BigBro was in town recently and after enjoying the breathtaking view from the hotel room, after coaxing me to stuff the hotel complimentary dragon fruit into my LV bag, we went down the spacious posh lift, and took a short walk to the adjoining KLCC. Well, I don’t own an LV but humour me lah, the dragon fruit was real though- actually, I had my eye on the Ming vase, but it wasn’t offered, so dragon fruit also we sapu, no prawns, fish also good, for that matter – plankton also can la..
We took a series of escalators to the fourth floor and I was given the tough task to choose the restaurant – (I shouldn’t have accepted the dragon fruit) : Thai ? Indian ? Vietnamese ? Penang ? Nyoya ? Malay ? Chinese ? We did a walkabout , and the allure of Indian food sealed our fate – Spice of India
BB was more familiar with Indian dishes and was thus assigned the task of ordering our meal. The menu is available online ( website wasn’t available at the time of posting- i wonder why) anyway, the menu was at http://www.spiceofindia.com.my/flip/index.php
We had for starters, Subzi pakora – ‘Assorted vegetable fritters dip in lentil batter, fried crisp’ RM12, the fritters were crispy and light. Taste wise – after a few bites, the assorted vegetables didn’t taste very different from each other.
We tried two different types of nan, Garlic (RM11) and Kashmiri nan (RM12) , Kashmiri nan was said to be stuff with dried fruit and nuts. Frankly, i really couldn’t tell the difference, they tasted the same to me. I think my taste buds were somewhat subdued that day, how can they taste the same ? BB commented that there were some lumpy flour bits in the Kashmiri nan, maybe the chef’s skills was also somewhat subdued that day like my taste buds ? Only after the meal did I realised, wahh..we, er..i meant BB paid RM23 for 2 pieces ( or 4 halves if you want to be exact) of nan, this is rather overated don’t cha think ?
Aloo gabi ‘ Potatoes and cauliflower sauteed with cumin seeds and spices’ –RM20, the potatoes were mushy and the cauliflower were soft, the aroma of the spices had penetrated into the tubers and the flowers. Not bad
Murg prasada – ‘Chicken cooked in rich creamy almond and cashew nut gravy’ : RM30. The gravy was fragrant without being over powering, rich yet light, the chicken pieces were tender and a joy to the palate. This dish went well with nan.
Fish – I forgot which one it was, as BB was the one that did the ordering, i didn’t pay too much attention to the menu- this was either that one…or.the other one..or…. – how can someone review food and forgot which dish it was, lucky I do not get any salary for this blog and have no taukeh to answer to , If this was my my day job, I would probably get a ‘mongkang’ response from my boss.My sincere apologies…the remaining grey cells seemed to be in a unresponsive mode too. Anyway, we were discussing about the fish, well, the fish was a bit boring. It was a tad too dry which made the meat seemed tough.
BB insisted that we have dessert and asked for Rasmalai, sadly, they run out of this, and BB had to re-consult the menu and ordered Gulab Jamun ‘Reduce milk buffs in rose flavoured syrup with a hint of cardamom’. The big and small orbs remind me of a snowman, a somewhat tanned snowman, I guess. This was sweetish – as expected. But not as rich as my expectation, if I could describe the dessert, the texture was somewhat like bread soaked in sweet warm broth
Overall, an average meal, BB gave it a 60% mark. The total bill -inclusive of 2 mango lassi ( excluding one dragon fruit) came close to RM200. Wow…kinda pricy huh ? But this seemed to be the ‘normal’ rate for dining at KLCC. Thanks BB for the treat and the dragon fruit too.
Location :Level 4, Suria KLCC. Tel : 2164 9221 There are outlets at : Pavillion KL and The Gardens http://www.spiceofindia.com.my/about.php