Thursday, 26 June 2014

ABC- Acme Bar & Coffee

You've certainly have heard about lotsa different ABCs, but one famous ABC in the Malaysian dining scene is nonetheless the Acme Bar & Coffee. Famed for their quality food and deserts, the tables are usually fully occupied so do wait for a while before getting seated.

Love the ambiance here. We were the first to arrive and they haven't even open yet. So we waited for a while.

While waiting for our food...

Snail wrapped in duck bacon.
First time eating duck bacon and it tastes almost like normal ham and I don't think this combination works for me..

Smoked Aubergine Sirloin Steak
Australian grass-fed chilled beef on smoked caviar aubergine jam, cherry tomato on vine and rocket tempura
Loved the aubergine jam, nothing like I ever tasted before. Steak is cooked spot on- medium rare.

Sambal Hebi Aglio Olio
Aglio Olio with a Malaysia twist. The taste was alright except it was a little underseasoned for my palate.
However, the prawns weren't fresh which was a big disappointment. :/

So many cakes to choose from but Michelle said that their Jackfruit cake was the best so we gave it a try.

Jackfruit Cake

Jackfruit Cake
It was very delicious with the strong flavor of jackfruit and I liked it alot.

*I know ABC is famed for their sizzling brownies but we were too full to stuff in more food so we decided to leave it for next time. :)

Overall, this is a very good western restaurant with great food and nice ambience. Sit down and chill with your friends while enjoying their nice food and the "atas" feel at Troika.

Acme Bar and Coffee, The Troika, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. 
Tel: 03-2162 2288


Monday, 16 June 2014

La Risata - Hearty Italian Food Goodness~

Nestled cosily in the neighbourhood of Ampang, in the vicinity of countless embassies and bungalows, La Risata serves classic hearty Italian food targeted at the expatriates living around this area and adventurous foodies like you and I. 

La Risata means 'Laughter' in Italian.

Complimentary bread

Vivian, me and Mr Tan!

RAVIOLI DI PESCE (House Specialty) 
  • Freshly made salmon ravioli in a creamy salmon sauce
Literally a burst of flavours in the mouth!

Grilled Australian Black Tenderloin with a marsala wine sauce served with vegetables
Ordered medium rare but it's cooked to almost medium, overall was quite average.

  • Mixed seafood, garlic, basil, tomato & mozzarella
Their pizza is decent, but not spectacular. Did not live up the name of an Italian restaurant.

The salmon ravioli was so delicious we ordered a second serving of it!
HIGHLY recommended! Will return just for this plate of rich goodness!

Didn't have desert here because we wanted to head over to Alexis for their tiramisu cake but turned out that they were sold out. :/

Overall, La Risata is a great restaurant to try out if you are looking for some traditional Italian food.
Love the ambiance, suitable for large groups like families and friends to gather around their big table and have a nice dining and chit-chat session. Great food with great company makes a great day!
Again, don't forget to order the Salmon Ravioli! XD

La Risata
16, Persiaran Ampang,
55000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4252 6369
Fax: 03-4257 9503