Bombay Palace1 Mar 2017
It was a public holiday when my companion and I decided to visit Bombay Palace, so we were worried about securing a spot. Much to our surprise, however, we didn’t have to worry at all as we managed to get a good seat or lunch.
With over-the-top grand decor and red upholstered chairs, the restaurant that formerly resided within a white colonial condo at Jalan Tun Razak offers top class Indian cuisine at its best. Since the brand has opened outlets internationally, including in the United States, United Kingdom, India and Canada, the restaurant had much to live up to.
As we set ourselves down gingerly in our windowside seats, taking in the view of the city, our waiter eagerly approached us to take our order. We ordered their murgh tikka masala (spiced chicken curry) and lamb handi briyani (briyani cooked in a wide-mouthed vessel) to share.
Note: ordering briyani at a local South Indian restaurant will result in you getting rice on a banana leaf, while at a more refined North Indian restaurant, you’ll be served with a copper bowl of overflowing rice that’ll feed two to three persons.
While their lamb handi briyani was fragrant with tender and flavourful meat, their murgh tikka masala was slightly salty though sufficient in the spices department. Ending our meal for the afternoon, we feasted on their gulab jamun (milk-based sweet dessert). When it comes to sweetness in a good serving of gulab jamun, the key is less is more. Thankfully, Bombay Palace takes heed of this.
I washed all of that goodness down with a glass of mango lassi (yogurt) while my companion had a hot cup of brewed coffee. The former was fresh and great to have on a warm afternoon while the latter served as a great end to an Indian meal.
Address:Life Centre, 20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03–2171 7220