It’s not easy being in the restaurant business. It is one industry where everyone is an expert. Everyone eats. We know what we like and we like what we know. There are many who aren’t too fussy and then there are those who love to complain. The higher the price tag, the higher the expectations. Fair enough but one shouldn't be too unreasonable. So when I pay RM9.80 for an egg sandwich, not even an organic one, I think I have a right to expect certain standards right?
Delish opened two weeks ago. Taking over Delicious’ old lot in Village Grocers, it is a casual, canteen type of place that seems to be a down market version of Delicious. They’ve spent a lot of money on packaging (you can purchase Delish nuts and water) and furniture (rather extravagant Artemide lamps). The cake counter looks colourful and lovely as its predecessor. The cupcakes have tripled in size and price I think at RM6.80 each. We tried plain vanilla and a double chocolate ganache. The texture is much better than before but I am not blown away by the taste. They come no where close to the ones at ex-Vanilla Box nor Bijou. While Sis quite enjoyed the fairy cake texture and butter cream-topped vanilla cupcake, we both found the chocolate cupcake to be lacking in chocolate. It looks chocolatey enough from the rich dark colour but it barely tastes of chocolate.
We also tried a bowl of coarsely chopped grilled vegetable salad. I know salads are meant to be chilled but this was far too cold, and tasteless. The egg sandwich put the nail in the coffin to this deathly lunch. I love a good egg sandwich. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with mayonnaise and butter! The one here came packaged in a neat little triangular box; two triangles of egg and alfalfa sprouts filled bread. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t tasty, it was just blah. For exactly the same price, I'd really rather go and have Ipoh kway teow and ice cham at Old Town. Or O'Brien's for the wrap sandwiches (same price egg mayo + filling of 3 vege of your choice). Who knows, maybe I'll give it another try 6 months down the road.