bookmark_borderOriental Cravings In 1 Utama, Bandar Utama

My visit to 1 Utama is so rare that I can hardly think of what to eat when I’m there. Food outlets like Carl’s Jr, Burger King, Delicious, TGiF and etc were a few of my choices. Apart from fast food/western food outlets, there aren’t much I could think of except for one; that is Oriental Cravings.

Oriental Cravings

Without fail, this shop will be my first choice/recommendation if I would to go for a Chinese meal. Not only they serve main dishes, they do serve ala carte meals too such as Curry Laksa, Fried Rice and etc. It would be prefect for a person or a group who do not want to go to a fancy restaurant for 10-course Chinese meal.

Meal

My last visit was a brief one. I was there to have my dinner while my friend was staring at me munching my food. Not that I didn’t offer my food, it’s just that she had her meal at home before we met up. So, I didn’t want to force anybody to eat and being a nice guy, I ordered a Chinese tea for her instead. :P

Honey Chicken Wings

Basically, whenever I am there, I know what to order because I know what is good (or used to be depending on when you read this post). As for starters, I ordered Honey Glazed Chicken Wings (I couldn’t remember the exact name. Sorry!!). I’m not sure why but I will always order that even though I know I will face some difficulties finishing that plate alone. Perhaps, it is the taste that makes me crave for more. But as far as I could remember, the chicken wings were good. It was sweet (due to the honey they used) and the skin was crunchy. Probably they deep fry before they cook them in a honey-based sauce. It’s hard to get my friend to eat chicken wings as she only eats nothing but chicken breast. So, after some coaxing, I managed to tempt my friend to eat one. She thinks that it is cumbersome to eat them. Sigh…

Claypot Lou Shu Fun

As for my main ala carte meal, I opted for Claypot Lou Shu Fun. If I could recall correctly, I ordered this noodles on every visit. Somehow, this dish was good for a restaurant-in-a-shopping-mall standard. The gravy wasn’t too sweet nor too starchy. Besides, what I liked about this was that there were minced pork as well as pork lards in it. Without pork lards, I feel that Claypot Lou Shu Fun isn’t complete at all.

Ice Calamansi

Instead of ordering Chinese Tea (overpriced) or Ice Cincau, I went for Ice Calamansi with Sour Plum (again… I couldn’t remember the exact name for this drink). Basically, it is ‘Kat Chai Shuen Mui’ in Cantonese. Nothing special about it as it taste exactly the same as what you will get from outside. I think I ordered Ice Kacang as well. But there’s nothing to shout about and hence, no picture of it. Hehe.

So, now you know where I will be if I’m eating Chinese food in 1 Utama. The ambience is alright and the vicinity of the shop is spacious. The shop is located at ground floor, new wing of 1 Utama (same row with HSBC Amanah). I will probably go back there again…on one fine day… someday… when I’m free.

bookmark_borderDinner At Delicious, 1 Utama

A couple of weeks back, it was another meet up with Huey Yee again. This time, we went to Delicious in 1 Utama, Bandar Utama for dinner. I guess they are quite famous among foodie peeps now because of their variety of desserts. Other than desserts, they do offer Ala Carte menu too such as pastas, sandwiches, and Asian cuisines. The environment was great as the setting was simple yet home-feeling design.

We met up at around 7.30pm and we had to wait for table. It didn’t take long though as we only waited for 5 minutes or so. And as usual, while waiting for our table, I snapped this….

 

Table

We were very hungry at that time and it didn’t take us long to choose what we wanted for our meal once we were seated at a small table. And when the drinks arrived, we whipped out our cameras again and snapped these….

 

G'Day Iced Coffee

G’Day Iced Coffee

Macchiato

Macchiato

G’Day Iced Coffee was my drink while Huey Yee ordered a hot Macchiato. Yes, it is not normal to drink coffee at night but I guess we are kinda immune to the caffeine. My drink tastes like a normal coffee with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream in it. Nothing special but it contained less ice than I expected. So, it was just cold but not icy cold, if you know what I mean.

After finishing taking those, the food arrived and so we continued what photographers do…

Garlic Bread
Garlic Bread

Homemade Pesto Spaghetti

Homemade Pesto Spaghetti

Homemade Pesto Spaghetti with Chargrilled Chicken

I opted for those above. Though I like crispy/crunchy garlic bread, but they were a little too hard for my liking. Besides, there was a faint taste of garlic on the toast as the garlic spread they put on the bread was too little. Too be honest, I had trouble finishing them. I managed to finish 2 out of 3 slices only.

As for the spaghetti, it was prefect. Though it looked a little disgusting with the greenish colour sauce, it doesn’t taste anything close to what you might think it is. The spaghetti was cooked perfectly while the pesto sauce was creamy. It tastes something like carbonara except this is in green colour. To top it all, I requested to add chargrilled chicken as there was no meat at all. And yes, you do need to pay extra charges for the chicken meat. Overall, I find it great and I would order it again whenever I visit this restaurant. Heck, I think I did order a couple of times during my previous visits.

 

Sirloin Steak Sandwich

Sirloin Steak Sandwich

Shoestring Fries

Shoestring Fries

As Huey Yee said, “I love this sandwich. Each time I come to Delicious, I would order this. They are awesome.”. So, I think I don’t need to describe any further. Hehe.

After completing our main course,  I looked at  Huey Yee and asked “Do you want to order any dessert?”. She answered with excitement as she was craving for their dessert in the first place.

 

Black Forest

Black Forest (in a glass)

Chocolate Shavings

Chocolate shavings on top

While I was waiting for our table to be ready, I peeped at the desserts which were conveniently placed in the refrigerator in front of the counter for customers to look at. I eyed at the Black Forest for a long time and somehow, the name was burnt into my brain and that I must order that if I were to have dessert later even though it did not look like a cake at all. And indeed, I did order Black Forest (in a glass). Curiosity gets me at last.

First few scoops were alright. But later on, I had this weird feeling about it. No, it was not spoilt product. However, I felt that the tasteless cream was not smooth. It felt like there were lumps in the cream. Maybe it is their original way of making it, but I didn’t really like it. In between those creams, there were blueberry sauce. It tastes sourish and it did subdue the tasteless cream. But then again, I didn’t not bother to finish it which I think I might throw up upset my appetite instead. Huey Yee felt the same way as I did so the glass was half empty only.

 

Berrilicious Chocolate Pavlova

Berrilicious Chocolate Pavlova

Berrilicious Chocolate Pavlova

Huey Yee kept mentioning about their pavlova from the very beginning of the conversation till the end. So, it was no brainer that she indeed ordered one as her dessert.  The base is made of egg whites, sugar, chocolate and probably vanilla essence. It tastes really good especially when you eat the pavlova together with the cream and strawberries. The sourness of the berries offsets the sweetness of the pavlova. And the whipped cream, let’s just say it is the same theory as eating ice cream with whipped cream together. In fact, we definitely paid more attention on this pavlova rather than the Black Forest. This shows how good it was. Hehe.

It was great meet up again as we yakked non-stop throughout the night. From bashing Canon to praising Nikon’s D300, from about bokeh to travelling, we just couldn’t stop yakking and taking pictures whatever we could find on that day. Best of all, I managed to steal borrow her Manfrotto tripod (Thanks Huey Yee!! Owe you one sinful meal. Hehe.). Moreover, as she said “I couldn’t be bothered about diet. If I do, I would not enjoy meals like that”, and hence, it is always a great pleasure to have meal with her.

On the other hand, I was totally stunned when she unveiled her evil laughter. Real terrifying. *tsk*




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