Saturday, July 12, 2008

Mantra Restaurant and Bar @ Sunway Pyramid

Here's one for the special occasion... Northern Indian cuisine...

First time here for the both of us, it's the Mantra Restaurant and Bar tucked in the old wing of Sunway Pyramid (Our first Northern Indian experience was in Langkawi last year). If you sit by the window, it overlooks Sunway Lagoon Beach Resort. To me, it's not a greatest of views, but it's not too bad when it's at night. You will see that it makes a good background for the food photos in this entry.

Very nice furnishing and has the perfect ambiance for an evening

Mango Lassi @ RM12

The mango lassi tasted alright, nothing to be praised about. It has a good balance of mango puree and yogurt.

Mumbai Tomato Broth @ RM7.90
Creamy and tangy tomato broth made with fresh tomatoes

The tomato broth tastes pretty interesting. It's not something that we've taste before but in my opinion it tasted kinda like tom yam soup (the type with coconut). It's probably because of the Indian spices. I didn't expect a tomato soup to be spicy (like chili spicy not spices spicy :-P).

Plain Briyani @ RM8.90

I have always enjoyed eating Indian briyani cooked with Basmati rice/long grain rice. Though it might look yummy in this photo. The taste wasn't what I'd expect from an Indian restaurant. I thought those that are found in our local mamaks were more flavorful. Quite a disappointment. Not to say it didn't taste good, but I have tasted better.

Butter Chicken @ RM17.90
Exquisite tandoori-grilled chicken, simmered in satin smooth tomato gravy redolent of kassori methi

This was the highlight. It was the chef's recommendation and also according to Yiling, it's one of the those must-try dishes. And yes, this dish tastes great. Though it is called butter chicken, you can't really taste any hint of butter. I'd assume the Indian spices had taken over that flavor. The butter is probably responsible of making the sauce creamy.


It doesn't even have butter? Cause in the description butter or anything dairy hasn't been mentioned. Could "butter" represent the satin smooth part of the description?

What do you think? From what i know, Northern Indian food does include a generous amount of dairy products in their dishes.

I do have one complain... The chicken meat wasn't tender. It was really tough. It wasn't grilled to perfection. Some points taken off here...

Malai Tikka @ RM15.90
Boneless cubes of chicken, steeped in a marinade of royal cumin enriched cream, cheddar and a hint of fresh coriander, glazed in the tandoor

Oh the yummy Malai Tikka... I really enjoyed this grilled chicken dish. It was well marinated and it was grilled to perfection. Meat was tender and the marinate could be tasted deep into the meat. The meat has a slight hint of garlic. I think they spread some finely minced garlic across it before grilling. Dipped with the coriander sauce, it makes it this grilled chicken experience absolutely wonderful.

Garlic Naan @ RM4

This was another disappointment. Again I compare it with the local mamak. Local mamak naan is so much better than this. The naan was thin giving me the impression that it was going to be crispy or maybe fluffy. Unfortunately it was tough and had a much chewy texture than fluffy.

The overall experience wasn't too bad. Paired with a great ambiance and a the perfect company. The evening was wonderful. Give this place a try if you have not tried Northern Indian food.

So our final verdict was...

Calvin: 6/10 (i feel like giving less...)
Yiling 6.5/10

I must add on that after dinner we felt pretty thirsty, so we suspect that quite a bit of ajinomoto was used in their cooking.

Mantra Restaurant and Bar
Lot G1-42, Sunway Pyramid
Tel: 03-74920488

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]


Anonymous said...

It's remarkable for me to have a site, which is good in support of my know-how. thanks admin
Also visit my web blog :: how to make an app

Anonymous said...

I'm no longer sure where you're getting your info, however
great topic. I must spend some time learning more or working out more.
Thanks for fantastic info I used to be searching for this information
for my mission.
Here is my site : direct download movies

Anonymous said...

bookmarked!!, I like your blog!
My website :: old holborn yellow

Anonymous said...

Very nice article, just what I was looking for.
Here is my website - erinmore

Anonymous said...

