KFC Cheezy Chickaroni – KFC @ Pavilion KL

KFC has recently introduced “Cheezy Chickaroni” to its menu. Cheezy Chickaroni consists of macaroni & cheese and chicken meatballs.

KFC Cheezy Chickaroni
KFC Cheezy Chickaroni

Cheezy Chickaroni is no doubt a delicious meal with macaroni rich with cheese and four chicken meatballs which greatly compliment the cheesy taste.

Great news is that Cheezy Chickaroni is now part of KFC’s “Jom Jimat” (Set E) and for only RM 5.90, you also get a glass of regular soft drink. A la carte price is RM 5.80. A note though, Cheezy Chickaroni may not be enough for the big eaters.

Price

  • KFC Cheezy Chickaroni (Jom Jimat Set E) – RM 5.90
  • KFC Cheezy Chickaroni (A la carte) – RM 5.80

Address

KFC,
Lot 1.29.02, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Zen by Secret Recipe @ Sooka Sentral

Zen by Secret Recipe is a fusion restaurant and serves both Asian delights as well as Western food. The outlet at Sooka Sentral always seem to be populated with hungry office workers during lunch hours. However, although I find the food slightly more than mediocre, I find one of the waiters there not very friendly. He’s probably having a bad day but he shouldn’t bring it to work.

Most of the pasta available are merely mediocre, and perhaps is not worth the money spent. Spaghetti Carbonara with beef bacon strips may look delightful but it somehow lacks the taste most Carbonara has while the menu mentions Spaghetti Carbonara “with beef bacon”, the dish somehow has more mushrooms than bacon strips. Spaghetti Meatball is somehow more extraordinary with its pasta sauce on the spicier side. Perhaps this is due to the fact Zen is a fusion restaurant, hence, tomato + chili does make sense for a pasta meal. If you crave for pasta, I would recommend Delicious anytime.

Zen by Secret Recipe's Spaghetti Carbonara
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Zen by Secret Recipe's Spaghetti Meatball
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Spaghetti Meatball

Zen by Secret Recipe's Fusilli Carbonara
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Fusilli Carbonara

Zen by Secret Recipe's Thai Spaghetti
Zen by Secret Recipe’s Thai Spaghetti

Price

  • Spaghetti Carbonara with beef bacon strips – RM 18.50
  • Spaghetti Meatball – RM 14.50
  • Thai Spaghetti (Set Lunch) – RM 15.00
  • Fusilli Carbonara Vegetarian (Set Lunch) – RM 15.00

Address

Zen by Secret Recipe,
Lot G04, Sooka Sentral,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, KL Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 2.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Western Fast Food & Spaghetti @ May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court, Brickfields

If you love western food and you’re looking for bargain, Western Fast Food & Spaghetti is the place to be.

May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court's Spaghetti and Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce
May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court’s Spaghetti and Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce/p>

Spaghetti and Chicken Chop with Black Pepper Sauce is quite good. The spaghetti is slightly thinner, just like those you get in Kim Gary while the chicken chop is quite tender and the sauce is delicious. All this for only RM 9.90, it’s quite worth it.

May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court's Spaghetti and Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce
May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court’s Spaghetti and Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce

Spaghetti and Chicken Chop with Mushroom Sauce is equally delightful. Be warned though, the meal can be a little heavy for lunch and you may fall doze off on your office desk.

Price

  • Fried Kuey Teow – RM 4.00 (Small), RM 5.00 (Big)

Address

Western Fast Food & Spaghetti @ May Flower Seafood Restaurant and Food Court,
144A, Jalan Vivekananda,
Off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields,
50470 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


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My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 4.0
  • Ambiance – 2.0

Sensasi Delight – Pizza Hut @ Pavilion KL

Pizza Hut’s latest offering — Sensasi Delight lets you choose from 5 tasty dishes starting from RM 7.95 for a personal set for one person. We had Sensasi Set 4 which consists of two soup of the day, two glasses of Pepsi, a personal pan pizza, a plate of pasta and one garlic bread. All these for only RM 18.29 including tax.

