Many moons ago, while doing some window shopping at 1 Utama, we walked past a very nice looking Japanese restaurant called Pasta Zanmai. It was certainly new to me at that time because I was hiatus from KL for a very long time. Looking at the menu alone was enough to convince me to try, for the wide selection of Japanese food Pasta Zanmai had to offer looked amazingly delectable.
While we thought Japanese pasta should be Pasta Zanmai’s main attraction, we didn’t order any. SL had the Unagi Kabayaki set meal @ RM20, which was Roasted Eel with Kabayaki Sauce served with rice, salad and miso soup. One of the reasons we ordered this was because the huge amount of Unagi displayed in the menu, it seemed like a very good deal. Besides, Unagi is one of my favorite in Japanese food!
The generous amount of delicious Unagi, packed with full of flavor. Because the portion was big, we could afford to have big mouthfuls of Unagi instead of small bites. The satisfaction was simply indescribable!
While SL may have hit the jackpot by ordering Unagi Kabayaki, I wasn’t as lucky with my order. I had the Curry Sauce no Omu Rice (Fried Tomato Chicken Rice topped with Omelette & Curry Sauce) @ RM18, which is basically just some fried rice wrapped in omelette, then served on a pool of Japanese Curry.
Well the Japanese Curry was nice, mild and fragrant but I wasn’t too happy with the portion and the ingredients used in the fried rice. I only found little bits of chicken meat in the fried rice, and that’s all about it. If I only added another two bucks, I could have had Unagi too, lol.
Being a little upset with my Omu Rice, I ordered a soup to console myself – Kani Miso Soup @ RM6. At first I was a bit skeptical when I saw the soup’s photo in the menu, thinking that the crab might be there just to emphasize the crab flavor.
But what a pleasant surprise when the soup arrived. Albeit rather small, the crab was fresh and edible with some flesh, quite enjoyable for me. Oh, and the Kani Miso Soup tasted a lot better than the normal miso soup too, packing a slightly thicker texture and sweeter taste.
Overall, it was a great meal. Too bad I have vowed to cut down on my restaurant visits, else I will definitely drive to Sunway Pyramid now to try the other dishes lol.Pasta Zanmai
G210B, Ground Floor Promenade
1 Utama Shopping Centre
I ate the Unagi Set before as well! The salad was really yummy as well! :D
wowwww!!!! this looks so delicious yummy! nice post, very informative. ><
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vk: Tanya you can stop spamming your website. You have a Penang travel blog but you *hope* to visit Penang soon? What is this crap?
y r u cutting down on restaurant visits?!
RM20 cheap leh … stil rmbr pasta zanmai’s pasta very pricey one …. RM20-RM40 …!!!
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vk: To save money and to promote more local food, haha. This post is actually from my archives dated 7 months ago :P
The Curry Sauce no Omu Rice like nasi pattaya in curry la… Haha.. .:P
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vk: Bingo hahaha
The unagi set is really worthy! Hardly find one Jap that could price Unagi set at RM20 with such generous portion of unagi!
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RM20 for the unagi set is very worth it! Look at that huge plate of unagi!! Looks so juicy and tasty.
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Oh dear, your rice certainly did not look too appetizing after looking at the mouth-watering unagi! I hope the price is still the same seeing that it’s already 7 months after your visit! :)
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looks yummy, pity this restaurant is not in penang. would love to pay a visit and have the unagi and the miso soup ……..
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hey is this a limited period promotion?
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vk: I don’t think so. I am thinking it’s on the menu permanently
sunway pyramid or 1U? hahaha
anyways shud be 1U
the pasta sets are great too :) you have to try it!! :)))))))
vk: Yeah it’s at 1U :) I am not a huge fan of pasta to be honest haha
Wow!! Such big portion of unagi set at RM20 only! I wanna fly over liaw. lol
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vk: yeap. RM20 for a set like this is quite worth it :) Yummy too!
Like their unagi too, but dunno why – every time we order the unagi, it always come last. Waaaaay last.
I love it!
izit there is a sushi Zanmai at mid valley garden shopping mall same as what u mention here?
Yes, I believe so