Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pot & Kettle @ Empire Damansara

Pot & Kettle's claim to fame might be its ties to pop singer & Celebrity Masterchef Malaysia winner Fazley Yaakob, a charismatic culinarian who curates elaborately experimental recipes with hit-or-miss results.

We're garlic enthusiasts, so it's easy to endorse Pot & Kettle's pizzas, which each emerge with an entire bulb of fleshy-fragrant cloves, complementing thin-crust treats topped with beef, prawns or even scrambled eggs, costing between RM24 & RM30. Note: Our visit here was several months back; the menu was still in flux, so not everything we tried might still be available now.

It's not often that we see beignets in the Klang Valley, so these seemed potentially worth ordering. More delicately airy than dense, which not everyone might enjoy - they collapse with a bite into hollowness. Accompanied by butterscotch sauce. RM10.

Pot & Kettle boils, freezes, then fries its triple-cooked French fries - a tad too greasy on the outside & mushy inside. A bit bland too, though that's rectified through another triple-threat theme: Dips of garlic sour cream, paprika sour cream & honey mustard.

Dodol topped with macarons - Malay-French fusion. Alas, the dodol proved rubbery while the macarons were hard & chewy.

Cakes also boast a distinctive touch - Brazilian chocolate ganache layered with Japanese green tea paste, adorned with Hawaiian papaya & Philippine mango slices. But the sum of the parts tastes like a regular chocolate cake with preserved fruits.

Lavazza coffee - not exactly Empire Damansara's ideal option for caffeine; many other coffee specialists occupy this complex.

Pot & Kettle Cafe
G-18, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana. Closed Mondays.

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  1. Very interesting menu they have there, pretty competitive prices too.

    1. Ken: yeah, the execution still needs fine-tuning, but we should definitely appreciate the attempts at originality :)

  2. Replies
    1. Happy walker: pizza power!

  3. Hmmm looks like too much creativity and not much delivery. What a shame!

    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, i like their sense of adventure here, and i wish more outlets had that too, but ya, it does need to be balanced with positive results :)

  4. Beignets. Dunno what those are, look like mushrooms. Wonder what they taste like. Wow!!! Dodol and macaron? What a match!!!

    1. Suituapui: heh, i give you the wikipedia definition - Beignet is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry ... tastes like, ermm, doughnuts, i guess :D and yeah, dodol and macaron ... not exactly a match made in culinary heaven though! :)

  5. More misses than hits for here (as of now) :)
    Ah well.. Empire is a nice place to chill

    1. Rebecca: yeah, i like empire, but the poor cellphone/LTE reception there is rather inconvenient, heh :)