Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Old Spaghetti House, Festival Mall

Hubby and I love Italian food. Last Friday, I wasn't feeling a bit under the weather, to cheer me up, hubby treated me to a simple Italian meal at The Old Spaghetti House in Festival Mall. It's not the same as the franchise in Hong Kong, in case you're wondering.

For starters, we ordered the Asian Chicken Salad with Mangoes and Orange Dressing. Pretty unusual and it's a new dish on their menu. We were game to try it. The salad was served with Romaine hearts, chicken chunks, mangoes, candied orange peel and of course the orange lime honey dressing. The salad itself was served the right temperature, the dressing was way too sweet and way too tart. Something's missing in the dressing (I'm guessing ...salt or fish sauce?). Also, sprigs of cilantro would have greatly improved it's overall taste. Just a suggestion.

For our main courses, I ordered Gambasetti. Spaghetti noodles with shrimps, bell peppers in a spicy tomato sauce base. It was good, I liked it. Personally, if I would make it at home, I would hold off on the chili flakes a bit so that hubby can eat it too.

Hubby ordered the Bolognese, which he liked as well. He often orders the "safe" stuff. He's not very adventurous when it comes to food.

For dessert, hubby had the Spaghetti Ice Cream Pomodoro. Yeah, sounds funky, right? It's actually vanilla ice cream extruded through a sieve, making long thin strands of ice cream. Hence, The "spaghetti" reference. The "pomodoro" is actually strawberry jam. Any ice cream dessert is often always a hit with hubby.

I had the creme brulee royale. A trio of chocolate, citrus and mocha creme brulee. The citrus was way too sour, the chocolate was way too rich and the mocha was just fine. I obviously liked the mocha the best. I'll stick to ice cream next time.

The Old Spaghetti House is a hit and miss type of restaurant. So far, we liked their pasta and ice cream. Maybe we can try their pizzas next time.


ericbau said...

Did someone say "Pizza"?

♡u8mypinkc00kies♡ said...

love the GAMBASETTI pasta too!!

i actually like the pasta served at TOSH!