Reunite @ Pasta Zanmai, 1 Utama

Our dear friend, Khee is back again from India for her break after her strenuous exams. Besides helping her to lighten up a bit with a meal, AiWei and I have another excuse to take a break after days of dating with books. Trying hard to memorize the antipsychotic drugs is gonna make me a psycho soon! Spending time with my besties was the remedy of relieve.

Being a Zanmai fan all the while makes me crave for their fusion outlet’s food spread. Pasta Zanmai was the place we headed straight away after being caught up in a heavy traffic. We were famished. Upon entering and scrutinizing the menu, we were spoilt with choices of different varieties of pastas, rice and other Jap dishes. Acknowledged as a fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisine, I got held back a little initially as I thought it was a funny and weird mingle. However, the dishes proved me wrong.

I was attracted to this right away from the moment I saw it as I love ebi tempura. Ebi Tempura no Gomadare Shitate is a serving of prawn tempura pasta topped with sesame sauce. The sesame sauce just uplifted our appetite and it went really well with the pasta. Prawns were fresh, nothing to complain about. Served together with this dish is the black sesame seeds in a mortar with a pestle. Ah.. rubbing substances with a mortar and pestle is what I do best in the lab ;P
Adding the black sesame seeds to the pasta was another ‘wow’ factor. Aromatic 🙂
Priced at RM28 with a miso soup and salad.




Having heard so much about their pizza, we gave the Teriyaki Chicken to Onsen Tamago no Pizza a try. Known as the Grilled Chicken & Hot Spring Egg Pizza, I thought it was only moderate, nothing to shout about. Maybe it’s due to the pungent taste of teriyaki sauce that empowered it. Nonetheless, the thin crust pizza had the sweet appealing taste of teriyaki sauce all over it with grilled chicken, seaweed, mayonnaise, onions and spring onions as its topping. The other obvious ingredient was the egg, in its half cooked state. Priced at RM20.

Side dishes? Chuka Iidako, seasoned octopus for RM8.

and.. Agedashi Tofu for RM8. It was soft and silky, similar to the one we had back at Sushi Zanmai.

AiWei and I have been craving for desserts and esp ice cream for such a long time, having this share of Macha Cha Parfait was a an ecstasy. This elated share was served in a tall glass brimming bountifully with layers of green tea jelly, red bean, cornflakes and scoops of green tea ice cream! Priced at RM15, we thought it was worth a try.

The interior was appealing as it is decorated creatively with huge lamp-like structures. But, the dining area is located behind the Jap snacks shop and you may miss it if you didn’t really pay attention to this ;P



Time passed by extra fast when you’re enjoying it. Hope to see you girls real soon again after my exam! 😉


~Halal~
Pasta Zanmai,
G210B, Ground Floor Promenade,

1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No 1,
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya.

Tel: 03-7728 1210

Business hours:

10am to 10pm (Sunday to Thursday)

10am to 10.30pm (Friday and Saturday)

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24 Comment

  1. Cynthia says: Reply

    Trying hard to memorize the antipsychotic drugs… – I do not envy you at all!

  2. yammylicious says: Reply

    eww ZANMAI!!! Macha Cha Parfait!! slurp~ ^^

  3. ai wei says: Reply

    dear, you are fast! i will have mind update soon. still dunno how to start on with the writing. hehe

    and

    I HATE DATING WITH BOOKS!

  4. Kok says: Reply

    christine,
    I want the pizza!:P

  5. JOjo says: Reply

    It’s been a while since i last had Jap Food.
    Zanmai Zanmai, I wil try u when i have time…
    The dessert looks luscious enough to kill!

  6. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    cynthia~
    haha. I don’t envy myself if I were you too ;P

    yammylicious~
    you had macha parfait too on your last visit to zanmai too! rite? 😉
    love their green tea desserts.

    aiwei~
    *high 5* we shall revisit for the squid ink pasta ya? 😉

    kok~
    give them a visit or you can try making it yourself perhaps! ;P haha.. It looked simple but think it’s kinda tough for me to come out with something like that either ;P
    I finished it already kok… 😉

    jojo~
    then maybe you should drop by. The Macha cha Parfait was good. There are other desserts available too that got my attention. perhaps next time ;P

  7. durianberry says: Reply

    Japan & Italy in one place! Wowwie..

