Gooddam @ The Hub, SS2

Finally, I am happy to see the cooking local scene is heading a notch up. With many young emerging local chef starting their own moderning dining place and I am definately vouching for them. Stubmle upon Gooddam after dining at The Little Pig at level 1 then decided to Google about after that as their outlet attracts my attention.

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Only found out that it is a modern dining Italian restaurant whom is helm by a young chef at the age of mid 20’s with his working experience in Italy with learning stint near Parma and a subsequent stage at a respected establishment on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

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Love the opening kitchen concept and it would be even better if there are a few high stool that can right in the middle of the island to catch chef in action and dine there.

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Usually in this kind of restaurant, menu is not extensive as they are seasonal menu and then to change along the way with seaonal produce and chef creativity.

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Starting of with complementary watermelon cubes to cleanse and get your palate up fresh.

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Love their compliemtary bread, as it is a homemade and the butter with a bit of gula melaka is spot on. Not your usual combination but start it off well.

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This caught my attention as it is not your usual meal. A nice refreshing starter is Salame of the day @ RM 20. Servce with their salame of the day, very fragrant that aged about a week, paired with a base of rock melon and top with IGP balsamic vineger drop. Hence a nice combination, sweet, salty and sour. A perfect pairing with their Italian white wine. Lurve it.

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If there are classic dish, of course I would hit on one.Was told by the owner that Tajarin Yolk Pasta is from a classic recipe and should give it a try. Tajarin pasta tossed with bits of crispy guanciale and toasted hazelnuts, with pasta cook to al dante. A nice mix of flavours, simple and direct as I like it. To some of you might be a little salty but that is how it is done. @ RM 45

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This is one of my personal favourite of the night. A unique combination of flavour and it is perfect for sharing. A person to finish all this might be too salty for you as a good risotto comes with a good stock base. Hence that’s the flavour of chef original recipe. Clam Pearl Rice Risotto @ RM 42 – red snapper sashimi, clam and szechuan oil. I enjoy this very much as the risotto is cook to al dante, stock base is fragrant, clam is fresh and the vege with seasonage and aged used brings a unique flavour out of it.

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To end the meal, I order a glass of Modella Prosecco which is one of my favourite sparkling wine bottle. A will be a perfect bubble for dessert pairing.

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we were given this complimentary cake for this first ending.

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Follow by my order of their signature Salted Coconut Panna Cotta. Serve in a icy bowl that still enjoy the effect of strong snow effect. So fine that it looks like will instantly melt upon serving. A clever mix of flavour that gives you an ending taste like kuih talam mix ondeh onde. Very interesting dessert, where (santan-strong snow, roselle jam and pandan oil) @ RM 30

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Last whic is my favourite as I am not a fan of chocolate but this indeed hit all the right notes. Damak Chocolate Ice Cream @ RM 34 – Braised Pear and Keluak Powder. Chocolate is from Pahang Estate by Chocolate Concierge. A perfect chocolate with slight bitter and nice koko after taste. Done to perfection.

A great dessert ending that I certainly do not mind to come here again to enjoy only their dessert!

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If you are looking for some exploration in your food Italian venture, then Gooddam will be one of a unique place for you to hit on.

Not your usual mind of classic dining but with some clever mixture of classic twist n some local ingredient. Price is very reasonable too, nice ambiance and great service. Indeed will be one of my recommeded place.

 

*Non-Halal

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Food rating 9/10 , well, can give both the burger a try!~ -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Burger Baek
Jalan PJS 8/14, Bandar Sunway

Hours: 6pm – 4am

Tel: 017-2001 814

Location:
Gooddam
Lot B-G-07, The Hub SS2,
19 Sentral, Jalan Harapan,
Seksyen 19, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Operating Hours: 630pm-10pm (closed Tuesdays).

Tel: 010-7669708

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    KYspeaks
    November 18, 2019 at 11:45 am

    The watermelon never grill ah? hahah

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