Ah… Montenegro .. even the name is exciting! Maybe it is this name that will trick you into thinking that it is a country of South America… But if you look around the European map, one will discover that Europe with its entire national, cultural, and historically – geographical diversity hides a small, but special state ! And it’s one of the oldest Europe states as well.
Yup.. Montenegro… I wanna go visit!
Apparently, Montenegro covers around 14,000 km2 and it only has about 670,000 citizens.. but its contribution to the world cultural heritage is impressive compared its size. During centuries of its rich history Montenegro maintained its independence, and is a place of which people always spoke with respect. Christian, Muslim, Illyrian, Byzantine, Turkish, and Slav civilizations merged here making Montenegro forever a crossroad of culture and history.
(facts courtesy of visitmontenegro.com)
Anyway, the Preljevics are fantastic cooks.
We read about their quaint little place in the newspapers and decided to swing by and pay their Italian restaurant a visit..
Bruschette Con Pomodoro E Basilico RM12.00
Massive chunks of toasted bread with fresh herbs, tomatoes, garlic, basil, oregano and olive oil. Understated but effective. If less is more, this bruschette fit the bill perfectly.
I could feel the metallic taste of the crustaceans.. and the salt of the sea.. plus the heat in the peppery soup!
The say that to see how good an Italian Chef is at his pasta .. you should order Aglio Olio.
This is true.. but then.. i cannot resist the Vongole as this is my all time favourite pasta. No tomato nor cream base to mask the pasta so you can taste each bite in its purest form!
Spaghetti Vongole – RM17.00
(Can anyone tell me? – please post a comment .. haha)
But we broke that rule as well, because we were mad, famished carnivores and wanted the works… so, we ordered the Pizza Quatre Stagioni ! 4 in 1 .. so kiasu eh? But it paid off. Damn good man.
Pizza Quatre Stagioni – RM25.00
Tiramisu – RM9.80
(by the way, the tiramisu was massive. Where to get at this price?!)
Some special desserts are not for sale! The Baklava is baked as a hobby and for friends only!
We were lucky to get an open invitation to sample their dessert. Being a fan of the Phyllo.. we couldn’t say no 😉
On your right is a prune/date cookie. Sweet and crumbly. A little too sweet for me.
On your left, the big yellow cookie, is the Hurmasice. (new to me!)
Hurmasice is a Bosnian cookie that is soaked in simple syrup. It is tres tres yum 🙂
SIGH** That was a delicious lunch.. but now we must go… for I fear I cannot move… my belly is distended and I cannot feel my legs .. better do some walking before we go home 😉
5-0-2, Jalan 3/109F,
Danau Business Centre,
Taman Danau Desa,
Price: affordable (mid range)
Salt levels: low
So, now we’ve over-eaten.
We feel stuffed.
Good thing, our favourite bakery is just round the corner( I cannot believe we are going to look at more food)!
RT Pastry is a Taiwanese Bakery.
Also a slice of their black sesame roll is just irresistible! One bite into this roll sends spasms through your entire body. Wait for that slightly salty-sweet rich cream centre to squirt into your mouth.. yummm!
Walking along we come across GABAN. A wholesale shop where you can get all kinds of Italian herbs, Japanese “non msg-ed” flavouring and other imported rarities… in all shapes and forms.
Oh… but where are the Barber gals;P?
Another crazy barber shop offering HOT , and happening styles. I’ll have a medium long pampadour to go, please.. better yet.. make that a ductail! mwahaha!