Saturday, April 30, 2011

No Frills Dining at Kitchen Creatures, Centrepoint Bandar Utama

Of all the people in the world, Malaysians are probably the people on earth most comfortable with the concept of 'no frills' eating. We don't care if the service is crap, or if there are rats scurrying around in the drains while we're seated on plastic chairs on the road, waiting for half an hour for our roti to arrive - as long as the food's good.

It's with this in mind, then, that the darling and I venture into Kitchen Creatures in Centrepoint Bandar Utama, with their tagline of "no frills dining." Sort of like a more upmarket mamak or a hawker centre, I suppose, minus the filth and improperly washed plates, bowls and utensils :)

So ... what exactly is no frills dining? In their words, of course!

Drinks - Coke (MYR3.50) and Limey George (MYR6.80) - which was soda, ribena and lemon.

Fish n Chips (MYR13.00) was passable, being a bit soggy on the inside. I'm also not a huge fan of the "breadcrumbs" style - give me a proper beer batter any day!

My Aglio Olio with Shrimp (MYR15.00) was a huge disappointment. The shrimp weren't fresh and were not de-veined! We had to actually devein it ourselves before eating. Making matters worse was the pasta. Aglio Olio has to be al dente (that means firm but not hard for those of you who don't speak the language of the pretentious foodie :P), but what I got on my plate was the exact opposite. Mushy pasta = no thanks.

So overall, I don't like. Kitchen Creatures does have an interesting concept: pay for the food, and not the service. Sadly to me the food isn't good - it's mediocre at best, and so it doesn't quite live up to its' own definition of no frills dining.

Kitchen Creatures is in Centrepoint, Bandar Utama, and is located directly above the Starbucks.


  1. yikes! actually although the prices look reasonable, they're not really amazingly cheap... i figure most outlets would offer that spaghetti and fish & chips for RM15 or less too... but i guess the concept and intention are commendable...

  2. yish.. feel is a nice place there...

  3. The pasta looks crappy! Definitely will skip this place!