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.
Micasa All Suite
Jalan Tun Razak
Jalan Tun Razak
(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.