Sunday, July 06, 2008


’s gastronomic scene is getting more and more exciting thanks to the ever-mushrooming restaurant business. Vincent (an ex-CIMP student) introduced me to this new and sleek concept-café style restaurant in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) called FRAMES.

This café restaurant is strategically on the ground floor of TTDI Plaza. It is hard to miss it if you pass by the plaza because the light blue neon tubes that carve “FRAMES” beam bright enough to get your attention.

Although the café restaurant has just celebrated its one-month birthday, FRAMES has attracted a consistent clientele from the neighbourhood and celebrity such Daphne Iking and Marion Caunter, just to name a few.

I would consider the ambience chic and cozy with soft lightings and minimalist decors. As I stepped into the restaurant, I was immediately mesmerized by the artsy fartsy photos all framed and aesthetically arranged on the walls. I was told that the photos are shot by some of the photography enthusiasts and are ready for sale.

Cozy and inviting ambience!

The artsy fartsy framed photos!

And now comes the most important and exciting (to me, anyway) part of the restaurant--the glorious food. FRAMES serves very unique fusion of Euro-Asian cuisines that have served their justice to the authenticity. Generous serving size of the dishes gives more bangs for the bucks! So, ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce some of the gastronomic highlights of FRAMES:

The Menu

A wide array of cocktails and mocktails to quench your thirst and soothe your souls!

Fried calimari with special dipping sauce!

Mushroom Mascarpone--pasta lover must-try!

Mushroom Mascarpone—button, shiitake and oyster mushroom creamy mascarpone sauce served with generous pile of al dante spaghetti. To tantalize the taste bud further, the pasta was tossed with grated parmesan cheese and lightly roasted chopped walnuts for extra texture finish touch.

Nasi Ayam Percik--traditionally sensational!

Nasi Ayam Percik—Gigantic drumstick cooked with Asian herbs and topped with spicy sauce. Great combination of salted egg with ulam (finely chopped raw Asian beans and herbs like four-angled beans, long beans) and lekors (fried mackerel chips) served with steamed rice.

Beef Burger--retro extraordinaire!

Beef Burger— Juicy beef patty grilled according to your preference, accompanied with tropical pineapple ring and grilled mushroom of this house. It's served with lots of fries and fresh garden salad.

Frank and Paratha--charming duo!

Frank and Paratha: No, they are NOT the names of two hot dudes, it’s the name of a fusion dish—grilled sausage with melted cheddar cheese sandwiched in pan-fried roti paratha. The side-dishes include grilled chicken and fresh garden salad.

The irresistable dark chocolate mousse!

Dark Chocolate Mousse: ice-cream-like texture dark chocolate mouse that melts in your mouth. Word has it that this sugar fix converts the non-chocolate lover at first bite!!!

I was just there last week and I can't wait to go back again with my makan gang this week. Stay tuned for more gastronomic adventures!!!

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