Remember how it goes? That if you want plain ol’ good, soul food, do not be surprise if you find it at a bar. Yeaaaaa, Vin’s is one of those bars.
My last visit here was 2 years ago. I had their Kambing Fried Rice then and boy, it was delicious. Tried heading back here several times last year but they kindda changed their opening hours and I somehow always arrived a lil too early. They used to be open for lunch, now they only open 3 pm onwards.
However, several attempts later, I am back here – and that too at the right time, lol. Finally.
Vin’s is located in the inner TTDI, along Lorong Datuk Sulaiman, within the same row as Thursdvys.
Sorry for the limited images of the eatery’s interior. We were here for a business meeting, the serious kind that would make it pretty awkward if I were to stand up and walk around to snap pictures here and there. I will certainly return here again though, will snap more pictures then.
With ol’ school French music playing at the background, the dim lighting, the brick wall, the mirrors – it sure was cozy and pretty relaxing. Certainly the kind of place you can wind down after a stressful day at work. It would totally do for a romantic evening/night out too, if you are visiting with your partner. I however was not, lol , so let’s move on to the food, ey?
Chicken Tikka Masala, 29 ringgit
I ordered this dish just for the heck of it. It was more of a ” Vin’s – you cost me several opportunities to indulge in the yummy offerings here, mainly the Kambing Fried Rice – so, this time, I am gonna eat like a pig” impulse, lol.
This dish is under their Bar Bites section, mainly includes something light and not too filling. A starter, appetizer perhaps. Which also explains the the way the dish is presented. Not the usual plating you’d see when you order Chicken Tikka Masala elsewhere but hey, it doesnt matter one bit because it was delicious.
Lets just say there was something yummy about the bread + chicken tikka masala combo. The bread was warm, soft and somewhat sweet. It does not immediately hit you but upon chewing for a bit, the sweetness just creeps up on you. Just dunk that warm bread into the masala gravy and the deliciousness just explodes in your mouth. There was a generous portion of chicken meat in the masala, small bits that’s easy on the mouth. The gravy had plenty of spice and garam masala and imagine eating that with some sweet, warm bread – yummmm! Loved it.
Lamb Fried Rice with Curried Marrow Bones, 36 ringgit
So, this was what I came back here for and 2 years later – is this dish is still as delicious as it used to be?
Ooooooo Yessssss ! Still as delicious, mouth wateringly delicious. It still gets my tongue wagging.
You’d get a plate of flavorful, spiced Basmati rice with cashews, fried garlic and onions, generous portions of chewy mini pieces of lamb meat scattered all over with papadoms and gravy filled bone marrow and some yogurt + shallots on the side. This is sooo worth giving a go. Each spoonful of this fried rice was soooo yummy, I just couldnt stop. I ate and ate and literally left the place squeky clean, spotless. It was everything I ever wanted when I am imagining kambing fried rice. Certainly coming back for more.
Would I head here again?
Ooooo yes yes yessssssssssssssssssss!
Address: No. 6, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 4 pm – 2 am, Weekends, 3 pm – 2 am.
Signing out now, Ciao.