Epic Fit Meals @ Damansara Perdana

Epic Fit Meals

Epic Fit Meals sounds a lot like Epic Meal Time – the legendary YouTube sensation which later jumped into the silver screen. However, the concept between the two couldn’t be further from each other – it’s like the difference between night and day.

Epic Fit Meals Delivery

The latter celebrates excess – lots of bacon, whiskey and ridiculously large portions while the former is part of a new delivery-centric food revolution that focuses on healthy food. Epic Fit Meals is actually quite close to where I live and they also deliver to my area but I decided to drop by to meet Wick Kee, the guy behind Epic Fit Meals, when he invited me over.

Epic As Usual

Wick Kee is also from Melbourne. We actually studied in the same university, same campus – Clayton. We’ve also both stayed at the UniLodge – a popular university frat house lodging place in the middle of Melbourne CBD (although I hear it’s not so wild now). I was very intrigued when he said he’ll be bringing Melbourne style cuisine to Malaysia.

Japanese Sweet Mashed Potato

That means everything that the Australians value – low food miles, fresh produce, in-season ingredients. Even better, Epic Fit Meals is bringing Aussie style Greek food to Malaysia! I love Greek food and the suburb where I stayed (Clayton) has a high population of Greeks. I had a phase where I was eating dolmas (rice and meat wrapped in grape leaves) and sprats from a can. smirk

Cauliflower Rice

I got to know quite a few Greek friends when I was studying there and ate often at a popular Greek restaurant called Dion in Melbourne. I love Greek culture and food and I was glad that Epic Fit Meals would be bringing souvlaki and the likes to KL. I tried a cross-section of their menu, including their Epic Pesta Raya specials:

Epic Fried Chicken Schnitzel

Epic Grilled Chicken (RM 12.80 / 249 kcal)
Epic Fit Meals only use chicken breasts here and everything has the calorific count clearly stated on the menu. They have two types of chicken – grilled and “fried”. This is the former and you can opt for their (various and plentiful) sides to go with it. Prices start from RM 15.80 for the sets/combos, depending on how many sides you want.

You can choose the sauce for the chicken too! They have 7 sauces – (from mild to hot) Eziki, OZ’s Barbie-Q, Bonza Peppa, Apple Salsa, Country Gravy, Curry Grande and FIRE S.O.S. I went for Eziki (70 kcal), the sauce based on Greek tzatziki made from blending yoghurt, cucumbers, vinegar, dill and garlic.

I chose Irish Colcannon (122 kcal) and Epic’s Cauli-Rice (134 kcal) for the sides. The former is their version of the Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage and leek and the latter is Epic Fit Meals’ secret low calorie and Paleo alternative to rice, made from fresh cauliflower. It’s really crunchy and yummy.

Epic Grilled Chicken

Epic “Fried” Chicken Schnitzel (RM 13.80 / 381 kcal for Classic, 403 kcal for Fire)
They don’t actually fry their chicken schnitzel – it’s all oven-baked for healthy reasons, but has the crunchy consistency and flavor you expect from classic fried chicken. Again, only chicken breasts are used. I opted for the FIRE S.O.S sauce as recommended by Wick Kee, which went very well with the “fried” chicken schnitzel.

The sides I paired with these are meant to complement the fiery sauce – Cilantro Lime Rice (217 kcal) and Mashed Sweet Potatoes (271 kcal). I thought the lime rice would be acidic but at least put out the fire but it turned out to be perfectly balanced. I love the use of Japanese sweet potatoes for the mash too, they have a lot of Paleo options.

Good Ol Breakkie Wrap

Good Ol’ Breakkie (RM 12.80 / 415 kcal)
This is Epic Fit Meals’ implementation of a breakfast wrap. It was actually the first thing I ate and I almost finished half before deciding to give more space to the other food spread out on offer. I was surprised by how fresh the ingredients tasted – it’s important to note that Epic Fit Meals only starts prep and cooking when you order. I saw this for myself, all the vegetables are chopped and everything is cooked to order.

Ayam Apple Api Pizza

3A: Apple, Ayam & Api Pizza (RM 19.80 / 545 kcal)
This is one spicy pie! It’s meant to celebrate the diversity of Malay cuisine and mashing it up with some unusual elements which goes well with the ingredients e.g. apple. I thought the result was surprisingly good. I liked the heat and the balance of the apple sauce. They also serve a Nasi Lemak Pizza (RM 19.80).

Fruit Yoghurt Cup

FRUGERTii (RM 5.80 / 98 kcal)
You can also order sides a la carte. They’re RM 4.90 for regular sides and RM 5.80 for Epic sides. I asked if they have any desserts on the menu and being a health-conscious establishment, this is the only one that they had. It’s sliced local fruits (grapes, oranges, apples etc) topped with their own low-calorie yoghurt.

Cold Pressed Juices

Cold Pressed Juices (RM 7.80 – RM 8.80 / 41 kcal – 79 kcal)
I thought this was one of the best juices I’ve had in a long time. They’re cold pressed and made each morning – all remainders are thrown away at the end of the day, ensuring you have a fresh bottle of juice. I loved the carrot, apple and pear combo in Classic Trifecta (RM 7.80 / 78 kcal). I gave the Coolie Beauty (RM 7.80 / 41 kcal) which had cucumber, apple, ginger, celery, lemon to my better half to try. She liked it and the kids loved the Red Apple Honey Smoothie (RM 8.80 / 79 kcal) – a smooth concoction of apple, fresh yoghurt and wild honey.

