Spectacular! The ambiance of Chutney Mary I am referring to. Gosh!!! Beautifully set up with vibrant red contrasted with gold and white shades. The red colour my favourite colour as well, truly striking to enliven the inside air conditioned dining area whereas the outside sitting area where we sat just normal but the tables still the same - red table cloth with cutleries "perhaps" from Northern part of India. Well, I am guessing and if I am wrong, sigh!! Embarrassing if the owner write to me stating otherwise.
The ambiance I kept admiring but for whatever reason it may have been, we were the only customers at about 7.30pm. Thus, service was on the dot. The menu we flipped and flipped and couldn't decide because that so many items. Moreover, with the pictures in the menu so appealing, seriously, we took almost 10 minutes to decide. I further confused the whole ordering thing. One minute I wanted this, the next minute I changed my mind and wanted that. Eventually sense sensibly I calmed down when my half-half gently reminded - "you sure want to order all the dishes? Think carefully. I know your eating capacity, so why don't we narrow down and later if you are still hungry, we can top up", Okayyy!!
Before the start to the main dishes, we were kept busy with the papadam paired with mint chutney and tomato chutney.
The crispy fried cumin seed papadam dipped in the chutneys indeed loveable. Both the chutneys were superbly "fabulous" until every bit I spooned into my stomach and conveniently pushed the papadam to be crunched by the two of them. Then came the main dishes just within 5 minutes apart. The "Kurkuri" naan with spinach dip - naan lathered with cheese and tomato paste and the glossy dip with simple yoghurt artwork, cooked with spices to lend the flavours. The thin naan nice just like that and the dip to further enhance the taste. This dish, I don't mind ranking close to 90/100. That so good.
The stuffed paratha I couldn't figure out was rolled out after filling or stuffing with what. Perhaps, garlic, coriander leaves and ghee. Appetizing and another winner for the crispy outer layer, got me wondering why the paratha I make is always "solid as a rock". Well, if only cooking classes are offered in this restaurant, my name will be the first name on the list.
The paratha will still shine without generously soaked and eaten with the Goa Fish Curry. The curry, luscious and thick with fresh fish pieces and many spices used to enhance its flavour, such a waste if we didn't finish up. Wah! Heart winning as well.
We paid RM92.00 at
No 21-G, Jalan Telawi 2