Friday, April 24, 2009

Nibbleish and Dish Deli

I have my Nibbleish Privilege Card winners! I wrote all the names on the piece of paper and tossed it in a box and picked them out at random…and I also realised that I have 4 cards to give away not 3…so in no particular order these are the lucky people I drew out of the hat: Tim from 3 Meals , Vivien from Ho Jiak, Carol, and Lyrical Lemongrass from A Whiff of Lemongrass . I’ll be in touch with you to send you your card! And now on to the post for the day…

A few weeks back I went for lunch with my sister and her boyfriend RG…RG is from the UK and he loves his traditional Sunday roasts so they insisted that we go to this new place called Dish Deli…delicious home style Sunday roasts and very good value for money at RM28 for roast beef, roast veggies, Yorkshire pudding and a peach cobbler dessert…I couldn’t say no to that!

Dish Deli’s menu is filled to the brim with wholesome home cooked food and not only can you dine in and enjoy these favorites on site but they’ve also made it convenient for customers to buy frozen items which can be easily reheated at home. Owners Heidi Shamsuddin and Annette Isaac have invested in a blast freezer which makes freezing food a breeze. This machine can take food from hot temperatures right down to freezing in a matter of minutes and this helps the dish to retain its flavour and have that just cooked feel to it once it has been reheated.

The frozen food menu is aptly named Dish n’ Dash and consists of almost everything they serve at the restaurant. Some of these meals include roast chicken, casseroles, beef stew, cottage pie, pasta sauces, and some local favourites such as beef rendang, soto ayam Johor and masak lodeh. They also have a great kids menu so that parents don’t have to worry about their kids getting a healthy balanced meal.

On my first visit here I went for the exact dish that RG and my sister enticed me with…the delicious Sunday roast.

A thick slab of roast beef doused generously with gravy served with a traditional Yorkshire pudding and roast veggies on the side. The meat was nicely cooked; tender and flavorful. My only gripe would be that the cut of meat is slightly fatty but once you cut around it there is nothing but pure carnivore pleasing sweetness. This was also my first time eating Yorkshire pudding which is a sort of pastry that is meant to mop up all the gravy from a roast, hence its plain eggy taste…not my cup of tea…but I suppose it’s a think you love if you grew up in the UK. All in all I was happy though…especially with the service and the value for money so I went on another visit to try a few different dishes.

On my second visit I savored a few of the other dishes on the menu. First up was the house salad with balsamic mushrooms.
A plate full of vibrant fresh greens arrived with plump mushrooms scattered about; the peppery arugula goes very well with the juicy grilled mushrooms.

Next, one of the popular dishes here, the fish pie.

This is filled with pieces of poached Dory as well as tuna and egg under mashed potatoes. This is creamy and rich spelling oooey gooey goodness upon first bite.

A favorite of mine is the homemade pesto spaghetti topped with slices of grilled chicken. This simple bright green dish is bursting with flavour, strong heady basil, punches of garlic, and a good nutty olive oil rounds out the taste.

With all of these comfort foods on their menu I know where I’ll be stopping the next I need to have a healthy meal or grab something nutritious and satisfying to pop in the microwave!


carol said...

yay!!! thank you alex!!! can't wait for my nibbleish card! soo me kan? with the ish! even. =)

on to dish deli... who knew? a restaurant that provides microwavable food for take away. cools! where is it that you find all these new concept food places?!? well, i guess i don't have to find em.. i just have to read your blog! hehehe!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Oooh thank you, Alex!

And thanks for reviewing this Deli too...I'd love to visit this place. Sunday roast looks lovely!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Congratulations to the winners! The food at Dish Deli looks as comforting as home cooking :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! congrats to the winners, but relly in my heart I'm dying of envy! I LOVE that fish pie especially!

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Carol - It really is a nice place to get a good meal..check it out :) And congrats again to you for getting the nibbleish is so you! hehe...

LL - You're welcome! Make sure you send me your address so I can send it over to you. You'll enjoy Dish Deli if you like homecooked food...

Lorraine - It certainly is :) Like going to visit your parent's place for a delicious meal.

BurpandSlurp - Hehe...sorry you weren't able to take part in the time I'll try to have somethng for my International readers. Yes the fish pie was very nice...creamy...slurp!

thenomadGourmand said...

oh..a plc for me to try the sunday roast! the first time itried was at Sid's in TTDI, didnt really like it..mayb i'll try this one and see..
i luv spag pesto! the one at la bodega is good. jz a recom-dation ;)

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

The fish pie sounds great! I love extra basilly pesto too. It sounds like a good place, and it's great that they do take home meals.

Vivien said...

thanks Alexandra, i waiting the card, love to get mail :)

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

TheNomadGourmand - this one is pretty good check it out :)

Arwen - It really is a convenience and a great way for people to stay healthy no matter how busy they get.

Vivien - You're welcome :) Should be sending the cards out today or tomorrow.