Tuesday, 2 October 2012

7 Spice Indian Cuisine at Danga Bay, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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When I asked my friends from Johor Bahru to recommend a good Indian restaurant, the name 7 Spice Indian Cuisine often come up among the most mentioned favourites. Today, we visited 7 Spice at Danga Bay at the invitation of the owners, Siwa and Nisha. 

When I entered the well appointed, air conditioned 7 Spice Indian Cuisine restaurant, the first thing that struck me was the fragrant aromas that greeted me. This soothing fragrance of spices filled the air in 7 Spice. The experience was like dining and aroma therapy at the same time :P

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We were presented several of 7 Spice's popular dishes and this huge curry fish head (RM50) was the centre piece. The fresh, thick, supple and still moist flesh was half submerged in thick curry gravy. The fragrant and flavourful curry was smooth and not too spicy, and would appeal to most palettes. 

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My favourite of the day was the signature 7 Spice Garlic Cheese Prawns (RM20) with large fresh prawns in a special 7 Spice gravy.

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The flesh was firm, bouncy, juicy and sweet as expected of fresh prawns. But the loudest ooos and ahhhhs were reserved for the special 7 Spice garlic cheese gravy. It's a complex blend of pleasing tastes and flavours of sweet and savoury with subtle spicy notes. Throughout the session as we chatted, I couldn't help myself from dipping my teaspoon into the gravy to savour its unique flavour. Definitely a must try.

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Another signature dish, the 7 Spice Chicken (RM9) was drumsticks well cooked in savoury, flavourful, thick curry gravy.

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The neat heap of spiced briyani rice with the tender pieces of fragrant mutton buried under the mound of nutty, aromatic basmati grains. Not surprisingly, the briyani lamb (RM15) and briyani chicken (RM13) are hot sellers at 7 Spice Indian Cuisine.

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Claypot Lamb Curry (RM18)

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I love the aroma and taste of spice infused mutton with moist, tenderly soft fibres.

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Fried Squid

We were munching on these crunchy and chewy fried squid rings in spicy batter.

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When I ate the last squid ring at the end of our session, it was still crispy.

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Mango pudding (RM5)

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Coconut pudding (RM4)

When it was time for dessert, I was already filled to the brim. So I wasn't too eager and intended to just take the obligatory, polite sampling. Then, one mouthful changed my mind completely.

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These puddings at 7 Spice Indian Cuisine were made with fresh mangoes and coconut. They were cooling and refreshing, and so good that I requested for a second helping :)

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A couple of the long, tall, cool, refreshing lassi that we had.

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7 Spice Indian Cuisine is highly accessible as it is just off Jalan Skudai near to Tune Hotel and Clark Hatch Fitness Centre.

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Restaurant name: 7 Spices Indian Cuisine
Address: G-01, Danga Bay, Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/JSQpS
GPS: 1.484482,103.718074
Hours: 8:00am to 10:00pm
Halal

Date visited: 1 Oct 2012

15 comments:

  1. A must try. Thank you for the info.

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  2. I love their fish tikka masala. Super yummy!

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  3. I was there some months back. The waitress recommended prawns in cheese gravy. I am not sure if it was the same garlic cheese gravy you wrote above. I ordered four (4) prawns to go with the gravy and I made a mistake. I did not ask about the cost of the dish. When the bill came, the charge was RM80.00 for the prawns, that is RM20.00 for each prawn!! I checked with the cashier if there has been a mistake and I was told that the amount was correct. The cashier pointed out that their cheese gravy was very special hence the high price. To me, the cheese gravy was nothing special and I have had bigger prawns for lesser amount.

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    1. i think it is a kedai makan for singaporeans

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    2. I recommend a shop in kulai, Restoran Murugan. The taste of South Indian masala. The Auntie been running business for nearly 40 years. I try their puri for breakfast and so far its the best.

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    3. Dear Anonymous, thank you for your suggestion. I have tried Restoran Murugan and I love it. I have written a post about it too. Thanks. Tony.

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  4. Went there with my family recently. Had the tandoori platter, bryaini rice, chic kurma, garlic cheese broccoli, garlic naan, papadum, masala tea, chatinadu chic and strawberry milkshake. Food was cold and seemed like it was prepared earlier. Didn't felt it was authentic enough. Only thing was nice were the papadum cos it's not too salty and the fish curry they gave us. The rest dun bother trying. I would recommend Agnes restaurant at skudai area near kipmart or briyani village at jb town; much nicer!! ESP Agnes serve really good and fast Indian food and liked their tea too. Lots of Indian crowd there so you'll know d food is gd. 7 spice crowd were mainly tourists crowd.

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    1. Hi Jill, I have heard a lot of good things about Agnees also. I am definitely going to visit them soon :) Thanks.

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  5. For the price i am paying it does not tally. Ask for extra papadam also wana charge.

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  6. How's the mutton? Is it good?

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  7. Your can try Indian Rail at kulai (New Opening) just opposite kulai hospital- Address 15, Jalan Siri Putra1,Bandar Putra, 81000Kulai Johor. The food is very good & authentic they are serving North,South Indian & Punjabi Cuisine. they have 1st and 2nd floor very nice , clean & cozy. Price is very reasonable . i went there for couple time already,food is taste good not only taste like curry powder. must try.

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  8. The garlic cheese prawn is delicious. Can't find it in any other indian restaurant. Would definitely revisit this place in near future.

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