Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Kakatoo Nyonya & Western Restaurant @ Ativo Plaza

Ativo Plaza is a new commercial hotspot in the area where I live at as numerous new shops, cafes and restaurants are opening here. Even Hero supermarket joined the list of the shops opened here in addition to Subway, Kenny Rogers, BMS Organics, Kaffa Espresso Bar (OMG, I love coffee shops), Brewery Tap and many more!

 Ativo Plaza @ Bandar Sri Damansara.

 Today I will be introducing a new restaurant opened here which is quickly becoming a favourite dining place for the residents here! Located at second floor, Kakatoo is a fusion restaurant incorporating Nyonya and Western style in their dishes. 

 Lovely ambience.

 One of my favourite dish here would be this Mushroom Aglio Olio. It may seem like a simple dish not worth mentioning but Kakatoo has nailed this Mushroom Aglio Olio perfectly. The mushroom is not too overwhelming as they added just the right amount of it. The herbs also give additional fragrance to this simple yet highly satisfying dish. Not many western restaurants can present such a perfect Mushroom Aglio Olio so I give double thumbs up for this dish. 

 Kakatoo's cendol is also one of the dishes in the must-try-list. Highly recommended by my dad who is a cendol lover.

Here comes the star of the day... *Drumrolls*

 Tadaa! I forgot the name of this epic dessert which is not on the menu yet. The chef treated us this special dessert as a gesture of welcome to their newly opened restaurant. The chef assembled all the ingredients in one plate with his impressive plating skills that made this dessert such a beauty to look at.

 Close shot. It's actually a combination of Vanilla ice cream, apple sauce, crepe and rolled oats with dashes of caramel and chocolate syrup. I was immediately impressed when I took a bite. The combination of warm crepe and cold ice cream is just perfect and the additional sweetness of the apple sauce also gives extra bonus to this meticulous dish.

I really hope this dish can be on the menu soon because I'm going to order it next time again for sure!

Picture of the young chef and the owner of the restaurant.

Do visit Kakatoo for a highly satisfying meal when you drop by Ativo Plaza @ Bandar Sri Damansara. Rest assured that you will be treated to high quality dishes with reasonable pricing when you come here.

That's all for today's food review! Will soon be reviewing more restaurants that opened here!

Ativo Plaza, Lot B-2-6, Block B,
No.1, Jalan PJU 9/1, Damansara Avenue,
Bandar Sri Damansara, PJU 9,
52200, Kuala Lumpur.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tonkatsu and Espressamente @ Pavilion

Yayyyyy! I finally fought procrastination and here am I again, updating my blog after the unannounced absence for about a month. There are so many things I would like to blog about but I shall begin the marathon with our 2nd anniversary!

I was craving for some satisfying savoury food and Tonkatsu immediately caught my attention. We strolled around to scan for more dining options but still we chose Tonkatsu in the end. 


 Guess what are these for?

Green tea.

Fried battered chicken! Tonkatsu is basically fried battered pork cutlet so this is the chicken meat version of it.

 My Tonkatsu set with Miso soup and rice.


 Hubby's Tonkatsu set with Udon soup.

 Extremely crispy battered pork cutlet!! You have to dip it in the special sauce or else it will be too dry to just eat it like that.

 Special sauce for Tonkatsu! Seriously addicting as I couldn't stop refilling the sauce. It even goes well with plain white rice. Give me a bowl of plain Japanese rice and I can finish it all by just pouring the sauce all over it without the Tonkatsu.

More pictures! This might be a boring food post because all that I've got here are pictures of fried stuff and all fried stuff look almost identical...

Round shape fried battered chicken that I mentioned earlier.

This time I'm focusing on the shredded cabbage. Haha. The yellow sauce is definitely not mustard. It is a super spicy version of wasabi and it went straight up to my nose after taking a huge bite of it. I felt my nostrils flaring like a dragon.

Rectangle shaped tonkatsu.

Chicken or Pork? I don't which is which already.

Fried stuff overload. Haha. We had enough fried stuff to last for a week. I guess I wouldn't want to eat fried stuff again after devouring all these.

A single set costs about RM30 including tax charges. It was a little bit pricey but still worth trying especially for those who love fried stuff. Hubby didn't really like it because he wasn't a fan of cripsy fried stuff. He prefers something that comes with sauce or soup. Haha. 

Went to Espressamente to sip some coffee.

 My favourite Cappucino.

 Hubby's Iced Mocha.

 Hubby's favourite Affogato!

That's all for our 2nd anniversary celebration. We celebrated by rewarding ourselves with good food and coffee. A simple blissful day like this can easily make me feel contented and happy. Last but not least, happy 2nd Anniversary to us! =D

And more foodie posts to come! =D =D =D