Over the past year, especially during MCO and after, there was quite alot of hype on this particular Indian restaurant. Apparently food was good here. Most people agree with that opinion while some believe that it is just a social media hype that will soon die down. As I happened to be in the area this time, I figured I’d drop by to give it a try myself.
The Taste of Hisdustan is located in The Link 2, on the first floor. If you are unsure on how to get there, do use Waze as it will lead you right to the basement carpark entrance. PARKING was easy and plenty, at a cost of RM 2 for first two hours and RM 1 for subsequent hours.
The restaurant is small, yet cosy. It had 5 tables – 4 tables to accomodate smaller groups and 1 table for bigger groups. Here, they do not take/accept reservations, so it is first come, first serve basis. Food arrived surprisingly fast.
** There is only one person manning the counter, he deals with customers, takes the order, serves the food, handles the payment and etc. All him, just one guy. Based on the reviews I read online, he gets quite alot of heat for being downright unfriendly, which in some ways – I agree. At first glance, he does seem arrogant and unapproachable. I suppose these traits do offend people as it can come across as rudeness. However, once you talk to him when he is not BUSY, he seems like an alright guy. I think he simply is one of those with a resting b***ch face 🤔🤔🤔
Chicken Dum Biryani, RM 18 + Butter Chicken Masala, RM 17.99 + Butter Naan, RM 5.50 + Masala Chai, RM 5
Food was delicious, I liked it. The Chicken Dum Biryani had a serving size that was good enough for 2 people. It included rice with 2 medium size pieces of chicken, raita and papadum. As the rice was soft, dense and flavorful, the absense of any gravys was not evident. I ate the rice on its own with the chicken and it was goood. Of course, if you desperately need a gravy, the raita helps, otherwise, you could order something on the side … like Butter Chicken Masala.
I liked the Butter Chicken Masala here as it not only tasted good, it included lots of gravy – thick, creamy and tasty. The amount of gravy served was enough to last us throughout the biryani and naan. This dish also included 6 pieces of medium sized chicken, boneless.
The Butter Naan here was on the thinner side yet dense and soft. I liked that it does not fill you up like a thicker naan would, especially in this case when we’ve also ordered chicken biryani and butter chicken masala. Eating the roti with the butter chicken gravy was simply delicious. We enjoyed it so much that we ended up ordering another roti.
All in all, safe to say that I ate like a pig for the day 😁😁😁😁. Food was good. Would I head back here? Yessss but sadly, not as much as I’d like to as it takes me a good 30 minutes to get to Taste of Hindustan from my side of town. I suppose this will be a once in a blue moon affair.
Address: No. 21, First Floor, The Link 2, Bukit Jalil, KL.
Opening hours: Opens Tue – Sun, 12 pm – 3 pm, 5 pm – 9.30 pm.
Contact Num.: 03 – 9765 8394
Signing out now, Ciao.