The first time I heard about Kashmir Cafe was when my ex-colleague informed me that her husband was working there but he has since left. The next time, I read all about it at Marky's. So I googled the address and punch in the road in the GPS and we were good to go. The best part was there was an empty parking lot right in front of the restaurant, what a bliss!
I ordered a Chicken Biryani (RM10) to be shared but later on we added one more portion of the rice (RM8) which on the chit stated Vege Biryani. Gee... we should have ordered Chicken then for the extra RM2 for a few pieces of chicken but I didn't know it until I paid the bill!
Anyway, our biryani was served on banana leaves with the various vegetables and condiments that cost RM3 for both of us. I loved how the vegetable are not fried to death and still retain the fresh green colour. The curried gourd was just so-so but I liked the refreshing cucumber yoghurt. Come to the biryani rice, it's rather fragrant and not overly oily. There were like 6 pieces of chicken hidden beneath the rice plus half piece of hard boiled egg.
We were served korma gravy but I find this gravy a little different from the norm, perhaps it's the different kinda spices use which I'm not quite used to so I asked for some dhal curry which came thickish and filled with carrot pieces. Now, this is the kinda dhal curry that rocks as quite a number of those curry houses version are so watered down.
Capt'n Hook went up to the food display and came back with a fish cutlet (RM3), chicken varuval (RM5) and chicken 65 (RM5). Gosh so much chicken LOL... anyway we did enjoy both versions of the chicken especially the chicken 65. The marinade did penetrate through the thick cut of breast meat.
Since it was a Friday I asked for rasam and payasam which the waiter obliged much to his surprise to see Chinese asking for payasam especially. It's Capt'n Hook's favourite! Payasam is usually available on a complimentary basis on Fridays. It's a sweet milk with sago and some noodles strands in there. At times there are cashew nuts and raisins.
I also have a hot lime drink (RM1.50) and Capt'n Hook had mango lassi (RM5.50). So our total bill came up to RM41.30. Sounds like a bit pricey for the portion served and surprisingly the cafe is rather empty on a Friday lunch hour. Other than 2 of us, there were like a total of 5-6 diners during our duration there.
We have to packed our left over rice and a few pieces of chicken. I've asked if they could give me some dhal curry but was told it will cost me RM2 which I decided to give it a pass. Hmmm I always thought dhal curry is complimentary after all we have already spent so much here sighhh but then again prices of ingredients are rising each day, so I do understand. Even my wantan mee has gone up 50 sens and I wonder if it's for Chinese New Year only or it's going to be permanent??
58 Jalan SS3/31
Tel: 010 777 6622
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