Sunday, December 10, 2017

La Carne by Kopimeo @ Shah Alam

By Aiman Azri
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Meat and bread, the basic building blocks of many meals, form the foundation of La Carne, which means ‘meat’ in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and apparently, Shah Alamese.


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Red-meat roasts take prime position: Herb-crusted beef rump (RM15 for 100gm) and lamb leg glazed in rosemary-pomegranate molasses (RM33 for 150gm with a choice of salad like cannellini beans with feta crumbs), both leaping on a gravy train that furnishes flavour and moistness. Might be worth requesting the gravy on the side instead, since a little of it travels a long way.


The char-grilled aged Australian rib-eye steak with chimichurri sauce provides solid value for RM 58 - there’s a lot of protein to chew through in what feels like more than the 220 grams promised, alongside a satisfyingly singed ensemble of roasted garlic, roasted tomatoes and roasted potato with sour cream.


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You can’t miss the sight of the oven smouldering in La Carne’s background. A Half-&-Half Pizza (RM28) offers a dual sampling of toppings, one carnivorous, the other vegetarian - the Quack! Quack! with savoury smoked duck slices, arugula, mozzarella, parmesan and San Marzano tomato sauce, the Popeye with spinach, sunflower seeds, garlic and white sauce. Good textures; a bit more flavour for the hand-stretched dough crust - perhaps through experimenting further with flour choice, fermentation or the baking process - might make this great.


The sandwich selection includes the Chicken Do Chua, with slices of lemon-herb roasted spring chicken stuffed into a baguette, with pickled carrots and daikon, sriracha and Japanese mayo, served with a soup of the day - tomato basil, potentially(RM20). In this case, if you like the heavy flavours of, say, Malaysian street burgers, this could be up your alley.


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La Carne by Kopimeo
33, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah 9/b, Shah Alam, Selangor. Open Mon-Thu, 4pm–11pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-11pm. Tel: 012-206-0326
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4 comments:

  1. Love that plate of pizza with mixed flavours. I could finish all by myself. I know this address well and will definitely try. Bookmarked!

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    1. Twilight Man: yay! yes, if i were hungry, i bet i could devour that entire pizza too :D

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  2. Their roasts look good. Love the chicken in that seductive pose. :D

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    1. Suituapui: it does look tempting, ya! :D

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