Friday, May 25, 2007

Porto Romano, TTDI

Taking a break from Penang food, let's see what we've got now back in Klang Valley....
I've passed by Porto Romano numerous times but somehow, never thought of trying it. SF did try on one fine day and she got SL and I to join her for another meal there..
Porto Romano is a cozy little restaurant, you'll feel just at home the moment you step in. We promptly took our seats and check out the menu. Having a nice array of antipasti, soups, pastas, pizzas, risottos, seafood, meats and desserts to choose from, it took us quite a while to decide what we'll be having. As we were not too hungry that night, we decided to just have mains..
Though I'm always a sucker for pasta alfredo, I wanted something tomato-ish that night and we had Porto Romano spaghetti and Salmon with Fettucine.
The Porto Romano spaghetti was an absolute delight, the tomato based sauce was sourish and sweet at the same time; with a hint of slightly burnt garlic which gives a wonderful aftertaste. The combination was so addictive, we were lapping up the sauce as much as we could ;p. The pasta was done al dente, accompanied with a generous amount of fresh seafood.

The salmon with fettucine was also good, though it still paled in comparison to Porto Romano spaghetti. The sauce used for this dish was different compared to the previous; it was tomato with cream, hence, the sauce texture was thicker and tasted richer. Again, the fettucine was done al dente, and we had a generous amount of salmon in this dish.
The Mediterranean pizza was served last and it looks scrumptious...Porto Romano's version is thin crust, topped with beef pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, onions, cheese and some other toppings which I cant recall. The pizza was tasty, loved the slightly charred, crunchy crust. My only gripe would be the 'wet' toppings. Not sure why the toppings were rather, erm, wet (even the base of the plate was wet).. Some toppings actually slide of the crust when we tore it from the pizza. Yes, slides down and leaving you with the crust and base in your hands. Oh well, still tasted good..
We ordered tiramisu for dessert. It was just ok for me, something was missing, a certain flavour which I cant pinpoint. Total bill was RM113 including drinks and after dinner coffee.
And this is the picture (or suppose to be) of the tiramisu... Before my camera decided to konk out for good.. :-(. Just got the diagnostic, this baby will be costing me RM400 to fix it (which incidentally is only 14 months old! just after my warranty period :-( ). Should I have it fix? Or invest in a new one? I'd better decide fast before my photo stocks runs out!
Porto Romano is located at No 28, Persiaran Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail. Tel: 03-77100509.

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Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well a new one always sounds good doesnt?? maybe a basic dslr perhaps? i am still thinking of a new one still..

25 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

what's the starting price of a basic dslr joe? i sorta have phobia of buying a new one that may give up on me on the 13th month! but if i fix this, what if it konk out after a few months? aiks! *pulling hair*

25 May, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

A Canon EOS400D with kit lens costs approx 3K. But u can't stuff it into your handbag. ;-)

25 May, 2007  
Blogger babe_kl said...

get a new one! :p entry level starts from RM400+ but of course has limitation. just try out. nowadays for 1k can get pretty good one.

25 May, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Hmm... spam eh??
I'll think dslr is pretty bulky for girls... I'll still go for compact ones.

26 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

lyrical lemongrass: wah, dont think I'm up to spending RM3k for a camera yet wor..

babe: I've paid my current one for RM1.2K and only lasts me 14 months..

jason: yeah, kena small spam la. need to negotiate wth the dealer, see if i can get any discount on fixing my camera ler..kinda broke recent months..

28 May, 2007  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

ouch... sorry to hear that.. maybe a digital cam for a change? ooo everything look so orangey....

28 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

meiyen: no worries bout that mei yen.. i'm currently using digi cam already, the point and shoot variety. now have to decide to fix or buy new one :(..yeah, orangey coz the lights were dim and yellow.. :)

28 May, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

hope the camera gets better.

31 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

thanks boo :). have decided to fix it after all, need the extra $$ to buy other stuff..

31 May, 2007  

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