Nero Teca @ Lorong Ceylon, KL – The two P’s of eating…

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We are back in that familiar place! … My favourite Italian restaurant (I cannot say it enough).. on a weekend.
How goooood it is, when close friends meet together over Prosciutto and Prosecco!
Those have got to be my two favourite P’s in the Italian vocab;P
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Speaking of which, they do Prosecco by the glass at Nero Teca, so you can really pace yourself and get plastered nice and easy…
RM26.00 per glass 

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This is the Prosciutto Melon.

The story of Prosciutto is really the story of pigs, since it takes the best pigs eating the right foods to make a perfect ham!
(Ooo, which reminds me of a cartoon i read..)


How cute is that.. ?! :P

Ahem.. as i was saying…

Prosciutto is an Italian ham that has been seasoned, salt-cured, and air-dried, but not smoked. It has a gorgeous salty meaty taste, offset by the sweetness of the melon… heaven!
Prosciutto Melon – RM34.00 

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This is the Carbonara. I love this carbonara because, it’s not too creamy, the pasta is rapturously al dente and the bacon is smoky, chunky and fatty. This is the soft chunky bacon sort as opposed to the streaky crispy thin bacon. I find the soft chunky sort absorbs the carbonara flavour so much more effectively. Pure art!
Eating is believing so… just come eat…
Spaghetti Carbonara – RM23.00
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This is the Costina – fried pork ribs. Not for the faint hearted. Let me just warn you that this dish will not be of the ‘soft, fall off the bone pork ribs’ sort. Me, I order this when I am in a feisty mood, because the Costina will give you a good fight – meat is tougher and the smell of pork is strong. This does not make it any less good! Infact, I dare say, this is the way pork ribs should be eaten (bangs the table, spits and swears..) :P:P 

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Finally, no italian meal is complete without the Panna Cotta! An Italian invention – pure, simple, delightful cooked cream! Cool and soft and goes down easy… Do not leave without trying this!
Panna Cotta – RM14.00
Many flutes of Prosecco later, we stagger out the door and into the dark and starry night.. , happy to be alive and well…then we begin the long journey home:)
Add:
Nero Teca,
ground floor, somerset
8 lorong ceylon
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2070 0530
Food:8/10
Service:8/10 (slower on friday nights as it’s usually packed)
Salt levels: moderate
MSG levels: nil

Comments

  1. lorong ceylon?!! dunno where lah.

    the other day only saw the ham on TV. served with melon.
    bout how they cured the ham for months n years.

    din know easily found in KL!

  2. MochaSourcream says:

    Mmm, I love Italian food… and definitely love Carbonara… yumz…

  3. CUMI & CIKI says:

    j2kfm:
    come la.. take you go eat;)

    mocha:
    Mmmmmmm … pasta…. (Homer simpson style)

  4. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    eh ur fav place too?? mine also =)
    love coming here for weekend brunches..its so quiet n serene..

  5. worldwindows says:

    Checked my Merriam Webster for the meaning and pronunciation for ‘Prosecco’. There is so much from Italy on offer besides the ‘carbonara’ and ‘prosciutto’. Excellent!

  6. 550ml jar of faith says:

    Ha ha ha! That cartoon made me choke on my workdesk lunch! What a wonderful meal, all the Ps (and Qs!) in place!

  7. Precious Pea says:

    And i thought you meant Pea and Pumpkin! LOL!

    Never been there but heard good review of it. Maybe I should explore your fav 2 Ps

  8. CUMI & CIKI says:

    joe:
    yea, brunch is the best.. no hurry, take your time.. eat, go home, sleep!

    ww:
    glad you are a fan;)

    faith:
    cute right? i love that cartoon.. sweet lil piggy…

    pea:
    haha.. that too!

  9. Nic (KHKL) says:

    My 2 Ps are pasta and parmesan! :)

    woah, with all the good reviews on this place, i guess i’ll hafta check it out already! thanks! :)

  10. I though u suppose to go with red wine since all the food r meaty? Italian wine also will be a bit stronger taste to counter with their food taste… Everytime read your blog will make me hungry for more food, I should start back my swimming…cheers, good post!

