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The plan was to explore Empire Gallery for some shoes at a discounted price and maybe a couple of T-shirts to compliment them before extending it to the nearby Subang Parade. But before we were able to call it a day, Teochew Mama growled that she was starved. We took our time, debated between I Love Yoo! and Pasta Zanmai before deciding on the latter and dividing the meal into two. The lunch crowd had started to flock into the restaurant the moment we were seated and given some time to mull over
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The plan was to explore Empire Gallery for some shoes at a discounted price and maybe a couple of T-shirts to compliment them before extending it to the nearby Subang Parade. But before we were able to call it a day, Teochew Mama growled that she was starved. We took our time, debated between I Love Yoo! and Pasta Zanmai before deciding on the latter and dividing the meal into two. The lunch crowd had started to flock into the restaurant the moment we were seated and given some time to mull over the countless varieties of dishes that ranged from rice to pasta, fish to seafood.

We placed our order with the waitress without any further do, and happily waited for the order to be completed and delivered to our table.

First, came the iced lemon tea (RM 6.00 for a glass), plain and without any added sugar.
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Iced Lemon Tea (RM 6.00 for a glass)

The first sip told me that there was a trace of Ceylon tea in it and a whole load of freshly squeezed lemon juice in it, almost turning my teeth sour. Teochew Mama loved the bitter taste to it, said that it suited her just fine.

She wouldn't be able to finish the drink if she wasn't sharing it with me because she dislikes cold drinks. This was not our first choice; we were actually looking for a hot drink, something like green tea but couldn't find it on the menu. It wasn't until after we placed the order that I saw someone on the adjacent table enjoying a jug or cold green tea and his food companions sharing a pot of hot green tea.

Next came the set that I ordered, Tori Tortilla MP (RM 25.00) that included.....
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Chicken Cream Pasta (exact name, I have forgotten) and Soft Shell Crab.

Now, let's talk about the main dish.The moment the pasta arrived, the aroma of the dish knocked her right in the nose, rendering her taste buds numb. It was after I tasted the sauce that I knew what she meant. The sauce was cooked with butter and cream, and she doesn't like the latter, especially.

The spaghetti was perfectly cooked; although it was chewy, it was not to the point that I couldn't break it with my teeth easily. As for the chicken, she commented that it had to be grilled with black pepper; she was sure she could taste it on each bite.

But what about the soft shell crab (individual plate at RM 16.00)?
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When the plate was placed on the table, the hints of green in the wrap made me suspicious if avocadoes were used as an ingredient as only that item will produce such a color. After a quick check with menu, my suspicions were proved true.

There were indeed avocadoes in it.

Crap. For someone who doesn't have a penchant with the fruit, ordering this might rub off on you as weird, right? But since the other set meals didn't quite appeal to me, this was the only choice. I'd have loved to order seafood pasta but I couldn't quite risk a rash attack and scratch my fingers the whole night long.

Oh, yes, seafood is now forbidden. =(

Upon the first bite, she mentioned that she loved this dish as it contained neither butter nor cream and neither too sweet nor too salty, just the right consistency of mayonnaise. Without much hesitation, I asked her to polish the plate as I knew I'd have difficulties downing the pasta and polishing hers.

My only pet peeve?

The lack of soft shell crab. You'd have dig deep into the middle before you are able to bite onto the crab, and it'll smooth down your throat within two bites.

I however liked that they chose to wrap it with pieces of lettuce leaves.

Yes, I wanted to sample their parfait or their desserts but I had difficulties swallowing the last bits of the soft shell crab and burped twice while the cashier sealed the purchase, waited for the credit debit card approval. There's no way I can order a scoop of green tea ice-cream or parfait without kneeling in front of the toilet bowl and puking everything into it. (I've done that too many times during my younger days at Hotel Equatorial KL's Kampachi buffet brunch; back then, I had a voracious appetite in food. Nothing could satiate me.)

Now I know what Kar Wyai meant when she said that she felt like throwing up after finishing the meal. The sets were definitely designed for couples or a group of two diners, as the portion is a tad bit too much for one person.

