Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pumpkin House @ Jalan PJU 5/4 Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara

Dataran Sunway in Kota Damansara boasts a lot of good eateries lately. With the latest addition of The Strand and Sunway Giza, we are spoilt with choices than ever. Many restauranteurs have set up business in this area to cater for the increasing population as well as existing one in the vicinity of Bandar Utama, Tropicana, Mutiara Damansara and Damansara Perdana. Pumpkin House is one of them... trying to be creative using.. well, as the name suggests - PUMPKIN!

Ho Chak and Chui Ling (One Day Five Meal) had already come and introduced this place. Intriqued by what this place has to offer, Jenn & I came here one Saturday for lunch.. well, it's quite near my house actually :)

Most of the items in the menu have some pumpkin element in it. Pumpkin is chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. With all those organic and healthy hypes going on around Klang Valley, the proprietor has decided to capitalise on this concept. There are so many ways to cook dishes using pumpkin alone. For one, we started with PUMPKIN JUICE RICE BALL (RM3.50). Similar to those tong sui with glutonious ball, they subsituted the usual ginger soup with healthier pumpkin juice!

Feeling adventurous, I ordered Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Juice & Yakult Ice Blended @ RM6.90. To be frank, it tasted weird but not in a bad way. It's just hard to describe :P

Dry handmade pumpkin house noodles @ RM4.90 - just like regular pan mee, topped with fried anchovies and fried pumpkin ball. Not bad at all!

Sze Chuan hot spicy homemade pumpkin noodle @ RM6.90 - mediocre

Pumpkin Rice @ RM7.90 - I don't know about you but I definitely like this dish. Actually I am a fan of fried rice... be it pineapple fried rice, salted fish fried rice, kampung fried rice or whatever!

Leo's verdict - Special mention has to be given to their homemade fried meat ball which is infused with pumpkin. Crispy, non-oily and appetising! For those who like healthy stuff especially pumpkin, this place might appeal to you.


Sean said...

hey, i LOVE pumpkin! definitely more than potatoes, since it has that extra sweetness... this place looks really interesting. i'm glad u managed to try so many dishes. i'd definitely wanna order all that too, except maybe the noodles :D

J said...

Oh cool. I don't like pumpkin but my parents do - I can bring them here!

Thanks Leo... :)

eiling lim said...

wah this is new! and very innovative. Must try it next time when i'm in KD.

PerutBesi said...

My boyfriend will give a cringe on his face & say "bleagh" aloud if I bring him over for such a meal! Hahaha...I personally am alright with pumpkins, esp when it's in ABC soup! It makes the soup SO much sweeter, but as for this restaurant, hmm...perhaps it's worth a try :)

J2Kfm said...

I remember this episode on Chui Ling's show back then. Wondering how could something so healthy be nice? But really, I don't mind some pumpkins in my mains or desserts anyday.

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow, pumpkin everything.. very cool.. must try la!

thenomadGourmand said...

I love pumpkins!
This outlet been surviving for a while! Not bad food then?

I love fried rice too! Unka more noodle man..ehhe..
Been meaning to try here..but Kota damansara..dunno why but we seldom venture here! heehe