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.
Open 11am-10pm except Mondays.