I love exploring new place especially when I knew there is good food waiting for me I was brought to this new shopping mall – The Sphere, nestled in Bangsar South, surrounded by residential area.
Zest Cafe, occupied the corner end lot of the mall on first floor overlooking the car park & main entrance.
Open kitchen just right in front of the entrance.
Al fresco dining area.
Pristine white table cloth, dark wooden chairs, wood floor & the soft dim light assuring the pleasant & enjoyable dining experience.
Cute paintings adorning the wall.
They care for your health ❤
We let the ordering task went to Jenn since she’s been here before and she really did a good job introducing all the signature dishes here to us which made us left with almost resonating burps
A satisfying soup ~ the mushroom bits were in abundance, my perfect bowl of goodness! Each spoonful left a very strong woody aroma of the fungi behind.
Creamy & velvety smooth in inviting golden hue. Very light to the palate with hint of sweetness from the pumpkin itself.
Come in big portion with vibrant colours from the fresh & grilled vegetables. The crisp lettuce, grilled pumpkin, zucchini, eggplant, sautéed prawns were lightly accented by the tangy balsamic vinegar dressing. Delicious & indulgent indeed, I can have this everyday!
Rosemary Roasted Chicken
The most raved dish by Jenn and indeed it deserved the merit! The tender chicken infused with rich herbs flavors was very impressive and served along with potatoes, tomatoes & bell peppers to complete the wholesomeness. The aroma and taste still linger in my mind & I never stopped craving for it.
Pasta in pesto sauce with prawns, nothing really impressive but nothing to complain as well.
Seafood Aglio Olio
Don’t deceived by its mediocre look, this really taste awesomely good! The cooked al dente pasta tossed with olive oil, garlic, herbs and chili was tantalizing & definitely one of the stellar dish that night!
The sauce was sufficiently creamy but thankfully not too thick and cloying.
There are some food designed to cater to vegetarian too here at Zest Cafe.
Vegetarian Fresh Spaghettini
The homemade noodle drenched in tomato base sauce and filled with lots of mushroom, eggplant, capsicum, onion, zucchini and black olives. The minor grouch was the noodle was too soft for my liking.
Potato Carrot Kofta
Patties made from mashed potato & carrot resembled croquette was surprisingly lip-smacking! Paired it with the gravy which redolent with herbs making every bite a treasure. I don’t mind go vegetarian~~ lol
Portabello Mushroom with Cream Spinach
Another unpretentious dish, combination of Portabello Mushroom with earthy flavor and creamy spinach, try it & tell me what do you think? I love the simplicity!
Lamb Cutlet on Ratatouille
The lamb was grilled perfectly with the marinade and the meat’s original flavor complements each other so well. The flavors literally burst in my mouth after I bite into them! If you worry of consume too much of meat, the ratatouille balance out the meal impeccably.
Honey Glazed Ribs of Beef
This ribs of beef was smoked and served with a savory brown sauce, accompanying with sides of sautéed purple cabbage & potatoes. Despite the huge slab, it was tender but still had a good bite in the meat
Spiral Sausage Meal
Being an ardent fan of sausage this definitely can make me glee with joy This house made coil sausage used only natural casing and seasonings were added in the right doses and the result was tasty yet not too salty. Bouncy, firm & yummy!
Pan Fried Garoupa
Perhaps not enough salt or herbs rendering the tomato couscous served along to be pretty bland and I don’t like the tiny bones in the garoupa >.<
We were full to the brim but there is always room for dessert, right?
Danish Pastry Delights with Gelato Ice Cream.
Danish pastry normally not something I fancy but when it pair with the gelato ice cream, I tell you I can’t lay down my fork until the last bite! The contrast between the chilly cold ice cream & the buttery pastry was such a magic combination!
Verdict: If you are healthy & “wallet” conscious, this is the place! Huge portion, ingredients used are natural & healthy & most important the price is reasonable!
Zest Cafe Unit 1-2, 1st Floor, The Sphere 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South 8, Jalan Kerinchi 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 603 2242 0389