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Skippy’s Pizza (Damansara Uptown) – The Real Pork Pizza Co.

 

This new comer in Damansara Uptown isn’t exactly a newbie for those who love pork pizza. Following the success of the first outlet within Phileo Damansara, Skippy’s Pizza is now flipping and tossing their pizzas at the second outlet in Damansara Uptown. Like the first outlet, this one is simple but smart, with cool Aussie decors within the outlet. Separating both indoor and outdoor is a smart move- dining in is much comfortable neat compared to my earlier experience at the first outlet.

 

1.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown

 

Starting with heavily spiced Chili Mussels (RM 30) and claimed to go well with Garlic Buns (RM 10), I reckoned this doesn’t warrant such high demand: gravy was a let down by a greasy texture.

 

2.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown
3.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown

 

Freshly baked pizza should be the mouth’s new best friend- a thin, slightly charred base all covered in melted mozzarella and spiced up with such texture of soft and rich, runny and crunchy and salty and sweet. The base doesn’t get soggy fast, so take your time to savour maximum flavour at minimum fuss. It’ll be your best friend until it when you reach the meatball. But I really didn’t mind the extra meat. A 9” pizza cost less than RM 30, and every bite is loaded with toppings.

 

4.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown
5.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown

 

Throw away all carb-caution and take note the pasta dishes are huge in portion; they are all good to share in a group. Pasta texture isn’t al dante but is packed with flavours, you’d find yourself eating the Carbonara (RM 17.90) easier than the Aglio Olio with Bacon (RM 16.90); the latter is a total fiery indulgence for spicy food lover.

 

6.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown
7.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown

 

And unlike most burgers, this one here doesn’t offer a wide variety of toppings nor does it play around with their bun instead, you get a dainty serving of a huge bun sandwiching a luscious patty of pork or lamb (RM 14.90/ RM 16.90) with very little lettuce or cheese or everything it is that is common inside a burger, alongside a bunch of fries to fill into the rest of the plate. Probably to avoid reaching overkill and have all attention focused on their particular strength – their meat patty.

 

8.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown
9.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown
10.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown

 

Also serving sides that are perfect as pub grub- the addictive luxuriously thick sauce on the Pork Ribs in 7 Sauces (RM 25) can be charming but I’ve deliberated, and digested many amazing ribs I stopped at the first rib( 10 ribs preserving).

 

11.Skippys Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co @ Damansara Uptown

 

And with the dense variety of food in this enclave, the appetite for great value food has never been bigger. With the perpetual increase of living costs, knowing where to find a good budget meal is more important than ever (affordability can be very subjective). Also, the huge menu can be intimidating. Stick to Pizza and pasta for the best results.

 

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Skippy’s Pizza , The Real Pork Pizza Co is located at:
33 Jalan SS21/56b,
Damansara Uptown,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkippysPizza/
Website: http://www.skippyspizza.com/
Business Hours: Sunday – Thursday (11:30-22:30), and Friday – Saturday (11:30-23:00)
For delivery, what’s app your orders to 0192699347 or 0192509347

 

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Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas (Outside Publika)

 

There is absolutely more to Solaris Dutamas coffee shops than just great brews. The last few years show a massive explosion of coffee culture and aroma wafting from the corridors of coffee bars is no longer solely the scent of roast Arabica alone. Koosh Koffeez being the most recent addition to the bloom of cafe in Solaris Dutamas (outside Publika) promises to deliver their motto -creating miracles in the mouth. Couches are in velvet and cushions hold you back from leaving right after the meal.

 

All coffee begins with espresso and is well made, from Brazilian and Ethiopian beans provided by their roasters and endorsed by Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). Baller Koffeez (RM 16) serves a double espresso with a whisky ball, and a flask with either soda or creamer.

 

1. Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas

 

Of course you’d find the fancy concoction to tickle your taste bud and things that are both simply classic and innovative are all within a comprehensive list. Things like their Karamel Macchiato (RM 14) and Kappucino (RM 13) does a good job on a hot day to ease the thirst.

 

2.Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas

 

But when it comes to invigorating, nothing quite beat the Mojito mocktail with refreshing bubbly in the refreshing zest.

