With branches scattered around Central,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macha Azuki Parfait (RM8.80)
Ichigo-Milk Parfait (RM8.80)
Tiramisu Parfait (RM10.80)
Oreo Banana Parfait (RM8.80)
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.
Pasta de Gohan
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: (603) 5621 8166
Fax: (603) 5621 0166
Open daily: (Last order )