Giovino @ Changkat, Kuala Lumpur

February 24, 2010

Our Giovino trilogy has turned into a quadrilogy. There's so much to try here.
For earlier entries, see these: Feb. 4, Feb. 7 & Feb. 9.

Kreatopita (baked minced pork in filo pastry). A terrific snack; not too filling or oily, despite lots of succulent chunks of pork encased within.

Piadina (sandwich-like toasted pizza). A light, crisp pleasure, bursting with flavour, thanks to the ham-&-cheese stuffing. Best eaten while piping-hot.

Buccatani Amatriciana (thick pasta with bacon & onions in herb tomato sauce). Satisfying enough to rival the offerings of any Italian outlet on this street.

Pork Milanese. Wonderfully juicy meat, pan-fried with breadcrumbs.

Baby pork ribs with Bearnaise sauce. A hearty serving, but not the best option here; stick to the established pork outlets elsewhere for more tender and flavourful ribs.

Duck breast salad, with grapes, gorgonzola cheese, pine nuts & mustard dressing. Another generous helping, but duck breast can sometimes be too chewy to enjoy (probably the result of being the healthiest part of the fowl).

Pork schnitzel. Somewhat similar to the Pork Milanese, except that it seemed to have melted gooey cheese and ham inside.

Warm chocolate flan. Perfectly prepared.

Complimentary limoncello, much appreciated.

Mimosa & Singapore Sling.

White & red wines.

Midori Illusion & Champagne Martini.

Long Island Iced Tea & Kir Royale (creme de cassis, prosecco).

Rossini (strawberry puree, prosecco) & Champagne Flamingo (vodka, campari, prosecco).

Changkat Bukit Bintang.