  11. CUMI & CIKI says:

    nic:
    pasta and parmesan .. that’ll do just fine too!

    kennhyn:
    you have a point with the red wine.. but then.. there goes me.. breaking all the rules! and i do love breaking rules.. hahaha

  12. Life for Beginners says:

    I just fell in love with the first two photos… The saturation of the colours… the silhouette of mysterious madam blogger… I feel like I’ve been transported into one of my fav Wong Kar-Wai films.

    I’m truly inspired… Any chance of me “borrowing” these images for one of my blog posts, my dear distracting dame?

  13. CUMI & CIKI says:

    lfb:
    awww, how sweet.. thx:)

    and about borrowing the images.. of course can la.. (chick guzzling bubbly.. burp.. how charming.. ;P)

  14. Penang Tua Pui says:

    we like Italian food too,…..

    hey ur photo of enjoying the drink is nicely shot.. the color.. i just like it…

  15. Woohoo, where did you get those long curly eyelashes done?? Lovely!

  16. Life for Beginners says:

    Sweet salamders! Danke, danke, mein leiblingest! (Broken Deutsch being a particular skill o’ mine.)

    In fact, there’s a current thread in my comments section on WKW and Chungking Express and Faye Wong and California Dreamin’ … Serendipity, I tell ya! ;)

  17. Great restaurant, super write-up :-) YUmmmmmm I miss KL!

  18. CUMI & CIKI says:

    PTP:
    cheers

    Mellie:
    Tokyo! You can buy a whole box of em, in every style.. kawai! haha

    lfb:
    Ooo, wong kar wai meets Faye meets Cal Dreamin… how cool;)

    Jules:
    when u back from thais?

  19. Life for Beginners says:

    Hehe, it’s done! I’m calling it “The Lady from Shanghai” if you can catch the WKW reference. ;)

  20. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    eat go home, s*x and sleep..sounds about right..hahahaha…

  21. CUMI & CIKI says:

    lfb:
    wah! so fastttt…

  22. CUMI & CIKI says:

    joe:
    full of beans la you… hahaha

  23. After been hearing all the good talks about this place, I’ll be going there on 6th Dec! (a tad late but better than never, rite?)

  24. boo_licious says:

    ah….we used to hang out here quite a bit, as they had this adorable Italian chef here. Time to revive those memories abt the people and food.

  25. mimid3vils says:

    Never try Prosciutto Melon before, expensive ar? :P

  26. backstreetgluttons says:

    Italian men are soooh Powelurvato right !

    Prolificallyito warm and straight to it we heard

    Pulsating Purfectionitrozo…ahhhh

  27. CUMI & CIKI says:

    jason:
    enjoy

    boo:
    time indeed

    mimi:
    RM34.00 for that plate. Is that expensive?

    bsg:
    Point taken! lol

  28. fatboybakes says:

    RM26 per glass? eh lady, i can give u some P&P at a fraction of that price…let's do a P&P tea party soon. hmm, whats my favourite italian P&P? prosecco def, the other P ah, hmmmmm……..tough fight…

  29. CUMI & CIKI says:

    fbb:
    what’s the other P? tell la.. ;P

  30. fatboybakes says:

    haha, cant la, its a polite blog ma….miao…

  31. "Joe" who is constantly craving says:

    oh god, fbb reply is good! hahah hmmm to pork or to poke (ciki, your phrase is damn useful for all kinds of situation ar)

  32. CUMI & CIKI says:

    fbb:
    what la.. can’t you just go P******* ? sumpthin like dat…

    joe:
    so you know what it is kah?

  33. Big Boys Oven says:

    prosciutto with melon is my favourite one, as I make it all the time, simple and delicious!

  34. I love this restaurant. too! Have you tried their wild boar ragout pasta? It’s marvellous! The tomato-based sauce is fragrant and rich and the portion was just right. I always judge an Italian restaurant by their tomato sauce. And Nero Teca’s is good!
    Have you tried Italian on Sixth at the Pavilion? It’s pretty good, too.

  35. And I agree with Life for Beginners…the first 2 photos are gorgeous! Very well shot! Love the lighting and the back-lighting. Do you have a Flickr account? You should post them there.

  36. CUMI & CIKI says:

    Garrett:
    aww.. thx :D blush!!!
    Yea, it’s on Flickr

  37. What’s your Flickr account? Mine’s martini_lover.

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