Thursday, December 18, 2014

Enorme Italian Restaurant @ PJ Centrestage, Section 13

Since we're still waiting for a renaissance of Italian restaurants in the Klang Valley, every new pizza-&-pasta specialist will secure a warm welcome from us. So it's nice to introduce Enorme, opening this week in Petaling Jaya's Centrestage complex.

Enorme's kitchen is helmed by Malaysian chef William Teh, whose experience over the past decade has spanned stints at Singapore's Les Amis Group. Now back home, he recently helped create the food menu at Subang's Flat White cafe, which also showcases Italian inspirations that reflect Teh's travels to that nation.

Wood-fired pizzas are the speciality at Enorme, with a twist - customers can choose between XXS-sized, five-inch servings that cost RM11-RM15 each, large ones for RM23-RM37, or XXL-sized behemoths (which explain Enorme's name - Italian for enormous) for RM43-RM65. We're not sure what the exact sizes are for the latter two.

The XXS version serves a fun purpose - we can imagine ordering several of these to share & sample a variety of pizzas. Our best bet: This one, well-topped with pancetta, sunny-side-up, mozzarella & diced tomatoes (RM14), but there are other options with Parma ham, streaky bacon or honey-baked ham (yup, Enorme is a pork-loving place).

The menu is wide; everything we tried was capably executed, from the lobster salad - comprising a fair portion of fresh-tasting crustacean flesh for RM22++ - with celery, red chillies & lemon juice ...

... to the capellini tossed with pulled duck confit, sun-dried tomatoes & parsley in a light parmesan sauce (RM32++). There's no true show-stopper here, as far as we can tell, but there are no soul-crushers either.

Truffle lovers will want to inhale deeply & savour this vegetarian lasagne with chopped black truffles, aubergines & zucchini (RM36++). Need a good reason to head to Enorme sooner rather than later? The restaurant is promising a 20 percent discount on its first 200 receipts - we can testify that we received it. Considering that Enorme only opened on Wednesday this week, the discount may still hold till this weekend.

We began with pork, let's close with it: Enorme's pork rack is a hefty 250-gram chunk of lean, mean protein (RM51++ - tip: if you like chicken breast, you'll be OK with this), accompanied by peas & orzo, the rice-shaped, short-cut pasta that's not often seen at KL's eateries.

Wine is sold at PJ-appropriate prices of RM20-RM25 per glass. Enorme's service team is encouragingly friendly & obliging.

Enorme Italian Restaurant
Ground Floor, PJ Centrestage, Jalan 13/1, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Open 10am-12am daily


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25 comments:

  1. The Vegetarian lasagna and the pork rack look mouthwatering! :)

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    1. Linda: i knew i wanted to order those two items when i spotted them on the menu! :)

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  2. Heartwarming fare alert! =)

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    1. Ulric: heh, yeah. i would have preferred some of the flavours to be more robust, since that's how i like my italian fare, but it was still good enough :)

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  3. From XXL-sized pizzas to enormous bone-in pork chop....sure looks like a place to satisfy big appetites! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: i was pretty stuffed after this dinner! :)

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  4. So fast!! Was passing there yesterday :)

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    1. Carol eats: ya, was aiming for the 20 percent discount for the first 200 receipts, heheh :)

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  5. Love the idea of smaller size pizza. At least now, we have more room for other main meals.

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    1. Chong: that's very true! i usually don't order pizzas very often, since that leaves little stomach space for other dishes :)

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  6. capellini seems good to me, not a fan of pork :P

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    1. Ken: heh, no worries, plenty of non-pork items here ... and ya, capellini was our natural choice for pasta :)

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  7. OMG the lobster salad!!! I'm salivating just looking at it, I might have to pop over this weekend to check it out.

    I like how they serve XXS pizzas too - not many places accommodate single serve, individual portion pizzas and I'm glad they do. Wood-fired ones to boot. Sounds like a winner! :)

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    1. Huai Bin: i couldn't resist ordering the lobster salad, since it was a decent deal for RM22++ :) yeah, the pizzas were all right too ... i think a different dough or preparation might yield a more flavourful pizza, but i like how they are quite generous with their toppings here :D

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  8. XXS pizza sounds good, can order more. I would like to try the truffles lasagne too.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, i wouldn't mind trying the parma ham pizza also, besides the pancetta one :) and yup, the addition of truffles helps to make the lasagne better :)

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  9. Truffle lasagne and cute little pizzas are two very good reasons to check this place out!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: and that's why i had to head here, heh! :)

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  10. You got some great shots of the chef and the pizza oven.

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    1. The Yum List: thank you ... those were sort of accidental ... i looked back, saw him making pizzas, and quickly rushed over to take three shots :)

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  11. Nice! Ahhhhh...an egg in the pizza and people were scoffing away, insisting they'd never seen en egg in a pizza when I featured one in mine. Tsk! Tsk! What do they know? Blerk!!!!

    P.S. That guy looks like a ninja... LOL!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, eggs on pizzas have been around :D haha, a ninja pizza chef ... i like the idea! :)

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  12. Just tried this place for dinner tonight, it's really good. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Enoch: glad you enjoyed your experience here! thanks for letting me know, appreciate it :)

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  13. I really like your take on the issue. I now have a clear idea on what this matter is all about..
    Italian Restaurant

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