Epic Fit Meals Malaysia

It’s a very novel concept to deliver great-tasting healthy food (which doesn’t usually go together in a sentence) at ultra-competitive prices (you can get a complete meal with sides for RM 20 or less). Delivery is free and they’ll get the food to you within 45 minutes max which means it’ll still be hot, so check out Epic Fit Meals by calling 03-77333375 if you’re looking for something different to eat. I’ll definitely order their food again when we’re not cooking or eating out. :)

Li Bai Fusion Cafe review

li bai fusion cafe

Li Bai Fusion Cafe is the latest eating
establishment in the Padungan district. The Padungan area is fast
becoming a catalyst for concept gastronomic outlets and Li Bai Fusion
Cafe just opened its doors to the public less than a month ago. I went
to check it out with Yie Hui last night after meeting her at bing!

li bai fusion cafe shop

Li Bai Fusion Cafe (sometimes spelled Lee Bai) has a great signboard
at the establishment – it features a caricature of Li Bai (a famous
Chinese poet) followed by the Chinese characters spelling out his name
and the words fusion cafe is small font at the bottom. It is owned by Grick Liew from Kitchen Asylum Sdn. Bhd. – a friendly guy who told us about the operations of the place.

li bai fusion cafe alcove

Li Bai Fusion Cafe has a small glass encased alcove at the ground
floor which has nice bamboo features (the bamboo theme is central to
the Li Bai Fusion Cafe decor) and a cohesive theme which includes
Chinese style wood paneling and cordons as well as Chinese style tea
ceremony seating. The open ground floor area is a smoking zone and
there are waitresses to seat you upstairs at the no-smoking air
conditioned dining area.

li bai fusion cafe interior

The dining area on the first floor is much larger and features a lot
of Li Bai (the Chinese poet) writings on the walls and bamboo shoots in
a glass feature at the center wall. The seating arrangements are
similar to the Chinese style tea ceremony seating at the ground floor
and there’s a small staff area which includes a dumb waiter for the
kitchen downstairs to deliver the food up.

li bai fusion cafe lighting

Li Bai Fusion Cafe has bright florescent lighting (and even a
streetlamp!) with halogen lights angled down to feature the writings of
the Chinese poet which the place is named after. The bright florescent
lighting feels cold, but it imparts a feeling of sanitization and
cleanliness (which is next to Godliness, or so I hear).

li bai fusion cafe vip

There is also a VIP seating area (or private dining area) at the
back of the eating establishment – and the unusual aspect about Li Bai
Fusion Cafe implementation of this space is that it’s semi-open. The
dining area is built inside a wooden structure with sliding doors and
the patrons and tables are visible from the outside.

li bai fusion juice

Fresh Juice (RM 3.80)
I think this is apple juice. Yie Hui ordered this one and she said it was good.

li bai fusion chicken

Nyonya Style Chicken (RM 10)
This is the main dish that the waitress recommended. The fusion cafe
moniker is very apt in this case – Li Bai Fusion Cafe serves up Chinese
cuisine with influences from a lot of other disciplines of cooking. It
tastes great – the chicken is spicy and sweet at the same time.

li bai fusion yin yang

Yin Yang (RM 6)
Yin Yang is a dish which comprises flat noodles (kueh tiaw) and rice
vermicelli (bee hoon) mixed in equal parts (which gives it the name).
The rice vermicelli is deep fried before being soaked into the flat
noodles (kueh tiaw) gravy so it maintains its crunchiness at the
beginning and becomes soggy towards the end.

li bai fusion yin yang macro

The Yin Yang dish has a mixture of ingredients such as chicken,
prawns and crab sticks, as well as vegetables. It was rather bland –
that’s the verdict from the both of us.

li bai fusion rice

“Jin Zhen Tou” (RM 7.50)
This rice based dish has heavy influences from Indonesian cuisine –
it’s basically a version of nasi pattaya (fried rice wrapped in an
omelet) served with a side of orange chicken (chicken cooked with
orange). I like the orange slices arranged on the dish…it gives it a
bit of presentation flair. The rice dish is not just topped with an
omelet but completely wrapped inside a large omelet.

li bai fusion rice macro

This is what the dish looks like inside – you can definitely tell I
wasn’t the one who started eating it from the clean break. ;) The fried
rice has oatmeal mixed into it and that gives it a sweet texture at
times. I like the orange chicken too, it tastes great, but Yie Hui is
not a big fan of sweet gravy with rice. I am though. This comes highly
recommended from me.

li bai fusion snow frog

Snow Frog (RM 10)
This is one of the desserts we ordered – it’s a traditional Chinese
herbal drink that’s supposed to be “cooling”. It tastes sweet.

li bai fusion dessert

Fresh “Xi Mi Lu” (RM 10.50)
This dessert is a milk based concoction with an assortment of
ingredients inside. The desserts at Li Bai Fusion Cafe is available
either chilled or hot. This is the chilled version.

li bai fusion dessert macro

There is an assortment of fruits and jellies inside this dessert and
that distinct evaporated milk taste which predominantly dominates the
dessert. I like evaporated milk (a thick and creamy milk) so this went
down really well with me.

li bai fusion cafe end

Li Bai Fusion Cafe is worth checking out if you’re
around the Padungan area and is interested in Chinese style dining with
influences from other cuisines. Li Bai Fusion Cafe also has a large
repertoire of dishes on the menu from double boiled soups to fish.

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