Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sapore @ Persiaran Ampang

Sapore is Italian for flavour, & chef Fabio strives to pack plenty of that into this new casual destination for Italian & Spanish cooking - start with the 'nduja bruschetta, warm & crisp from the oven, spread with soft, spicy-savoury pork salumi (RM15). Then check out the cheese board selection - everything from Italian taleggio (RM14), Parmigiano-Reggiano, asiago & pecorino sardo to Spanish Pena Santa blue, queso de cabra & manchego.

It's not very often we see lardo di colonnata (RM18) at KL's restaurants, so it's worth ordering it here - luscious fatback strips, akin to a cross between butter & cheese, a melt-in-the-mouth companion for bread. The rest of the menu hopscotches between Spain & Italy, from Luciana-style tapas of baby octopus with olives (RM22) to rigatoni with very tender stewed pork ribs in tomato sauce (RM38). The best bet for dessert is the tiramisu, spiked with Angostura five-year-old rum (RM20).

Sapore
18 Persiaran Ampang, Off Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 2pm-1130pm. Tel: 03-4266-6362

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14 comments:

  1. All looks delicious. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. The Yum List: i hope you'll enjoy Sapore! :)

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  2. Oh, my goodness. What a pretty place. I wish it's just nearby.

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    1. Lux: ya, it was a nice place to visit for dinner ;)

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  3. Oooo the food looks yummy! I wan the octopus.

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    1. Baby Sumo: the baby octopus helps whet the appetite! :)

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  4. Italian eh? Missing that, hard to find gluten free stuff on their menu.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, gluten-free is not in the vocabulary much for this cuisine!

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  5. The lardo di colonnata really intrigue my interest, never see such thing before o.O"

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, very few restaurants offer it in KL - it's an italian thing ;)

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  6. We had two great Italian meal this round in BKK, one famous with the pizza and the other serve nice pasta. We love lardo, it's hardly find any nice cured meat here.

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    1. CK: i want pizza and i want pasta! :D some of the better supermarkets offer good cured meat - i'm sometimes tempted to buy some to bring home :)

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  7. Im going to check this out on the weekend. yay! :P

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    1. Ciki: yay! hopefully you'll enjoy Sapore ;)

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