But besides being a stellar gossip location many a laughing fit with the girls, Delicious is also pretty dear to me for other reasons.
Fast forward four years after its inception, in the final year of uni, Adam and I had dinner there on what was to be our first date. We were on a mission, to hunt for a mutual friend's birthday gift (Mel, that's you!) and that mission was high on my priority for the night, but low on his, as I later learnt.
The food was good, the conversation better, and one shared Classic Chocolate Cake later, he insisted on paying. Only then did I realize something was up.
Me: "Eh we haven't bought Mel's present yet lah!" (panicked)Him: "Aiyah, today is not about the present also. Today have to buy you dinner."Me: "..." (really confused)
But anyway, I guess as they say it, the rest is history. :)
|Delicious at Dua Residency|
I reckon it's the lovely ambience, cozy and ideal for a simple yet romantic get-together but also perfect for large gatherings. Delicious branches are usually packed to the brim with people, and buzzing with activity. The branch at Dua Residency had its fair share of people, but because it was so big, I actually felt comfortable and relaxed despite most of the other tables being filled.
I also loved (Adam would probably rephrase this into "Wendy is also a sucker for...") the charming decor that has become a signature of Delicious, the white branches and rustic bird cages, swathed in warm yellow lighting. To contribute to the ambience, there was also a great live band playing to my surprise, led by a lady with a beautiful jazzy voice.
|Basking in the environment.|
I was feeling extremely ravenous that night because we only set off to dinner at about 9pm by which my stomach was already protesting violently (Plus we initially wanted Indian food, but Bombay Palace down the road was packed to the max with a queue! At 9ish pm! Note to future selves: Go early to Bombay Palace to avoid disappointment).
Feeling like I could down an entire horse by myself by the time we reached Delicious, and further egged on by the lovely surroundings, I happily ordered lots! :D
I ordered the Iced Peach Tea (RM 9.90), fuelled by nostalgia as it was what Adam ordered on our first date (he couldn't decide between lemon or peach then, so I suggested peach, which led him to telling the waiter that he'd just have to trust me -_-) and Adam went for the Strawberry Milkshake (also RM 9.90). I really liked the Peach Tea, though; the peaches were blended and mixed into the iced tea, making it refreshing yet fruity. The Strawberry Milkshake, on the other hand, was thick and creamy, but much too sweet for my liking and even Adam's.
I wanted something that would come quick to stop my tummy-rumbles, so I went for the Chunky Chips with Thailicious Mayo (RM 9.90). Good snack to start off with, heartily sliced chips served with very special thai chilli mayo dip. Perfect with a little bit of mayo and a little bit of chilli sauce.
Adam really likes the Smoked Salmon Angelhair tossed in Cream, served with Caviar & Parsley (RM 27.90) here and that was exactly what he chose that night, without much hesistation. Creamy and rich, with a generous helping of the smoky, salty salmon to balance things out. I thought Delicious at Dua Residency was particularly generous with the smoked salmon that night and Adam agreed too. There was nicely enough of the salmon to go with the twirls of angel-hair pasta.
I chose one of my favourites at Delicious as well, the Classic Beef Lasagne (RM 19.90). A large generous piece of layered perfection, alternating between soft lasagna sheets, lots of oozing cheese and tasty minced beef.
This lasagna loses points with Adam the Carnivore because their hearty and robust beef filling is also cooked with finely chopped carrots and onions, but that's all right by me, because I reckon it makes it all the more flavourful and textured. To further balance out the cheesy sin, a small serving of greens is provided.
But besides mains, Delicious has also managed to make quite a name for itself for a wide, yet scrumptious range of delectable desserts and remains one of my go-to places for desserts when I'm craving a cake or two due to it's accessibility.
And like two over years ago, we had to have the pièce de résistance - a Classic Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM 11.90) to share. You might turn up your nose at such a simple sounding name against all the other more fanciful desserts Delicious' menu has to offer, but this is by far my favourite. :)
The combination Delicious puts together here is heavenly - a block of warmed moist chocolate cake swimming in a pool of hot decadent chocolate sauce and topped with a quickly melting scoop of vanilla ice cream in the heat from the cake. The lush cake, the smooth chocolate sauce and the mingling hot and cold flavours. Everything here is good on its own, but great when eaten together. Definitely not one you should attempt alone, because it's more fun shared. :)
|Satisfied after the cake.|
For obvious reasons, Delicious is a pretty special place to us. However, meals at Delicious don't usually disappoint and as we witness more and more branches mushrooming around Klang Valley and elsewhere as well, it's clear that others feel the same way too. I will say, however, for a better Delicious experience, try out this branch at Dua Residency for the lovely ambience.
Delicious @ Dua Residency | Site
Lot 1.1, Ground Floor, Dua Annexe,
No. 211, Jalan Tun Razak,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 03 2166 2066
Fax: +6 03 2161 7937
Mon-Fri, 11am-12am (no breakfast menu)
Sat, Sun & PH, 8am-12am (breakfast menu available till 12pm)