Hi! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog
platform are you using for this website? I'm getting tired of Wordpress because I've had problems
with hackers and I'm looking at options for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.
Feel free to surf my weblog :: drum tobacco

Anonymous said...

Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be at the internet the simplest factor to be mindful of.
I say to you, I definitely get irked at the same time as people consider concerns that they plainly don't understand about. You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and outlined out the entire thing without having side-effects , other folks could take a signal. Will likely be again to get more. Thanks
Take a look at my blog post :: mac baren navy flake

Anonymous said...

Pretty component to content. I just stumbled upon your
blog and in accession capital to say that I get actually
enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment or
even I success you get right of entry to constantly
Also see my website - amber leaf

Anonymous said...

My brother suggested I might like this website. He was entirely right.

This post actually made my day. You cann't imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!
My page -

Anonymous said...

Excellent article! We will be linking to this great post on our website.
Keep up the good writing.
my sites are below :
vastgoed in Turkije
immobilien Türkei
immobilien Alanya
wohnungen Alanya
Asunto Alanyasta
apartments in turkey
apartments in alanya
Asunto Turkista
leilighet alanya
bolig tyrkia

Anonymous said...

If I make a blog, at blogspot. How many people can be my followers?
Is there any limit of followers for a particular blog?

Also visit my blog ... Paginasamarillas-atl.Com

Anonymous said...

If you have a website, you can use Google Trends for your website traffic to increase as well.

" Earlier today some cruise ship struck land in Alaska. Committee on Gulf War and Health: Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War, Update 2009.

Feel free to visit my blog post: Latest Daily News

Anonymous said...

I visit daily a few blogs and sites to read articles, however this weblog presents quality based writing.

my homepage ... linked resource site

Anonymous said...

Small women are believed to find it more complicated to use fat than
larger women as they have got a smaller calorie
need. My grandma can really feel vindicated at such a claim,
she's been saying this all my life. Just like with the above diet tips, you want to make sure that each fitness tip you incorporate into your routine is doable.

Also visit my blog post;

Anonymous said...

Hi, merely wanted to say, I enjoyed this blog post.

That it was inspiring. Carry on publishing!

my web blog :: just click the up coming website

Anonymous said...

So, while I am no roving reporter I am endeavoring with my menial reporting skills, to bring
you. The effects of what they see, read and hear are having a devastating
affect on our society today. All kinds of sports news today are offered live through
the television.

Stop by my blog Latest Daily News

Anonymous said...

What's up, its pleasant article regarding media print, we all know media is a impressive source of facts.

Here is my weblog - Cost Of Dental Implant

Anonymous said...

Just want to say your article is as amazing. The clearness for your put up is just spectacular and i can suppose you're a professional on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to snatch your feed to stay up to date with coming near near post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please keep up the enjoyable work.

my homepage :: dental implants cost

Anonymous said...

Hi every one, here every one is sharing such knowledge, so
it's fastidious to read this webpage, and I used to pay a quick visit this web site all the time.

Also visit my page Http://Www.Facegreece.Com/Index.Php?Do=/Profile-41678/Info

Anonymous said...

Scared of the Dentist? Don't Be!

My web-site ADP Discount Dental Plans

Anonymous said...

When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on
the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and
now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact
same comment. Is there a means you are able to remove me from that service?
Thanks a lot!

my web site

Anonymous said...

Hi there, for all time i used to check webpage posts
here early in the morning, because i enjoy to find out
more and more.

My blog post - Emergency Plumber Fort Pierce

Anonymous said...

Though it is a less common method of removing hair at skin's surface, some consumers find it primarily
useful for fine hair on legs. The entire process of finding Braun 5270 online can be difficult for some however it is actually easy.
When you use your epilator make sure you do it on a day
when you don't want to bear your legs, the irritation (in the hundreds of
Epilator Reviews I researched) disappeared totally after a nights
sleep and the more use the less blotchiness.

Here is my web site :: braun Series 7 790cc best Price

template by