Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Rolling Pin @ Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas

Twirling into Sri Hartamas, The Rolling Pin puts a fun spin on Indian fare, with stimulating visual twists by chefs Rakesh Talwar & Abhishek Botadkar, both from Mumbai.

Fulfilling the promise of its name, the restaurant serves a selection of tandoor-cooked starters presented in rolling pins - thankfully, the food is more than superficially striking. From yoghurt-marinated chicken to minced lamb to mushrooms stuffed with cheese & spinach, these clay-oven offerings prove to be convincing specimens of the kitchen's capabilities.

The Rolling Pin's repertoire is sweeping; it'd take many visits to plough through the menu, but we enjoyed the creamy-crispy papri chaat (RM14; puri topped with potatoes, sprouts, chutney & sev chickpea noodles) & fluffy-spicy egg bhurji with pav bread (RM25) enough to contemplate coming back for the seafood specialities of Goan fish curry & prawn masala (RM32).

Devotees of dal (that's us!) will lap up the similar but even more sumptuous Delhi-style rajma, thick with tender kidney beans (RM20). Our only caveat is that a meal here won't be cheap - expect to spend slightly north of RM100 for a full-fledged feast for two. Service is sterling, & basic cocktails like Martinis & Mai Tais are expected to be introduced soon.

The Rolling Pin
Ground Floor, Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Opposite Hartamas Shopping Centre
Open daily, 12pm-12am (last orders at 1030pm). Tel: 03-6206-5581

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16 comments:

  1. wow, this 1 special, never eat before.. haha

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    1. Happy walker: hope you manage to check it out whenever you're back in kl :)

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  2. Slightly over Rm 100 sounds reasonable, but can the two of you finish everything on display?

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    1. Ken: hearty eaters would be able to! :D

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  3. I can definitely see see why they call this the rolling pin, Sean. :)

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    1. Linda: heheh, very literal, the name here :D

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  4. Oh my!!! Wouldn't they roll and spill the food all over? Hmmm...brings to mind "Bringing up Father" - poor Mr Jiggs! LOL!!! Lovely twist to the usual Indian fare, presentation at least - I love Indian!

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, the rolling pins seem quite stable .. and yeah, i was thinking of Mr Jiggs too, haha ... glad you like the look of the food here ... i only have indian food occasionally, since my tolerance to spices has deteriorated, heh :)

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  5. Haha using rolling pins to serve the food is so cool! Living up to their name indeed!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, kudos to whoever came up with the idea! and it suits the food well, since the starters are easily fit into the pins :)

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  6. Mmm...love the looks of that well charred bread....just that and dhal is already good enough for me! :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: i love the look of the bread too ... and dal is often my favourite part of any indian meal :D

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  7. Haven't been Plaza Damas 3 for ages. Will let Mr. LFB knows about this place, since I'm not a big fan of Indian food, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, maybe can drop by for an indian lunch here before having coffee at the brew culture :D

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  8. So cute that they served the food in a hollowed rolling pin!

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    1. Choi Yen: ya, it makes the food fun to photograph also :D

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