DELIcious at The Marc Residence Review
KLCC Restaurants & Dining0
I still remember my very first visit to DELIcious in One Utama’s new wing, when it was just a small café situated within the secluded recesses of Ms. Read boutique. I remember thinking that I had stumbled upon the mall’s best-kept secret. I also remember being blown away by its sinfully-indulgent cakes, of which it is most famous for.
Now, five years later after the opening of their very first outlet, DELIcious has evolved into a popular chain of restaurants well-known not only for its decadent desserts, but also its selection of irresistible culinary delights and sophisticated ambience. True to its name, DELIcious’ offerings can be summed up in just two words: Simply Delicious.
DELIcious restaurants are known as much for their striking good looks as their mouthwatering good food. This one is no exception. A sanctuary in the middle of the buzzing metropolis, DELIcious at The Marc Residence lets in plenty of natural light through its glass walls, resulting in a bright and airy dining space.
The restaurant’s interior features clean lines and minimalistic décor. Cream sofas form part of the seating plan, with aqua green and navy cushions adding a splash of colour. White trees ‘grow’ inside the restaurant, sprouting white branches at the top from where DELIcious’ trademark white birdcage lamps hang. There’s an alfresco dining area on the wraparound verandah outside for those who prefer to have their meal out in the open.
The chic and stylish DELIcious at The Marc Residence has an incredibly cosy, warm and inviting atmosphere. Some might find the open and airy spaces inspirational – perfect for an informal discussion or catching up on some work while grabbing a bite to eat. Busiest during lunchtime almost every day of the week, the restaurant is also quite packed on Fridays and Saturday nights with the club-going crowd.
DELIcious at The Marc Residence has quite an extensive list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Its booze list consists of bottled beers, flavoured martinis, aperitifs, champagnes, whiskies, cognacs, bourbons, rums, gins, tequilas, vodkas and liquers, with world-renowned labels such as Smirnoff, Moet Chandon, Baileys and Jack Daniels. It also has a selection of gourmet coffees, teas, chocolate drinks, fruit juices, smoothies, shakes and tasty selection of frosties. We tried the delightfully-refreshing Watermelon & Lychee Blast and Frosty Lemongrass & Lychee – two of DELIcious’ most popular frosties – which are bursting with flavour with just the right amount of sweetness.
The story of how DELIcious came about is a truly inspirational one - a classic example of how far passion and hard work can take you. Armed with just an intense love for good food plus the desire to share that passion, three friends came together to bring us one of the most well-known home-grown brands in Kuala Lumpur.
DELIcious’ offerings come in just the right portion – not too much that we have difficulty finishing them, and not too little that there weren’t enough to go around. We were given DELIcious’ signature dishes to try: Grilled Chicken Cos Lettuce Salad with avocado, cranberries and turkey bacon in ranch dressing, Duck Confit Spaghettini with sun-dried tomatoes and coriander, Yakitori Chicken Skewers marinated in yakitori sauce with a generous sprinkling of sesame seed, Marsala Lamb Shank with pilaf rice, cucumber raita and poppadum, Shepherds Pie with garden greens salad on the side and Fried Calamari with homemade tartare sauce. The salad is creamy and fulfilling with big, satisfying chunks of chicken, while the spaghettini – my personal favourite – contains just the right amount of tanginess with the duck confit tender and not too crispy, just the way I like it. The chicken skewers are grilled to perfection – sticky and crispy on the outside yet tender inside, while the marsala lamb has none of the strong, gamey taste normally associated with lamb dishes.
A visit to DELIcious wouldn’t be complete without treating oneself to its legendary desserts. We topped off our meal with its famous Chocolate Brownie (served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top), DELIcious’ signature Carrot Cake and liquor-less Tiramisu, all of which taste quite out of this world - a perfect end to our DELIcious afternoon.
We went just after three, so it wasn’t as manic as what it would’ve been during lunchtime, so service was quite prompt with no discernible waiting time. The staff are generally courteous and friendly – never failing to greet every customer who walks through the door with a warm smile.
DELIcious at The Marc Residence is located on Jalan Pinang, at the ground floor of a posh serviced residence just a stone’s throw away from KLCC. Right around the corner is Jalan P. Ramlee, one of the city’s hottest nightspots filled with an exciting array of dining and nightlife options.
DELIcious at The Marc Residence
- Opening Hours: Daily, 08:00 – 01:00
- Address: A-6-01 Ground Floor No. 3 Jalan Pinang Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: (603) 2166 9099