Friday, May 14, 2010

Pannaz @ Damansara Perdana, KL

New-ish restaurant in the Damansara Perdana area....

Pannaz is about a year old and came highly recommended by my old friend San (and seconded by Fabian and Lil and Haz and many others).
:)
(So how could I not try it, right?)

It's pretty conveniently located, just off the main Curve area, in Damansara Perdana:
On the corner facing the main road/ Metropolitan Square condo...

Hmmmm....
I have to admit that I was having second thoughts when I first walked in - Not that the restaurant didn't look nice... but it turned out that Fabian and I were the only people dining there on that rainy Tuesday night*:
(*Could have been because of the rain... San and Fabian mentioned that it can get very packed sometimes.... eg. Saturday dinner time)
Simple...

Since it was a cold night, I decided to start with the Tomato Soup (RM 8.90):
Cup of Soup...

The serving size was quite small, but ok lah considering that it costs <9 bucks.

I suspect most of it came out of a can but I kinda liked the thick, hearty soup with a slightly tart and cheesey taste.
(The fluffy toasted bun on the side went well with it - wouldn't mind ordering this again)

For the mains, we tried the BBQ Chicken (RM 17.90):
The bbq chicken ...

Yummy!
So simple yet it works - Tender chicken, topped with a slightly crisp skin with that had that lovely fragrant (charred) BBQ taste.
(Strangely, the chicken came with a slice of grilled honeydew - am not sure how the sweet, soft fruit was supposed to complement the chicken, but hey if you don't like it you can just put it aside....)

Next, the also very highly recommended BBQ Lamb (RM 17.90):
My BBQ Lamb...

Not bad, but of the 2 mains, I prefer the chicken.

(Here's a closer look at the lamb)
Pre-chomp ...

The lamb was pretty generously portioned (considering it only costs 18 bucks!) and was very tender.... but somehow I think the overmarinated it?
(If there's such a thing)

Basically, the taste of herbs (and whatever else they marinated it with) became a bit overpowering after a few bites. Also, the mint sauce tasted a bit sweet (which I don't like). I had to drown it in the accompanying black pepper sauce to try to balance out the taste.

To cap off the night we tried the Warm chocolate cake (RM 9):
Our dessert ...

Overall, it was also not bad - fairly smooth texture, chocolatey enough to satiate any cravings, and contrasted well against the vanilla ice cream...
(Would have been better if it were served warmer though - mine arrived at the table lukewarm...)

(BTW Fabian says: The bread and butter pudding here is nice!)

Map:
"Borrowed" from the Pannaz website ...



So it's: Good selection of fairly tasty grilled/ BBQ western food and some Asian dishes for decent prices, simple comfortable ambience (please go try! don't be put off by the fact that it is suffering from - unexplainable - empty restaurant syndrome!) BUT nothing bad to say actually... :)

Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

Pannaz @ Damansara Perdana, KL

Lot No. G-8, Ground Floor, Jln PJU 8/3A,
D19 Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya


Taste: 7
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 36 per person
Parking: OK

** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks

Telephone No.: 03-7710 0099
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat - 10am to 10pm

NO PORK SERVED




OTHER REVIEWS:
- A Malaysian Life
- Malaysian Food Guide
- Half Blood Aby's Blog


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10 comments:

Paranoid Android said...

Prices extremely reasonable for a joint in that area. But the name is just sooooo cheeky hor? Pannaz. That I can remember easily, if pronounced Mat Salleh style.

thule a.k.a leo said...

senang saje nak cari :)
see if Jenn wants to eat lamb or not first...

fatboybakes said...

wow, that IS cheap. any place that serves meaty mains below RM20....is considered cheap!

J said...

to Paranoid Android:
Haha... That way, it'll be easier for us to remember the name I guess. :)

to thule aka leo:
Better to try the chicken! The lamb is ok but the chicken was really good :D

to fatboybakes:
Can have a heavy 3 course meal for under 40 bucks some more - so worth it right?

thenomadGourmand said...

Hhaa..they stil surviving.. not bad!

HairyBerry said...

ahhh, that reminds me of the friedchillies event held here! i remember the bbq lamb being rather delicious too.

J said...

to thenomadGourmand:
I hope they can survive for a long time - the food is yummy and affordable. :D

to HairyBerry:
Everyone tells me the lamb is delicious but I guess the chef was just a little too heavy handed with the spices/ marinade the night I was there. :(
(It was definitely very tender tho!)

mimid3vils said...

very reasonable price, I always thought it is a high class restaurant everytime I passby :P

J said...

to mimid3vils:
I was very surprised at the reasonable prices too! And it tastes good. :)

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