Food, life, and fun in my "kampung,"(village), KL (Kuala Lumpur). Did I mention "food?"


By Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

The minute we walked in I knew we were in for a treat. The ambience is cool, contemporary, but all about the food. Not about entertainment. Actually the restaurants that rely on a "concept" annoy me at times. They're fine for a bit of fun but the glitz sometimes is a mask for food which is ordinary at best.

But not with Sassorosso
Carol, the owner/manager with a bottle of Brunello
The entrance to Sassorosso
A comprehensive selection of Grappas
I'm reviewing the food in the order the pictures presented themselves. Cheesy Cinnamon Creme Brulee. Not my favourite. Creme Brulee conjures up images of smooth buttery custard baked to untuous dolloping consistency when you spoon it out. It's usually not quite as firm as Creme Caramel. But it is richer. This wasn't. It had the texture and taste of ricotta and while that is something I like very much (I could eat ricotta with honey all day) it's not something I enjoy in a Creme Brulee. I guess expectation is everything.
Sassorosso's Tiramisu. Gorgeous. The Mascarpone was whipped to a feather light confection and sandiwiched with a sponge finger and a wafer dusted with good cocoa, it was heaven. Flavour was balanced but the alcoholic in me would have loved an extra dash of tia maria.
The grill station in the glassed off kitchen
The Cignale paired up with the 1st course. Lovely pairing.
Brunello was another gorgeous hearty Italian red.
Andrea's 3way duck. Duck Breast, Duck Ravioli, and Duck Confit. Loved it!
Dad's Ossubucco.
Cuz's Prawn Pasta.
IMG_2103.jpgSassorrosso's white pizza...puglie..something ;-)

This was amazing. A smoked Lamb Ham. *conspiratorial whisper* Tastes EXACTLY like prosciutto/parma ham BUT it's PORK FREE! ;-)
Dad's Mushroom soup with a white truffle infusion
Cuz in law's Mussel stew...yum
Cuz's parmigiano - very inventive - used zuchinni, eggplant, and one other

Yummy Sardinian Flatbread


Looks like a lot of good food. Been meaning to go to this place. Shall drag Tim there one of these days. Btw, ur mom must be very sporting to allow you to post that pic of her, hor?

well she posed for it. ;-) Am thinking of removing it actually. Maybe I should! ;-)

Yup same comment, the place looks lovely, and your mom is a gracious woman for letting u post that pic of her with pasta hanging out of her mouth! Lol! She prob doesn't know it yet tho huh? Or you might get a wee little spank!

been there once...wasnt too impress with the pasta though. had their duck liver pasta... tasted like some italian hokkien mee...

anyway... i was not invited for the opening of your store... sigh... i am upset! :P

Ooo...Mavis told me about this place, it's on our list of 'want-to-try' restaurants...=))

kazza; yeah she is...but discretion is the better part of valour so I thought I'd better take it down ;-)

zewt ah; ask allan lor, he got your email and phone number lah... ;-) *switch to shift blame mode* hehehe

sooyin; must try must try...especially the lamb ham

Eh.. where is this place?? *reaching for the Tiramisu...*

jason; it's in the Jln Yap Kwan Seng area. Very near KLCC.

How much does the one bottle of Brunello costs? My brother never fails to ask me to get him a few bottles whenever I come back home and it is quite costly even in Italy! Btw, everything sounds and looks quite authentic, especially with the truffle oil yum :)

hi hello rainbow; I have NO idea. My Cousin paid for the bill. ;-) hehehe

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