|My family checking out the Bagel Be Happy poster|
|Pork Lover’s Aglio E Olio RM29++|
I went for the Pork Lover’s Aglio E Olio which had roast pork, honey ham, smoked bacon and pork meatball tossed till fragrant in garlic, chilli and olive oil. It was delicious, pasta al dente, different textures and flavours from the different types of pork produce used. It wasn’t salty and definitely had a lovely balance. I couldn’t say it’s authentic but it’s definitely tasty.
|Piggies Rolling in the Mud RM26++|
Dad felt like a bit of Asian tonight so it was Piggies Rolling in the Mud for him. Succulent crumbed pork cutlet topped with mild Japanese curry, egg and mozzarella cheese served over rice. The idea was to create something similar to a katsu don. The pork was a little bit tough but it was an all round nice dish.
|The Wolf’s Favourite RM29++|
The Wolf’s Favourite was very much like a carbonara. Creamy spaghetti with smoked pork bacon and button mushrooms topped with a poached egg and crispy bacon bits. My brother enjoyed it very much with the saltiness from the bacon adding flavour to a creamy pasta made more delicious by the runny yolk from the poached egg.
|The One That Didn’t Get Away RM79++|
I thought their menu items had creative names and this one certainly made me chuckle a little. The one that didn’t get away is the big bad ribs. Their house special pork ribs are seasoned in St. Louis style sauce and grilled until tender. At RM79++ it’s quite an expensive dish to order. The sauce was delicious and the meat stripped easily off the bone. The pork had obviously been well marinated with the flavours showing through the meat. Tony Roma’s used to be our favourite for ribs but on the last couple of occasions they seem to have slipped, what a shame.
|Chicken Cordon Bleu|
Still on the pasta trail, we went to a restaurant very local to us that has been there for years but somehow I’ve never stepped in. Actually I didn’t know about it, my family did but somehow we never went. Vary Pasta is located near the Atria shopping centre (currently under reconstruction) at 21G, Jalan ss22/23, Damansara Jaya, PJ. This restaurant serves pork chops, soups, salad, pasta, steak, sausage and other western meals. Their price is also very reasonable.
|Fettucina Al Pesto RM14.50++|
|Fettucine Carbonara with Pork Bacon RM14.50++|
I do believe this trip we have killed any cravings Mr. Foodie might have had with all the burgers, pasta and ribs so back to why I go home! Mum has been wanting to introduce Xiao Bar Wang to me for a while now. It’s a little Taiwanese street snack eatery franchised in most major shopping centres. We of course went to 1 Utama. Their menu is very straight forward, mince on rice, Taiwanese fried chicken, braised eggs and mee sua. Mee sua is a very thin type of Chinese noodles made from wheat flour. It is different to rice vermicelli which is made from rice. I ordered the set meal which pretty much covered their signatures. Mee sua, crispy fried chicken and braised egg with a drink for RM16.90+.
Mum was right. Their Mee Sua was delicious! Cooked in a thick soup that I can’t even really describe the flavours, it was very tasty. It’s not spicy at all but I’m sure it has some vinegar in it. Served with pork meatballs and garnished with coriander, I could eat bucket loads of this thing. Mr. Foodie had the Crispy Fried Chicken Strips which was as delicious as any good Taiwanese fried chicken. Tender, juicy and extremely well seasoned. I of course had the egg. I would never give braised eggs. This was a mushroom tea egg with a fragrant aroma and….nom. I like eggs.