Address: Pasta Zanmai

LG33, Empire Gallery,

Jln SS16/1,

47500 Subang Jaya

Tel: 03-5637 1910

Landmarks: Kenny Rogers Roasters, Gelato Fruit, I Love Yoo! and Speedy

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Salmon Mentai to Kanimayo on Tortilla Roll is selling at RM 13. This one is great as communal dish especially when you dine in a big group. In which we can then order more things to eat . This half broiled salmon and crabmeat tortilla roll topped with spicy cod roe mayonnaise is fantastic as starters too. Although quite big for bite size, the texture is great.
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Salmon Mentai to Kanimayo on Tortilla Roll is selling at RM 13. This one is great as communal dish especially when you dine in a big group. In which we can then order more things to eat .
This half broiled salmon and crabmeat tortilla roll topped with spicy cod roe mayonnaise is fantastic as starters too. Although quite big for bite size, the texture is great.
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Kaki Kimuchi soup pasta serves with tangy savoury kimchi in the soup with fresh raw oyster with al dente pasta. The mini serving sells at RM18 and the regular sells at RM 28. This one is slightly a little overpriced maybe because of the oyster. But the serving of oyster is not much so they should sell at a lower price if you asked me.
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Kaki Kimuchi soup pasta serves with tangy savoury kimchi in the soup with fresh raw oyster with al dente pasta. The mini serving sells at RM18 and the regular sells at RM 28. This one is slightly a little overpriced maybe because of the oyster. But the serving of oyster is not much so they should sell at a lower price if you asked me.
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Spicy Kaisen Miso Soup pasta is available in two sizes. The mini serving is selling at RM 16 and is a great option for those who are tiny eater or those who simply wants to taste this bowl of flavourful pasta. The regular serving sells at RM 28 and there is a great assortment of seafood in spicy miso soup.
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Spicy Kaisen Miso Soup pasta is available in two sizes. The mini serving is selling at RM 16 and is a great option for those who are tiny eater or those who simply wants to taste this bowl of flavourful pasta. The regular serving sells at RM 28 and there is a great assortment of seafood in spicy miso soup.
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i order this teriyaki chicken pasta which is recommended in their menu here in pasta zanmai in the emopire outle. the taste so good and creamy with the teriyaki sauces. . The chicken is deeply marinated with the sauce and taste so so good. pricing here is fair and really worth the value. the chicken meat is tender and easy to chew and the sauces is great too. environment is nice here
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i order this teriyaki chicken pasta which is recommended in their menu here in pasta zanmai in the emopire outle. the taste so good and creamy with the teriyaki sauces. . The chicken is deeply marinated with the sauce and taste so so good. pricing here is fair and really worth the value. the chicken meat is tender and easy to chew and the sauces is great too. environment is nice here
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Come into Japanese restaurant for Italian food? Ok that doesn't really sounds right but since I just wanna try the food so just go in. Ordered this pasta with scallop. The pasta is nice, just that I don't really enjoy the scallop taste on it. The pasta isn't that dry. There is some oil on it so it is quite smooth. The long bean is a bit vegetable taste, I don't really like it. I mean the taste is too strong.
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Come into Japanese restaurant for Italian food? Ok that doesn't really sounds right but since I just wanna try the food so just go in. Ordered this pasta with scallop. The pasta is nice, just that I don't really enjoy the scallop taste on it. The pasta isn't that dry. There is some oil on it so it is quite smooth. The long bean is a bit vegetable taste, I don't really like it. I mean the taste is too strong.
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I had an overdose of tomatoes one fine day of dining in Pasta Zanmai. I’ve had better experience with them when I’ve ordered other set meals but this Horen Teri Omu Set (RM25++) is really too ordinary to my liking. It was an express dinner. Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sweet clamps. A bit too sour on the sauce. I’ll better stick back to teriyaki sauced pasta next time because it taste a lot better.Teriyaki chicken with omu rice. The chicken was a bit tough and overall it was okay.Minestrone s
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I had an overdose of tomatoes one fine day of dining in Pasta Zanmai. I’ve had better experience with them when I’ve ordered other set meals but this Horen Teri Omu Set (RM25++) is really too ordinary to my liking. It was an express dinner.

Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sweet clamps. A bit too sour on the sauce. I’ll better stick back to teriyaki sauced pasta next time because it taste a lot better.
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Teriyaki chicken with omu rice. The chicken was a bit tough and overall it was okay.
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Minestrone soup (RM8) from the season menu. Again it was a bit express, but at least it wasn’t canned soup.
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I think I’ll prefer Sushi Zanmai over Pasta's any time.

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This is quite a unique concept restaurant, with a fusion of italian and japanese style cooking and ingredients. The dish I had this time was more to japanese style and ingredients. The unagi is lighlty seared ad bathed with a thick sticky version of soya sauce. It was sweet and slightly salty and if you mix it with the egg, the sauce would stick to the rice making every spoonful like a sushi roll except there is no seaweed to hold it all together.
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This is quite a unique concept restaurant, with a fusion of italian and japanese style cooking and ingredients. The dish I had this time was more to japanese style and ingredients. The unagi is lighlty seared ad bathed with a thick sticky version of soya sauce. It was sweet and slightly salty and if you mix it with the egg, the sauce would stick to the rice making every spoonful like a sushi roll except there is no seaweed to hold it all together.
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I remember the very first time I visited pasta zanmai was two years back, after I finish schooling.My friend and I went there, wanted to have some mini celebration because we just finish some semester test.And that's where I started to fall in love with pasta zanmai.The restaurant was perpetually full!You need to wait for at least 20minutes each time!How sad.... their food doesnt come cheap too. Anyway, it's the quality that matters.I never tasted such plain but full of flavor pasta...It's so si
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I remember the very first time I visited pasta zanmai was two years back, after I finish schooling.
My friend and I went there, wanted to have some mini celebration because we just finish some semester test.
And that's where I started to fall in love with pasta zanmai.

