Pasta de Gohan @ Sunway Pyramid

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With branches scattered around Central, Marina Square, Orchard, Katong and East Coast, Paste de Waruku is definitely not something new for the Singaporeans and some Malaysians. However, I was pretty excited to find out that a spin off of Pasta de Waruku, Pasta de Gohan is opening their doors on the 9th of May but only manage to drop by one week after with fellow floggers. With a wide window display showcasing various plastic replicas of the 72 types of pasta found in their menu, our orderings are made easier.

 

funky interior

We were greeted with a bright, colorful and cheerful space, with white walls adorned with pictures of pastas and more plastic replicas of food as well as country style wood tables and chairs. Tables are comfortably separated, and the Japanese soft ballads playing in the background help set the mood for a casual and relaxed dining experience.

We sat down, ordered our beverages, and began flipping through the menu. The menu is very extensive but we have no problems on settling down on a final choice because it is a pictorial menu with descriptions.

“Garlic or no?”
“Spagethi or
Fettuccini?”
The staff will ask for each pasta dish ordered.

“Thank you for waiting”
The staff will thank you whenever your food is served.

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Spicy Cod Roe and Potato Pizza with Mayonnaise (RM 20.80)

A pizza was ordered to satisfy the primordial hunger. The paper thin pizza topped with potatoes and spicy cod roes arrived in a rather cute wooden board. Slightly crispy, just enough so that you can hold it up without it flopping over, the pizza has won our heart. However, I find it a tad too expensive because for RM 20++ , the pizza if not filling at all, even If you chow down the whole pan.

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Japanese Style Doria with Scallop and Chicken (RM 26.80)

Doria, loosely translated as rice gratin, features a bed of rice covered with cream-simmered prawns and scallops with gratin sauce. Just like our Hong Kong Char Chan Teng cheese bake rice, it is nothing fantastic.

 

squid ink pasta

Japanese Original Sauce – Spaghetti al Nero de Sepia (RM 28.80)

Lo and behold! Visually unappetizing to some, the pitched black squid ink pasta is actually very good. Cooked al dente, the fettuccini give just enough bite to this dish and to my relief, the iodine taste of squid ink is not prominent at all. However, the girls are extremely cautious in their every move to avoid unsightly squid ink stain.

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Japanese Style Original Cream Sauce – Lobster Cabonara (RM 36.80)

Another not to be missed pasta dish is the Lobster Carbonara. Priced below RM 40, it is quite a value for money because you are served with half a lobster! The sweetness of the lobster has attested to its freshness.

 

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Japanese Style Original Cream Sauce – Oyster and Bacon Carbonara (RM 25.80)

Initially it sounds like a somewhat strange combination to pair oysters with bacons and pastas, but heck, they taste beautifully together. Fresh, plump oysters bursting with salt-of-the-sea brine scent are further enhanced by strips of crispy greasy bacons and curly ringlets of pasta.

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Japanese Original Sauce – Katsu Tamatoji (RM 25.80)

Back to Basic. Good ol’ Katsudon with fried breaded pork cutlet, beautiful runny eggs, savory sweet sauce, minus the rice. Maybe the escalating price of rice has prompted them to substitute it with pasta? Who’s complaining because it’s lip smackingly good.

 

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Japanese Original Sauce – Eel and Egg (RM 23.80)

Again, this is another variation of missing rice from the usual Unagi Tendon. I’m complaining this time, if only more chunks of unagi are given.

 

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Japanese Style Basil Sauce – Prawn and Octopus (RM 28.80)

A luscious concoction of pasta and seafood drenched in their home made basil sauce – was delectable.

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Macha Azuki Parfait (RM8.80)

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Ichigo-Milk Parfait (RM8.80)

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Tiramisu Parfait (RM10.80)

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Oreo Banana Parfait (RM8.80)

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Shiratama Macha Monaka Ice Cream (RM7.80)

Desserts are unabashedly simple but delicious. The parfaits are basically the same soft ice cream, line with cornflakes and topped with different flavors according to your order. I find the Shiratama Macha Monaka Ice Cream served in a wafer shell cute. It’s nice to have a little chewy bite with sweet azuki bean paste and ice cream.

When a new restaurant opens up, you can be sure they have put a great deal of time and effort into the establishment. With attentive services and delicious pasta dishes, Pasta de Gohan is one of the most appealing restaurants and is perfect for a casual dining out. It was nice meeting up with BBO, Christine, Aiwei and Jennifer again too!

Pasta de Gohan
LG 2.126A,
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: (603) 5621 8166
Fax: (603) 5621 0166
Open daily:
11:00am – 11:00pm (Last order 10:00pm)

 

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Comments

  1. jason says:

    You’re fast! I just read this from another blog ^^
    The Katsu Tamatoji looks good.

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  2. wmw says:

    Can’t keep up with so many new restaurants cropping up!

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  3. kent says:

    arh…black squid ink spaghetti looks good, and the dessert was so temptating..

    ck
    http://kent1992.blogspot.com

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  4. J2Kfm says:

    Wow, the pastas do look delicious!
    first Pasta Zanmai, now this? hehe …
    the lobster pasta is a steal, considering the prices of the other pasta dishes …

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  5. walio! i notice that you ate my pasta! lol! next time must keep mine away from you! lol!

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  6. Christine says:

    always enjoyed every meal with you guys! :)
    ordering the desserts with no hesitations was the best part :P

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  7. veiss says:

    yummy~!!! i will go on thursday :D

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  8. Precious Pea says:

    Looks really yummy..especially the lobster carbonara. So which is better? This or Pasta Zanmai.

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  9. Nic (KHKL) says:

    wooo, squid ink pasta…kinda reminds me of hokkien mee…i’m sure it was fantastic…your teeth got kena da black ink stain or not? lol!!

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  10. daphne says:

    yeah. i hv been seeing the branches around in SG.. might be time to step in to give it a go…

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  11. ai wei says:

    haha, real fast e! u hav had this updated… my camera is still laying lazily at its place.

    i enjoyed the meals with u guys. hoping for the nexxt one :P

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  12. mimi says:

    wow another good reviews on this restaurant….really can’t miss it rite?
    The desserts are more cheaper than Pasta Zanmai

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  13. Julian Si says:

    Slurrrrrp! Nice photos, good write-up, I can’t wait to try :-)

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  14. JeromeFo says:

    Omgz.All the dessert are awesome!
    Good snap of deseert pics.=)

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  15. Jackson says:

    looks like it is another japanese-western restaurant that hv the same concept with pasta zanmai!! i got to try!

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  16. Simon Seow says:

    Last week went to Sunway Pyramid to buy Big Mac as a prop for my Big Mac Chant video and saw this restaurant. Wanted to try but me and my friend both didn’t bring camera :( We have to settle for Rich Pappa instead. Really wanted to try the squid ink spaghetti.

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  17. Julian Si says:

    Boo hoo hoo … pork free now :-(

    Service is still impeccable and the food’s good though … I have visions of HOW GOOD IT MUST HAVE BEEN a few months back when they were at their “pork-serving-phase”!

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  18. DAve says:

    well,
    i went to there in this afternoon,
    the food is nice and service of the waitress,Wang,provided is quite nice.
    :)

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