Now if that name – Sector 7 – brings up visions of some super burning monster in an oil rig 8,000 feet under the sea, as depicted in that 2011 Korean horror flick, I can’t blame you. In fact, there is a statue, or should I call it a “structure” of this alien monster right in front of this gastropub, located in SetiaWalk, Puchong. Unfortunately, my photographer for the night forgot to snap a picture of this awesome creature. Apart from this “out of this world” alien structure, the other stuff which qualify for that promise is their Carlsberg beer, going by the pint as RM5 nett only before 8pm, and after 8pm, it’s RM15 nett! Now, even though I am not an avid beer drinker, I think that RM5 nett offer is really one helluva deal!
Oh… what’s also “out of this world” are some of Chef Max’s (formerly from Leonardo) creations which he happily fed us the whole night through! Honestly, I have never seen anyone who’s more jovially enthusiastic than him when it comes to feeding people! The moment you breathe that you like something, he’d quickly disappear into his neat kitchen (I know it’s neat because he proudly pulled me into it for an inspection, hehe!) and before you know it, that plate of goodies magically appears on your table. That was exactly what happened to me when I remarked that the fried chicken wings which accompanied his Nasi Goreng (a few varieties) were so good… and then a few minutes later, this plate of glorious golden crispy fried chicken wings (RM22) was placed in front of me!
The Caesar Salad (RM20) had nice fresh crisp greens, bacon bits and croutons but unfortunately the poached egg was a tad overcooked – it would have been excellent if there’s some semi-liquid yolk to coat the vegetables!
The moment I tasted the clear tomato seafood soup, I braced myself for more good stuff to come. Named as “Superlicious Tomato”, at RM18, I think it’s very good value as the soup came brimming with fresh prawns, squids and scallops.
The Scallop Bites (RM25) were so good that we had 2 portions of these. How can anyone not gorge on sweet succulent scallops wrapped with bacon and then fried to a crispy delight? Pair those with some sweet lychees and you’ll get a different mouth-feel altogether.
The Sea Bounty (RM32) is a very decent-sized pizza dripping with melting cheese and topped with all kinds of seafood.
Then more porky dishes appeared. The centre piece was the Pork Knuckle (RM58) which has been thoughtfully carved into manageable pieces and the cleaned long bone of the shank was propped dramatically in the centre. I love the tasty texture of the meat, which Chef Max has done an excellent job – the meat’s not overcooked, it still retained a bouncy succulent texture unlike most other pork knuckles which are usually cooked to death. You can see the pinkish hue of the meat showing that it’s been cooked just right. However, I think more work needs to be done to perfect the skin – it’s randomly crunchy while some parts were a bit chewy. Now if Chef Max can get it uniformly crunchy, then that would surely be a “out of this world” pork knuckle!
The Pork Satay (RM28) was served with big cubes of steamed glutinuous rice which is very different from the nondescript “nasi himpit” – the usual satay companion. The chunky satay was well grilled, with lovely charred bits at the edges but I felt the marination was a bit on the sweet side.
Grilled Lamb Chop (RM36) with sides of pumpkin mash is another well-executed meat dish. The pinkish insides were tender and juicy while the outside was well grilled and the fat layer was oozing with full gamey flavours. There’s also a Pork Chop (RM28) version of this but I didn’t get to taste it, so I can’t comment.
Grilled Lamb Chop
Marinated Pork Chop
Everyone went “oooh” and “aahh” over the Bacon Lollipops (RM25) – a dish that’s deserving of that delighted reception. I mean, just look at that… golden crispy balls, with bacon and cheese encased inside! It’s like biting into some really decadent appetizers, something so indulgent one can’t afford to do this very often!
Now let’s get to the carbs. There’s the Fettucine Carbonara (RM25) which looked very rich and sinful. It’s not my favourite pasta but it’s the favourite of one of my dining companions so she wolfed it all, hehe!
Chef Max dishes up some great local fares too like his Nasi Gorengs and fried noodles. My favourite was the Nasi Goreng Kampung (RM18) which packed quite a punch with lots of chilli padi, crunchy anchovies and kangkong, like how a badass nasi goreng kampong should be! Another spicy fried rice is the Nasi Goreng Tomyum (RM16) or else go for the safe Chinese-style Yong Chow Fried Rice (RM16).
Nasi Goreng Tomyum
Nasi Goreng Kampung
Yong Chow Fried Rice
Fried Chicken Wings
Chocolate Lava Cake
Desserts were pretty standard fare – Chocolate Lava Cake (RM32), Strawberry Cheesecake (RM22) and Kahlua Tiramisu (RM25). The lava was adequately “flowy”, the cheesecake was light but I thought the tiramisu didn’t have sufficient Kahlua.
We ended the meal with these shots… lovely!
All in all, I think Sector 7 serves decent food, whether for main meals or just some appetizers to go with their great-value Carlsberg (before 8pm!).
(next to the Beer Factory)
Block B, SetiaWalk
Pusat Badar Puchong
47160 Kuala Lumpur