Friday, October 24, 2014

Delhi Royale @ Yap Kwan Seng

Partnering paneer tikka masala with masala Martinis (!!!), Delhi Royale strives for a striking measure of opulence in both its cavernous setting & colossal selection, the latter of which makes this one of 2014's most notable entries on the city's long-list of North Indian restaurants.

This place is built for banquets; on one storm-swept Friday night, a table of 20 sat down to a thunderously belly-busting feast, while the rest of us pored over a massive menu that seemed encyclopediac - too many temptations, too little tummy space.

When even the complimentary welcome treat is an interesting conversation piece, patrons know the outlet aims to impress.

Raj Kochori (RM14++), flour balls filled with a flavoursome medley of potatoes, curd, chutney & sev (chickpea noodles), an elegant, eye-catching introduction to Delhi Royale's culinary charms. It'd be easy to eat three of these in a row without pause.

Creamy comfort can be found in the curries here, but really, there's a wealth of choices for mains. Lamb croquettes stuffed with boiled egg in onion-tomato sauce? Broccoli in cashew gravy?  Mushrooms stuffed with cottage cheese & spices? Chicken in spinach sauce? Prawns in coconut-mustard cream? Plus, biryani, naan, samosas, raita & everything else we could want. Median cost for mains? Fish tikka clocks in at RM36.

Desserts are not an afterthought at Delhi Royale, which offers more than a dozen sweet pleasures - familiar favourites from gulab jamun to gajjar halwa to kesar pista kulfi (mostly RM12 each).

 A review of Delhi Royale would be sorely incomplete without an observation of one unique Indian-influenced cocktail here - the Masala Martini (RM26.50), a mix of vodka, guava juice, lime juice & Indian spices, might be an acquired taste, but it's probably worth trying once.

 Non-alcoholic beverages are also noteworthy - the Jal Jeera (RM10) is described as a summer beverage of lemonade & cumin ...

 ... while the Masala Coke (RM10) is what its name implies - Coke with Indian spices. For a safer bet, wine is available - regular Chilean & Australian varieties, with no spices added.


Delhi Royale
Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, lunch & dinner. Tel: 03-2165-1555


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23 comments:

  1. I like North Indian...though I can't say I've had any of what you had. Indeed, too many things on the menu can be so mind-blogging. I like it when they only have a few choices - things that they do best and are very very nice...and they can have a few "Today's Specials" that diners may want to choose from to try for a change.

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    2. Suituapui: heh, you have a point ... i like a variety of choices, but the variety here can seem overwhelming for one visit :)

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  2. wow, fine-dining styled indian cuisine! that's interesting isn't it?

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    1. Ken: luckily the prices are not too scary, heheh :D

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  3. This place is indeed royale....including the prices! They're so creative nowadays that you can get Masala Martini and Masala Coke :D

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    1. Contact: i like creative cocktails, so that was one of the highlights of the visit here (though the food was reasonably good too) :D

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  4. I think i can come here eat liao, thanks for sharing the review~

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    1. Happy walker: hope you enjoy the spices here :)

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  5. It looks like a banquet! :)

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  6. I am not a fan of Indian food, but I think Mr. LFB will like this, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, maybe it could be something to bookmark for an indian dinner :)

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  7. Marsala coke... hmmm no marsala hot choc? :P

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    1. Rebecca: masala hot choc actually sounds like a very cool idea! :D

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  8. Looks like modern Indian cuisine ya... and the decor here is definitely classy.

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    1. Baby Sumo: it has a good business location in the city centre :)

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  11. I LOVE your Delhi street restaurant...I used to live in Delhi once upon a time and all these foods are delicious....
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  13. Nice Blog.........Food looks so yummy........Thank you for letting us know about this place.......
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