Sunday, December 30, 2012

Food Review: Pasta Zanmai, Sunway Pyramid

In continuation to the previous blog post, here’s the promised food review that took me so long to write.

After Kar Wyai had brought me to this little shop in Asian Avenue where I splurged on more accessories, we shot straight for Pasta Zanmai since she had the craving for Japanese food and since it was within steps away.

We followed the waiting waitress with what sounded like Beijing-accented English inside the packed restaurant. There’s no way of telling if she’s really a Chinese, but I’ll leave it at that. She led us to the only available table, which was in the middle of a group of four working colleagues and a family of mother, father and son. She left us alone; she allowed us some time to finalize with our order, which we did.

This happens when one is bored.One starts taking random pictures. The working man at the next table shot glances at me, my food and my camera for what, I don't know...

From my seat, I could see the clock in the restaurant’s kitchen and shot oblique glances at it, mentally noting the time. I didn’t know how long it took for our dishes to arrive; it was about 10 minutes after our order was submitted that the drink arrived. Waking up with a full stomach and skipping breakfast wasn’t bad enough; waiting for 30 minutes for the dishes to arrive was excruciating for us but none of us had a choice, do we?

Fruit Tea

Couldn’t help it; it was at the peak hour of lunch break, so while we waited for the kitchen to whip up our dishes, we walked through a variety of our past memories and reminisced on our elementary classmates – there’s only a handful I can remember, one I want to verbally strangle with my bare hands now – and Blue’s Clues! You read that right.

So, after what seemed like eternity, our dishes finally arrived but we remembered to take the pictures of it and us for this little food review before we pounced on it.

Top: A set of Chicken Teriyaki Omelet (with Garlic Fried Rice), Miso Soup and Salad
Bottom: A set of Tori Tortilla with Chicken Pasta and Crab Meat Roll

Mine are the ones on top; Kar Wyai’s ones are at the bottom.

Kar Wyai, with her order

Yours Truly, with her order

We had great difficulty polishing the plates clean and there was no more space in our stomachs to sample the parfait that Huai Bin had mentioned in one of his posts. You see, our stomachs almost exploded at the surprisingly-normal portion.

Next time.

Next time, we shall skip the main meal and head straight for the dessert section.

Was I happy with the service? I won’t say that I’m happy, but I was satisfied with the service. The waiters were trying their best to satiate the bored, hungry diners as fast as they could. Well, at least my order wasn’t forgotten – like that time at Chef Low’s place.

Address: F1.73, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
3, Jln PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Telephone: 03-7492 0710
Landmarks: Find Shojikiya, and you'll find Pasta Zanmai. Other neighbors include the Orange Zone entrance into Jusco and the New Wing entrance into Asian Avenue - all on the 1st floor.


  1. Japanese? Tortillas? Pasta? Fusion, perhaps?

    1. Hey, suituapui. It's probably a fusion restaurant, but I did notice a couple of Japanese dishes (like the Unagi Set Rice with Sunny-Side Egg).

      Never gotten around to asking the waiters, but I doubt they'd know either.

  2. Hee, don't you find that funny when you're taking shots of the restaurant and some egocentric customer thinks you're snapping him/her. Happy New Year Waverly Charlotte! Wishing you a fantastic 2013.

    1. Oh, yes, Yum List, I know what you mean. I didn't find it funny, though; I felt that he was being, well, weird. (P.S. suituapui suffered that unfortunate experience before.)

      Happy New Year to you too, and hope that the coming year will bring you a great year! =)

  3. Good job with the review babe! Love your personal take at it. Blessed 2013 and here's to more food review posts!

    1. Thank you, Eve. That's what I'm hoping for too. =D

      Here's to a good 2013 to you too! =)

  4. I try to avoid the one in Sunway Pyramid, I used to be a frequent customer at their outlet in Tropicana City Mall.

    I couldn't identify what you ordered though. Haha! I usually stick to the natto pasta with egg. The parfaits are good too. Too bad you didn't get a chance to try it.

    Well, maybe next time you're free we can head out for some! Cheers and happy new year! :D

    1. Is it because of their service, Huai Bin? Their branch in Empire (Gallery) is actually nearer to my place, but I seem to be more comfortable with the one in Pyramid.

      Well, mine's the Omelet with Chicken and Fried Rice. Resembles like the Nasi Goreng Pattaya. =) Ah, that's a good idea - but I've had a little too much natto in the past months.

      Sure, that would be cool! Happy New Year to you too, Huai Bin! =D


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