Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Eat Work Shop @ Glenmarie, Shah Alam

I often scour the local papers for food write ups and if they're interesting, I'll try and make it a point to visit them. Read about this place from the Star and decided to make a visit there since it was extremely unusual to hear about cafe type of food in Shah Alam especially from Le Cordon Bleu trained chefs. Sadly I can't seem to find the original article despite whatever keywords I throw towards Google.

The place is tucked within the commercial and factory area of Glenmarie so if you're not a regular around the place, you'll definitely not see it from the road. Since we went during the weekend, I have no idea what kind of clientele they have but I can imagine a niche here since the area has virtually no restaurants or this kind of cafe style food. The menu at this place is simple and very Austalian cafe as the owners studied at the Le Cordon Bleu Sydney branch plus the chef trained with
Matt Moran, the famous bald headed chef from Australia. If you're an ardent Discovery Travel and Living viewer, you may have seen him as one of the judges on My Restaurant Rules.

We tried out their drinks - I had their Honey Lemonade(RM5.80) while Splashie Boy had their Summer Breeze (RM6.80). My Honey Lemonade was a change from my usual Citron Presse while Splashie Boy loved his Summer Breeze. I can't really remember what was the combination they added but it tasted really good and refreshing especially with the hot afternoon sun.

The restaurant makes their own pastas so everything is nice and fresh. The menu is not extremely extensive in terms of main meals (only their lamb shank dish) with a focus more of pastas, salads and breakfast items. I tried out their Mushroom Medley Fettuccine (RM14.80) which was really good. Extremely light and so tasty with enoki mushrooms, button mushrooms, fresh shitake mushrooms and wood ears fungus for a crunch.

If you know Splashie Boy's tastes, he loves meatballs so whenever he spies it on the menu, it's a must order. This was the creamy tomato meatball pasta (RM15.80) he had. Very nice and I love the sauce as it had no sour overtones like some places.

I read about their Ultimate Chocolate Fondant (RM12.80) so I had to try it out. Incidentally this part is dedicated to Fatboybakes who was trying to recreate this. No need to recreate, just come here and try theirs as it's really nice. They serve it with pineapple jam on the side and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

We also had their Caramelised Banana Tart (RM10.20) that came in a filo pastry shell. Pretty impressive and it was good too although we both preferred the Chocolate Fondant over it.

Personally I love this place but sadly I don't go that often probably because it's quite far from my place but hey, if you live or work around this area, try it out as the food is really good. We were both joking that it must be easy for them to stock up their frozen food especially those lamb shanks since they're right next door to Pok Brothers, one of the leading food distributors in town.

Eat Work Shop
No. 9, Jalan Peguam U1/25
Glenmarie Business Park
Shah Alam

Tel No: 03 - 5569 7763

(They're opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner but call them ahead for details. The location map is on their website.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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fatboybakes said...

ooh, thanks boo for the fondant pics. it looks yummy. was it as good as it looks, and is gordon ramsay's one similar to this?

boo_licious said...

fatboybakes - very delish esp with ice cream. Gordon Ramsay's one is similar. Think they used Valrhona so remember to stock up at Gourmandines.

ND said...

Hi Boo, you have a great great blog since I also interested on cooking. I link this address to my blog.

boo_licious said...

nd - no problemo!

fatboybakes said...

boo, i oridi got a packet of valhorna lying around idle.

Collecting Moments said...

oh gosh.. everything look so yummy!! But so far away!!! Boo hoo!!! I will cry n beg JK to go......

Unknown said...

Nice looking pasta..I had some bad experience at Pizza Hut..Worst pasta i'd ever eaten..Hahah

boo_licious said...

fatboybakes - hmmm, I must also stock up Valrhona.

honeystar - hope you enjoy it.

kampungboycitygal - very yummy pasta and freshly made to.

ZMM said...

hey.. thanks for sharing this!! We live in Shah Alam and always couldn't find a nice place to eat (we always have to go to Kampung Subang or Subang area for dinner)..

Now this place looks nice and I'll go try out this Saturday! Yippie!

boo_licious said...

Zara's mama - hope u liked it! Zara is so cute esp her comments to yr HK trips.

Restless Heart said...

u know.. based on ur googled references did my fren and i try this out.. and boy! the choc fundont was as great as described! i had the meatball thingy, and that, too, was good. honey lemonade awesome! good review~me seconding it :)


~the link in the article u were looking for?

malaychic said...

we always go to 'the italian kitchen' in plaza shah alam for good italian food but not until i recently i read ur blog. eat work shop is far much better - the pasta, drinks & the desserts (based on ur post, i tried the fondant...oh man, even until now i can feel the after taste!!)

but i see that the price has increased a bit for the pastas as the meatballs-esque one is now rm16.80. but still it worth more than splurging ur cash in dome or wherever~


boo_licious said...

monkeys never leave - I'm glad you liked it. I have friends who keep visiting that place too. It's a bonus to find it in Shah Alam since there's not much great food there.

lvfreak - Yes, I heard abt the price increase. It seems they upped their prices by RM3 in July and they also added new items in the menu. Place is also super packed nowadays per my friend's reports as they were there early July.

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