Opened in August last year, Zukkini is nestled in Oasis Ara Damansara, serving fusionistic Australian and Asian cuisine. Indeed, diners will get an “oasis” feel when stepping into this cool space with lots of striking tropical greens in its interior. This calming effect is further contributed by their elegantly simplistic wood-themed furniture and flanked by tall glass windows allowing lots of natural daylight streaming in.
Zukkini’s menu offers a good range of western and local items, ranging from brunch and breakfast dishes right up to dinner. Sourdough creations and ramen feature well in their Brunch segment while lunch and dinner showcase pasta, meats, seafood and popular local treats like Nasi Kerabu and Laksa Johor.
We started off our dinner here with some Truffle Fries (RM22) – a platter of shoestring fries with truffle oil and Grana Padano cheese. Next, we just had to have some of their Umami Chicken Wings (RM29) which had been marinated with garlic, fish sauce and sprinkled with chilli, spring onion, coriander, furikake and Grana Pandano cheese!
We were recommended their signature “The Pot” (RM35). Piping hot, it’s a creamy concoction of white clams, cherry tomatoes, garlic, butter, coriander, chilli flakes and lemon, served with toasted sourdough. It’s a comforting pot of goodness!
Another signature item is their popular “Jay’s Truffle Ponzu Capellini” (RM48). Besides being really tasty, we loved the presentation of fine silky capellini with crusted seared tuna, Japanese octopus, truffle-infused oil, ponzu, mentaiko and bonito, seaweed cracker.
Another hearty unique pasta dish to check out was their Squid Ink Marinara Gochujang (RM49) – squid ink spaghetti with prawns, clams, uni, spiked with chilli padi, garlic and charred lime.
For meat lovers, the Sous Vide Australian Grain-fed Ribeye (RM89) would be the obvious choice. A 220g ribeye, grilled vegetables with salted kelp mustard cream sauce – satisfying.
We tried the Nasi Kerabu (RM38) – a typical Kantan-infused rice, ayam percik, ulam, budu, sambal, salted egg and roasted coconut fish flakes. Flavours were pretty mild – it would do better with a more robust touch to the sambal, budu and accompanying condiments.
We checked out 2 of their cakes on display – found them to be too sweet for our taste buds. Their Ice Cream Sandwich (RM14) looked interesting on the menu – but it was just a single scoop house-made Rose Vanilla ice cream in charcoal brioche with dark chocolate dust and walnuts.
Zukkini with its cosy and relaxing décor is perfect to chill out, whether it’s for brunch or teatime with an easy fusionistic menu to choose from. We heard their brunch items are appealing – will likely to return to check this out later!
For reservations & menu details:
ZUKKINI | R07 Ground Floor | Jalan PJU 1A/7 | Oasis Ara Damansara | 47301 Petaling Jaya | Tel: 011-6105 9163