Wednesday, April 29, 2015

D'Lee Deli @ Casa Tropicana

Warm & welcoming, D'Lee Deli is a casual hangout at Casa Tropicana that works well for kicking back over snacks & sweets. Its catchy name marks a pun-loving play on the surname of its founder Ken Lee, who runs the cafe with his partner Jacqueline.

D'Lee Deli fulfils the fundamentals of a modest deli by serving made-to-order sandwiches, all fresh-tasting & encouraging hearty. The best bets include soft-shell crab with wasabi aioli, smoked salmon with avocado & chicken with pesto sauce (RM17.90 each), brimming with crunchy leaves in fluffy bread & bolstered with roasted herb potatoes for a balanced meal.

Fans of waffles might have more fun than expected here - waffles can be personalised with a selection of regular or chocolate batter, with a choice of topping (blueberries, strawberries, marshmallows, Oreos, peanut butter or bananas) & sauce (butterscotch, salted caramel, dark chocolate, milk choc or white choc). The final secret weapon in D'Lee Deli's culinary arsenal is its own-made thick soft-serve ice cream (vanilla or choc). All in all, it's a creditable ensemble for RM15 per plate.

Other kitchen-baked desserts here include blondies, brownies & apple crumble pies, with a fresh-from-the-oven feel that creates a pleasurable hot-cold interplay with the ice cream. RM9 per serving; simple but satisfactory for the sweet tooth.

Soft serve is employed to enjoyable effect as well for D'Lee's affogato (RM10), the perfect treat for customers who like a lot of ice cream in their affogato. Also distinctive: A lightly purple taro latte (RM8 for hot, RM10 for cold) that complements the outlet's regular caffeinated espressos & cappuccinos. Thanks to Ken & Jacqueline for hosting this visit to their charming cafe.

D'Lee Deli
B08, Ground Floor, Casa Tropicana, Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya. Open daily, 3pm-12am

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16 comments:

  1. This looks like a great place, Sean! I had to look away, as I didn't want to gain weight looking at all the yummy things! LOL! :)

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    1. Linda: haha, yes, i can feel my waistline expanding from all the delicious soft-serve ice cream :D

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  2. Muahahahahaha!!!! I'm so so so sorry but I just have to share this link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koTCXbV0jEw
    Oh dear!!! I'm so terrible!
    OK, pass me the apple crumble pie. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, i remember watching that clip! it's a fun one :D OK, OK, one apple pie for you (and a big scoop of ice cream, since you've been good) :D

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  3. The waffles look good - crisp!

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    1. Baby Sumo: they did have a fresh-tasting crunch :D

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  4. Apple crumble pie with ice cream for me please! Love this combination :P

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    1. Ken: a classic combo! :)

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  5. wow interesting post i like it

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  6. I will go with the waffle, peanut butter + dark chocolate! Hehehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, i think that could be quite tasty :)

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  7. Wow! These look fantastic! And you are right, there is nothing better than waffles!

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    1. Cquek: warm waffles with refreshingly cold ice cream, mmmm...

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  8. wow...'made to order', 'customize'..that's fresh & interesting. The waffle looks good.

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    1. Melissa: heheh, i guess you're a waffle fan :)

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