Fierce Curry House1 Jan 2013
Tucked away on a quiet street just round the corner from Bangsar LRT Station, Fierce Curry House is a classic case of appearances being deceiving. At first glance, its unassuming exterior is nearly indistinguishable from any other Indian food outlet. Take a few steps inside though, and the place transforms into a comfortable little nook with subtle yet soothing decor.
For an eatery that is barely a year old, Fierce Curry House has made quite a splash among local lovers of Indian cuisine. Our quest there to seek quality Indian food that lives up to the restaurant’s name delivered mostly successful results. We started with the Hyderabadi Dhum Biryani, said to be the best in town. Steaming in a silver pot rimmed with pastry, the smell of the rice mixed with spices and chicken alone was enough to get my taste buds going “Hello!”. While the actual flavour of the rice was too salty for my taste, it did go well with the thick curry and achar.
The real highlight has to be the Roti Nutella—essentially roti canai with Nutella spread inside. This unique but brilliant dessert comes in two styles: with Nutella alone or with Nutella and banana slices. Served warm and soft, both taste just as good (anything does with Nutella, no?). It’s a creative concept, and I for one loved it.
One dish we unfortunately didn’t get to try was the equally famed Lobster Biryani, which has to be ordered one day ahead to ensure its freshness. We’ve heard nothing but raves about it though; we recommend you to try it so that we can live vicariously through you.
What adds to the experience of dining there is the pleasant attitude of the staff and the owner himself, Herukh Jethwani. Always helpful without being overbearing (a personal turn-off for me at any time), this is a great example of service done well. Another year or two, and we expect Fierce Curry House will find its footing and only get better.