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Monday, July 4, 2016

Sometimes desires can get the best of us. It could be gadgets but for some it's food. I am no exception. I had been looking and craving for INDIAN CUISINE ever since the world street food congress was held in Manila. A couple recommendations and ROYAL INDIAN CURRY HOUSE in MAKATI made it to my list.

Located in Poblacion, Makati, RICH has been making the rounds online. Visiting on a Sunday lunch made the drive perfect. Just in case you're a night owl, this restaurant is open until the wee hours of the night to cater to everyone's after party delight. For guests that are not into spicy cuisine, rest assured that you could request for the food to be mild, moderate or spicy.
Starting with something familiar, the ROTI CHANAI (229Php) is a natbread usually found in Malaysia and Singapore that is served with curry. The bread is a little oily while the curry is similar to other restaurants in the metro. Good but nothing special.
The HYDERABADI BIRYANI (499Php) is a specialty according to the staff. Cuts of lamb along with basmati rice is cooked slowly over low flame. Making sure that the flavors are sealed in, this dish may take awhile to be served. In terms of flavor, it was a little spicy but the lamb was present in each bite. Having to mix this dish with plain rice made the flavor just right for me.
A well known dish, the CHICKEN TIKKA (399Php) came highly recommended. Marinated in yoghurt and other spices, I felt that the chicken was served a little dry. Maybe they could serve it on a different platter as the hot plate dried the meat a bit.
It would be a waste of visit, if their curries were not tried out. Two version of their lababdar, the CHICKEN (399Php) and the PANEER (349Php) were must tries. The creamy and spicy tomato gravy gave these dishes flavor. The chicken though tasted like the tikka. It seems the seasoning were almost if not, the same. The Paneer or fresh cheese, gave the rich sauce balance. Even if this was a vegetarian delight, personal preference would point me to the PANEER LABABDAR.
The ROYAL INDIAN CURRY HOUSE definitely by far is one of the INDIAN RESTAURANTS in the metro that has a lot to offer. