Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Marmalade

Sometimes as a treat for lunch my colleagues and I will pop over to this cute little cafe...Marmalade...its whimsical decor, huge selection of magazines, and more importantly the large selection of healthy and delicious food is often what brings us there when we've got a bit of extra cash to splash.

The salad menu is a delight with names like ‘Sounds of Havana’, ‘Oceanic Citrus’ and ‘Avocado Accents’ how can you even resist? Today Aida and I decide to share a bowl of ‘Sounds of Havana’…this is a melange of roasted chicken cubes, pineapple chunks, red and yellow bell peppers, nuts, haloumi cheese, and a pineapple vinaigrette.

Look at all the colors! Aren’t they festive? This was wonderful with the sweetness coming from the pineapple…with the smoky roasted taste of the chicken…and a distinct salty touch added with the haloumi cheese. Oh so good!

I thought the salad wouldn’t be enough (turns out I was wrong) so I ordered some pita bread with a tapenade dip and a hummus dip.

The pita bread came out nice and warm…the tapenade was very good…chunky enough to make out the kalamata olive pieces with a strong salty and tangy edge…it is nicely evened out with a smooth olive oil...so much olivey goodness! I honestly could make a meal out of that tapenade and pita…the hummus is mild and smooth…this is good on it’s own…but even better when paired with the tapenade…the flavours tend to round out…

This healthy meal came up to RM27. A little pricey for lunch…but when you factor in the nutrition value and the taste…it’s definitely worth every penny!

Marmalade @ Bangsar Village II

12 comments:

boo_licious said...

If you get this month's Time Out, they have a voucher valid for a RM20 meal here. Probably a better deal depending on the size.

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

boo_licious - oooh thanks! that's good to know :)

Anita said...

Very pretty and colourful. Sometimes you have to spoil yourself by going out and having a nice lunch :)

Arwen from Hoglet K said...

That salad is festive, and I love haloumi. Salty haloumi and sweet pineapple sounds great. The tapenade sounds good too - it's time I tried making one.

550ml jar of faith said...

Been a while since I've been... I love the meal sized salads here... they make eating healthy so easy!Ooh, great tip Boo, thanks!!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The food looks pretty healthy and fresh! I love having a healthy lunch (means that I can have more for dinner :P )

hApPy HaPpY said...

I think I should tune myself for such food, stay away from oily food as you age... ha .. ha.. ha...

burpandslurp said...

I like the sound of ALL that salads...PAw Paw sounds fun! damn. why do I find out about such great places AFTER I returned to the States?

thenomadGourmand said...

I got a copy of TimeOut..1st plc i wanna go is The Pink Sage!
wanna go marmalade w my voucher?

Nadine said...

oh wow!!!! that salad sounds simply divine!! Im so going to marmalade again soon!

Nicklaus Au said...

OMG Alex! That Marmalade menu was designed by me! This is surreal seeing it on your blog.

Marmalade was a previous client of mine and really nice lady. Try the lambshank next time, it's to die for... if you're a meat lover that is...

Alexandra@Chefspiration said...

Anita - That is true :)

Arwen - Mmm yes haloumi is wonderful! And tapenade is such a treat..

550ml - Yes their salads are wonderful and filling!

Lorraine - haha how true...it balances out and you can eat heavier later on :)

Happy Happy - Once in a while greasy food is good...but that's why I have a lot of light meals and salads to balance it out.

BurpandSlurp - I'm sure they have great places like this in the states!

TheNomadGourmand - Pink Sage has a really good breakfast!! Hmm it's been quite a while since I last went...I would love your voucher!! Ha ha...maybe we can do Marmalade together.

Nadine - Yes! Go :0)

Nick- Really? Haha that's sooo cool! I'll try the lamb shank next time!