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

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.

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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