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June 25, 2017

Meat the porkers, Kuala Lumpur…Curry-philes can’t stay away

Sometimes you just get a craving for pig, and a measly couple of pork chops won’t cut it. For those hoping for a more unusual take on pork, Meat the Porkers is a tasting of several different kinds of pork, Indian style.

The luscious butter pork will rock your world. With the sauce, a wildly luxurious, deep, caramelized flavor, the dish is opulent. The pork tenderloin biryani was disappointingly dry and ordinary, although I have been told, after-that dinner, that the siew yoke biryani is the absolute must-try. Looks like I gotta make another trip there again.

This is the pork of the town! This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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April 13, 2011

Oh Calcutta, New Delhi…interesting and good bengali delicacies

They serve a buffet lunch here but being the gluttons that we were, we opted to create our own personalised buffet by choosing from the ala carte menu.

We picked bengali delicacies like Koshan Mangsho – pot roasted mutton with traditional spices in traditional style of calcutta. It was nice. The meat was slightly spicy and the very thick red gravy went well with the naan we were having. The mochar chop (banana flower croquettes) was also up to the mark. Daab Chingri (prawns cooked in tender coconut cream) featured large, succulent shrimps so fresh they almost seem to be swimming in the tender green coconut in which they are served. Magnificent. The (deshelled) crabmeat cooked in mango flavoured mustard gravy with young ginger is a good and memorable choice. What about the classical railway mutton curry? Well, the meat was nice but the curry was not flavourful enough. Must try my personal favourite, fish fry (fried fish calcutta style).

On the whole the restaurant has a good ambience and the food is good not great, but those who want Bengali cuisines would find it interesting. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

March 26, 2011

Punjab Grill, New Delhi…pretending to be a 5-star restaurant

This place pretends to be a 5-star restaurant. It is most definitely not!

We had the tandoori duck and fish curry. It’s average. Nothing much to write about. Perhaps the only thing worth mentioning is the grain and texture of the rice is very nice. Overall, it was relatively pricey as well.

The staff were attentive but they simply don’t understand the meaning of the word prompt. They were  awfully slow in serving the rice and bringing the bill. If it wasn’t for my constant reminders, by the time we received the bill and rice, we wouldn’t have been young anymore.

Do yourself a favour and eat elsewhere. This is the true truth as I still say it as it is…

August 13, 2010

Md. Salleh Restoran, Johor Baru, Malaysia…best roti prata in Southern Malaysia

Let’s get this straight: Md. Salleh’s Roti Prata (Prata is derived from a North Indian word Paratha which is a pancake type or a flat type of bread) is fluffy, crispy, has a lovely texture and definitely delicious.

What goes nicely with the roti is the tender and flavourful beef rendang. You definitely have to try the beef rendang here. It was just great. The beef was lovely and tender and the great coconut taste was delicious. There was a bit of a bite to the curry and the spice rating was somewhere between mild and medium. It hits the spot.

Simply wonderful, authentic Malaysian food. Check it out when you are in Taman Pelangi, Johor Baru. This is a MUST stop. This is definitely the true truth because I always say it as it is…

June 4, 2010

Shamiana Tandoori & Indian Cuisine, Dubai…food court food that’s cheap and good

All shopping malls in Dubai have a food court. Mall food courts are extremely noisy place and have the usual selection of junk food. However, there is an exeption:

Shamiana serves piping-hot tandoori food, biryani, curry and kebabs. Visitors can create their own combinations from the selection of daily specials and traditional dishes

I tailor-made my own order of a garlic naan, masala prawns and chicken tandoori.

I tried the same combination at both their Dubai Mall and Deira City Centre outlets. Although it is located in a food court, all food is cooked a’la minute (made to order). Shamiana is a good spot for good Indian fare at less than average prices. The main disadvantage of eating in a food court is the paper plates and plastic cutlery! This is still the true truth as I say it as it is…

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