Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mughle Azam

Every wall has a story, every dish is a dream: that's the tagline for this bungalow restaurant, which dishes out luxurious Indian spreads & depicts lavish Mughal tales of bygone empires on handcrafted walls of limestone & mortar.

First, the food _ northern Indian fare of a wide variety. Our favorite: tender chunks of salmon, flavored with fenugreek leaves for a herbal bitterness & charcoal-cooked for a subtle smokiness.

Lamb Pasanda, a mild curry with cashews & raisins, reputedly once served in the court of Moghul emperors. Alas, Mughle Azam's version was ruined by the terribly gamy, sinewy meat, which tasted more like mutton than lamb.

A safer choice: clay oven-cooked butter chicken. Deliciously creamy, though the accompaniment of chapati could have been less chewy.

Fish moilee _ dory sauteed with tomatoes, cilantro & coconut. Went well with the cumin-laced rice & potato curry. Mughle Azam's food is reasonably priced; RM50 per person should suffice.

Lamb briyani. Good but not great; the rice was fluffy & fairly flavorsome, but something seemed missing, something that we couldn't put our finger on. All in all, expect both hits & misses here.

Booze is available. Jack Daniel & Jim Beam White.

Cono Sur Sauvignon Blanc (Chile), a heartening RM15 by the glass.

Cono Sur Cabernet Sauvignon, the only red wine offered here.

Note: the kitchen only closes at midnight; thumbs up for that!

Mughle Azam,
19, Lorong Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2166-1022
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24 comments:

  1. Will there be a narrative-friendly waiter, regaling us with Mughal tales while we dine? :D

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  2. kenny: errrrmm, as is the case with many restaurants in the city, we must be grateful just to find a waiter who'll jot down our orders correctly before we dine. heheh :D

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  3. U shud try The Aryan @ The Weld...they serve excellent North Indian...had their Executive Set Lunch once...nice :D

    Oh crap...my Indian cravings is back on d warpath :p

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  4. your response to kenny made me cracked up... quite true, that fact.

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  5. Is that almond cream on the clay oven cooked butter chicken ?

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  6. Mmmmm. Lots of yummy curries that go
    so well with carbs :D

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  7. Lol I always wondered why Indian restaurants are always so dark - same goes for Spanish restaurants.

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  8. I love that your tag has "booze". how was the pricing? that bread with the butter chicken looks good.

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  9. Ulric: aryan! i'm pleasantly surprised to hear it's still surviving! i remember having dinner there several years ago, and it was tasty, but i never managed to return =)
    Michelle: heh, i guess i've just been having difficulties with service staff at various restaurants recently :D
    Missyblurkit: hmmm, i'm not too sure. i think it seemed more like some kind of yogurt cream. forgot to check... =)

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  10. J: yeah, thick & flavorsome curries ... though as usual, some of it was a little too fiery/spicy for me :D
    Baby sumo: heheh, on the other hand, i do wish that all chinese restaurants wouldn't be so brightly lit =)
    Fatboybakes: gulp, i've got nearly 800 posts tagged 'booze' on this blog so far. prices are really fair for this part of town. the butter chicken cost RM18+ :D

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  11. Indian food? Did I read correctly? :P It's been ages since I last read posts on Indian food or spicy food, for that matter. Hehe.. When are you going to join me for chilli pan mee? :P

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  12. iamthewitch: heheh, variety is the spice of life, right! but you're right; in the last two years, i've only blogged about indian food a dozen times! and i'm too terrified to join you for chili pan mee! or maybe i'll come and just eat the noodles & the egg, without the chili, heheh :D

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  13. I also only nom d fish fillet noodles at Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee @ Sri Petaling...huhuhu :P

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  14. Ulric: ah, I haven't tried that one either =)

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  15. Face to Face @ Sri Petaling is good too..always there for their kolo mee :)

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  16. Ulric: rite. ya, I haven't been there either, but I do like kolo mee =)

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  17. So true - I've lost count of the number of times they get the order wrong. Sighs...

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  18. Kenny: heheh, my worst encounter this week was with a pushy waitress who tried to pressure us to order the most expensive items on the menu =)

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  19. the only dish I'm familiar with is butter chicken with naan. that's the best!

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  20. eiling: yeah, simple but satisfying! :D

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  21. Looks good! I wanna try this!
    Was the chapati al dente or like rubbery? hah!

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  22. Ciki: heheh, if I had to pick another word for the chapatti, I'd say leathery! .D

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  23. Hi Sean
    Kindly be informed that this post has been reprinted on JoinMe.com.my, thanks. ^^
    P/S: We have put your name and link credit back to this article.

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