Spicing it up at Roa by Jovian Mandagie, Shah Alam

It was my friend who introduced me to this restaurant. 

"Have you been to Jovian Mandagie's restaurant?" he asked.

"What?? He has a restaurant? Where? Where?" 

"Seksyen 7 Shah Alam!! Go try...!"

Fashion designer Jovian Mandagie enters the food business with the introduction of Roa by Jovian Mandagie. 

Whilst Malaysians are familiar with Javanese, Sundanese and Minangkabau/Padang food, Roa by Jovian Mandagie serves Manado food. Manado is the capital of the North Sulawesi province. (Just in case you didn't know lah! hehe)

We love the ambience. Modern, sleek and cozy. Definitely a welcoming change from the usual Indonesian restaurants around town. 

With some pop music playing in the background, you'll definitely love chill at this restaurant, while enjoying your food. 

The friendly staff will usher you to the table, take your drinks order first before going to the food spread area to order your food. 

With her iPad ever ready to play your order, she'll explain the different types of food available.

Manado cuisine is known for its use of various spices and extra hot condiments. So if hot and spicy is your thing, this is the place.

Unfortunately, I do not take spicy food (what a bummer!) so the lady was kind enough to recommend some less spicy food.

Ayam goreng mentega, which is essentially Butter Chicken (RM10 based on serving)

Perkedel jagung (RM8 @ RM4 per piece)

Ikan Tude bakar (RM5 per fish)

Sayur Rica Rado (RM7 based on serving)

Ended the makan session with a slice of Reese Peanut Butter Cheese cake (RM15/slice)

... and Pavlova (RM14)

This is a great addition to the F&B scene in Shah Alam. Too bad I don't eat spicy food otherwise I would have chosen other food. If you're around Seksyen 7 Shah Alam, do let me know and share your experience in the comment box.

INFO: Roa by Jovian Mandagie, Lot 1A Jalan Kristal K7/K, Seksyen 7, Shah Alam.