

VedaBlu,
105, Block B, Phileo Damansara 1, Section 16, Petaling Jaya.
Red Mango,
9G, Jalan Solaris 3, Solaris Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

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27 comments:

  1. I rarely see apple flavour ice-cream in KL, would love to try it someday!

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    1. Yeah, it's green apple flavor, quite tangy and refreshing! :D

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  2. Hehe I guess KFC is still better, huh? ;)

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    1. Ooo, actually my friend prefers Texas, cos the chicken tastes fresher! :D

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  3. I really like the presentations and decor, Sean.

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    1. Linda: yeah, it's food and places that look cheerful! :D

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  4. ohmygosh. i couldn't believe that you did a tiny review on Texas Chicken. haha. anyways thanks for the review on Bravo. might check it out soon :)

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    1. JessY: heh, yeah, i've been curious about texas chicken, and was glad they opened at damansara perdana, since i never managed to get around to their bukit bintang branch :D hope you enjoy bravo. it's a decent choice for italian if you're in the neighborhood =)

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  5. Yes...Texas chicken is juicier and bigger and their biscuits is so crumbly n savoury...however for the distinctive taste of the chicken skin KFC still wins...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: i'd agree with that assessment of texas! luckily both the fried chicken brands have their merits ;D

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  6. The ice cream looks really good especially on the vanilla ice cream.

    The Texas Fried Chicken is growing like mad in KL. Hope to visit them soon.

    Wilson

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    1. Wilson: ya, was glad to have given that ice cream a shot :D ya, i guess it's good to have variety for these fast food brands. texas is not bad :D

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  7. Texas Fried chicken same like KFC!! is it better than kfc?

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    1. Cquek: heh, it's difficult to say. I think quite a number of people will prefer Texas, but maybe in the end, more people will still prefer KFC =)

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  8. that's so yummy, btw, thanks you for all the time~

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    1. Mr lonely: thanks for your comment, and for enjoying these posts =)

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  9. Yes to peanut butter ice cream!

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    1. Missyblurkit; yes, indeed! It's a nice flavor for ice cream, ya :D

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  10. I have yet to eat any Texas Chic! DP is pretty near my place. One day, when im in the mood for chicky! :P

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    1. Rebecca: ya, i think it's worth a try! it's definitely not bad, i wouldn't mind having it again if i need a quick bite :D

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  11. That looks like fried rice to me...

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    1. Suituapui: not quite fried rice, not quite risotto, but all good :D

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  12. Thanks fr the review on VEDABLU

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  13. do you think can Bravo restaurant could hold a capacity of 250 people?

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    1. Brandon: hmmm, 250 might be too much, but suggest calling the restaurant or maybe visiting it. i think below 200 would be more comfortable...

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  14. The restaurant is wonderful

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