Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ante 1Utama

Hello! πŸ™ˆ

Time for another food review!
This time is Ante, 1Utama (my second home Hahahah #selfdeclare)

I know there's a branch at publika but personally I have never been!

Only been to the one at 1U.
Thrice πŸ™Š
Nah. Not I say ah πŸ˜‚
As voted by the public!
I quite like ante's interior.

Esp the seats (feel free to faster sit on the grey one when you going there hahaha)

Don't even know how comfy is the other seat cause I always do that πŸ˜‚

Now U know.
But Okayla. It's 3 seats vs 1 non grey.
Quite easy to be able to grab I assume? πŸ˜‚
Yes. Ante serves wine 😝
Rejoice! Hahahah 🍷

They also serve beer! So no problem!🍻

I remember last christmas or something , we were walking around 1U trying to find a restaurant that serves wine.

Either I am not very attentive or it's very rare. Every time I think of a restaurant with wine available will always be some restaurant at publika πŸ˜‚

So now other than dave's in 1U, ante serves too! πŸ˜„ (Lemme know if there's others!)
Started the night of yummies with this!

Yes, there's so much going on that I took a photo instead πŸ˜…
And here it is!
A lil bit of everything to start your engines πŸ˜‚

Sorry, I'm not very atas nor do I eat enough of these to judge but everyone seems to like the platter esp the smoked duck breast.

Salmon is always a fav for everyone anywhere.

Was expecting cheese cause I always though these kind of things comes with cheese. (And I'm a big cheese fan haha) But maybe I'm wrong?
Cold appetizers
Jamon Iberico rm32

Basically cured ham. Remembered eating this quite a bit when I went to Spain / Portugal 3 years back.

Thought this was actually well balanced with the apple slices (and cause I'm a sucker for prettiness like the chive flowers haha)

Order if you Wanna try cured ham or like these kind of food in general😊
Smoked duck breast rm26

This dish had so much going on, I don't know how to explain hahaha

There was cucumber, hazelnuts, orange segments, chilli oil etc (copied off the menu)

And the most surprising thing for me.
Tofu πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Totally didn't expect to see that at the bottom.

Personally enjoyed this dish quite a lot cause I thought it was very interesting mixture of flavours.

And also after today..I learned that I like radishes when it's shaved so thinly this way πŸ˜‚
House cured salmon rm28

Needs no explanation cause salmon is like almost everyone's favourite.

Though I must say such cold appetizers are not very common (in a mall...?) and usually (well, for me la) we hardly order appetizers cause the price is almost same price as a main dish.

But if you would like to have a go & try, then you can consider these 😊

If not they have sweet belly (aka siew yoke haha) under the hot appetizers section which I realized many ppl raved about online.
Moving on to the mains!
Damnit. Next time going back to try soups cause we are big fans of soup 😁 he can totally change the rating of a restaurant by the soup and me by their dessert hahaha
Chargrilled BBQ ribs! Rm48

Well, no complains. Standard pork rib. Soft and tender.

People have asked me if morganfield's or ante's is better. Unfortunately, my tongue has short term memory, so I will have to eat both on the same day to judge hahah

The coleslaw was actually kimchi slaw πŸ˜‚ though ...I couldn't really felt it. Just felt it was different, but couldn't put my finger around it.
Pork Diane rm42

I remembered seeing ah pek's friend ordered this sometime last week.

And ...I didn't expect him to polish it off damn fast. His dish came AFTER ours but he finished it frst πŸ˜…

I guess that's enough to explain? Haha

The green thing there is actually pea mash πŸ˜‚ might take some by surprise but I thought it was not bad.

If you eat it together with the sauce, it goes pretty well. Unless U really don't like green peas la πŸ˜…
Ante's highlight would be this.

Chargrilled pork steak rm52

How good Isit?

Well... Good enough that every time I see people going back to Ante.

This is what they would order again and again. πŸ˜‚

I like that the honey rockets are glazed! πŸ˜‚ that's a very nice thing for me cause I always feel they are too bitter. But with the glazing, ate them without a problem!
Norweigian salmon rm52

If you are not a barbarian (haha meat is not your thing), you can opt for the salmon which I quite like cause I said in the beginning.

Salmon is almost a favourite for everyone (or a safe bet)

Quite like the toppings (seaweed crust yo!) and of course glazed with my fav flavour, miso!

Yes, I am bias when there's miso
Ante carbonara rm30

Am not a super big carbonara fan (I know right! Since I love cheese hahaha so strange) but everyone seemed happy enough eating this away.

Can't go wrong with carbonara as long it has cheeseeeeee and bacon!!!
Char siew curry cream rm33

This. This was my ultimate fav. πŸ˜‹

Hahahahaha totally fattening and the flavour was super sibeh kao!

If you like heavy flavours, I totally recommend this! If you don't (eat clean, or like lighter flavours etc. I still think U Shld ask someone else to order so U can take a taste of it Hahahahah πŸ˜‚)

The char siew was a bit too fatty for my liking (ah pek was in heaven though)
I shared this though. So I'm not sure if it will be too jelak to finish a whole plate by yourself. But you can try! πŸ˜‚

And when U are eating, try not to think how much calories this one has πŸ˜‚
Yup. This is how it is!

I guess if you go in a group and don't mind sharing, you can try even more stuffs!

I would really go back to try their truffle fries! And they have nuggets too hmmm.

Also homemade gnocchi! I love gnocchi! πŸ˜‹ so hard to find nice ones though.
Creme brΓ»lΓ©e rm20

I thought it was blueberry on the top but it turned out to be candied olives Hahahahaha πŸ˜‚ and chocolate

This was not bad!

But argh. The main for a creme brûlée, at least to me is always the caramelized top and it's always not enough 😭
Valrhona chocolate slice rm23

This is one dense rich chocolate 😳

The downside to this is that it's small!!! 😩

I understand that it's rich so too much might be jelak but I think I can eat twice the size of this pc without any problems hahaha πŸ˜‚

They also serve other desserts and cakes! Even alcoholic cakes!
Final verdict?
While the food is good, it is a lil pricey (well, for me la) so I will return when I Wanna be a barbarian or for celebrations like birthday, farewell, happy Sunday etc

Not an everyday thing for sure πŸ˜…

Also, this review is based on my own tastebuds so it will differ from person to person!
Ante, 1Utama
Lot F346, First floor, rainforest, new wing.

If not mistaken, it's next to pandora.

Tel : 03-77325204

Can get crowded on weekends dinner (not sure about lunch), shouldn't need to wait that long but just in case, better to reserve seats if you are going in a large group! 😁


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