It's been quite a while since I had eaten at Delicious Cafe by Ms. Read in 1 Utama Shopping Centre and I was eager to try out their new outlet on the ground floor at the new wing and their expanded menu. The place is much bigger and done up in their signature colours of white and turquoise. We decided to enjoy the fresh air and sat al-fresco on the couch and cushions. It wasn't too hot so it was pretty nice and we even had some lovely visitors in a form of a sparrow and a butterfly flit pass us while we were waiting for our food to be served. I could not resist playing with their sugar packs that came in their signature colours of white and turquoise.
I ordered the lambshank pie that had a topping of roasted garlic mash which was delish. It came with a lovely salad of mixed greens and a splash of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. When I saw my lunch, I had to chuckle a bit as it looked exactly like a pie I have spied in one of my Donna Hay magazines. I can see where the inspiration for this dish came from! In fact, I can see bits and pieces of my cook books and magazines like delicious and Donna Hay that has inspired some of the dishes and desserts served here.
Splashie Boy's Portobello Mushroom Tart took a wee bit of time to come but when it came, we were wowed by it. Just a simple puff pastry tart with a grilled portobello mushroom engulfed in a rocket salad and topped with a lovely poached egg. There was a teeny weeny bit of pesto on top and pine nuts sprinkled on top. Lovely stuff.
They have expanded their dessert offerings and it was pretty hard to choose between their bread and butter pudding, flourless orange cake, lemon meringue pie, mango cheesecake, tiramisu, black forest desserts but I finally settled on their pear and cardamon pudding served with some pouring cream. Pretty yummy stuff that came with a soft juicy pear within and was not too rich so we had lots of room for the sinfully rich Chocolate Cake.
We both indulged in a bit of a chocolate fix - their Classic Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice-Cream is still as yummy as always. This is an all time favourite of my friend who is always hankering me to recreate this at home so he can have it all the time. For the festive season, they have seasonal items like baby fruit cakes, mini mince pies, shortbread and gingerbread men for sale. Besides their all day dining menu, they have also introduced all day breakfast during the weekend and a dinner menu.
Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre (New Wing)
Next to French Connection
Next to French Connection
(Sorry no further details as the receipt they printed for me is still the old address)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.