California Pizza Kitchen @ KLCC

Posted by Taufulou | Labels: , , , , | Posted On Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 11:32 PM

This year, I guess some couple would be happy and some couples would not be happy as Valentine’s Day this year falls on the first day of Chinese New Year. I would say it as double happiness but to most couple they would most probably be at their each individual family each. To me, every day is also a Valentine’s Day and sure we can bring forward the celebration couples of days earlier.

But there in Malaysia there are many franchises in the market but you can only see one by CPK is to maintain their best quality to ensure customer satisfaction that originates from the states. Thus, with their originality which their head chef often check in, California Pizza Kitchen as prepare a special menu for most of the couples to celebrate this wonderful event by introducing the special menu.

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This restaurant had always been my favorite restaurant with its nice ambiance over look the KLCC water fountain, and sure its good place for me to catch up with my good friend over a great dinner and a long relaxing conversation.

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This place is usually packed with lunch and dinner crowd. If you are looking for a good spot by the window, it is advisable to go there early.

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With the friendly host, we ordered our drinks that looks very good in the menu. 'Strawberry Banana', the taste of the banana did not over power the strawberry, yet it is very freshing to drink in this hot weather. RM12.50

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I just love my 'Mango Strawberry Colada'. The taste it was blended so well, that I keep sucking on it till I had brain freeze, not too sweet yet its something that I prefer. RM 12.50

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Kick off with the very first dish in the menu. 'Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Shrimps' When it was served, honestly I look real plain like the normal restaurant fried, but I have underestimate this dish. Perfectly fried with ‘wok hei’ filled with scallop, shrimp, water chestnut with a bit of crispy noodle is something that I enjoy. RM26

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Then I was taught to eat it with the lettuce and wrap with it. It taste alot better with it.

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I guess heavy meal had make me loves salad, as when they serve 'Miso Salad' (with grilled chicken Full - RM 22, Half - RM19, add grilled shrimps - RM14) my eyes was starring at the whole greenery plate, looks plain but tempting to me.

The saled is very fresh that top with Miso Dressing is my favourite among the others. Not too strong of miso saltiness that just makes me eating more than 2 plates.

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If you are someone who loves some meat on your salad then 'Chinese Chicken Salad' (Full RM 23, Half RM 20) Soft Chicken Meat breast that top ontop with sweet and sour dressing is good to start off with by giving you more appetite.

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'Thai Crunsh Salad' (Full - RM 29, Half - RM 26) that added on with peanut dressing do taste abit like Gado-Gado(indonesian food) but in American style. Love the peanut sauce that blend in well with the fresh salad.

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'Garlic Noodles' with mild in taste, something light which is not too oily yet the flavour is just right. I would say its hard to cook to maitain all the mild flavours in it. (Add Chicken RM 29, Add Shrimp RM36, With Chicken and Shrimp RM39)

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Surprise me not with 'Kung Pao Spaghetti' (add chicken RM29, Add Shrimp RM 36, With Chicken and Shrimp RM39) never thought that it could taste so good in spaghetti, springy spaghetti with a bit of spiciness added with fresh juicy prawns as I just loves this the most. Then only realize that this one of the best seller in the restaurant too.

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When normally go for pizza I would request Tabasco but in CPK they do have another special sauce that goes on very well with the pizza which is Cholula Hot Sauce.

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'Peking Duck Pizza' RM 33
Pan roasted duck breast, Mozzarella cheese, soy-glazed Shitake mushrooms, crispy wontons, silvered leek and ginger Hoisin Sauce.

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Loves the crispy edge that been baked in the firewood oven had made the pizza taste much better but as I always like their thin crisp add on with the Chululo sauce, its just hard to resist.. Some people might find it weird as Peking Duck on Pizza?

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As the meal coming to an ends, I tried on their Cocktails with their very own signature 'CPK Tropical Tea' RM18.
Dark Rum, Fresh Lemonade, splash of mango juice and fresh brew ice tea

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'Electric Lemonade' RM 20
Vodka, Fresh lemonade and a splash of Blue Curacao

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At CPK, their desert is hard to resist. With the quality that they added in, I do not mind to pay for the price and also just got to know that their desert is purely imported from the states, that is why they are abit pricey.

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'Red Velvet Cake' is something hard to find in the market, I mean with the originality of it. If you are a big fan of the cake, then this is one of the place to hunt for it. RM 22

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One of my favourite which introduce by Lyssa. 'Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae'. Loves the thick chocolate base brownie top with a scoop of ice-cream and hot fudge sauce is hard for most girl to resist, if they do not plan to look at their weighing machine for the next few days. (its a bit sweet though but share it with 2 person its just perfect) RM19

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'Tiramisu' in CPK had added into one of my favourite list. Abit of alcohol base with strong coffee flavour and very well layered soft base that once put into your mouth the aroma will burst into flavours and melt. Just as I expected. RM22

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'Chocolate Banana Cake' is something new to me. Chocolate topping had added the extra kick in it yet it was not too sweet but with the soft spongy cake base.. you just imagine the taste. RM20

Valentine Speical Dinner Menu for Two @ RM88++
Choice of one Salad
- Classic Caesar (half Size)
- Chinese Chicken Salad (half size)

Choice of One Pizza
- The Original BBQ Chicken
- Peking Duck
- BLT

Choice of One Pasta
- Sausage & Pepper Penne
- Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti
- Spaghetti Bolognese

Choice of Two Drinks
- Shirley Temple (non-alcohol)
- Roy Rogers (non-alcohol)
- Sparkling Wine (alcohol)

It was truly another wonderful experience and feel privilege to get the invites extended by Kelly.T (Pancar Pillar) and another 2 great warm and friendly host from Singapore. It was a pleasure to meet up with you guys.

A great place to dine in and enjoy the rest of my evening, truly a place I am recommending.
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Location:
California Pizza Kitchen
Lot 140, Lvl 1,
Suria KLCC
50088 KL.
(center Court)

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