    Gimme green tea ice-cream & red bean combo anytime and I’m sold ^_^

  8. Lyrical Lemongrass says: Reply

    The ebi pasta looks yummy. That’s sesame sauce? I wouldn’t have guessed! 😛

  9. mimi says: Reply

    I want that pizza too 🙂

  10. kampungboycitygal says: Reply

    i have yet to try this place eh..hahaa..now tat u wrote abotu this place, i think i shall drop by

  11. daphne says: Reply

    ohh…this looks like a fusion restaurant no?

  12. "Joe" who is constantly craving says: Reply

    looks like everyone had a dig into their pasta..except me..aiyoyo..really need to catch up with the eating trend..

  13. ♥ ♡ Alvin ♡ ♥ says: Reply

    Macha Cha Parfait look tempting oh! Cool!

  14. Simon Seow says: Reply

    If you don’t like Natto, don’t try it. I had natto spaghetti. This reminded me that I haven’t blog about it yet. LOL.

  15. Big Boys Oven says: Reply

    Looks so delicious! must try! must try!

  16. Nic (KHKL) says: Reply

    oh….that’s where the “tangy” thingy came up, i guess…hehe…the pizza’s pretty interesting, isn’t it? very okonomiyaki-like 🙂

  17. ai wei says: Reply

    nic (khkl),
    ya, i feel as i was having the okonimiyaki *wink* it was quite a nice one

  18. alexander says: Reply

    Interesting captures. The food looks really yummy and it is making me feel hungry.

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

  19. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    durianberry~
    haha.. you really love it don’t you?
    that was something worth more than anything rite ;P

    lyrical lemongrass~
    yea. from the look of it, you wouldn’t have guessed. Me neither when they served it. but it tasted so.. ‘sesame’! yum 😉

    mimi~
    give this a go and let me what you think ya! 😉

    kampungboycitygal~
    it was quite a weird combo but its worth to try out something ‘different’ 🙂
    hope you’ll love it 😉

    daphne~
    yes 🙂 Japanese and Italian ^^

    Joe~
    haha.. maybe it’s time for you to start to dig in and let us know your verdict about this place 😉

    Alvin~
    it’s yummy too! green tea and red bean rocks ;P

    simon seow~
    oh, I have not tried any nattos ;P
    you tried it here? really that bad? it’s some kind of fermented soybeans rite?
    how did it tasted like ya? ^^

    big boys oven~
    you should, you should 🙂
    hope you’ll enjoy it ^^

    Nic, AiWei~
    yeap.. tangy it is. keep looking for that word! 😉
    you guys are relating the pizza well to the okonomiyaki 🙂 just that the ingredients was served on top of a crust instead of a pan cake..
    I have yet to try okonomiyaki ^^

    alexander~
    does your place have this kind of fusion ya? 😉

  20. Simon Seow says: Reply

    Ok, here’s my experience on the natto spaghetti.

    http://simonseow.blogspot.com/2008/03/pasta-zanmai-1-utama.html

  21. ling239 says: Reply

    Macha Cha Parfait… looks good
    is this overly sweet ?

  22. wenching & esiong says: Reply

    Wow, you guys had a lot of good food there! We like it there, but we find their desserts quite expensive. The Macha Cha Parfait looks like something that we have to check out next time!

  23. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    simon~
    thanks 🙂 will check it out ^^

    ling239~
    not at all gal 🙂
    you should try this whenever you’re visiting this place 😉

    wenching&esiong~
    yea.. sorta. but we love it!! bet you and yeesiong will heart it too 🙂

  24. Jason says: Reply

    When I was there on one weekend night, it was full! Too bad 🙁

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