 

3.Koosh Koffeez Publika

 

For something a little more typically picture worthy, order something with a good free pour on it. Order their signature Koosh, namely the Romeo (RM 12). The roses and mocha is to melt your moment, and to clog up social media feeds.

 

4.Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas

 

To fill your belly, there is quite a fair bit of interesting selection. Starters can kick start from France and then traveled all the way to the Mediterranean. The Escargots a Pail Gratines (RM 23) with naked snails oven baked in creamy sauce is good for sharing although totally fine to skip this if having to choose between this and the Bruschetta Trio (RM 25). Taste the tomato and basil, foie gras terrine and smoked salmon and dill all nicely placed to bite sizes.

 

5.Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas
6.Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas

 

And the lovely platter from the Turkey, is a playground comprising authentic Turkish flat bread. Served as Lamb & Sun Dried Tomatoes (RM 21) and Grilled Chicken & Mushrooms(RM 19) for variety with both also showcasing sauteed shimeiji and white button mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, hummus, garlic aioli, sour cream and salsa.

 

7.Koosh Koffeez @ Solaris Dutamas

 

You can pay serious money for crabs and steaks but Koosh Koffeez serves relatively inexpensive meals and sleek design is not the only thing you’d see in their interior but on their dishes as well. From crusty tomato infused pizzas to thick coating pasta to steaks and meats, there is technique aplenty, but its food made to be relished and admired too. Starting with the King Krab (RM 23), where a whole soft shelled crab karage sits atop a hill of roasted sesame spaghetti or the Karbonara (RM 23) for a good creamy and velvet indulgence. The later comes with beef and duck bacon swirled in signature carbonara cream enriched with sharp parmesan and topped with an onsen egg.

 

8. Koosh Koffeez publika
9.Koosh Koffeez publika

 

Should the cream pasta be too overwhelming and relenting, have the Smoked Duck in Tomato -caper Cream (RM 25) instead. Thick slices of smoked duck breast swirled in a creamy tomato-capers sauce which gives a tart of sharpness from the tomato and capers maybe the right thing to go for. Although not the typical al Dante texture, the sauces were critical when it comes selecting the pasta of your choice. Those in the white sauce easily rule out the rest, in particular the Cinnamon Bolognaise (RM 23), with the regular bolognaise with option choices of beef, chicken or lamb and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.

 

10. Koosh Koffeez @ Publika
11.Koosh Koffeez @ Publika

 

For sharing, both Acapulco (RM 25) and Kasablanca (RM 25) was good, with the first filled with grilled chicken and sundried tomatoes in handcrafted pesto and the later dancing to flavour of Moroccan favourite of cumin- fried minced lamb, with sour cream, capsicums, onions and jalapenos.

 

12. Koosh Koffeez @ Publika
13.Koosh Koffeez @ Publika

 

And for those who are mad on meat, they may not have the finest and juiciest cuts in town, but they are inexpensive to savour. Peppercorn Steak (RM 38) gives you a 200g of thick prime sirloin, grilled to perfection, with rich peppercorn gravy, dripping juices on a bed of fries and buttered vegetables.

 

14.Koosh Koffeez @ Publika

 

Lamb Shank in Coffee Stew (RM 45) is there on the menu to please lamb lover. A tender whole lamb shank basted in a stew of coffee, carrots and onions, then drizzled with a special espresso glaze on a pool of mashed potatoes, it was a delight and very much an enjoyment, except there would be no space for dessert after this.

 

15.Koosh Koffeez @ Publika

 

Speaking of dessert, they take pride in their waffle but I disagree with the overcrowding elements on each plate. Handcrafted Gourmet Waffles James’ Brownie (RM 18) has a chocolate waffle riddled with brownie pieces, topped with toasted marshmallows and almonds, chocolate and covered strawberries, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream. On a hot day, polish this fast before it becomes waffle pudding.

 

16. Koosh Koffeez Solaris Dutamas

 

Like the earlier, the Tyramisu (RM 18) is also ridiculously a crowded plate (and intentionally spelled as such) but has a clever espresso infused waffle topped with mascarpone, dark chocolate shavings, strawberries ,whipped cream, vanilla ice cream and espresso dipped lady fingers with a dusting of Arabica powder that’ll totally appeal dessert lover.

