Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Neroteca 2 @ Lorong Ceylon


First you have City Day and the week after you have Chinese New Year. For those looking out for some peaceful time alone during the festive season, avoiding the traffic jams and not taking another eye on work and the red decor all around, Neroteca remains the highly recommended place that i have sung to many and virtually all of my friends.

To feel like you are out of the city and out of the country right in the middle of the city, the irony and the contradictions have never worked so well.

The cupboards of wine bottles entice you to order although the wine lists do features some wallet burning bottles, their house wines are affordable just under RM100.

Being so comfortable in this little humble restaurant, i have visited numerous times and have virtually tried their specials, pastas, antipastis and even their meats. All i can say is that although they dont seem to specialise in home-made pastas or special melt-in-your-mouth wagyu, their food has been consistent. One of my favourite all time dish to start off is their cold cut meat platter.

Tagliere Neroteca (RM37) - Various kinds of ham, salami and prosciutto along with something else very essential below..

Their freshly baked bread. If there is one thing i have learnt here, it is never be shy to ask for another basket. Whether it is early morning or be it late afternoon, their bread always seem to be fresh and dipped in some garlic flavoured balsmic vinegar and olive oil, with a slice of ham, you have me with the eyes closed and dreaming in Alice in Wonderland.

The Fettucini Carbonara is one of our favourites and something similar to this is the Tagliatelle Funghi e Prosciutto RM 22. Although the pasta is not home made, the al dente noodle along with the creamy mushroom and ham sauce was just the perfect comfort food one can have on a rainy or sunny day.
Their signature Tiramisu did not disappoint although the lack of alcohol could have been boosted by a splash or more rum. The smooth texture with the true bitter cocoa powder was amazingly well balanced. This small portion was courtesy of Neroteca because they couldnt serve us a full portion. It goes to show coming to their places often, does have its advantages!

Address and contact details:

Ground floor, Somerset
8 Lorong Ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur
tel: 03 / 2070 0530

Ratings: 4 stars out of 5 stars. A firm favourite for a late brunch or breakfast. Dinners tend to be abit crowded as the place can only cater around 40 people at a go. A strong recommendation to take your loved ones for a nice chilling session. Refer to my first review for some yummy seafood pasta as well.


Jun said...

gah! after a 10hr shift, i wudn't mind having the whole shelf of wine to myself *grin*

JOjo said...

Yup, i totally agree with the bitter cocoa powder part. It complements tiramisu perfectly, not too overwhelming!
I also want free food, wuahaha.Why school canteens don't provide such freebie for their regulars? *bleah*

Kok said...

The meaty Tagliere Neroteca looks so fresh. I think it worth every single cents. :)

Crunchasarus Rex said...

I love the ham, salami and prosciutto..! yummy..!!

alexander said...

Lovely photos.
The food sure looks good.
I like the shelves for the wines.
That is nice.

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"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: then you definitely will be having a 10 hour shift on the bed!

jojo: dont they? haha i think i did..

kok: the downside is just that the pasta is ur packet ones but imported from italy..they sell them as well

rex: what you waiting for? go to the deli immmediately!

alex: thanks..you got cool photos too!

ling239 said...

have yet to try the tiramisu...
what is the price like for the full size?

tigerfish said...

Fettucine is like the SE Asian Mee Pok, isn't it? I am really toying with the idea of serving Fish Ball, or Minced Meat (Bak Chor) Fettucine!HA!

daphne said...

hhe.. glad to see that you are enjoying bread dipped in balsmic vingar and olive oil now. =)

Nic (KHKL) said...

wah, i'm torned...shd i try neroteca first or palate palette? ask u better cos u've tried both :) from what i read, i'm guessing u'll say neroteca :)

Rasa Malaysia said...

I have been eating these kinds of food in France...very jelak. I want our kinds of food. ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling 239: 10-13rm?

tigerfish: u nvr fail to push the limits of fusion..

daphne: haha i hav always done..

nic: dpds on ur palate wat?

rasa: really??

莹莹 said...

1st time visiting ur blog.. :) found out that u've intro quite a number of nice places for food..

My partner mentioned Neroteca for a few times.. and keep telling us it's a great place.. :D after seeing all the photos.. i guess, i will giv it a try~~

yum yum~

Anonymous said...

Great blog and photos. I also love this place and their sister restaurant just around the corner. Check out my comments at: http://theyumlist.blogspot.com

Lily said...

I love the ham, salami and prosciutto..! yummy..!!