Category Archives: The Spring

Lunch @Italiannies, The Gardens Mall

My latest meet up with my girlfriends was lunch at Italiannies, The Gardens Mall. It has been a long time since the last time I dine in Italiannies. I had a good experience with the food and service at Italiannies, Sunway Pyramid back then.

Italiannies, The Gardens has relocate to this new location. One floor below the previous location. Pretty spacious.

Nic and I arrived first. So, we decided to get a seat while we wait for Ash & Yi to come. While waiting, we were served with these complimentary bread. Next to it is a plate filled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

This is currently new on their menu. 7 wonders of pizza. Upon ordering pizza from this menu, you can add on drink (mountain dew pitch black) or dessert (panna cotta) at a cheaper price.

We chose Barbeque Smoked Duck Pizza (RM35.90)

Smoked duck breast with a barbeque base, topped with peaches, onions, chili flakes, mozzarella cheese & arugula.

Thin and crispy crust. I like the smoked duck breast. But I thought the topping could be a lil extra. Don’t you think the topping is too sikit?

Quattro Platter (RM37.90)

A combination of risotto balls, calamari, fried lemon cheesy balls and zucchini strings. Complete with Marinara sauce and Alfredo sauce for dipping.

This was served as ‘starters’. Quattro Platter is ideal for sharing. I like everything that was served on this plate. Except for fried lemon cheesy balls. I find that the cheese taste was too strong. May be because I’m not really a cheese person 😀

Classic Carbonara (RM37.90) Regular

Fettuccine pasta tossed in Parmesan cream sauce with smoked beef bacon chicken and fresh button mushroom.

The al-dente Carbonara Fettucine was nice and not too cloying. However we were quite surprise that a popular Italian restaurant uses ready made pastas that we could easily purchase in boxes from the supermarket instead of doing from scratch. Is this a common practice in other Italian restaurants too?

Nic kept her promise and brought us her homemade kimchi. It was very nice. I had almost half of it. hahaha…. *janji ditepati*! TQ Nic 🙂

Ash on the other hand also planned to bring some muffins. Unfortunately, she said the result of her muffins were not pretty. So, she decided not to bring. Its okay….. we can still sample them in future rite? hehe….

Overall : The food was not bad. Unfortunately the service was quite bad. In terms of when we asked for a glass of plain water, we gotto ask again and again from different person because its like so difficult to serve a glass of water. When came to bill…. we were told dunno what system was down. So, they gotto do manual calculation, via calculator. Calculate the wrong amount for us! Aduhhh….

Let’s not ruin the day with some petty stuffs. Our group photo together with our ‘big boss’ Abel jai! LOL!

We saw benefit was having a roadshow and there was a nice pastel color backdrop. We thought it would be nice to use as the background for our group photo. Unfortunately we couldn’t ‘catch’ anyone to take photo for us. So, we ended up cam-whoring ourselves. LOL!

4 siao char bo having cam-whore!! 😀 😀

Italiannies The Gardens

Lot F-215, First Floor, The Gardens
Mid Valley City, Lingkara Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
tel: +603 – 2283 3675


Lunch @ Xian Ding Wei

On 2nd day in Kuching, we decided to meet up Alex’s colleague, Chai whom branched in Kuching before travel back to Sarikei. Since we were at The Spring shopping mall (biggest shopping mall in Kuching), therefore Chai suggested to lunch at Xian Ding Wei, a Taiwanese Cuisine restaurant.



selecting the food from menu


cosy & comfortable place


a beautiful picture of Taipei City as background


Seafood Fried Bee Hoon (RM10.90) – A big serving of fried bee hoon with generous amount of ingredients. And its tasty too.


Oyster & Large Intestine Mee Suah (RM7.90) – Well, this is quite good actually. The taste has 70% similarity to Taiwan’s famous Ah Chung Mee Suah.


Minced Pork Sauce Noodle (7.90) – Stir the noodles & minced pork sauce before consume. The taste is good. It looks abit like konlou noodles too.


Bamboo Pumpkin in Bun (RM8.90) – The skin is made of glutinous rice flour mixed with pumpkin. Stuffed with minced pork. This is quite special to me.


Strawberry Pearl Milk Tea (RM4.90)


Honeydew Pearl Milk Tea (RM4.90)


Mixed Fruit Tea (RM5.90)



FOOD : Food wise is good. Unfortunately the drinks are so so only. Especially the milk tea. Rather too sweet I felt.

SERVICE :  3/5



Xian Ding Wei

G49 & G50,

The Spring Shopping Mall

Jalan Simpang Tiga

93300 Kuching, Sarawak.