Last Friday, we were able to try some Indian cuisines at Royal Indian Curry House located at SM By the Bay (Mall of Asia). I was never a fan of their exotic ingredients or spices, weird-looking food and tongue-tingling flavors but my foodie experience with R.I.C.H somehow changed my mind about the Indian food.
Royal Indian Curry House has an elegant interior but not too intimidating. Moa’s branch is simpler and smaller than the first branch in Makati which has five floors. The plush velvet chairs and silver dining utensils adds to the whole royal experience.
Royal Indian Curry House has an extensive menu, waiters would gladly assist you and even recommend some of their best-selling dishes especially if you don’t have any idea about it. I tried some of their dishes and all my comments below are just my personal opinions hihi!;)
One of my comfort food is cheese, I’m excited when I saw the Cheese Naan (P169.00) on our table. Kudos to Royal Indian Curry House for their generosity as it is loaded with cheesy goodness. Served warm and it actually goes well with any curries that we had. For me, the best cheese naan so far!
Palak Paneer (P349.00) is not a good looking dish that’s why I was hesitant to try it. I’m expecting for a bitter or weird taste because of its color but it was absolutely delicious. For me it taste like a mashed potato, it’s made up of spinach and cottage cheese.
Chicken Lababdar (P399.00), thick and flavorful tomato sauce with chunks of chicken and spices. Can be paired with plain rice or naan.
There is something about Laal Maas (P499.00) that was exceptionally good. Tender mutton chunks with the right amount of curry. I had it with Butter Naan (P129.00), very satisfying!
Among all Royal Indian Curry House dishes that we tried Murg Makhani/Butter Chicken (P399.00) is my favorite! It was so good and creamy that I could devour into an entire dish all by myself. Imagine butter, cream and bits of chicken mixed together with a slight sweetness that makes it very hard to resist.
I was curious about this dish that was served inside a palayok and covered with naan. They called it Mutton Hyderabadi Biryani (P499.00) made up of mutton (sheep meats, older than lamb) then cooked with rice and spices. Nothing special but when you add the yogurt sauce on the side it somehow balances the curry taste of the rice.
We paired our rice with Chicken Tandoori (P379.00) , a chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon, ginger, garlic, spices and black rum. The chicken got an orange-y weird color but the meat is tender and tasty. If you want to play with the flavors they have readily made spices on the side like chili and tamarind sauce.
Another popular Indian snack is the Hara Bhara Kebab (P349.00), made with spinach and cottage. It’s a like a bread with a nutty taste. What sets this apart from your usual bread?This one is healthier, I think this goes well with any tea or coffee.
I had Strawberry Lassi (P189.00) , a yogurt based drink. The yogurt somehow overpowered the sweetness of the strawberry. It’s actually refreshing especially if you had spicy indian foods.
Masala Tea (P149.00) is good enough for 2 people. It tasted similar to a regular black tea, except not as sharp, strong, and bitter I actually loved it soothing taste.
For a super sweet finish, try the Gulab Jamun (P149.00), soft and spongy dessert balls soaked in a rosewater syrup with a tinge of cardamom. One order comes in two pieces.
Now, are you ready for some Indian food?
Go visit Royal Indian Curry House soon!
Building G9-14, SM By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City
4:00 PM -3:00 AM