The last time I dined at Delicious was many years ago. Over time there has been many changes made at their cafes, in terms of management and menu. A recent visit to the Delicious at St Mary Place revealed a menu that’s varied with western choices and local favourites. This particular outlet serves a breakfast buffet and guests staying at the nearby E&O Residences mostly get their breakfast here. For a more interesting dining experience, we checked out a few of their popular orders from the a la carte menu.
We love their golden roasted slice of sweet pumpkin served with a good portion of fresh crisp spinach and rocket leaves. Adding on more textures are the feta cheese, pine nuts, balsamic pearls and a light refreshing citrusy dressing.
Roasted Pumpkin Salad (RM25)
Fried Fish Skin tossed in salted eggyolk can’t be faulted – I mean, these two ingredients alone would make a very addictive snack! Chilli padi, garlic and curry leaves add on the “shiok” factor here.
Salted Egg Fish Skin (RM17)
The quintessential mamak item is given a luxe treatment here. Yellow noodles fried with chunks of chicken fillet, squid, beancurd, flour fritter (cucur), tomatoes and crowned with tiger prawns makes this an all-time favourite order.
Mee Goreng Mamak (RM28)
We like the simple Baked Salmon with its thin crispy skin and what’s special about this dish is the serving of citrus segment and tantalizing grapefruit reduction
Baked Salmon (RM38) – baked airflown chilled Norwegian salmon
On the other hand, we feel the Hainanese Chicken Chop and Nasi Kerabu are just average. While the fried battered chicken chop is crispy enough, the Hainanese sauce is somewhat lacking. The same goes for the Nasi Kerabu – we feel the ayam percik can be better, with more oomph in the spice department. I think the sambal belacan, salted egg and budu (fermented fish sauce) save the dish.
Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM28) – battered fried Chicken Chop, topped with tangy Hainanese sauce with sides of fries and garden vegetables
Nasi Kerabu with Ayam Percik (RM33) – Nasi kerabu tinted blue with bunga telang served with Ayam Percik and condiments of salted egg, ulam, sambal belacan and keropok
The Classic Cheese Burger is wholesome thanks to the nicely-seared thick US Black Angus beef patty (80% meat + 20% fat). Served on a substantial toasted sesame seed bun with cheddar, lettuce, onions, pickles and a special sauce, it’s definitely tummy-filling as there’s also a generous portion of French fries included.
Classic Cheese Burger (RM35)
Melon had a Blast (RM15.90)
In the past, Delicious has always been well known for their extensive selection of cakes and my favourite was their Coconut Cake. This time round, we tried their Brownie, Pavlova and Onde Onde Cake. The brownie and pavlova are just average and the Onde Onde Cake is too sweet. I wished I had ordered their Coconut Cake to see whether it’s still as good as before.
Brownie with Ice Cream (RM18)
On the whole, Delicious does offer a good selection of western cafe items and local favourites to please their diners. However, we feel certain dishes at Delicious can be better executed for more “oomph”.
Unit G-7 & G-8
St Mary Place
No.1 Jalan Tengah
50450 Kuala Lumpur