Mamalee Malaysian Delight


  I've been REALLY into chicken lately. The other day I went to Whole Foods and ate an entire rotisserie chicken (and a full sized bag of chips) by myself - for lunch! Yea, I got quite a few stares :D

  It wasn't all that great but it was comforting to know that the chicken was antibiotic/hormone free, ethically raised and vegetarian fed (yea yea, cue the eye rolls.)

...hey, this stuff matters okay!! ;)

  Anyways, I finally made it out to Mamalee's the other day during one of my lunch breaks!! I've been dying to come here since it's so close to UBC!

 Mamalee's is run by the same folks who run Cafe D'Lite in Aberdeen!! The last time I tried coming here I was with a friend ~ we were on the 99 bus and we were planning on going to Mamalee's for an early dinner after class, but we canceled our plans after we realized we had to walk 10 mins (in the pouring rain!) from McDonald Street to Mamalee's...we ending up eating at Crystal Mall instead!

  I mistakingly thought that ordering half a hainanese chicken (for $14.50) would suffice. Boy was I wrong!! The thing was tiny! So I ended up ordering a second plate hehe. The guy was like "Is that to go?" ...why do I always get asked that?




Boneless Hainanese Chicken - Half $14.50

4/5 stars

  This had all the makings of a well executed hainanese chicken!! The only thing that caught me off guard was the price. It just didn't seem like it was worth the price. The table beside me had the large order and it didn't look like much for $28.50!

  The chicken was soo good though! It was super silky and juicy!! And I loved how it was boneless! The chicken itself tastes pretty light, with only a hint of soy sauce. It comes with green onion/chilli sauce on the side for you to dip your chicken in! I ended up ordering a second plate (below) because the portion size was so tiny!




Hainanese Chicken Rice w/ Soup - Large $12.50

4/5 stars

  This was a few dollars cheaper, so if you're eating alone, this is definitely a better deal because you don't have to order rice separately! The portion of rice it came with also looked a lot larger than the rice I ordered separately (for $2!) The way they presented the chicken made it look deceivingly large but there actually wasn't that much.




Yellow Rice $2

4/5 stars

  The chicken rice here is on point!! It's super fragrant, with a strong chicken oil scent/flavour!! The rice is grainy and not too dry!!

  




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15 comments:

  1. You ate an entire rotisserie chicken in one go?!

    Dude, when I buy one from Safeway I struggle to finish it before it goes bad!

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    1. Why yes, yes I did ;)

      In my defense, the chicken was smaller than your average bird because it wasn't raised with hormones LOL!!

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  2. There is something funny about the colour of the first picture of the chicken. Was it as red-ish as it seems to look like?

    Rotisserie chicken: Costco > SuperStore > Save On > Safeway

    Never tried the Whole Foods one.

    About the X-free label on chickens, use of hormones is banned in Canada. So in TV ads, such as A&W saying they are using hormone free chicken is equivalent to saying water can make you wet. Antibiotics, though, is a messy subject, so is somewhat free range and similar labels. So, yeah, eye roll...

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    1. The chicken did have a slight pinkish tint to it ~ but then again, I edited the picture! :D

      Agreed!! I really like Costco's rotisserie chicken!! We use to buy it all the time ~ back when we had a Costco membership!

      Ohh interesting ~ I never knew that!! LOL "water can make you wet" Yea...total eyeroll!! ;)

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    2. I use powdered water .... far drier and less messy.

      WF's roast chicken is good but $$ now. Way back when it was $10 and that was a great deal. I used to buy it once awhile from Meinhardt Fine Foods and it was very good. Haven't bought from neither store for a long time.

      Nowadays I'm more likely to get a whole soya chicken or white-cut chicken from Money's BBQ/Meats in Chinatown or on Fraser St.

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    3. Powered water LOL!

      If I recall correctly, I think it was $12.99? Yea I like buying Chinese soy/white cut chicken, it's a lot easier to eat because it's pre cut!! :D

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  3. "Is that to go?" You get asked that because even an adult male food blogger like me cannot finish that much food. Nope, not even with "ancient Chinese secrets"!

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    1. LOL you're weak Raymond!! jokes jokes ;)

      omg Ancient Chinese Secrets lmaooo


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  4. Wow.. tiny portions and expensive too!!

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  5. For this kinda meal, I still think cocohut in Richmond is good value. Full chicken and 5 bowls of rice for like $22bucks.

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    1. Yess, I love CocoHut haha!! Their hainanese chicken is SUCH a good deal!! :D

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  6. your eating abilities never cease to amaze me... O___O although it seems costly to get you full LOL

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    1. hehehe, why thankyou ;)

      It is costly LOL!! My dad calls me a dinosaur...who "eats meat." ;D

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