Pizza Hut's Mushroom Soup
Pizza Hut’s Mushroom Soup

Pizza Hut’s Mushroom Soup is much better than it was previously. The quality and the taste has improved and best of all, you don’t have to take the soup by yourself — it’s served to you like any other dishes.

Pizza Hut's Garlic Bread
Pizza Hut’s Garlic Bread

Pizza Hut’s Garlic Bread is like usual, the bread is soft and it gets cold easily because there is no aluminum foil that comes with it. It’s best dipped with the soup but when our garlic bread arrives, the soups already become cold due to the slow and inefficient service.

Pizza Hut's Aromatic Thai Spaghetti
Pizza Hut’s Aromatic Thai Spaghetti

Aromatic Thai Spaghetti may be aromatic but it tastes quite mediocre. Imagine Thai sauce, beef pepperoni, onions, tomatoes and cucumber strips mixed altogether. The Thai sauce is not the Thai chili but it’s Tamarind sauce. It’s just not the right mix.

Pizza Hut's Waikiki Paradise Pizza
Pizza Hut’s Waikiki Paradise Pizza

Waikiki Paradise Pizza is like Hawaiian pizza but with additional beef cabanossi, ground beef besides the usual pineapples, chicken loaf and onions. It’s quite delightful but since it’s a personal pan pizza, the pizza is just not the same.

Overall, Pizza Hut’s Sensasi Delight is affordable and delightful. However, don’t visit the Pavilion’s branch during lunch hours especially because the service is just horrible.

Price

  • Sensasi Delight (Set for 2 person) – RM 15.90 (RM 18.29 including tax)

Address

Pizza Hut,
Lot 1.29A, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.


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My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 2.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Unpleasant Experience – Dome Cafe @ AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre

Dome Cafe is one of my favorite place as I have mentioned before, especially the Suria KLCC branch. However, Dome Cafe in AEON Bukit Tinggi Klang truly disappoints.

Our orders arrive quite late despite being one of the first few customers. My dad ordered Spicy Olio Pasta but it only arrived after nearly an hour. By then, my dad has already lost his patience and left the restaurant. I do not understand why it needs to take an hour to prepare a plate of pasta and I do not know why Dome does not practice first-come-first-served basis. Shortage of staff should never be an excuse. The staff should have nicely explain the lengthy duration they need to prepare the pasta instead of making the customers wait. Perhaps, Dome Cafe in AEON Bukit Tinggi Klang has never experienced this high turnout of customers on regular days. What’s worse, it didn’t even has a restaurant manager.

Worst of all, it was a dinner my sister has planned to treat the family for mom’s 50th birthday — which in the end, turned out as one of the most dismal experiences I ever had. We vowed not to ever return to Dome Cafe in AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre.

Anyways, below are my review of the food we had.

Dome's Spicy Chicken Mushroom Pasta
Dome’s Spicy Chicken Mushroom Pasta

Dome’s Spicy Chicken Mushroom Pasta is the first dish to arrive. It is good enough, at least, my mom and sister manage to finish them.

Dome's Grilled Chicken Turmeric
Dome’s Grilled Chicken Turmeric

Meanwhile, Dome’s Grilled Chicken in Creamy Turmeric Sauce is quite blatant. Despite the chicken being marinated with herbs and the so-called creamy turmeric sauce, I found the dish quite blatant and almost tasteless. Maybe the chef did not put his mind to the dish when preparing it.

Please don’t bother to visit Dome Cafe in AEON Bukit Tinggi Klang. There are many other choices available in AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre in Klang.

