Yeah I know, I skipped the August edition and to be honest, I've not been to many new makan places of late. But let me just share these with you folks...
I've not been to Shook! at swanky Starhill Gallery in ages, so it was quite a nice re-surprise when we decided to plonk ourselves there one weekend. Service was as excellent as ever, with the staff being super attentive and actually know about the food that they serve.
And speaking of the food; well, we had no complaints whatsoever. The Italian Bento had stuff that I love. Mostly simple dishes like the soup and spaghetti, but with everything done perfectly.
We also had some Prawn Tempura and it was one of the best we've ever tasted. There was just something about the batter that made the tempuras so good and satisfying.
But it was the Honey Roasted Chicken that was the star of the whole lot. The chicken was deliciously tender and the way it was roasted resulted in the perfect blend of taste and texture. Highly recommended!
Of course the bill came up to nearly RM200, but with a great ambiance and faultless service, we had no regrets.
Next up is a place we go to quite often these days; The Loaf Bistro at Pavilion. Yup, not the bakery, but the bistro on the floor above. And yes, just like their breads, the prices here are also above-average. Just wanted to say that upfront : )
Anyway, they do have quite an interesting fusion menu with local, Japanese and the Western cuisines given their own unique twists. Of course you can't start things off here without their excellent breads...
The Caesar Salad was pretty good too.
And here are some of the mains we've had so far there:
This was the Royal Seafood Pasta (RM55). And look at that; big and chunky seafood bits topped with a portion of lobster.
Definitely for the seafood pasta lovers, although others might get "muak" rather easily.
For burger lovers, their Grass Fed Beef Burger (RM38) is a must-try. Don't get intimidated by the sheer size of it! As the saying goes; if you pay, there must be a way. Haha. Yeah, I just made that up, but you get my point...
And here's the favourite of the little one; The Salmon Twist Pasta. A healthy meal definitely, I liked it as well, although it was just a tad salty.
Finally, to something local; Fish Head Curry! I'm not a MAJOR fan, but I do get the craving once in a while. And the most convenient place for us to get stuck in would be at the Subang Jaya Pelita Nasi Kandar branch.
And this would usually be our spread:
But on this particular visit, there was only one fish head left, and it wasn't that fresh, I must say. The curry though was really good and so were the rest of the stuff we had, including the Sotong Goreng and Ayam Kurma.
So, that's it for this edition. Happy Makan folks!