If you are wondering about the title, well… yes. I’m back in KL for the weekend.
Well, actually, I’ve been back since lunch time and met up with an American lady for lunch. I asked her to recommend a place and we ended up coming here.
If you find it bizarre that a KL born-and-bred had to ask an American to recommend a place to eat in KL, rest assured that I was pretty bemused with myself too. In my defense, she has been staying in KL for more than 3 months now. In fact, she has been in KL longer than my combined duration for the past 3 years. As of today, she is more local than I am.
Anyway, Fahrenheit 600, yeah. This is a pizza place located in Publika, Mont Kiara. The name of this place is derived from their specially imported brick oven that is capable of maintaining a 600 degrees Fahrenheit (or 315°C) temperature. Well, it is nowhere near the Zesti Woodfired Oven (700°C), but it is still a helluva lot higher than the normal ovens. Needless to say, the pizzas they make here would typically be more crusty compared to many other pizzerias in the neighborhood.
Too bad I could not get a photo of the oven from where I was seated, and I was too lazy to get my lazy ass off the chair to get more photos. I’ve just driven a car for 4 hours, remember?
Here’s another view from where I was seated. To be honest, we were lucky to even be able to be seated. I forgot today is a Friday and Friday lunch hour means any F&B establishments that are at least semi-decent would be full. And this Fahrenheit 600 is more than semi-decent. But, like I said, we were lucky. There was a table by the entrance that was just vacated.
Noooo.. I’m not trying to show the lady on the next table with her back facing me. Don’t know her. She’s a stranger.
She is quite hawt though, like her hair. What I’m trying to show you is the coat wearing gwailo (white man) who was just about to leave. I mean, a pizzeria that a white man would patronize, and leaving. Good sign (at least in Malaysia), right? For now, let’s overlook his not-too-thrilled face in the picture. 🙄
According to the black board by the counter, this place sells pizza, pasta, sandwiches and calzones. We were given the menu, but I completely ignored it because they also offer Set Lunch at RM 19.90 that comes with a main course, a drink and a dessert of the day.
I’m not sure if the main courses in the Set Lunch menu change daily or not. Today it was a Neapolitan pizza (the actual name is longer), a white tuna spaghetti (the actual name is longer) and a… and a… baked sausage and eggs (not quite sure what it is)?
Sorry, I’m a horrible food review blogger. I know. Lucky for me, this is a paid (you know what I mean) review, so it’s fine.
Anyway… let’s get to the food, shall we?
The lemonade was surprisingly good! Sour and packs a punch, unlike those processed crap. Or maybe it was just me. I was tired from a 4 hours drive and this lemonade greatly refreshed me. I enjoyed it a lot.
Hmm, I didn’t realize the crust turned out so… white in the picture. It is not that white and there were some rather distinct charred marks. I had a slice of it, and… well… not the best pizza I’ve ever had, but better than many other. I wonder if the fact that it was Friday lunch time had anything to do with it. Maybe on less crowded times, their pizzas would be more awesome?
I was a bit disappointed when I saw this plate. The sauce seemed too… watery. And that big bunch of… leaves sitting on top of everything…
But my disappointment turned into delight the moment I began to tuck in. The leaves, they were… tasteless. No nasty herbs aftertaste at all. I guess this is actually something bad, but it was great news to me 😀 ! And everything else was excellent. The tuna was nicely cooked, and the sauce was very delightful to me. The cili padi was (I think) a brilliant touch. I thought this was as good as my favorite aglio olio.
One thing though… I’ve never seen or eaten cooked white tuna before, so I’m not sure if the tuna is really white tuna or not. It tasted kind of… just like any other cooked tuna to me.
Can anyone with experience in cooking white tuna let me know whether they are supposed to taste more or less the same as cooked any-other-types tuna?
Otherwise… it was a good lunch outing. Good call, American lady! 😉