Price

  • Spicy Chicken Mushroom Pasta – RM 21.00
  • Grilled Chicken in Creamy Turmeric Sauce – RM 23.00
  • Gourmet Chicken Pie – RM 21.00

Address

Dome Cafe,
G28, Ground Floor,
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre,
No 1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS 6, Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
41200 Klang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 1.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Jamie Oliver Style – The Apartment Downtown @ Suria KLCC

The Apartment Downtown in Suria KLCC is the second outlet besides The Apartment Cafe & Restaurant in The Curve. Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s cooking style, The Apartment Downtown serves mostly Mediterranean food with simplicity in mind.

The Apartment Downtown
The Apartment Downtown

The interior and the decoration in The Apartment Downtown is based on urban living, with lofty and spacious living in mind — The Apartment Downtown aims to create space evolves around familiarity, comfort and luxury.

The decoration in The Apartment Downtown

The decoration in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The bar area in the first floor of The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

The interior in The Apartment Downtown

While the ambiance in The Apartment Downtown is breathtaking, the same applies to the food.

Duck & Mango Salad
Duck & Mango Salad

Duck & Mango Salad consists of fresh salad of shredded duck, mango, lemon grass, spring onion, ginger and lime leaves with Thai Nam Pla dressing. It is refreshing and at anytime, tastes like Thai’s green mango salad except that there are duck meats.

Portbello Mushroom
Portbello Mushroom

Portobello Mushroom as the name says is oven roasted portobello mushroom and garlic with a light drizzling of pesto. It is the perfect starter for mushroom lovers but not for everyone.

Baked Fish
Baked Fish

Baked Fish may sound ordinary but it is a really pleasant dish. The dish is made from baked dory fish topped with cherry tomatoes with gratin mozzarella and parmesan with sauteed new potatoes. The amount of cheese is so generous, it even covers up the entire fish!

Jamie's Duck Pasta
Jamie’s Duck Pasta

Jamie’s Duck Pasta is yet another duck dishes, but believe me, this is one of the best dish you can order in here. Jamie’s Duck Pasta consists of fettuccine with shredded slow-roasted duck and tomato red wine ragu, the pasta is topped with toasted pine nuts which make it so complete.

Andrew's Pasta
Andrew’s Pasta

If duck is not your favorite, don’t fret, you should perhaps try Andrew’s Pasta, another pasta dish. Andrew’s Pasta has sauteed new potatoes and asparagus tossed with linguine and pesto. It is slightly on the savory side, but nevertheless delicious.

Chicken with Peach & Walnut
Chicken with Peach & Walnut

Chicken with Peach & Walnut is roast chicken in peach and walnut sauce with mashed potatoes. It is rather surprising this dish tastes quite good.

Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken
Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken

Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken which is grilled chicken mixed with creme fraiche, mustard seed and green peppercorn with sauteed garlic spinach and dill mash is rather disappointing. Any of the grilled chicken from Secret Recipe can easily topple this dish.

Panacota, Italian Dessert
Panacota, Italian Dessert

We were rather surprise we were served with complimentary dessert which were the Panacota, an Italian Dessert with Blueberry. Not too sweet and not too sour. It’s just the perfect dish to end our pleasant and wonderful meal.

Price

  • Duck & Mango Salad – RM 19.90
  • Portbello Mushroom – RM 21.90
  • Baked Fish – RM 23.90
  • Jamie’s Duck Pasta – RM 29.90
  • Andrew’s Pasta – RM 18.90
  • Chicken with Peach & Walnut – RM 26.90
  • Piquant Cream Grilled Chicken – RM 25.90
  • Juices – RM 10.90
  • Panacota – Complimentary

Address

The Apartment Downtown,
Lot G48 & 139, Ground Floor & First Floor,
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 4.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Tomato Herb Linguini – Coffee Bean @ Suria KLCC

When it comes to pasta, not many people have The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in mind. Though they are popular with their ice-blended, their pasta is not too bad either.

Coffee Bean's Tomato Herb Linguini
Coffee Bean’s Tomato Herb Linguini

Tomato Herb Linguini is not the best-ever pasta but it’s quite filling despite the small portion. Also, don’t forget to check out its White Chocolate Dream latte.

