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11 Feb, 2008

Pasta Zanmai (パスタ三昧)

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Japanese Food

After knowing that this restaurant is opened in 1 Utama, without second thoughts we went straight to check this Japanese and Western fusion restaurant out. We also learned that Pasta Zanmai is part of the Rakuzen Japanese Food Chain.

This restaurant is combined with Shojikiya (正直屋), a shop selling Japanese food and snacks. We enjoyed looking around for Japanese candies and ice-creams.

Anyway, it was dinner time when we went in. The restaurant was rather packed. But we were lucky to find a comfortable semi-circle seat that day.

Service was very slow here. The waiters and waitresses seemed so busy and it took them a long while to serve our drinks. Anyway, here’s our ryokucha (緑茶) served in a pot. Priced at RM3, this pot of green tea can be shared among 2 to 3 persons.

After waiting for a long time, finally our pasta was served. Here’s our kinoko to onsen tamago no cream sauce (キノコと温泉たまごのクリームソース). Priced at RM18, this Japanese mushroom and hot spring egg cream sauce pasta was rather delicious with the light creamy sauce. After mixing the egg with the pasta, the spaghetti tasted even smoother and creamier. The black pepper boosted its overall taste. The serving was quite large too, we really enjoyed it.

Next, we ordered a curry sauce omu rice set (カレーソースのオムライスセット). For RM18, this set includes a curry sauce omu rice, a salad and a miso soup.

The Japanese curry tasted rather mild and aromatic. It tasted quite well when eaten with the egg and the rice. The rice was soft and quite flavourful too. Overall, it was quite satisfying. But the portion served was rather small.

Anyway, this salad which came with the curry sauce omu rice set tasted really good. The salad dressing was really delicious. Perhaps we should order their salad next time!

Lastly, we had our dessert. They were all too attractive to be missed. We chose to have this macha crepe (抹茶クリープ). Price at RM12, this crepe was filled with green tea ice-cream, azuki red bean and various fruits. The combination went well and the fruits served were quite fresh. The crepe was served cold and we ate that last after finishing the ice-cream and fruits.

Check this restaurant out if you’re interested in Japanese and Western fusion food. There are many different types of pasta for you to choose from. But bear in mind that service is rather slow here, so be patient while waiting for your food. Anyhow, we are rather confident that they would improve their service in the future since they’re still new.

Restaurant Information
G210B, Ground Floor Promenade,
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No.1, Persiaran Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel : 03-7728 1210

17 Responses to "Pasta Zanmai (パスタ三昧)"

1 | yammylicious

February 12th, 2008 at 3:07 am

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Sugar Bean Gong hei Fatt Choi!! awww Zanmai Pasta!! love the cutie pancakes!!! =)

2 | ling239

February 12th, 2008 at 3:27 am

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after all the ice cream and fruit, is the crepe soggy ? =.=”

3 | ~Christine~Leng

February 12th, 2008 at 10:28 am

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I want the dessert!!
will definitely check this place out!
tempting! 😛

4 | myCoffee

February 13th, 2008 at 1:14 am

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Interesting pasta combination. Looks like a must-try place.

5 | Nic (KHKL)

February 13th, 2008 at 1:26 am

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japanese pasta are always lighter than the western version…but i think it’s a very interesting alternative…will try out this place in a few months time, when they have settled down…hehe..

6 | "Joe" who is constantly craving

February 13th, 2008 at 3:22 am

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need to try this out..the lighting seems very bright and harsh..comfy for the eyes?

7 | mimi

February 13th, 2008 at 7:40 am

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So tempt to try out this fusion style of pasta :)

8 | ekeng

February 13th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

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will try it out soon….maybe after CNY :)

9 | wenching & esiong

February 13th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

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Yammylicious, Happy Chinese New Year to you! Yeah, the presentation of the dessert is quite pretty.

Ling239, yeah, you’re right, the crepe is a little soggy and it is served cold.

Christine, yeah, do check this place out, we enjoyed their pasta!

Mycoffee, yeah, it’s worth checking it out if you like fusion food.

Nic (khkl), yeah, you’re right, Japanese pasta is lighter than the Western ones. Yup, do check this restaurant out!

Joe, the lighting for this place is quite comfortable actually. Sorry, the photos look rather bright.

Mimi, yeah, they serve a large variety of pastas in their restaurant. It’s really worth to check it out!

Ekeng, yup, just go ahead and check it out! :)

10 | wenching & esiong

February 13th, 2008 at 6:08 pm

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Yammylicious, Happy Chinese New Year to you! Yeah, the presentation of the dessert is quite pretty.

Ling239, yeah, you’re right, the crepe is a little soggy and it is served cold.

Christine, yeah, do check this place out, we enjoyed their pasta!

Mycoffee, yeah, it’s worth checking it out if you like fusion food.

Nic (khkl), yeah, you’re right, Japanese pasta is lighter than the Western ones. Yup, do check this restaurant out!

Joe, the lighting for this place is quite comfortable actually. Sorry, the photos look rather bright.

Mimi, yeah, they serve a large variety of pastas in their restaurant. It’s really worth to check it out!

Ekeng, yup, just go ahead and check it out! :)

11 | Jason

February 14th, 2008 at 12:53 am

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With 2 good reviews from you and masak-masak, I shall check them out soon. :)

12 | ai wei

February 14th, 2008 at 4:22 am

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new place?! i wanna try this out. i am exhauseted since the starting of class from monday. really need something to chill me out.

food!!! shall we this sat to replace tingie’s celebration???

13 | wenching & esiong

February 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

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Jason, yup, do check this place out, we enjoyed eating their pasta.

Ai Wei, Fang’s birthday? I think we should ask where she wants to dine in. Hehe, can’t wait to gather with you guys again!

14 | wenching & esiong

February 14th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

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Jason, yup, do check this place out, we enjoyed eating their pasta.

Ai Wei, Fang’s birthday? I think we should ask where she wants to dine in. Hehe, can’t wait to gather with you guys again!

15 | Simon Seow

February 17th, 2008 at 9:32 am

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They takes like half an hour to serve me my pasta eventhough there’s not many customers when I dine there.

I think the salad sauce is the same they use in Sushi Zanmai.

16 | wenching & esiong

February 17th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

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Simon Seow, yeah, it was really slow when we went there, especially when there were a lot of customers. Maybe we should try out the salad in Sushi Zanmai.

17 | wenching & esiong

February 17th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

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Simon Seow, yeah, it was really slow when we went there, especially when there were a lot of customers. Maybe we should try out the salad in Sushi Zanmai.

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