Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Deli @ MiCasa All Suite, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur









Hidden gems are often hard to unearth in the dreary food and beverage scene in Kuala Lumpur but this place definitely trumps since its under the skillful hands of Takashi Kimura, a name familiar with fine diners. Usually overseeing Cilantro Restaurant, the talented Japanese chef is also dabbling in a little down-to-earth gourmet comfort food like sandwiches and salads at The Deli.
          Even though it has been in existence since last October, not many know of this place. Judging from its setup, it shares the same kitchen as Cilantro (it is right behind the esteemed restaurant). Even those homemade ice creams we often see gracing our dessert plates in the restaurant are sold here by the scoop.
          For main meals, you have a choice of salads (nicoise with tuna sashimi slices, caesar, duck leg confit, baby spinach), onion soup, a pasta of the day, fish and chips and sandwiches (grilled beef, salmon gravlax, chicken pate, mushroom). Desserts like apple tart, pithivier and homemade ice cream at RM10 per scoop (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mango, kiwi, caramel, chestnut, green tea, pistachio and earl grey) Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food served ranging from RM10  to RM20.
          We sampled the grilled beef ciabatta sandwich (RM20) and it was gorgeous - thick juicy pieces of steak on top of a soft and lightly toasted ciabatta bread with cherry tomatoes, rockets and slow cooked onions. Beef jus with onions and french fries are served on the side. The sandwiches come with a choice of baguette, ciabatta or wholemeal.The duck confit salad (RM17) was equally good, tender and juicy with a healthy dose of greens on the side. Those who love homemade ice creams will fall in love with the wonderful selection here. That particular day, we tried flavours like caramel, pistachio, chestnut and vanilla. While the chestnut was a little icy, the rest were very creamy. Incrediby good stuff that had me hankering to return here again and again. If only my office was nearer, you will see me here everyday.

The Deli
Micasa All Suite
Jalan Tun Razak
Kuala Lumpur

(Pork Free. Open from 11am to 6pm. Closed on Sundays. Take aways are available. Prices quoted above are not inclusive of the 6% government tax. For more pictures, see my Flickr set.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.

20 comments:

Baby Sumo said...

Wow never knew this place existed. The duck confit sure looks good!

J said...

Darn it. My office is oso too too fat away to frequent this place - looks good!

Michelle Chin said...

I walked past this place the other time I was searching for cilantro. :D

boo_licious said...

Baby Sumo - am sure u'll make it here quickly since it's just a hop and skip away from home. Pssst, duck confit was excellent.


J - have to take special offdays to enjoy this place I reckon.

Michelle - wow, I usually come from the front portion of the hotel hence I never did notice it.

minchow said...

The duck confit looks a real treat - more duck than salad! How can that be wrong?! :-D

Si Kodeng said...

Hey there.....Love your photos on the food......All of it look scrumptious.......

J2Kfm said...

Now that's reasonable, with a chef from Cilantro and all.
Though RM10 per scoop of ice-cream sounds a little bit too much.

thenomadGourmand said...

Ohhh! duck confir & ice cream! I'm so there! ;p
Small world, apparently my sr high school fren runs tis plc.. but must chk my facts 1st..either she is workin here & runs it.

CUMI & CIKI said...

Was just there on Friday. Don't think I could have eaten another bite but could have tapau-ed that lovely sandwich hor;)

boo_licious said...

minchow - it was very good and a steal at RM17.

Thanks Si Kodeng!

j2kfm - well, I guess it's premium homemade icy treats.

C&C - ooooh, Cilantro Friday Lunch? How was it? Am sure it was very rich and decadent.

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Pureglutton said...

Everything looked so good here - if only I can make time to go all the way downtown for this!

Btw Boo, can u pls change the url to my blog on yr blogroll - can remove the "blogspot" from it now, hehe :-D

boo_licious said...

Pureglutton - url changed already!! Love the latest post, made me salivate for dinner and that's why I'm leaving work now.

iamthewitch said...

Hello boo! Always interacted with you on twitter and instagram.. finally managed to drop a comment on your blog! Nice pictures!! And very reasonable prices considering it's from such a fine place!

ronnycakes said...

Hello! I love your food blog! I've been reading you since 2009. I've recently set up a food blog on my own too, so I hope you'll drop by and take a look, and hopefully place a link on your link list. :)

Thanks a lot and keep up the great work!

Paprika said...

Crap! I drive past this place all the time! Will definitely go try it out this week after reading your post. Yummm

boo_licious said...

iamthewitch - give the place a try, this is a down-to-earth place, more for relaxed sandwiches and lunch.

hi ronnycakes, thxs for the info, will go chk it out and keep up the good work with the blog.

Paprika - oh, it's baby friendly too since it's an informal place so you can bring Maddy here vs Cilantro which will frown on kids.

Life for Beginners said...

Looks good - I bet I'll have a holy cow, er, whale of a time here! :P

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Carmina said...

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