Price

  • Tomato Herb Linguini – RM 14.90

Address

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf,
Lot K1, Level 1, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 3.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Pasta – Delicious @ One Utama

Delicious, which is very popular with its Bangsar outlet has now opened in One Utama, New Wing.

Although Delicious has a wide range of menu including sandwiches & burgers, salads, local food and great pies, today, we’ll focus on the lovely pasta. There are over 15 types of pasta to choose from.

Delicious' Carbonara Spaghetti
Delicious’ Carbonara Spaghetti

The Carbonara Spaghetti, which consists of wild mushrooms, beef bacons, oregano and cream is quite creamy and filling. The pasta gets cold really quick with the surrounding environment. So, better eat fast if you order this.

Delicious' Four Cheese Macaroni
Delicious’ Four Cheese Macaroni

Four Cheese Macaroni, meanwhile looks like Lasagne, except the contents are macaroni with cheese. Four Cheese Macaroni is rich with cheese. It would be perfect only if the cheese are more melted.

Delicious' G'day Iced Coffee
Delicious’ G’day Iced Coffee

G’day Iced Coffee sounds like a funny name for a coffee drink. However, the drink doesn’t sound as funny as the name. In fact, with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on it, it’s as good as it gets.

Delicious' Iced Cappuccino
Delicious’ Iced Cappuccino

The Iced Cappuccino somewhat does not have a distinguished taste from the G’day Iced Coffee. The cappuccino flavor is simply not there. At least, G’day Iced Coffee has a scoop of ice-cream!

Price

  • Carbonara Spaghetti – RM 18.90
  • Four Cheese Macaroni – RM 18.90
  • G’day Iced Coffee – RM 9.90
  • Iced Cappuccino – RM 9.90

Address

Delicious,
Lot G316, Ground Floor,
One Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing),
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre,
Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 4.0

Pizza and Pasta – Pastamania @ Pavilion KL

Pastamania was one of the first to open its store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and this place is famous with its lovely and yet, affordable pizzas.

Pastamania's 10" Hawaiian Pizza
Pastamania’s 10" Hawaiian Pizza

You can select a few sizes for the pizza, depending on how much you can eat. A 10″ Hawaiian Pizza, or Regular size is good enough for two persons. The pizza is crispy and fresh from oven.

Pastamania's Carbonara Linguini
Pastamania’s Carbonara Linguini

Pastamania is also well-known with its pasta (as the name already says), has over 30 pasta to select from! Carbonara Linguini is one of the favorites for many. With the juicy bacons, the Carbonara Linguini is just simply delectable.

Price

  • Carbonara Linguini – RM 17.90
  • 10″ Hawaiian Pizza (Regular) – RM 18.90
  • Peach Lychee Soda – RM 5.90
  • Combo C: F&N Orange (Large) + Garlic Bread – RM 4.90 + RM 1.00

Address

Pastamania,
Lot 1.03 & Lot 1.04, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0

Pasta – Cafe Milano, Signature Food Court @ Suria KLCC

Cafe Milano located in Signature Food Court, Suria KLCC serves lovely pasta at an affordable price.

Cafe Milano's Meatball Alfredo
Cafe Milano’s Meatball Alfredo

The Meatball Alfredo is cheesy and just taste right unlike most pasta which either lack the sauce or is way too dry. The meatball is cooked to perfection.

Cafe Milano's Meatball Bologna
Cafe Milano’s Meatball Bologna

Meanwhile, the Meatball Bologna is rich with tomato sauce and is best eaten while it’s hot.

Price

  • Meatball Alfredo – RM 7.99
  • Meatball Bologna – RM 7.99

Address

Cafe Milano,
Signature Food Court,
Level 2, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

My Ratings (1-5)

  • Food – 4.0
  • Service – 3.0
  • Ambiance – 3.0