Passage Thru India Thali Set Meals
This year, we plan to share more eat drink in KL (Kuala Lumpur) stories. If you noticed, I have not been recommending local Indian cuisine or restaurant so a few weeks ago, I went to one of the Indian fine dine restaurants in the city, Passage Thru India.
Passage Thru India is located beside the Indonesian Embassy and the entrance is moved to Jalan Delima instead of Jalan Tun Razak. They have been around since 1996 and I have dined there many years ago. It is one of the pioneers in Indian fine dine cuisine in the city and after so many years, the restaurant is well maintained and the food remains delightful.
When you step into this restaurant, you will be time travelled to India. As you walk around the restaurant, you reach different parts of India translated into design and décor of the restaurant. Thus, you will enjoy the comfortable dim light and also vibrant colours of the décor. Ladies and gentleman, you are dining in Passage Thru India.
This time I get to review their brand new Thali set meals. To be frank, I have no idea on the Thali meals and they offer the North Indian Thali meal and South Thali meal. Both Thali meals are served in a tray and they are vegetarian, free food refill and come with a drink. The Thali set meal is priced at RM 20 nett and it is available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Let me be very honest on this set meals, they are dirt cheap. To dine at a fine dine restaurant for that price, you should make the dial soon to book your table.
The North India Thaili Set Meal comes with choices of 11 condiments. They are Palak Paneer (Cubes of soft cottage cheese cooked with blended spinach leaves in a creamy garlic flavoured base) , Makhni Sabzi (Mixed vegetables cooked in a butter based sauce with spices), Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower cooked in a dry pounded masala), Daal Tadka (Yellow lentils tempered with a garlic and cumin flavour), Channa Masala (Chickpeas in an onion and tomato masala base), Mixed Raita (Diced vegetables mixed in a light mixture of yogurt with spices), Biryani Rice (Fragrant basmati rice cooked with biryani spices), Roti (Wheat flour bread cooked in the clay oven called Tandoor), Salad, Papadum and compliments with a Mango Lassi drink.
South Indian Thali, the set meal comes with Gulab Jamun (Milk balls fried and poached in a sugar syrup) ,Mixed Veg Porial (stir Fried Vegetables), Potato Podimas (Potatoes mashed and sautéed with fragrant masalas), Bendi Porial (Lady fingers cooked and stir fried south Indian style), Vegetable Kootu (Lentils cooked with the vegetables of the day), Brinjal Kuzhambu (Sliced brinjal pieces cooked in a red gravy) ,Chapatti, Steam Rice, Papadum, Banana & Jalebi, Dry Chill and Pickles and compliments with Mooru (Buttermilk drink).
For meat lovers like me, they offer side dishes to compliment the set meals. Firstly, it is the Prawn Jingha. This creamy prawn dish is cooked with onion and tomato masala and it goes well with the rice.
Next is the Roganjosh. By all means, this dish is not created by Rogan and Josh. Roganjosh is another thick savoury dish with juicy mutton cubes and cooked in sixteen spices. You definitely feels like spice wonderland after tasting this dish.
Overall, I enjoyed the two Thali set meals and priced at RM 20 nett for each set meal, it is cheaper than dining in many other restaurants. The owners of the restaurant deserved a thumb up for maintaining the restaurant so well. They have plenty of parking spaces and it is a great place to dine for family and friends for some real authentic Indian fine dine cuisine. Please call them up and booked in advance as the restaurant is usually packed for dinners and lunches.
Passage Thru India Address, Contact and GPS:
Jalan Delima off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +60 3-2145 0366
GPS: 3.146840, 101.721229