Saturday, April 25, 2009

New York New York Deli - 1Utama

I stumble upon this deli on my way to Parkson to buy a pair of dark grey pants to go with my coat. These days, just can't afford to invest in a the full suit. So I tailored a good top and buy off the rack for the bottom. No amount of persuasion can get me to pay 4-5 hundred for a pair.

We were hungry so the pants got to wait. I knew my son would be going off to the guitar shop and my wife most likely will be doing what she could not do the whole week. But at least before that I called the shots and got to choose the place to huddle before the scatter. He liked Subway, my wife something Penang spicy and I possibly some meat having had some noodles for brunch and nothing else since. There are more choices like Teppanyaki, Honeymoon and Little Cravings and more.

I decided on New York New York Deli as it has the biggest acreage, nice ambiance, very comfy chairs, trendy look and very close to Parkson!
Appetizer 1: Dutch Baked Mussels. One of the better starters. Thick and sticky cheese covering the entire thick succulent mussels. All natural. RM13.90.Appetizer 2: Deep-fried Smoky Cheese Balls/Bombs. Two came with exploded shells and cheese leaked out. I take it as a compliment rather than a defect. But I still feel more cheese can still be added. The potato cover was soft but with enough texture for me to have a good feeling and bonding. Except not salty enough. This will be the recurring theme. OK I can add salt but that is one step too many at least for me. RM10.50.
In lieu of not having Subway my son has his revenge. Philly Cheese Steak. He told me this originated from Philadelphia. Must be the Tom Hanks movie he saw. He liked this better than the TGIF one taken as a whole cheese, bread, mushrooms and onions but felt that the grilled beef pieces lost out a notch to the TGIF counterpart. RM17.50.Chicken and Prawn Fritters Combo. Half a rotisserie chicken with 6 medium sized prawns and some greens. I have my fill. The gravy was good. The chicken was not overdone therefore tender and moist and the prawns - exquisite. Fresh and tasted firm and smelt good. RM29.90.
My wife's choice. The Tagliatelle Mushroom Alfredo with Crispy Fish. The pasta was good and al dente. The creamy sauce was a winner-well balanced to sauced the pasta and good spooned up and drank direct. Wait-the fish piece was not up to mark. In fact pathetic. She/I was eating thin batter. Change it to a real piece of dory fillet. It will still be a winner even the taste may not be there. At least I am eating fish. RM18.90 for that.
Drinks which they tried to make it inspiring but the ingredients were so so. But at least they tried. White chocolate blueberry soda.
Rootbeer float. A winner anytime.
Other reviews: Babe in the City-KL

12 comments:

SimpleGirl said...

mussels comparatively quite cheap...and looks good...

PureGlutton said...

I often pass by this place but hv never tried it yet. The chicken and shrimps look good - will try that next time!

New Kid on the Blog said...

typical american food. :)

Little Inbox said...

3 of you have different taste, haha...

thenomadGourmand said...

at 1st i ws bowled over when i read the menu..everythin looks sooo gd..then after the post by babe in kl, i avoided this plc. mab they hv improved???

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Yeah, read babe kl's not so nice review on this place, so I stayed away. o_0

But the chicken looks quite yummy... =)

CK Lam said...

Rootbeer float...will always order it when I see one.

foodbin said...

have to go and try it out,soon.

worldwindows said...

SG... Definitely from clean waters, fresh and good.

PG... Yes the chicken and prawns was a hearty and satisfying meal.

NKotB... Philly Cheese Steak for example:) from Philadelphia.

LI... Penang, Ipoh and Western, we need to compromised often.

TNG... Food critics are food business allies. It is sad when there are performance related issue. The food came out very fast and the supervisor that served us knew his stuff.

BB... Probably they improved due to Babe KL's post.

CKLam... Yes kids and adults love it.

FB... You may want to save so stomach space for dessert. Some decent desserts nearby.

ling239 said...

i have yet to visit this restaurant, but heard they serve delicious soup! ^_^

Big Boys Oven said...

have yet to visit this one, same like ling239, let's book a time!

worldwindows said...

Ling239... Mmmm.. I hope for a second visit.

BBO... About 10 food joints. Maybe not well-patronised due to location at the other far-end.