|Chicken Boti Tikka|
|Al fresco dining|
The Restaurant has outdoor seating that is perfect for breakfast or a cool evening. It was outside that I found the Samosa Chaat, crisp little savoury bites served with a hot sauce of chickpeas and tomatoes (hot both in temperature and in spice) and condiments such as potato cubes, raw onion, tomato and coriander. There were also lovely chutneys that were highly desireable. The large balcony allowed plenty of space for two of the chefs to show their skills. Chef Hussain was busy at the tandoor oven making yet another form of Chaats - Paratha and Roghani Naan. I enjoyed the potato-stuffed Paratha straight from the oven with the piquant chutneys, really a wonderful combination. Chef Ghaffar fired up the barbie and very soon began to sear long skewers of Chicken Boti Tikka, which resembled Shish Taouk, and Lamb Kofta. Soaking the chicken breast overnight in a marinade ensured a juicy finished product, cooked to smoky perfection. I can never resist melt-in-the-mouth, lean meat so I must confess I went back for a second helping.
|Lahori Fish and Pakora|
I went back for more Lahori Fried Fish too, pieces of well-marinated red snapper cooked in a light batter and served with a zingy mint chutney, another lip-smacker that tingled my taste buds. Battered yam, bananas and cempadak, and Mixed Vegetable Pakora rounded out the Chaats. Obviously there was plenty of variety just with these snacks, but it was time to return inside for the mains. Several dishes looked and tasted familiar: Aloo Palak (potatoes in spinach, rich and full of goodness), Asparagus in Oyster Sauce, Qeema Matter (peas and minced mutton in a clove infused sauce), Sotong Sumbat (stuffed squid) and Beef with Ginger. The Biryani Rice was lightly spiced, and it paired well with the Chicken Badami Korma, tender stewed chicken in a rich curry sauce thickened with ground almonds.
|Chicken Badami Korma|
|The chefs at Kababish...Chef Samson on the left|
Reason to visit: Super-friendly service and authentic Pakistani food.
For reservations call Rostardino: 603-2698-1866 or 016-393-9142
149 Jalan Masjid India
50100 Kuala Lumpur