Friday, May 29, 2009

many visits to Ecco Caffe, Chulia Street

haha... finally
I'm here to blog bout my fav-Pasta-Place, Ecco Cafe, Chulia Street...
I happened to know this caffe was hmm.. since mid of 2008...
from the introduction on Guang Ming Weekend papers...
always wanted to try out the foods here.. but didn't really take up the initiative to make a visit...

Oct' 2008... my first attempt to here..
'twas a gathering with Sarah and mates...
no doubt.. the pasta and pizza are fantastic..
created a deeper and greater impression to me...

I love this place... !!


the concept of the chef impressed me...
the pasta noodles and pizza dough are instant-made upon orders..
with organic ingredients... not to forget their handmade bread.. which is so soft and nice too...
the taste of the pasta is totally different with the others X-star(s) restaurant...
the homey feel simply brought me back to Aussie... ( the home-style pasta that I had in an organic farm )

Not-to-mentioned, you would expect to wait-for-really-long-time for your foods to be served...
eventho the shop is rather small... with 6-7 tables only...
their serving is extremely slow... please bare with it...
slow works made great things !!
just think of the instant-made / handmade / organic ingredients... everything will be 'forgiven'
ha ha
I've intro this caffe to some frens...
no doubt most of them do like it to bits...
but still some couldn't bare with their ' slow ' and the Non-Artificial-Taste...
some still prefer with the strong taste which may just caused by the MSG =.="

stop speaking.. and here comes the pics...

( below pics were taken during 3 visits within 6 mths... some taken by my SonyCam, some by iphOne and some from fren's cam... bare with the blur and bad quality ! )

it's old and small..
but they really spent the time on the deco... ( lil pump will be the model-of-da-nite *khai je don't curse me ! )








the chef just warned me for not taking pics of the kitchen... and HIM.... >.<

we all like the little-ground-pepper-barrel so much...


1st visti, Oct' 08...
Soup of the day - Pumpkin Soup...
see.. my lil pump is sad while knowing his buddies/ cousins were being blended into the soup.. and prepared to be drunk by his owner.. ME !!

Thin Crust Wood Fired Pizza

Vegetarian Pizza with yellow pepper, Aubergine & Red Onion...
I personally love this Salami Pizza... ( those blur'ish pics were taken by my phOne.. :P )
Hawaiian Pizza - Turkey Ham, Pineapple & White Onion
Sweet Pizza for dessert - Banana & Cheese.. (khai je's fav )
Calzone - folded pizza
Salvatore Pasta with Salami, Olives, mushrooms, Onion, Basil in tomato Sauce...
A splash of Parmesan Cheese on top simply made the dish looks for tempting...
The handmade bread served side, light toasted, one with tomato salsa pesto another with Basil Pesto...

Pesto Pasta (Vegetarian) - simple pasta cooked with basil pesto, garlic and Olive oil...

Teng teng... here comes my fav !!
there was a story..
during my 1st visit... prior ordering.. I gao-gao warned my fren..
no Bolognese for the nite pls... as I was thinking.. bolognese is the simplest and most common recipe... since this was the 1st time.. I would prefer to try something new & diff...
just when I was halfly blah'ing there..

one of my fren (long long fren) placed the order " 1 bolognese Please"

I was like ' wtf? ' =.="
and the point is.. this fren left before the meal is served...
apparently, we will need to share her pasta among ourselves then...
and !!!
this Beef Bolognese Pasta is surprisingly Delicious !!!
hardly describe... but it's amazingly Tasty !!!
I intended to order this again during my 3rd and 4th visits...
it's always S-O-L-D-O-U-T.... T.T
see !! ( it shown it's the best-selling )
I can't remember this name.. but it's Item 7...
Creamy Garlic Sause with Olive, Green Peas and Capsicum... same recipe with the choice of Chicken or

Pepperoni...

LEmon-infused Chicken and Pasta...
Chicken Pie..
this is not rily for my liking..
maybe becuz.. chicken recipe hardly earns my points..
perhaps it could be nicer if it's Beef !!

Signature Homemade Creme Brulee..
this always sold-out too..
3rd attempts during 3rd visit only managed to taste it..
Nice.. but reckon bit pricey... as the portion is babie..
Group Pic during 1st Visit...
thanks mrTimer... ^^

after-party at QEII during 3rd visit with stewpig's fellow colleagues
should have more pics bout Ecco... but I just couldn't recall where did I save them...

weekend breaky - Fish Bee Hoon

11th April' 09

Another Sat morning that need to take care of lil mOnster…
Since stewpig never try before the famous Fried Fish Bee Hoon in New Lane 五洲茶餐室
Mummy suggested to bring him for breaky…
At the same Kopitiam that I used to have Fish Bee Hoon at nite..
This morning session is far more famous,
With the fresh deep fried fish and prawn
If compared the bee hoon itself, I would say the nite stall is a lot more nicer

the business is always so good every morning...
be-prepared to Wait.. if you wanna taste the fresh fried Fish & Prawn...
lil mOnster must be very bored... ha ha.. but he will always "create" some entertainment for himself and others...

and I too created some 'entertainment' ha ha ha
both of em... had-been-forced to wear on my pinky-ribbon-head-band... *weEeee ^^

teng teng..
finally... our long-waited-breaky came !!

Fresh Deep Fried Fish Fillet

Big-Head-Prawn

This Satay Peanut Sauce is for the fish & Prawn...

everyone is busy enjoying their seafoods... while I was busy taking pics from the foods, peoples and bla bla bla...

The total bill is not cheap.. due to the fresh seafood...
but I couldn't recall how much d...

Moonlight Bay Ikan Panggar, Bt Ferringghi

* this post was written in early April.. but din happen to post up... :P

We went Linna & Sam’s to visit new-borned babie Jesper ^^
Bout evening time.. we left for beach…
As je wanna bring Cayden and Aaron to play sand…
Stewpig first suggested to go SunSet Bistro.. we love spending time at Sunset during day time much more than night time…
It’s so relaxing sitting on the beach… seeing the tourists walking here and there, playing the water sports… enjoying the sea winds… oh… life ~
Too bad, by da time we left Linna’s already 6 ish… since je fu wanted to have dinner at MoonLight Bay, we didn’t make up our way to Sunset instead, we went to the beach at Moonlight Bay…
Of cause, it is not beautiful at all… so dull… =.=”

day doesn't just end like this..

we saw someone digging a big pail of Siput at the other side...
therefore, we tried to use the kid's sand playing set to start digging too..
since we didn't have any equipment... :P

so delightful that... we managed to digged some too ~!!! guess it could be served as a full-plate-of-Fried-Siput...

around 7ish...
we cleaned ourselves at the Shower Room next to the Rest...keat !! there's the Huge Rice Cooker right next to the bed ~~
we were starved.. ordered plenty of foods...

we looked forward to the foods since Carene & Dustin kept telling us that the Ikan Panggar is famous !

Unfortunately, none of us agree with that.. in facts, this fish tasted a bit weirdo... perhaps the paste if not for our liking... ?
we did not finish em...


Stir Fry Kai Lan with Salted Fish
Deep Fried Sotong
The Sup Lembu... is not nice... ForME....
the meet is harsh... =.=
it's clear soup.. but spicy... we ordered 2 pots but couldn't even finish up 1...

Burger

Chicken Chop