Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tim: The Italian Market @ Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang's coolest new venue tackles Italian cooking with a twist, spotlighting small plates for snacking & sharing - start with the street-food-style fritters filled with a creamy blend of zucchini & feta cheese (RM14), then ponder the sticky pork ribs boosted by a flavourful marinade of Italian double-malt beer (RM26) & the deep-fried burger, a fun creation comprising a tender house-made beef patty wrapped in a hollow ball of dough (RM28; served with absolutely addictive fries).

Even the pastas come in petite portions, like the ravioli with sliced duck breast in mushroom sauce (RM24). Tim's head chef Marco & general manager Simone both hail from Rome, so a trip to this restaurant wouldn't be complete without trying the Italian capital's speciality of carbonara, a rich treat with pancetta, egg, cheese & black pepper (RM18); the potato gnocchi with gorgonzola, walnuts & sage are worthwhile too, with the fresh-tasting dumplings prepared in Tim's kitchen (RM18). Even the drinks represent Italy pretty well - the Tim Tonic is constructed with Poli Marconi 46 Italian gin & Recoaro tonic water (RM26). Italian craft beers are available, produced by two brothers in Tuscany; wrap up your meal with Bologna's Amaro Montenegro - if you can't make it to Italy, make Italy come to you at Tim.

Tim: The Italian Market
32 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Tues-Sun, 3pm-130am. Tel: 03-2141-1131

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8 comments:

  1. Wonderful market!Yummy foods!

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    1. Weekend-Windup: glad you like this entry ;)

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  2. Sure looks good, everything! Usually I would just go for mains, skip the starters and I would love to try the ones here, those fritters.

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, i'm the opposite - i love starters more than mains - partly cos some restaurants have more creative starters than mains :D

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  3. Now...a fried burger? That I've not seen ^_* These are petite portions alright (especially the ravioli with duck and mushrooms)...but the price not so petite leh! :( May need at least three to satisfy?...haha! :D

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    1. Contact.ewew: heheh, yeah, i was quite curious to see what the 'deep-fried burger' was like - i expected a cross between a calzone and a burger :D yep, we had to order quite a lot too, cos the portions are definitely not hearty, heh :)

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  4. that deep fried burger looks enticing, and reasonably priced too.

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    1. KY: heheh, good for those of us who don't really love the bread buns on burgers ;)

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