How long was it since we last had dinner at Pasta Zanmai? Well, not long as we somehow always managed to eat there at least once a month!
One of my fave - bubbling hotate spaghetti kimchi or something (hotate = oyster)
the above comes in a set with this torii kara age (fried chicken) and garlic fried rice. I ate the fried rice but Raimie and Zaini helped finish off the fried chicken. I don't really fancy chicken. I'll eat them, if we go to KFC but it's not something I prefer.
Raimie opted not to eat omuraisu this time but chose a hamburg instead. He finished everything and was eyeing for my oyster. He got two of the three oysters in my bowl! What Mom can resist when their children making puppy eyes over some food? XD
Zaini loves his curry, even the Japanese version. Here, he ordered the ebi fry curry set
and the set comes with a bowl of miso and salad topped with creamy sesame dressing. That salad was mine to enjoy and its yummy!
Wanna try a bite? ^^
For drinks - we are stingy so we always ask for a pot of hot tea and three cups. The pot of tea is refillable and most of the time, the staff would refill our pot without our prompting. That's what I call service!
One of the reason I like coming to Pasta Zanmai at Mid Valley is the efficient staff there. There was a time when the management decided to change all the part-timers there with some foreign workers and service was really bad. How good can it be when the waiters barely understand English let alone Malay? I know they understand Chinese better, but then they were alienating non-Chinese speaking customers to the outlet because we would be tearing our hair in frustration just trying to talk to the waiters! I grouched over the bad service in this post of mine over at Urutora No Hi some time back.
All well and good now though. The old staffers were back and service has never been better. For me, at least. :) And we'll keep returning the Pasta Zanmai as long as the service and food continue to be good.
The other reason we like Pasta Zanmai is this. Vouchers! Every month I'll pick up a free Japanese Magazine at Jusco (you can get it at Isetan and Kinokuniya too) and inside the magazine is this vouchers to slash off your total bill when dining at either Pasta Zanmai or Sushi Zanmai. We got RM10 off our bill of a minimum of RM50.00. The staff at MidValley outlet are quite nice too in allowing us to split the bill if we come in a big group so that we can use a few of those vouchers.
We get good food with good service and we get the meal discounted too. Total win-win situation.