Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Indian Kitchen at 1 Medini Hub Johor Bahru JK1380
I was invited to visit Indian Kitchen, a spanking new Indian restaurant opened at 1 Medini Hub in Johor Bahru. I love visiting Indian restaurants as I find the spices, colours, flavours, aromas, dishes, techniques and myriad regional variations deliciously fascinating. Indian Kitchen features both North and South Indian cuisine.
Indian Kitchen serves traditional classic Indian dishes in a bright modern minimalist yet comfortable setting.
We were graciously hosted by Manager John and Chef Sammy from Chennai, India.
John picked some of Indian Kitchen's best sellers for us to try.
Chicken 65 (RM15.90++).
Chicken 65 is an iconic Southern Indian dish from Chennai. Boneless chicken chunks marinated with spices and red chillies, were deep fried. Slight crisp outside with the spice infused inside still moist and tender. Indian Kitchen's version is just mildly spicy and so should be widely appealing.
Mutton Chukka, a spicy dish from Tamil Naidu in South India.
Tender lean mutton cubes cooked "dry curry" style with robust deep spice flavours and aromas. Perfect with simple plain white rice.
Crispy Lady's Fingers (RM11.99++).
Lady's Fingers sliced thin, coated with flour and spices then deep fried to a crisp outside while the vegetable's soft crunchy texture and moisture are retained.
I love any Indian style deep fried vegetables :-D
Indian Kitchen Fish Head Curry (RM36.99++).
Lamb Biryani (RM23.99++).
Long grain soft nutty Basmati rice enveloped in spices. The tender mutton cubes were deeply infused with rich spices. Eaten on a fresh banana leaf and with the customary crispy freshly fried papadum.
Love this appetising perky sourish spicy dish made with tomatoes and spices.
Refreshing Lemon and Mint, and Mango Lassi (RM11.99++).
Masala Tea (or spiced milk tea). I must have this every time I am at any Indian restaurant :-D
Mango Kulfi (RM10.99++).
Delicious traditional Indian cold dessert made by freezing a blend of fresh milk and mango puree.
->> JB's newest place for a meal of old style Indian dishes at reasonable prices.
Disclosure: Please note that this is an invited tasting.
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Restaurant name: Indian Kitchen
Address: 2, Persiaran Medini Utama 3, 1 Medini Hub, Nusajaya, Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.419393, 103.635277 | 1°25'09.8"N 103°38'07.4"E
Hours: 11:00am to 9:00pm | 9:00am to 9:00pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert
Date visited: 11 Jan 2016
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