Bangsar has a quite a number of Indian restaurants to explore and one of them is Spice Garden Express. The first branch actually openend in Genting Highlands in 2003 and they have 4 branches in Klang Valley now. We came here based on the recommendation of our Indian collegue who is also the same guy who brought us to Anjappar. The menu is quite extensive and so is the variety, as Spice Garden serves Northern and Southern Indian food and Middle Eastern cuisine as well.
Lamb Seekh Kebab @ RM11.90 – the texture is a bit dry but still manage to taste quite good.
Chutneys and mint sauce.
The Garlic Naan @ RM3.90/pc is wonderful, tastes fresh from the oven with a fragrant and buttery crisp. We had this together with the kebab earlier, great for mopping up the gravies too.
Fish Amritsari @ RM11.90 – basically a snack that is considered a delicacy of Amritsar city. The closest thing I could think of that looks and tastes like it is fish nuggets but a lot flakier. I have read that Fish Amritsari is supposed to taste spicy but it isn’t the case here. Despite having a nice texture and all, the flavor was kind of bland so that’s when the mayonnaise comes into play.
Chicken Butter Masala @ RM13.90, prepared using boneless chicken, mildly spicy and has a rather thick gravy – a great partner for Naan and rice.
And this is Keema Mattar (minced lamb curry cooked with peas) @ RM11.90. It is a simple but hearty dish, mostly used as a accompaniment for rice and Naan as well. The dish behind is Palak Paneer @ RM10.90, a common and popular vegetarian dish consisting of mashed spinach and paneer cheese. It may not look too appetizing but if you can get over that it is actually quite nice.
Although the Chicken Tandoori @ RM8.90 is not as delicious as the one we had at Anjalppar due to lack of Masala kick, it is still better than most served at chain Indian restaurants, which usually taste dry.
The Chicken Briyani (RM12.90) has a mild taste of spice and definitely not as strong as those served at Anjappar due to different cooking style. So, don’t expect them to taste the same. But for those who cannot digest heavily spiced food and want to avoid bad breath, I guess they suit you better. I like both actually but of course prefer the spicier ones.
Jeera Rice @ RM5.90 – Indian rice flavored with cumin seeds, the mild taste makes it to go well with almost anything.
Lastly, Kashmiri Pulao @ RM9.90, a colorful rice dish made with fruits and nuts hence the sweet and refreshing taste.
An overall view of the food we had, shared among 5 people. The bill came to a total of RM139.90 inclusive of 15% tax and service charge, not cheap but I ain’t complaining because the food portions are not small and most of them are quite enjoyable.
Spice Garden Express
12, Lorong Ara Kiri 2,
Lucky Garden, Bangsar.
GPS Coordinates: N3 07.656 E101 40.182
Tel: 03-2095 2220