Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kitchen Creatures @ Centrepoint, Petaling Jaya

I noticed Kitchen Creatures had opened for business sometime back in mid December (not sure when it actually did). I finally paid a visit recently when I had lunch with Glorious Jade, hoping Kitchen Creatures will be running smoother by then (had read from earlier comments in other blogs about the usual gripe or two when a new restaurant starts its operations). With a simple three worded tagline, "No Frills Dining", did Kitchen Creatures deliver?

No Frills Dining
The view from where I sat ...they have seats out on the balcony too for those who like al-fresco dining (not at noon time with our hot Malaysian weather though!). The place is spacious and cosy while maintaining a simple layout. For more pics of Kitchen Creatures' interior, check out MissyCheerio's post.

Beef Stew
Beef Stew (RM6.80), double simmered in thick gravy. We enjoyed lapping up the delicious thick gravy which we guessed was a blend of potatoes, carrots and onions. However, though the beef cubes were tender, they were a tad lacking in beefy flavour. Overall, mighty good!

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms
When I saw Baked Stuffed Mushrooms (RM7.30) on the menu, I just had to order it since I absolutely adore mushrooms. Aren't they lovely?

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed with crabstick and shiitake flavoured cream cheese and baked, they were generous with the cream cheese which had just the right consistency, not too rich but definitely bursting with flavours. These mushrooms (portobello?) were delicious and had a pleasant aroma. I wished that they had dried the mushrooms more before baking it though as they exude quite a fair bit of water after being served. We tried to finish them as fast as we could.

Note : On leaving the premises, I realised that it was printed on the menu that it was a serving of 6 pieces but we were only given 5. Granted that this could be due to the fact that the mushrooms were larger in size, it would have been good if the staff inform the customers if it was so when they deliver the dish to the table. Otherwise omit the quantity info from the menu.

Spicy Aglio Olio With Shrimp
We ordered the Spicy Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Shrimp (RM12) to share. Garlic infused and with shiitake mushrooms and chilli flakes thrown in, Glorious Jade and I loved it. Definitely spicy and a palate pleaser, a good serving size too. Two thumbs up!


Overall, we were satisfied and enjoyed the lunch as you can see ;o). While the prices for the food are reasonable (coupled with the fact that there's no service charge or government tax!), we found the drinks on the high side when compared with the food prices e.g. Ice Lemon Tea goes for RM6 (unless my bad eyesight is to be blamed). Pay an additional RM1.30 and one can get a starter plate of those yummy Baked Stuff Mushrooms, know what I mean? There's more to check out at Kitchen Creatures : burgers, steaks, pizza, grills, pies and salads. For those wondering if they have anything local, I remember seeing two items, one of which is Fried Rice served with chicken/beef kebab that goes for just RM8.

Kitchen Creatures
Lot F110, Centrepoint
3 Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya

Tel/Fax : 603-7729 8039

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qwazymonkey said...

Thanks for the review! Saw it the other day, but was kinda skeptical to try it for some reason. I was just waiting for somebody to review this place. Now I know I can eat there safely :)

Have a nice day now MW.

J said...

yay! New yummy place to try out - thanks for highlighting it. :)

thenomadGourmand said...

oh yes, it looked so bright frm outside whn we drove past!

But there was teething issues wit h the food frm what i heard.

anyhow, a bunch of us bloggers r goin tis or nx week so wil wait for them to visit tis plc!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mushrooms can be abit of a prick to cook, the only way to get the water content out is to boil it, not too sure how u can bake it after that.

havent dropped by in awhile, hope all is well!

J2Kfm said...

interesting name though, wondering where that came from.
but very reasonable lah, pasta for RM12?

mimid3vils said...

noticed this restaurant when I passby, do attract my attention!!! Prices are very reasonable too ;)

wmw said...

qwazymonkey : Pretty good. You have a nice day too!

J : Yeah, go check it out.

ThenomadGourmand : Happy eating then!

Joe : Yeah, been a while. I haven't been blog hopping for awhile. Yeah, those mushrooms...still love them!

J2Kfm: Hahaha...let your imagination run :o) Yes, truly reasonable.

mimid3vils : Yes, let me know what you think when you try it.

tracieMoo said...

The stuffed mushroom does look delicious!
thanks for the review~

Hazza said...

Strange name for a restaurant... conjures up images of croakroaches and mice!

CUMI & CIKI said...

hey, i just ate here coz I heard bout the plc fm KY.. gonna blog it 2mro! woohoo:P

minchow said...

Looks like a lunch crowd-puller, this one! Those mushrooms look like sin!

tummythoz said...

Hmm not really an appetising name for a food outlet. Looks like good prices only if bring own water bottle. Hehe.

wmw said...

tracieMoo:I love 'em mushrooms!

Hazza : Maybe a bunch of Ratatouilles?

Cumi&Ciki: Will check it out :o)

minchow : Not look like sin, it is a sin! Hahaha...

tummythoz : Can order a pot of tea for two for RM5.50! need to bring own water lah ;o)

kampungboycitygal said...

will pay a visit soon, after getting an assurance fr u

wmw said...

KBCG : Waiting to read your verdict :o)

goingkookies said...

just went there today with some friends... wished i had read ur review earlier.. then i could have tried the mushrooms!

loved the way u describe the food.. =)