Sunway Giza, that is under the Sunway group has just opened here in Kota Damansara. My colleagues and I drive by here pretty often and had been keeping an eye on the place. Last week when we read the twitter from Boolicious of Masak-masak that the place was already half open with restaurants we decided to pay it a visit.
Amongst the shops that we noticed had were already open for business were, Madam’s Lim Kitchen Restaurant, d’italiane kitchen, Baskin Robbins, The Bakery Moment, Ajisen Ramen, Hoagies Hauz, Zun Kitchenette, Mr. Tom Yam and of course the anchor, Village Grocer.
When my colleagues saw the word “ramen” there was no contest on what to eat, whatsoever. I wanted to look around some more, but they were adamant, so Ajisen Ramen it was. I picked the Volcano Ramen at RM21.80 and boy was it hot. Cathartic! The entire bowl of ramen was soon swimming in the dollop of greasy chili, that is served on top of the noodles. There is no escaping because the chili is already half mixed into the soup by the time it arrives. We were perspiring and crying and sniffling. Another thing I really liked was the fact that the pork belly strips were not overly fatty but really sweet and succulent – not dry from overcooking. For nearly RM22, they were generous with the noodles and the pork. Of course they had to be – not cheap!
What were really affordable though, and value for money were the sets on offer. The gyoza ramen set or the prawn ball ramen set were only RM12.80 each! A bowl almost as large as my Volcano ramen was served with either a side dish of gyoza or prawn balls. Extremely satisfying and does not make a dent in your pocket. The soup stock and the texture of the ramen was not bad, but I have had better in Tokyo;) Again the pork strips were delicious.
All in all an extremely satisfying meal, but since we were having lunch right next to the baguette shop, Hoagies, which is suppose to be the ‘mother of all baguettes’ as advertised, I just had to try it. This shop specializes in Vietnamese baguettes.
Since I didn’t particularly care for the run of the mill chicken sandwich, I decided to put them to the test and see what their vegetarian baguette had in store. I went with the Tofu Cube Hoagies, priced at RM9.80 and was unfortunately disappointed. The baguette was not up to par and the tofu was cooked till it was hard, not crispy. The only nice thing was they were generous with the greens and there was a nice ‘pseudo’ dried shrimp sprinkling in the sandwich. (I think it’s pseudo because it says ‘vegetarian’ right? LOL)
Well, lunch was great and looks like this will be one of our new hangout places for lunch from now on!
Add: G.05 Ajisen Ramen & G.06 Hoagies Hauz,
Giza, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, PJ