A Lunch Date

Yes, it's one of those filler posts when I'm not really sure what to blog. Then again, my blog is full of all these random stuff.

Gecko Hunter was in town and called me up for lunch. Said he wants to have salad. Like kns, and asked me where to get good salad lol. The only recollection I have had with salads are those Pizza Hut ones (neh, the one you can pile up 20 centimeters high wan) but I sure as hell won't be suggesting Pizza Hut.

And so we found ourselves at the California Pizza Kitchen.

The irony is that we did not order any pizza. I've only dined there once, and tried the wild mushrooms pizza and another South American something pizza which I cannot recall at the moment. (okeh, I believe it's the Jamaican Jerk Chicken pizza. Don't ask when there's google). But be warned that the prices here are a little steep.

It was a blessed decision. The Moroccan Chicken Salad we ordered is tussled with everything I
adore in a salad.

Moroccan-spiced chicken breast with crisp Romaine lettuce, roasted butternut squash, Medjool dates, fresh avocado, toasted almonds, fresh beets, chopped egg, carrots, dried cranberries and red bell peppers. Tossed with our champagne vinaigrette.

Lettuce was off-the-garden fresh, the avocado, squash and beets contrasting nicely with the crunchiness of the almonds. I love that they had the boiled egg chopped finely because I don't like the salad being overwhelmed by large slices of eggs. Oh, and the vinaigrette dressing...yummm.

Gecko initially wanted to try out an egg roll dish recommended by his friend but as I glanced over the menu and read the short description on the Mediterranean Tortilla Spring Rolls, I am ready to rumble!

MEDITERRANEAN Grilled Portobello mushrooms, grilled Japanese eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions, Fontina, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Served with sun-dried tomato marinara.

Can't remember the last time I had tortilla but the combination of these oozingly, juicy teamed up to be one of the best tortilla rolls I've ever had.

And the pièce de résistance, the red velvet cake.

Even the name itself suggest a sexy and smooth cake.

Three layers of moist red velvet cake frosted with vanilla bean cream cheese and white chocolate curls. Served on vanilla bean sauce. Also available à la Haagen-Dazs.

The red velvet cake is apparently somewhere between chocolate and vanilla in flavor, with the redness of the cake derived from either food coloring, or beetroot. I just love the sweetness of the cake with the slight sourness from the cream cheese. Hungry!

Bill came close to MYR90 for the starter, main entrée and dessert, service and government taxes included.

You hungry yet ?


  1. oh thats gecko is it. my fav must have in salads are olives, avocado, yummmm must have! anyway yest i just had arugula salad with balsamic dressing top with grated parmesan. jealous? also my fav yummmm

  2. Haha, no comment to the first comment. See no evil.
    Babi En, I like arugula, but not if the taste is too overwhelming. Can stand bitterness, but arugula too much lah. Tak jealous ;)


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