Pastamania @ Aeon Bukit Tinggi
The day before we went out with Hikari and the gang, my aunt brought us to Klang’s spanking-new Aeon Bukit Tinggi mall. It is apparently the largest Jusco shopping centre in the whole of Southeast Asia. It may not be as big as Midvalley but it surely looks huge. I can safely say ten Boulevards could fit into it’s compound including all its parking bays. =D
Seriously, Kuching needs malls of this size. Not tiny ones like Boulevard.
While my aunt went on her official duty, we spent our time hanging around. The mall was surprisingly deserted, even with a pretty good selection of outlets, probably suffering from the new-mall-syndrome. xD
The plan was for us to hang around until dinner. So we had to choose a place to eat. Sounds easy? Not quite.
It’s not because of the lack of choice, in fact, there were plenty of renowned franchisers operating there. Okay, so you know eateries in huge malls and how expensive they are?
Problem is, me and my sis forgot to bring our bloody wallets, and we have tagging along us, two little cousins of mine. So walking around a huge mall looking for a place to eat with all those big names around you without a wallet isn’t a really good idea.
So we sort of looked around for the cheapest ones and settled for this PastaMania outlet right opposite Starbucks.
We hesitated for awhile before we were ushered in by some very friendly waiters. But when we looked through the menu and saw all those 15 bucks on average prices, we thought, no way, and sneaked out!
A few steps into looking for cheap eateries, we started to regret sneaking out from PastaMania. And when we finally decided that Starbucks, Kenny Rogers Roasters, KFC and McD isn’t any cheaper, we rather awkwardly walked back into PastaMania, being ushered in again by the very same waiters. Talk about being thick faced! XD
We sort of surrendered to the pricing and ordered away. I got myself a Chicken Sausage spaghetti. Don’t be deceived by it’s innocent name though, for it was So. Bloody. Spicy! Even your average bowl of Curry Mee doesn’t sting as much as this plate. I was literally in tears all throughout the meal. =\
Nonetheless, it didn’t taste so bad. Despite it’s over-spiciness, they managed to retain it’s creaminess, which was what made me wipe that plate clean. =D The slices of chicken sausages were quite good though!
My cousin, Wei Fan, went for this absolutely heavenly Creamy Chicken spaghetti. Did I say heavenly? You bet. Everyone knows how chicken taste like, but when you add tons of cream into it, oh boy! xD
My other (younger) cousin, Wei Han, ordered this Spaghetti Bolognese. Didn’t get to try it but it sure looks good!
My sister went for something slightly more exotic. Al Funghi as they call it, is slices of Shiitake mushrooms (that’s a Japanese word, mind how you pronounce it. xD) in cream sauce. She liked it, I suppose. But I wasn’t really used to the taste. Funghi? Ummm..okay.
Well, the tomato cream soup which came with the spaghetti’s were also very nice. Coupled with slices of garlic bread. But as for the spaghetti themselves, Bella Italia of Kuching still retains my number one spot. =D PastaMania could very well be leading in second.
Come to think of it, perhaps if I was the one wiping that plate of Creamy Chicken spaghetti, that might be a different story. XD