Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Neroteca - The Christmas Lunch

8:23 am
I was walking (half running) as usual to catch the train on time to work. 15 minutes of rushing across 2 streets, 3 junctions and 4 traffic lights, I get a lot of funny sights along the way.

Today was 3 aunties standing at the bus stop, one took out a new toilet brush that she just bought and this initiated a heated discussion on what brush shape does the best cleaning job. Opposite the taxi stand, a couple was arguing, pushing each other. And then there was a guy sitting on the bench with large headphones and a black tee with striking yellow wordings - "I am a bastard". Yes, you are.

What a sight - something that I don't get to see when I drive to work in KL. Should I complain for not having the freedom to drive around here or just feel contented with the fact that I get to move my lazy arse, to walk more and explore more.

They said go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.

Walk further, we found Neroteca.

Rewind 27 days t0 25 December 2008 ...

Crusty bread and balsamic vinegar, balsamic vinegar and crusty bread. I just can't resist this combination, and I ended up having two baskets of them.

The Pork Chop Milanese looked nothing more like a piece of deep fried pork chop that you can get at RM 5.90 elsewhere. Sink your teeth in it and you'll be able to tell the difference - RM36 for this piece of pork chop is well worth the hefty price tag.

The Genovese salad came in a humongous bowl, the portion came far in excess of an ordinary one as I got quite sick of the salad leaves drenched in balsamic vinegar towards the end. It is best shared among 2 - 3 as a side salad.

Tiramisu is always in the dessert list. Neroteca's version was great, with nicely soaked sponge fingers layered in between mascarpone.

The creme brulee did a good job despite its aching sweetness. Love the slightly burnt crisp crackling sugary coat on top.

It was supposed to be Christmas lunch, in fact it was the only decent meal I had on Christmas Day. Collateral purpose was to bid him farewell and *ahem* pass him the shopping list before he flies off to London for 7 days. Burberry was in the list (initially) but thanks to the crisis, I resort to something else - Just because I want to get something (at least something) out of L.O.N.D.O.N.
"Rubbish toy", he said.

But I love it.
Price list:
Pork Chop Milanese - RM 36
Genovese Salad - RM 29
Tiramisu - RM 16
Creme Brulee - RM 16

8 Lorong Ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur



Jean said...

where exactly is Lorong Ceylon??
The food look nice~^^

teckiee said...

eh.. haven seen u in a long time..Happy Chinese New Year!

Big Boys Oven said...

Gong Xi Fatt Cai, may this 2009 brings you lots of joy and happiness! from us both S&S

Simon Seow said...

Haven't try here before even though I read a lot bout it already. The pork really looks good. Slurp.

Anonymous said...

Nice piccies, changed new camera? Happy CNY!

Xiu Long Bao said...

heya, lorong ceylon is around changkat bkt bintang/ jalan alor area. Take a look at their website, they have a map in it :)

Happy CNY to you too! Let's catch up someday k :)

Happy New Year to you too! Send my regards to Sifu Sunny.

It tastes blardy good as well. Give it a try! It is near Palate Palette anyway.

Changed camera person only. Photo credits to Mr. Nic Lee :p Happy New Year to you too!

Julian Si said...

Great shooting, nice piccies ... Happy (nearly) last day of Chinese NIU year :-)