Every few weeks or so, I’d drop by Kota Damansara to explore new restaurants to try out. And every time I am there, there’s bound to be something new! A couple of weeks ago, Saucer and I finally tried a relatively new place called Rogers Delight thanks to Bok‘s recommendation. Once I entered the restaurant, I immediately liked the clean and straightforward design of its interior. White and spotless walls, bright lights, black solid furniture and cool air-conditioning. Comfortable indeed.
Interior of Rogers Delight
If you are unsure of what to order, just look at the walls and check out the recommendations. Most of the food we ordered that night were from the wall.
To start with, I had a glass of Umbra with Sour Plum juice. It was one of the best that I’ve ever had! Very concentrated, fragrant and huge! I seldom recommend drinks in my food review but really, you have to try this if you love something sour and slightly sweet.
Umbra with Sour Plum juice (RM5)
witch’s favourite drink!
The first dish to arrive that night was the Lady’s fingers with shrimp paste. I personally don’t fancy Lady’s Fingers so I was only eating the shrimp paste. Saucer, on the other hand, LOVES lady’s fingers and he said these were fresh and good. He gave double thumbs-up for these and had multiple helpings as well. *LOL* As for the shrimp paste, I’d prefer it to be more spicy with more kick, though this was also not bad to go with rice.
Lady’s fingers with shrimp paste (Small – RM8/Medium – RM12/Big – RM15)
The second dish arrived piping hot in a clay pot, apparently their signature dish - Special Curry Duck with Yam. Portion was huge and generous, with lots of duck pieces and yam. The yam worked to filter off the pungent duck smell that some might not like, plus it made the curry appear all the more thicker and wholesome. One gripe I had was the slightly burnt smell I tasted with this dish. Not sure if it’s supposed to be cooked this way but it definitely took some time to get used to it.
Special Curry Duck with Yam (RM18/RM25/RM40)
The Assam Fish Head was more of my thing though, spicy and sour and very appetizing. Would have loved it to be more spicy, but that’s just me. I think my tolerance level for spiciness is quite high. *LOL* Other than that, the fish meat was fresh and smooth, with no significant fishy smell at all.
Assam Fish Head (RM28/RM38)
Saucer’s favourite dish that night, aside from the Lady’s fingers, was the Sweet & Sour Seafood with Pineapple. I found squid rings, fish fillets and shrimps inside this combo and all of them were super fresh, especially the fish fillets! Saucer loved the fish fillets so much he kept picking them out from the bunch. The sweet and sour sauce was moreish and not overly sour, just the way I liked it.
Sweet & Sour Seafood with Pineapple (RM20/RM35/RM50)
My favourite dish that night was the Pan Fried Assam Prawns, which, if you look at my picture, definitely tasted better than it looked! The assam paste was very appetizing and fragrant, plus the fact that it wasn’t oily made me have more than a piece. Also, the prawns were fresh and succulent, as with all the other seafood that we had that night.
Pan Fried Assam Prawn (RM20/RM40/RM65)
The smooth and soft Special Homemade Beancurd provided a nice interim in the midst of all the calorie and cholesterol-laden seafood we had. *LOL*
Special Homemade Beancurd
Another seafood dish was the Coconut Curry Prawn, which, as the name implies, was served in a huge coconut. The curry was aromatic and thick, with thick hints of coconut milk. Definitely very hearty and delicious! If I had a bigger stomach, I would have eaten more of these.
Coconut Curry Prawn (RM20/RM40/RM65)
Last but not least, we had the Salted Egg Crab. I don’t know about you but to me, anything fried with salted egg can’t really go wrong. So was this dish! Crispy and flaky on the outside with the savoury salted egg and succulent tender meat on the inside. Not to mention, the crabs were quite huge and meaty!
Salted Egg Crab (Market price)
Huge and Meaty Crab
For dessert, we had a bowl of Bubur Cha Cha each, loaded with lots of ingredients – sweet potato, yam, sago and black-eyed peas submerged in sweet coconut milk soup. I loved the fact that this wasn’t too sweet nor rich, just the way that my grandma would make it herself.
Bubur Cha Cha
At the end of the meal, I was full and satiated. The whole dining experience made me feel like that I was eating home-cooked food, with the company of dear friends. I definitely wouldn’t mind returning again.
Rogers Delight at Kota Damansara
Rogers Delight (same row with Snowflakes)
No. 32A1, Jalan PJU 5/10,
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Tel no.: +603-6140 9088/ +6016-326 3083