 

17. Koosh Koffeez @ Publika

 

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Koosh Koffeez is located at Solaris Dutamas (outside Publika) at:
D5-G3-03 Solaris Dutamas,
Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
03-6211 1586
GPS: 3.17154,101.667384
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday (8:30am-10:30pm), Friday- Sunday (9:30am-11:30pm)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kooshkoffeez

 

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Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas (Outside Publika)

 

Thing sure is burning hot inside the kitchen of Fahrenheit 600 at Solaris Dutamas (outsidePublika) especially when this pizza-focused venture aims for invention on top of authenticity. Here, the menu tends toward the international and less traditional end of the spectrum but pulling it off solid, still offers many aroma and fragrant of the wide use of assorted herbs on their pizza.

 

1.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

To begin with, I was very tempted by the sound of egg and spinach on a square pizza and was to some point pretty eager to witness some of the yolk porn. And true enough, this Popoye The Sailor (RM 24.90) came topped with generous spinach and cheese, with herbs and chunks of chicken atop moderate thickness of crust and that golden egg cracked on before entering the oven that cooked even and perfect , still looking semi translucent when served upon us. This pizza with this winning formula, I’d gladly return again soon.

 

2.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

Pizzas are not their only forte. This taste maker manages to find an excellent balance to offer the diners with a good list of salad to choose from. Mr duck quack (RM 21.90) cleverly putting together the perfect match of flavours and aroma, get your taste buds tantalized with the mix of duck breast slices, sweet cherry tomatoes, tangy oranges, lovely cranberries and a hefty pile of rocket tossed with mouth watering home dressing and sprinkled with sunflower seeds for the many layers of textures. The plate demonstrates the perfect sharing item to order when dining in a group.

 

3.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

Mr Healthy and Wealthy (RM 18.90) and Mr Caesar Chicky (RM 17.90) is lighter in flavour, with the first compiled from various lettuces, cheery tomato, avocado, cranberry, pumpkin seed , balsamic dressing, and olive oil, and the later with grilled chicken breast, parmesan cheese, croutons, and Caesar dressing, and topped with medium boiled egg.

 

4.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas
5.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

The similar ingredients pulled off differently on the pizza. Henry the Duck (RM 28.90) serves a 9 inch pizza, good for sharing, with Smoked Duck slices, cherry tomato, some few tiny pieces of avocado, and orange supreme on Fahrenheit 600’s signature tomato sauce. Cooked orange supreme was a little overwhelming but certainly appeal to orange lovers.

 

6.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

And good for munching over some lovely conversation, is oven baked nachos, with mozzarella cheese and avocado, plus a sprinkled of feta cheese. This Avocado and Cheese Nachos (RM 15.90) needs more avocados considering the name of this dish.

 

7.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

And with the bloom of coffee frenzy and more coffee enthusiasts searching for a good cup of coffee, Fahrenheit 600 extended a coffee bar to not only fulfill coffee drinkers with their premium coffee beans, but to have a good segregation of beverage to offer. With a well trained and professional barista on the move at the bar, hot latte (RM 9.90) comes real quick with that beautiful pour of art. But if you are not a coffee drinker, fret not for the Ice House Chocolate (RM 11.90) is to die for too.

 

8.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

If not, there are always juices for the health conscious ones. Here is the Fresh Orange Juice (RM 11.90) and the Vintage Lemonade (RM 10.90).

 

9.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas

 

Then there are the desserts, there are some nice cakes on the menu but is pretty redundant since chances are high that there’ll be out. Head to the cake displays adjacent the coffee bar and place your pick with their staffs. We had the Apple Pie (RM13.90) , served warm and with a scoop of ice cream on top. Ice cream was weirdly a little pungent, and garlicky; makes me wonder if its garlic flavour?

 

10.Fahrenheit 600 @ Solaris Dutamas
Fahrenheit 600 is located at:
A4-G2-06, Solaris Dutamas
No1, Jalan Dutamas 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.170997,101.6665
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fahrenheit600

 

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