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Poached Salmon@The Social, DPC (Round I)


Story continues with… Thai Beef Salad@ The Social, DPC (Round II)

WE HADN’T PLANNED ON going the Full Monty on our stomachs but it was a breezy mid-afternoon, we hadn’t had a bite all day and the row of restaurants at The Waterfront, Desa Parkcity beckoned very tantalisingly.

The Poached Salmon
The Poached Salmon

A quick scan of our choices brought us to The Social, right at the end of the broadwalk. Not too long ago, this trendy eatery was Fitiou Brasserie but it closed abruptly and was taken over by the The Social’s restaurateurs. They have two other outlets of the same name ─ The Social at Bangsar (603-2282 2260 ) and The Social at Publika (603-6207 9225). Apparently The Social at Desa ParkCity (603-6279 9225) opened just this year.

At our table, we didn’t know what to order really, it was our first time here. The menu, which was a mass of small words didn’t help either ─ too many choices crammed into an A3-sized placard with no pictures ─ and we were in a hurry to eat.

My friend decided on straightforward Poached Salmon (RM46). She’s health conscious. It promised quinoa salad, broccoli, courgettes and petits pois on the side. OK, in case you didn’t know, the last two words mean zucchini and green peas ─ in French. Some main meals come with calories counted for you in case you wanted to know and the Poached Salmon was okayed for weigh-watchers at 220 calories.

I had the Pasta. Specifically, I ordered Mac & 3 Cheese with a Hint of Truffle Paste (RM28). They didn’t include the calories for this one, I think it’s because it’s off the charts what with the liberal amounts of baked cheese  ─ definitely not for weight watchers!

When our orders came, oh, we were not disappointed. Mine was an orchestra of oozy, rich and creamy decadence what with all that wonderful stuff baked over cheese-suffused macaroni, quite the opposite of my friend’s Poached Salmon which was clean and elegant and light, allowing the natural taste of the salmon and greens to come right through. She said each ingredient stood out on its own, despite the combination, including the quinoa on a bed of greens which had a distinct “flowery” flavour.

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All in all, these two alone could have filled us to the brim had we not also ordered extras such as the Thai Beef Salad (we had to, salads are a must with every meal!) and Nachos. OK, we were just greedy and the eye was hungrier than the stomach….

Story continues with…Thai Beef Salad@ The Social, DPC (Round II)


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