** Do excuse the lack of posts this week. Feeling a little under the weather 😷😷😷🤒🤒🤧🤧
Back in the day, Bombay Palace was the place to be at when one thinks of Northern Indian food. Having been around for decades, it is perhaps one of the longest serving Indian fine dining restaurant on this side of town. I however, have never been there. So, when my boss decided to treat me for lunch recently, at Bombay Palace, I was excited.
I was told that years ago, they used to be located close to KLCC, in a white, elegant prewar house. There, it was a beauty. Large, beautiful with an excellent ambiance. I suppose the cost of it all eventually became a tad too much that a move to Life Centre was unavoidable. Here, despite being smaller, they managed to retain the ol’ school elegance. It somehow managed to stand the test of time. Quite the experience it was. Customer service was excellent.
Chicken Biryani, RM 45 + Paneer Naan, RM 15 + Bhagara Bhaigan, RM 28
Food was delicious. Chicken Biryani was tasty and flavorful. While it came accompanied with gravy and raita, it was no necessary. The soft, moist rice came packed with enough flavors and spices that anything additional was not necessary. The several pieces of chicken literally falls off the bone, soft, tender and juicy. A perfect combination.
The Paneer Naan was good. I am a huge paneer fan. I simply loveeee this particular cheese and I have been fond of it for the past few decades. Especially in the form of palak paneer or paneer with naan. This time, I went with the latter. The bread itself was soft and fluffy and with the cheese, it had a good mix of texture and taste. The Paneer Naan was good enough to eat it on its own and even better when had with Bhagara Baigan. Bhagara Bhaigan is a thick, flavorful, spicy gravy with soft eggplant. The gravy was a perfect addition as it was simply divine to eat with both the bread and the rice.
Overall, I had a great time having lunch at Bombay Palace. Food was awesome and service was good.
Address: Mezzanine, Life Centre, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: Everyday. 12 pm – 2.30 pm, 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm.
Contact Num.: 03 – 2171 7220
Signing out now, Ciao.