>> Jun 21, 2010
Last Friday, my results came out and I passed very comfortably. I was rather pleased with myself especially for my OSCE (clinicals). So to celebrate, I chose to go the The Empire Shopping Gallery, the newest shopping centre in Subang Jaya. Empire Gallery is situated right behind Subang Parade.
Actually, Lots of Cravings told me about this place some time back. He wanted to try it out but somehow I beat him to it (whoops). This restaurant, (El Fresco) is situated inside Jaya Grocer. The idea was to choose what one fancies from the supermarket and then get them to cook it for you. Cooking fee is RM12 per item. Each item cooked comes with a side of either pasta, salad or mixed vegetables.
This was a very lousy cup of iced chocolate. It certainly wasn't worth the RM8 I paid for it. Lesson learnt. If you do happen to come here, you can get your drink from the supermarket as well (for a more affordable price).
The cod fish was pan grilled quite similarly to the steak. We chose the salad as a side. The fish was flaky and nice. I personally felt that it was better than the steak. The fish was RM22 + RM12 (as cooking cost). It was certainly quite reasonable. The fish was a little too salty as well.
El Fresco also served pasta, pizzas and bread as well. A large variety of prawns, squids, fish, lamb and beef can be selected from the butcher / fishmonger in Jaya Grocer to be cooked here.
All in all, I would say that that this place is alright. Just ask them to reduce the salt a little and it should be fine. The wagyu was quite nice but wasn't worth the RM100. It didn't taste like a 6-7 marble score cut of beef. Until next time.
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Pricing: About RM50 per person. (more if you're going for wagyu)
Map to Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya
El Fresco Italian Kitchen (its inside Jaya Grocer),
Lot 6, LG-G1, Empire Shopping Gallery,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
As long as Jaya Grocer is Open I guess.