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