Tuesday, April 20, 2010

“The Olive Fusion”, TTDI


“The Olive Fusion” – not sure why there are inverted commas in its name, but that is not the only unique thing about the restaurant. Take a look at the walls. The drawings are “fused” with actual items such as the wall lamps. Lines are painted to mimic a lamp’s pillar, turning the lamp into a lamppost – complete with a drawing of birdhouse. It adds a very nice artistic touch to the otherwise minimalist décor.

The restaurant is located on the same row as Mama Kitchen (in fact it just one or two shoplots away), which is famous for its claypot loh shee fun. So how did “The Olive Fusion” fare beside its more popular and renowned culinary neighbour? It did slightly above average.

The Seafood Spaghetti, RM17.90, had the right amount of ingredients and was 6.5 out of 10, on my scale. It would’ve scored higher, but the spaghetti was slightly overcooked. Portions are just right for one person, unlike those huge portions at restaurants such as Italiannies.
The Grilled Chicken Salad, RM9.90, was a worthy dish. The slices of grilled chicken were adequately tender (not succulent and juicy but it fares well) and had a slight herby taste at its rim/top. The chef could’ve attempted a more creative dressing rather than douse the veggies with old-school long-island dressing.
Other dishes ordered were the Pumpkin Soup, RM6.90; Vegetable Bruschetta, RM6.90; Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti, RM12.90; Hot Honey Lemon drink, RM3.90, and the interesting sounding Mint Shaker, RM7.90. I did not taste these dishes and drinks, so no judgement will be passed. Based on the seafood spaghetti and grilled chicken salad, I would assume that it was satisfying - not over-the-moon satisfying, but enough to return. Plus, there were no complains from those that consumed those dishes! Water costs RM0.50 here.


The bill, including 10% service charge, amounted to RM73.50. On average, a meal at “The Olive Fusion” would cost RM20-RM30 per person. The place does not serve pork. As for alcohol, there is no wine menu and they only have the basic three to four varieties of beer.



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2 comments:

  1. wau..i like the concept. If i was still working in TTDI maybe I opted to try..hehe

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