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I was fortunate enough to be able to visit a few famous Italian cities after I finished my studies. I remember the 1st city we stopped was a beautiful historical city, Florence before headed to Pisa for the must see Leaning Tower. The quest on Italiano soil continued down South to the magnificent capital of Italy, Rome and back up North to the amazing Floating City, Venice before heading to France. Other than sightseeing, the only typical Italian food I remembered its taste till now is their pizza Margherita which I had in some alley. I wouldn’t say it’s good but definitely nothing like what we could find here back in Malaysia. 1.5 months of paycheck in a salad factory during semester break wasn’t sufficient for me to enjoy like what we should on a trip. Most of the time, we were munching some bread or ordered something we familiar like pizza etc. We didn’t know much about Italian food back then.

10 years later, thanks to the endless varieties of food available, I’m more exposed to Italian food and know more about it compared to back then when I was actually standing on the ground full of Italian sweat (perhaps more blood than sweat on the sand near Colosseum in Rome). Weeks back, I was lucky to be invited by KY for an Italian food review at Silver Spoon, courtesy from Jessica who is an old friend that owns this restaurant. Unlike most restaurants that would go for some nice notable locations, Silver Spoon on the contrary is located at Bandar Manjalara, Kepong which is kinda secluded at least to me. Despite its location, the interior setup of the restaurant rivals many big names.

Silver Spoon’s deluxe interior with open kitchen concept

Nobita (Doraemon) was with us too

The session started with few appetizers and seriously, I don’t mind having only the appetizer as meal. Feta & Olive Foccacia was the kick starts of the night and the Foccacia served is different from the usual I came across which is thicker and more like a bread rather than thin pizza like flat.  If you wonder what is that, I would relate it to Cheese Naan locally.

Feta & Olive Focaccia at Silver Spoon

Feta & Olive Focaccia

Sicily originated Arancini (Fried Italian rice ball stuffed with smoke salmon and brie cheese) and fried Mozzarella Cheese Stick were 2nd on the table. They were served hot and you can feel the melted cheese flows with every bite and the scent of the cheese was indescribable. Both of them were good but I personally like the cheese stick more. By the way, the sauce actually emphasized the Italian authenticity of the taste.

Aracini and Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Bread, Cheese and now Vege, Stuffed Protobello Mushrooms were some of the most surprising dish of the night.  I got to know mushrooms can be quite good in BBQ menus and this, properly cooked, eliminated the crude and raw taste which might not be like by many but remains the juiciness of the mushroom. Of course, the salad beneath and  minced meat on top completes the serving.

Stuffed Protobello Mushrooms

For seafood lovers, how can you miss this? Prawn stacked on avocado. Some might feel the prawns were a little bit overcook but I think I’m fine with it as I love the aroma from slightly over-grilled prawn. The smell of herbs did arouse the sensation of having it in your mouth.

Avocado Prawns

Main course. We had all sorts of typical Italian Cuisine’s delights. Pizza, the #1 and foremost item in Italian Cuisine. We were served with crispy thin crust avocado salmon pizza and by just looking at it, you’d definitely says DELICIOUS. It should taste even better if more tomato sauce is applied. My favorite is still the plain Margherita pizza with only cheese and tomato sauce.

Avocado Salmon Pizza

Apparently, Risotto is one of the Italian delicacies and shamefully, this was the 1st time I tried. It feels like some creamy porridge with strong pleasant mushroom smells. It seems there’s a better and tastier option now rather than just Chinese type porridge if one’s fall sick.

Mushroom Risotto

Spaghetti, how can an Italian stuff complete without it? Seafood Marinara was the serving. The seafood was properly cooked but the marinara sauce was slightly too watery for my liking and I would also prefer a thicker taste. It was not too bad after all. Just not my personal preference.

Seafood Marinara

Grilled baby snapper in caper sauce and lemon was kinda weird. I think normally, fish will be served in fillets instead of whole fish especially in Western Cuisine. This looks very Indonesian style instead. The taste was OK though.

The last dish before dessert was the most anticipated Duck Confit. I always like duck prepared in such a way and what Silver Spoon offered here was scrumptious. I will love to order this again on my next visit. To my knowledge, Duck Confit supposed to be French Cuisine but who cares right? Or perhaps this is an Italian way of Duck Confit which I didn’t mind at all.

Duck Confit

The rest were all excited over dessert serving because of this reputable Chef Ken. I seriously have no idea who he is but with all those food I tried above, I believe the dessert must be as decent as the varieties served. Guess what, I was certainly correct. The desserts were lovely and Tiramisu was awesome. The coffee and the rum…..

Tiramisu | Chocolate Pot | Creme Brulee

The food and BEVERAGES were never inadequate. From juices, mocktail, beers (it’s Weihenstephan wei) to wines and the best part was, Jessica’s dad decided to treat us with his Royal Salute. How can the night not be awesome with all those food and beverages + great companion?

DRINKSSSS lots of em… and then the below appears

Happy People

Kim | Haze | KY | ST | God

1st Floor, Wisma Manjalara,
Bandar Menjalara.
Tel: 6277-0445
GPS : 3.195364,101.632456
(Just above AmBank)

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  1. KY

    omg i can use some of the risotto right now!

    July 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm
  2. SC

    Looks yummy!

    July 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm
  3. lotsofcravings

    awesome risotto man..

    July 23, 2010 at 12:16 am
  4. Ms. Jazz

    After so long..=P

    July 23, 2010 at 3:14 pm
  5. Myhorng

    KY, yeah now i know risotto

    SC, it was really good.

    lotsofcravings, indeed.

    Ms. Jazz, diversify publishing schedule mar. (busy n lazy were the reason in actual)

    July 24, 2010 at 1:39 am
  6. Gurney

    risotto tastes very nice, I just like their risotto!

    April 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

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