Hey guys! I know I said I have a lot of backdated posts, but this restaurant is so good I had to write about it ASAP, haha :D.
I met up with Ken for lunch yesterday and he wanted to take me to this Italian place, which apparently serves good stuff. So off we went to Enorme @ PJ Centerstage in Section 13, just a stone’s throw away from my office.
Place was super packed over lunch time. Most patrons came in a large group so I’m assuming mostly office workers. There was a bar with wines and alcohol to one side, but the resto was roomy enough. Interior was modern with dark + wood accents, metal frame decor and cosy lights.
The normal menu is quite pricey, with pastas and pizzas ranging at RM30-50 on average. Request for the lunch menu instead. Selection is limited but it’s much more affordable, and comes with a drink and dessert.
My order: Carbonara. You can choose to get spaghetti, linguine or penne – I chose the latter.
The problem with Carbonara in many places is that they’re heavy-handed with the cream. No such problem here, as the version at Enorme is creamy without being cloying or overpowering. Pasta was cooked al dente for a slight bite, and the dish also came served with generous slices of bacon and parsley garnish. 10/10 would eat again
Ken’s order: Spaghetti Bolognaise. Pasta was, again, cooked al dente – but the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, the sauce. Chunky, meaty, packed with tomato goodness and flavour. Ratio of sauce to noodles was perfect, with a generous amount clinging to each strand.
We also got the thin-crust Parma ham pizza (RM40) to share. Now I don’t usually like veggies, so if I eat the greens, you know sht is real 😀 Here, everything came together well: the fresh, minty arugula, the thin and salty prosciutto strips, the rich tomato base and fragrant cheese all melted onto a crispy, crunchy crust.
Similar to how certain wines are jealously guarded by the French and unique to a particular region, Prosciutto is a prized ham to the Parma region in Italy, since it is cured and aged for years to get an amazing flavour.
Possibly one of the best pizzas I’ve tasted in Malaysia so far! 🙂
Dessert offers a choice of vanilla/chocolate ice cream or bread and butter pudding. Wanted to try the pudding but was too stuffed, so got the ice cream instead.
Verdict: Enorme is possibly one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been to so far, and I’d gladly recommend it to everyone! Prices are a bit steep, but hey, you’re paying for really good food. Would come back to try something else on special occasions. 🙂
P-G-20, Podium PJ Centrestage,
No.1, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Business hours: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
Phone: 03-7661 0651