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:
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)
Since it was a cold night, I decided to start with the Tomato Soup (RM 8.90):
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):
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):
Not bad, but of the 2 mains, I prefer the chicken.
(Here's a closer look at the lamb)
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):
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!)
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... :)
Pannaz @ Damansara Perdana, KL
Lot No. G-8, Ground Floor, Jln PJU 8/3A,
D19 Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya
Ambience : 6
Service : 7
Price** : RM 36 per person
** Approximation - 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-7710 0099
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat - 10am to 10pm
NO PORK SERVED
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