Thinking back , there were a few postings where I didn’t end up eating where I had initially started out to, and be forewarn…this is one of them.
It was a Saturday evening, we planned to have dinner at Oriental Spoon as Chunny had a dining voucher which was close to expiring, so, to Sooka Sentral we head, parking was RM4 per entry for after hours. The last time I was at Sooka was probably a bit more than half a year ago where Sooka was promised to be the ‘in’ place, with quite a variety of eateries and cafes. So, it was a big shock that the place was pretty dead for a Saturday night, most of the eateries weren’t open and some had err..moved on to greener pastures.
There were 3 options available i) there is a bar/bistro..but we are not beer drinkers… ii) Kabul Restaurant- where we see 4 middles eastern ladies sitting at one round table, and one other long table occupied by maybe around 10 men -who were pretty noisy…iii) leave ..but oh..then what a waste of parking fee ler..RM4 worr..very big money lehhh… we then decide to have a look at Kabul’s menu before we make a decision, I guess the menu was pretty agreeable…
I ordered a mango lassi and Chunny had Masala tea. The lassi was pretty good, nice and thick.. not too sweet …the way I like my lassi. The masala tea came in a pot but I forgot did the pot filled more than 1 cupful.
The sitting area is pretty big, occupying 2 store front as well as the sides of the walkway. The environment was pretty good, cozy and the waiter that served us was pleasant and helpful.
Chunny ordered Chicken Briyani and I ordered Cheese naan + Kabul special gravy chicken. Chunny’s order arrived first, a pampadam atop the rice + 2 bowl of sauces + one bowl of chicken curry..hmm..
My order came a few minutes later, and I was like..ekkk….the chicken so small bowl one mehhh …Chunny’s got a better deal lerr…I should have ordered nasi briyani too…sniff….
Then Chunny started her meal, and discovered the piece of chicken in the rice…so, turned out that the chicken curry in a bowl is the Kabul Special gravy chicken ..and it’s MINE… so, my meal now looks like this >>
Had a good laugh over our ignorance of nasi briyani… aiya..so dungu-loid one la..we all…I f only the waiter hadn’t brought this dish with Chunny’s order, this won’t happen lorrr…but in that case, we might think that Chunny’s dish is too simple with just the pampadam and the two sauces…the moral of the story is— ‘check the rice before you sue the chicken’..or ada ayam di sebalik nasi
The cheese naan was good , filled with melted cheese..nice and warm..like comfort food..The chicken was pretty good too, slightly spicy, chicken was tender and well marinated, the curry does not taste like the normal curry, maybe it’s a different set of spice, this dish goes very well with the naan. The dhall was good as well- the gravy much thicker compared to the ones at my usual mamak.
Chunny seemed to have enjoyed her nasi as well, I tried some of the nasi, very fragrant, I am not sure what the gravy were made of , but the whitish sauce seemed similar to the gravy I get with tosai, and the other gravy seemed similar to my chicken curry.
We decided to share a Pistachio kulfi, and heyy..it was nice..very milky and I quite like the texture which was like a ‘hard’ version of the ice cream …i wish we didn’t have to share this .. 😀
Overall – an enjoyable meal..well, apart from the good food , I had good company mahh!
Pistachio kulfi (2.90), Masala Tea ( 3),Mango Lassi ( 3.50), Kabul Special Gravy Chicken (8.90), Naan Cheese (4.50), Chicken Briyani (8.90)
Lot 1.3 & 1.9, Level 1,
Sooka Sentral, Jalan Station 5,
Tel : 27851932
Checked out the the www on what is Kulfi – and as usual- Wikipedia never disappoints – Kulfi or Qulfi is a popular flavoured frozen ice cream dessert
Unlike other ice-cream, kulfi takes a very long time to melt. Unlike Western ice creams, kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice-cream. Thus, it is usually considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert.
Traditionally in South Asia, kulfi is sold by street vendors called kulfiwallahs who keep the kulfi frozen by placing the moulds inside a large earthenware pot called a “matka” filled with ice and salt. It is served on a plate or frozen onto a stick. It can be garnished with pistachios, cardamom and similar.
Interested to make some kulfi ? Try the links below for the recipe. Tell me if it worked out, better still, send some over if it worked out..