RK Restaurant1 Apr 2012
Tucked away in a cosy corner within Dataran Sunway enclave is a food haven serving truly authentic Indian cuisine. The place is in every sense, a dream come true for food aficionados with an honest appreciation for dishes served with an authenticity so deeply embedded into every flavour.
Right from crispy parathas to original flavoured chicken tandoori, tangy seafood curries, spiced chutney and fruit lassi; the divine aromas of every individual dish plated in RK’s heaven-sent kitchen are unmistakably and uniquely their own.
By the time we finished flipping through the impressive menu, we were both hooked. Although it may sound over-indulgent, we wanted to have everything, but beginning with a light appetiser instead, we tried the Vegetarian Surwa Soup (consommé with herbs, spices and vegetables) because we wanted to save space for the other pre-main-course snacks we couldn’t resist ordering—dry-style Cauliflower Manchurian and Fish Cutlets.
Served piping hot as it should, the soup went down smoothly with every sip. The tasty finger foods which followed proved an even greater revelation. Deep-fried in lightly-salted batter, the cauliflower platter re-defines the concept of crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside while the cutlets with green chutney on the side are a treat to die for; crispy yet juicy with the taste of fish immediately apparent.
This stood out as cutlets can be tricky. There is always a danger of watering down the originally intended flavour due to an over-usage of other condiments in the mash. Furthermore, the accompanying chutney is just the zing you need to seal the deal.
Undeniably, no Indian meal is complete without rice and curry. When our main courses arrived, we knew the recommendations made by Touhit, our waiter were well-thought and spot on. The Chicken Briyani Rice (with Indian-style chilled savoury yogurt and chili gravy on the side) coupled with creamy Butter Chicken curry was a genius combination (served in separate steaming clay pots).
If non-spicy is your preference, then it’s the perfect choice because not only is it a rare offering in a place like this but it’s an RK signature dish and recurring favourite amongst regular patrons. Then, to spice things up, we decided to order something of the extra pungent variety; Ghee Rice with Chicken Kohlapuri (Chicken curry with a strong essence of spice).
Surprisingly, this dish while a few notches higher on “the flaming hot” scale, wasn’t the sudden stab to the nostrils we were expecting but it was sinfully divine nonetheless; the meat was tender and the gravy thick and rich.
If you’ve ordered a heavy curry with your rice, then perhaps it’s a good idea to go easy on the Briyani,
which is why we opted for plain Ghee Rice garnished with fresh coriander leaves—minty and refreshing.
For dessert, we shared a Gulab Jamun set. This delicacy is simply caramelised candy soaked in sugar syrup and topped with walnut or cashew shavings. While sickeningly sweet, it makes perfect sense to have it. It washes your palate and heals the persisting spice essence in your mouth.
For an invigorating finish, consider splitting a Mango Lassi—neither chilled nor hot, because it completes your “sweet and spicy” food escapade with a gentle send-off.
Address: 16-1 & 16-2, Jalan PJU 5/7, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 PJ
Telephone: 03 – 6142 1314