This restaurant was one of the places we intended to have our NYE’s dinner at. But unfortunately, we arrived without reservations and we told to return another day as they were fully booked back to back.
Cut to the chase, both gNOMes returned last week to sample 3 Bags Full’s menu. 3 Bags Full has been around since the end of December 2014, and with the first glance, the first impression that most people will get is that 3 Bags Full specializes in Lamb. Not any other meat, but Lamb.
Both gNOMes + a guest arrived at 2015 hours and we were greeted by the cheerful waitresses and were seated immediately.
Tables were starting to fill up, and by 2115 hours, the place was nearly packed to the brim. So come early, or make reservations, to get seats!
After going through the menu, most of the mains are not lamb-based mains, which can be a good thing for many who do not want to be confined by just lamb-based mains. The menu has a selection of pastas, and other poultry (e.g chicken) and fish based mains. A rather wide choice of mains, but of course, more lamb based mains will be much welcomed.
Apple Mint Lamb [RM15]
As we were browsing through the menu, almost instantly “Apple Mint Lamb” stood out among the rest. We were prepared for a feast, and we thought this would be the perfect starter! (almost ordered the Escargot instead, but this dish won the majority votes).
However, when this dish was first served (1st pic), the lamb chunks appeared black, almost charred. We had a bite each and concluded that the lamb was indeed too chewy and too tough. Sent it back to the kitchen for a replacement.
The second one came (2nd pic) and proved to be slightly better. Neither too chewy nor too gamey this time round, the lamb chucks were however under seasoned and doesn’t just quite hit the right notes. Sadly, still didn’t manage to win us over.
Grilled Salmon Fillet [RM38]
The salmon came and looked very promising, albeit rather small portion. A lovely hue of orange, nice grilled with crispy salmon skin with a nice touch of seasoning. Once the salmon fillet was cut, the meat proved to be a overcooked, rendering it a tad too dry, and had a flaky texture. However, the seasoning was nicely done, the red pepper sauce complimented the dish well and if only the salmon fillet was not overcooked, this dish would have been just nice.
Sheep In The House [RM55]
Another lamb dish in the house. Yay! However this sheep was a little too “malnourished”. The portion was a little too small for the price we were paying. The seasoning was a little lacking, however the meat was tender and juicy enough. Perhaps bigger portions would have been appreciated.
Aglio Olio Duck [RM25]
The waitress recommended either the Aglio Olio Seafood pasta or the Aglio Olio Smoked Duck pasta, where the latter, actually stood out more. Smoked duck pastas are harder to come by compared to seafood pastas, so why not! The pasta actually turned out to be yummy, with the texture of the pasta done right, i.e. al dente. The smoked duck was lacking some flavours, though it had the necessary layer of fat. The pasta was tossed Chinese-style in olive oil with bits of garlic and chopped up ginger. YUMS we say! 🙂
Verdict: Oddly enough, the winner for the night was the duck pasta. Hearing the name, one would’ve expected a little more of lamb or mutton in the menu. However only 2 lamb dishes or so were found. Perhaps improvement in the consistency of their meat and seasoning would make things better. Both gNOMes did not manage to try coffee during our dinner, but we have heard people rain praises on their coffee. A next round for their coffee perhaps!
How to get there :
Address : 38, Jalan PJU 5/10, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Contact Number : +603-6150 2831
Opening Hours : Tuesdays to Fridays. 1100 hours till 2300 hours
Saturdays and Sundays. 1100 hours till 0000 hours.
Closed on Mondays.