Friday, July 22, 2011

Deli Oasis Fusion Cafe

This small and friendly joint is our favorite neighborhood fusion makan place. When it first opened, we did not take much notice of it. Like a number of eateries in our quiet neighborhood, we did not really expect it to stay opened for very long. But we were grossly wrongly. The place not only remained open but flourished and recently underwent an upgrade and renovation.

The Deli Oasis Fusion Cafe is located on Jalan PJU 1A/20A in Ara Damansara, PJ. Our neighborhood is quiet and isolated and I believe it draws its business from surrounding residents and from workers of the Saujana and Subang airport areas.

The decor of the cafe is simple and tastefully done. It is bright and comfortable, and is indeed a very pleasant place to have a meal.

It is fully wi-fied and they even have electrical outlets at the seats for you to plug your laptop into.

The place offers a fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and western fares. And they are all very good. We were impressed the first time we went to the place, and remain impressed ever since.

The pictures below were taken over our many visits there. The quality of some pictures are not very good as they had been impromptu-ly taken with my mobile phone.

Their nasi goreng (fried rice) is very good. You have a choice of various preparations, like this nasi goreng ayam dara which was served with a nice piece of fried chicken.

The nasi goreng kampung (village style fried rice) was also very nice. It had crunchy ikan bilis (anchovies) in it. I also liked the accompanying keropok (fish crackers). However, the prawns in it were not shelled and are quite a mess having to use my fingers on them.

The nasi lemak was delightful. The rice was very aromatic. It was served with a nice separate plate of sambal which really was very considerate. I prefer it this way, rather than messily having sambal all over the rice. You have choices of meat with your nasi lemak - fried chicken, rendang chicken or rendang beef.

The mee bandung daging is one of my favorite. I enjoyed the rich spicy gravy and the nice pieces of beef. I liked it so much that I ordered it on 3 consecutive visits there. Simply delicious.

The soto ayam was another really nice Malay dish. It was served with noodles and a piece of begedil (a Malay potato cutlet). The gravy was rich and tasty. Very authentic indeed.

The mee goreng looked and tasted very nice too.

So was the koay teow goreng.

And the mee goreng mamak.

The gado-gado (Malay style salad) was so-so and somewhat lacking. The sauce was good but somehow it was not complete.

This was the roti jala with a nice bowl of chicken curry. 

I did not expect very much from the satay when I ordered it. But it turned out surprisingly nice. The meat was tender and aromatic, and the sauce like that of the gado-gado was very nice.

You have to try the keropok leko if you are there. They are served piping hot. Very very nice.

The Oasis is basically a Malay establishment. But their Chinese offerings are so authentic. Like this Cantonese style yee mee (伊面). Better than a lot of yee mee in Chinese shops.

And this bowl of porridge. It was delicious. In it was chicken, ikan bilis, kacang (peanuts), salt egg, etc. My wife had this a number of times and she enjoyed it every time.

The beef koay teow, also Cantonese style, was another enjoyable plate of noodles. The gravy was superb.

This bowl was listed as prawn mee in the menu. It definitely was not the Penang Hokkein prawn noodles. It looked good and tasted no bad at all. Very simple and pleasant.

Our daughter had all the western dishes in the following pictures. Starting with the chicken chop, served with a coleslaw, an egg and mushroom sauce.

This was a pasta with a large piece of fried chicken, served with a bowl of sauce. Sorry, this is the best description I can give here. My memory failed me. Besides, I did not eat it.

A plate of fried chicken strips, with french fries, coleslaw and black pepper sauce. Looked very dry. Again, I have no idea how it tasted.

Crispy potato skin stuffed with a cheesy filling, eaten with a salsa sauce. Our dislike was that the potato skin was not that crispy and there still was too much of potato in it. It really was not fantastic.

The apple pie came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a strawberry sauce. I had a bit of it. Not bad at all.

Oh yes. Don't forget the teh tarik. Nice and creamy, and not so sweet. It is better than any mamak shop.

All the above were the making of Chef Abas. He really is a very versatile chef indeed. I tried to take his picture for this blog and up to now, I am still trying. Perhaps he is very camera shy.


  1. The food served is really likely like the picture will really not disappointing the customer.....=)

  2. i am a regular customer,the food r delicious n fabulous