Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Modesto @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Ok..back to what i do best..talk about food..after that short episode about procrastinating about some issues at hand, the food must go on..if not my floggers will abandon me..so what do i have to offer this time around? Actually what does Modestos have to offer this time around? As far as i known this place..which is about a year..they have always had a 50% offer on their pizzas and pastas for lunch on weekdays.. Hidden behind the Projet petrol station and Burger King in the Hartamas area, the place is a pretty quiet place despite the "hip" name during lunch hours.. Foodwise..its pretty decent..and they serve lunch sets from RM 12++ for a pasta and a drink..

Instead of freshly baked bread served with olive oil and vinegar, we have this crispy thin wafer biscuits..which will do..especially if you are damn hungry..although nothing like bread..

The pizzas are done the italian style, which is the flat crust and not the chunky thick piece of bread like those at Pizza Hut..the toppings were quite sparsely spread out.. I mean after all its on half price..what can you expect for RM 15 for such a big piece of pizza?

The Spaghetti Von Gole which is lala wine sauce pasta..hehe.. Attention: I know Modestos doesnt serve pork..but doesnt mean its fully halal..infact one of my colleagues actually ordered it and regretted when she was about to put the last few strands into her mouth..because that was when i realised she unknowingly ordered something with alcohol.. It was unintentional and she regrets..so i guess just to avoid a hoo haa.. read the menu carefully..took a bite of the al dente pasta..not too bad..but once again..very stingy with the lala..

Probably the biggest disappointment of the lunch really, this looks like one of those frozen lagasane that you can buy from the supermarket..Actually tastes like the RM 5.50 ones that i use to buy as a small kid.. Poor presentation skills.. Taste wise wasnt brilliant nor that crap i guess..Just a lesson..dont bother with this dish..

Overall, if you craving for pasta, since they serve a huge variety of pasta, drop by here i guess strictly on weekdays for lunch..as i dont think its really worth paying RM20-RM40 on their pastas during dinner..but hey, i could be wrong..

Address and contact details:

Address: Lot 46652 off Jalan Bukit Kiara Sri Hartamas 50480 K.L.
Telephone: 603 - 6201 7898
Fax: 603-6201 5779

Score? I reckon i am considered generous in giving a 7 out of 10.. since i still drop by once in a blue moon on Fridays..Well thats it then..so much easier then cracking your head to see whether A beat B or B is better then A eh? Just let out a nice long fart of how my meal tastes is way easier blogging for me..

30 comments:

boo_licious said...

Must admit I have not eaten at Modestos for years. Used to hang out at their outlet in Dsara Heights before it was burnt down. Coincidentally I ate Modestos Easy Pizza a few nites back - not bad but the pizza crust was slightly thick. It was super cheap though, buy 1 slice and get 1 slice free.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Sounds like a great deal. Spaghetti looks good, tho. I need to look out for more cheap deals...pocket empty already lor.

Precious Pea said...

I went with colleagues early this year. Even with 50% off, i find it pricey for that kind of quality they serve. No going back AGAIN for us lor. :(

Jackson said...

50% for pizza during weekdays lunch? I used to love thier pizza and didnt visit them for quiet some time... must go back for the 50% deal...hehe

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

boo: isit? well after staying in aussieland for a couple of years, i learn to love the real deal..those flat crust pizzas..and strictly very flat 1 also haha

ll: its decent..can do lar..start of the mth only wor..

pp: well RM 12 for the ambience and the pasta is decent la..i wont say its not that worth it, if you ask me definitely no for my lagsane la..

jackson: yeah you must go..i m sure you can wallop the whole pizza, no problem for you..

cookies_cream said...

Hmm, have been hearing lots about Modetos. But again, how come so banyak food in the areas that I don't really know..I must learn about road directions from my mom already.

P/S: I've sent you a sms just now, hope you don't feel awkward about it. :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cookies cream: haha received..no problem..didnt know u r from the cheras gang also..jason is also moving into cheras..hmm this is uber easy to go to..kerinchi link is the easiest and fastest way

wmw said...

I haven't been to this Modesto's for a while, they have been around for quite some time! Used to go dancing after dinner at the one in Sultan Ismail! Hah!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wmw: so happening ar..haha next time i go dwn to poppies i call you la ok?

tankiasu said...

I thot its no longer a secret that Modesto's food sucks?! My last visit there was about 6-7 years ago?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tankiasu: well i wont say the food sucks..its not on the verge of being unedible..but well..when you dont exactly have places for proper pasta..i rather pay this a visit over pizza hut..

MeiyeN said...

it has been sooooo so long ago since da last time i had a meal @ modesto! miss da pizza though... :D

Tummythoz said...

wmw, hi-5!
However, d keyword here for me is 'used to'.
Poppies still crowded? Thot all shifted to Aloha d?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

meiyen: haha the pizza is pretty decent..can give a try when you start to crave

tummythoz: poppies crowded as hell..just went 2 weeks ago..aloha still for the "low yehs".. the hippy young crowd still in poppies..

sc said...

never tried this branch before. but have tried at other branches, food is just mediocre..never stepped into a modestos for year already..hey, saw your pic in Klue too ;p

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sc: haha..ok i guess everyone opinion of this place is that it sux..oh well..well after all i wouldnt have known you were inside the mag rite?..yeah i bought my own copy too!..Looking to scan it in and show off wahaha

Lilia Edlina said...

yeah, read the menu carefully that is. huhu.

Jackson said...

hehe... i guess one is alwiz not enough for me

Lee Ping said...

Kangaroo Man,

Thanks for the reminder to come by your blog. It has been awhile since I visited your blog. It is certainly refreshing to read your article: "Just let out a nice long fart of how my meal tastes is way easier blogging for me.." :)

p/s In the US, thin crust pizza is usually known as New York Pizza (generally) and thick crust pizza is usually known as Chicago Pizza. I guess what you had was a Kiam Siap (stingy in Hokkein) pizza, very thin and not much liao.

tigerfish said...

I think Sg also has a Modesto's branch. But it'll be hard to compete with so many bistros serving similar food like this. Offering a set might be a good idea to attract lunch crowds, for example.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lilia: yes i was refering to you..read the menu hu hu

jackson: wow..you can eat eh?

lee ping: my apologies for not dropping by some time as well..hehe..yes i prefer a kiam siap pizza then the grossly inflated Chicago pizza

tigerfish: yes i think asians always fall for "value for money lunches"..its a weakness everyone has

:: Nicole :: said...

i TOTALLY agree that they're stingy on the pasta.. not only the vongole, okay? it's such a small portion!! grrr...

er, have u done a food review on dave's? i'd b happy to tag along if u're going there :)

oh oh, ALL pasta is 50% on weekdays from 12pm to 5pm with complimentary white wain.. the chicken cordon blu is yummy, the stuffed mushrooms are heavenly n etc..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nicole: i would get on to it asap..daves at where? and when? since u want to tag along haha..

Honey Star said...

The pizza looks kinda pale la and yeap, the toppings look really sad.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

honeystar: haha well put it this way,its better then pizza hut

:: Nicole :: said...

i can make it anytime.. hehe.. better if it's weekdays.. can get 50% off mah.. haha..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

so where is daves?

:: Nicole :: said...

at 1Utama's old wing.. above pets wonderland, same row as coffee bean and opposite burger king.. eh eh, i told u the location.. now u can go without me :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nicole: dont worry haha..i shall ajak u one day then..maybe can get a few other bloggers too!

:: Nicole :: said...

hmmmm... one day, eh? i'll be waiting :p~