Thursday, 25 September 2014

New Lunch & Dinner Menu @ Purple Pasta, Oasis Ara Damansara

Remember my post about Purple Pasta's super affordable RM5 pasta? (If not, read about my first visit to Purple Pasta HERE)

Good news, as the RM5 pasta is now a permanent item on their Lunch menu, with more choices available now! Furthermore, Purple Pasta will be launching a dinner menu soon but only on reservation basis to ensure the food quality and presentation. I was really honoured to be the first few to sample their artisan , fine dinning dishes.
The simple & homey interior of Purple Pasta
Beans used at Purple Pasta

Lunch Menu

Purple Pasta lunch menu focuses on great, affordable food item. Here's a snippet of what they serve for lunch! 
Garden Salad RM8
A simple salad consisting of fresh crisp lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes, arugula, crunchy croutons, finished off with a touch of parmesan & mayo.
Lamb Mariana RM5
Spaghetti with tomato puree, herbs & a homemade juicy lamb meatball
I find the mariana sauce tad too sweet for my liking & the meatball looks a little lonely there but hey, it's only RM5 so no complains.
Authentic Carbonara RM5
Spaghetti tossed in Olive Oil, Parmesan, Oregano & topped off with a poached egg. 100% authentic carbonara, 0% cream.
Egg was perfectly poached, with the yolk bursting out graciously as we poked it. Mix it up and here you have it, a healthy, authentic Carbonara pasta that only cost RM5! I enjoyed this dish a lot, it wasn't cloying at all & flavours were kept minimal - just the way I like it. Some may find this dish tad tasteless though, but it's all up to preferences :)

Dinner Menu

The dinner menu have yet to be launched but do follow their FB page to get the latest update. Purple Pasta aim to serve affordable yet well-presented fine dining food during dinner time, and it will only be served ON RESERVATION BASIS.
Salmon Tartare
Cubed Salmon Gravalax with Apple chunks mixed with mayonnaise & Ebiko, torched to bring the best out of its flavour.

Beautifully presented, and perfectly done. The Salmon Tartare indeed was an amazing start to our meal. I love the contrasting texture of the crunchy apple & tender salmon, blanketed with the creamy mayo + ebikko sauce mix.
Prawn Ceviche
A cold appetizer featuring prawns served with onions (boiled & frozen) to remove the pungent smell & retain its crunchiness. The prawns were too sour for my liking, but its all up to preference :)
Stuffed Chicken 
Breaded chicken stuffed with Spinach & Walnut, garnished with mashed potato mixed with mashed pumpkin & cheddar cheese
The golden brown crust was crispy & addictive, and the chicken meat was delightfully tender. However, the stuffed chicken was a little bit too dry to be eaten on its own on my opinion. A great dish nevertheless.
Salmon Beurre Blanc
Fetuccini pasta served with a sweet alcoholic-based sauce, topped with ebiko & grilled salmon.
The salmon was perfectly grilled- It was flavourful, flaky & fresh & the crispy skin was really addictive. However, the combination of the savoury salmon with the sweet alcoholic sauce was a little too adventurous for me- I'd prefer if the salmon could go with a more savoury-base sauce.
Prawn Thermidor
Grilled prawn served on Blanch Asparagus, topped off with their signature home made Thermidor sauce & Thermidor foam.
The Thermidor sauce & foam is made out of cheese & milk foam & it was absolutely creamy & addictive- we loved it to bits. It complements the grilled prawns perfectly, and was even good to devour on its own.
Fra Diavolo
All of us unanimously agreed that this was the spotlight dish of the day. Fra Diavolo features fettucini pasta cooked till el-dente, in their homemade sauce composed of tomato puree , dark chocolate, creme, chili flake & generous chunks of mutton.

The sauce, despite the unusual combination of ingredients, was staggeringly flavourful & good. Creamy in texture, and bursting with savouriness with a tinge of sweet aftertaste, further enhanced by the tender chunks of mutton. This must be the best pasta I have ever tasted!
Caramel Banana RM9
The Caramel Banana cake piqued our interest among all the other cakes. 
We find the chocolate moose layer smooth & creamy, and the chocolate sponge cake layer dense & rich. However, we couldn't taste much of the caramel- only a hint of caramel taste was detected by my taste buds. Nevertheless, it was a lovely dessert to end our great meal.

It you're looking for a place with decent & affordable food, or exquisite fine dining food with an affordable price tag, Purple Pasta have it all. 

Purple Pasta Restaurant & Cafe 
D-G-06, Block D Oasis Square, 
No 2A, Jalan PJU 1A/7A 
Ara Damansara,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Business Hours:
10.30am-10pm

Contact Number: 012-3487 483 /03-7859 9998
Email: marketing.food4drama@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purplepastacafe


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