The restaurant was perpetually full!
You need to wait for at least 20minutes each time!
How sad.... their food doesnt come cheap too. Anyway, it's the quality that matters.
I never tasted such plain but full of flavor pasta...It's so simple yet so tasty, I think you really need to try this!

*double thumbs up*
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Occasionally, I love Japanese food.I love Japanese food. All the time.Unfortunately,because I have lots of facts to consider before heading to Japanese restaurant, I rarely eat Japanese food. Yeah, you're right ,money is the major issue. ;P*stepped in Pasta Zanmai #LikeABoss Their salmon was soooo fresh til they can really MELT in your mouth ~I can taste Omega-3 & 6 gliding down my throat ,oh-so-smoothly~ <3Fruit punch Runny yolks makes everything tasty and delectable! Eggs are gooooood for
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Occasionally, I love Japanese food.
I love Japanese food. All the time.Unfortunately,because I have lots of facts to consider before heading to Japanese restaurant, I rarely eat Japanese food. Yeah, you're right ,money is the major issue. ;P

*stepped in Pasta Zanmai #LikeABoss
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Their salmon was soooo fresh til they can really MELT in your mouth ~
I can taste Omega-3 & 6 gliding down my throat ,oh-so-smoothly~ <3
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Fruit punch
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Runny yolks makes everything tasty and delectable!
Eggs are gooooood for your heart ! it protects your heart okayyy?
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Very thin crust. Lots of mayo and mushrooms. I like the 'just nice' portion. Not too big,nor small , so that my tummy can have more space to taste other good food.
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It's no wonder you have to pay for such high for such quality food. Worth every single penny!
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went shopping at Empire with hubby,wanna eat japanese curry so we went to pasta Zanmai.The place is comfortable but lunch time is quite crowded,little bit noisy! Luckily we don't need to wait for long to have a seat.We ordered Creamy Corn Croquette curry set,unagi onsn Rc Set and a jar of ice fruit tea .The ice fruit tea is very fresh n delicious,feel so surprised it got lot of different fruits inside,most of the fruits r fresh n de;icious,except the strawberry is too sour,we cannot finish it a
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went shopping at Empire with hubby,wanna eat japanese curry so we went to pasta Zanmai.

The place is comfortable but lunch time is quite crowded,little bit noisy!
Luckily we don't need to wait for long to have a seat.

We ordered Creamy Corn Croquette curry set,unagi onsn Rc Set and a jar of ice fruit tea .
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The ice fruit tea is very fresh n delicious,feel so surprised it got lot of different fruits inside,most of the fruits r fresh n de;icious,except the strawberry is too sour,we cannot finish it all.haha
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The C.Croq curry set is great too,glad to see so much curry and the Creamy Corn Croquette is tasty ,love it very much
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well...this one made us disappointed cos it has fishlike smell,we can't finish it due to the smell...but last time I tried it at Sunway branch is not bad.

overall is not bad ,we spent total RM77.7,hubby said not worth n quite expensive
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Pasta Zanmai is a chain Japanese Food store which blend modern designs with their traditional Japanese culture. This is my dish for today, Mini Tori Karaage Garlic Rice also known as Mini Fried Chicken on Garlic Rice. The chicken is fried until crispy and the garlic fried rice is fragrant, the whole meal is so yummy.
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Pasta Zanmai is a chain Japanese Food store which blend modern designs with their traditional Japanese culture. This is my dish for today, Mini Tori Karaage Garlic Rice also known as Mini Fried Chicken on Garlic Rice. The chicken is fried until crispy and the garlic fried rice is fragrant, the whole meal is so yummy.
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Everything here was really scrumptious ! Though it's abit expensive, the food here serve in very SMALL portion, but I can get to taste wide range of variety! I like. The food is worth every penny. Everything is recommended. ;)
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Everything here was really scrumptious ! Though it's abit expensive, the food here serve in very SMALL portion, but I can get to taste wide range of variety! I like. The food is worth every penny. Everything is recommended. ;)
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  • Salmon sashimi and salad.