Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Delish @ Hartamas & Jin Yi @ Damansara

Heading on a bit of a burger hunt, starting with The Delish Deli and Bistro, which recently took over the spot vacated by Jarrod and Rawlins in Desa Sri Hartamas.

The Delish's mustard-smeared pork burger (RM20+) is honest and unpretentious, with no frills whatsoever. Good enough for what it is, though we wouldn't mind a sunny-side-up slapped on it.

Here's how we satisfied our egg craving: a creamy creation of fried egg, avocado and butter in a baguette (RM13+). Simple but so satisfying, thanks to the generous spread of ingredients.

The Delish also serves pork knuckles and baby back ribs. Might be worth returning for.

Sparkling wine and Sangria are available at pleasant prices of RM20+ per serving.

All in all, a very friendly hangout that's eager to please. It deserves to do well.

Next, Jin Yi at Damansara Uptown. Remember Coffee Ritual at Section 14? Those fine folks moved here this year, changing their name and taking over a cozy nook in a crowded neighborhood.

Burgers are the specialty here now, with a variety wide enough to leave indecisive customers in despair. We enjoyed the meaty BBQ mutton burger topped with Edam cheese in a wholemeal artisan-baked bun, but others might choose a different cheese _ cheddar, gouda and emmental are available _ or top their burgers with beef bacon, mushrooms or pineapples.

Sumatran and Costa Rican single-origin coffees, brewed with siphon coffee makers.

Basic lattes, espressos and mochas are also offered, all pretty much satisfactory.

It's a nice hangout, calm, relaxed and welcoming. Worth checking out if you're in the area.
Note: Jin Yi is a pork-free eatery.

The Delish Deli and Bistro,
35, Jalan 27/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily through late.

Jin Yi by Coffee Ritual,
68-M, Jalan SS21/39 (above Seri Penang restaurant),
Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7725-3633
Open 11am-10pm except Mondays.
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30 comments:

  1. Yup I believe tat baby spare ribs should v real good...
    So I wait for ur return.. Lol...

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, i enjoy ribs too! i like to eat them with my fingers and bite off the flesh :D

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  2. Fried egg and avocado sound like a killer combo!

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    1. Smitten By Food: oh yeah, i guess it's something that most of you guys could probably easily make at home, and it'd cost a lot less than RM13+, but i really enjoyed it here, heheh :D

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  3. Haha...I can imagine ur expression when u saw d creamy fried egg, avocado n butter baguette =)

    Edam in a mutton burger...tats a first...I do love Dutch Edam :D

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    1. Ulric: egg, avocado and butter: three of my favorite ingredients. didn't really need the baguette, heheh :D oh yeah, it was cool to have a mutton burger instead of the more common lamb burger. and nice to have a choice of interesting cheeses too :D

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    2. Haha...u will need d plain old baguette to offset the richness of the egg, avocado n butter combo lar =)

      Will definitely visit Jin Yi for their burgers n coffee :)

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    3. Ulric: heheh, you're right. i did manage to finish the bread too :D hope you enjoy jin yi. they seem sincerely passionate and enthusiastic =)

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  4. I had the egg and avocado combo yesterday for lunch! :D except I mashed the egg and avo to make a egg salad sandwich filling! Couldn't agree more... amazing combo! except I don't like baguettes :P

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    1. Vien: ooh, you're inspiring me to try to make my own sandwiches! though i think i'd probably fail miserably. i'm not really a baguette fan either. i like my bread soft and fluffy, heh =)

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  5. So far which is your favourite burger place? :P

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    1. CK: oooh, my fave burger place in KL closed down a few years ago. it was a place called Relish, at changkat bukit bintang. nowadays ... hmmm ... i guess i'd recommend both The Daily Grind and Fatboy's Burgers :D

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    2. Yikes...I remember Relish. Sadly, procrastinated too long until it's too late :(

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    3. Ulric: ya, i think relish was the first 'gourmet' burger outlet in kl. and maybe the reason it was my favorite was more because of the good times i had there; the burgers were very good too, but in the end, i don't think they were mind-blowing =)

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  6. Mmmm...egg, avocado and butter! Sounds like a dream spread. :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: yeah, so creamy and flavorful! mmmmm :D

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  7. when i saw the name jin yi, i thought that you were going to blog about a korean restaurant. mana tahu... hehe

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    1. Michelle: heheh, i wonder what 'jin yi' means. sounds like a person's name to me :D

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  8. mustard, egg, pork, sounds like a delish sandwich. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: yeah, simple but sure to be satisfying :D

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  9. ah, two place in one, was confused for a bit.. pork burger, then pork free..

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    1. KY: heheh, apologies for the confusion. but ya, wanted to note that the second place is pork-free, so it should be ok for any muslim friends =)

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  10. Both places look simple and unpretentious - that's charming in this day and age. Will drag Devil to both! :)

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    1. Kenny: drag the Devil in drag to both places! i'd pay money to see that :D

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  11. I'm curious, do u ever eat Ramly burgers?

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    1. Baby Sumo: heh, maybe twice a year, when i'm on my way home late at night and still feeling hungry, i'll drop by outside the 7-11 in sri petaling and get a ramly. it's terribly guilt-inducing though =)

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  12. OMG that mutton burger looks like oneheckova monster burger, with all those cheeses and that thick patty!

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, you're right, it's very hearty! three of us were satisfied to share it as a post-dinner snack! :D

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  13. Simple fare of egg and avocado...I'll love that. Though I agree that the pork knuckles and baby back ribs should be a call to return and to check out the bubbles and cocktail offerings. Hmmm am I sounding like an alcoholic?

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    1. Missyblurkit: hahah, you sound just like me! we're kindred spirits :D

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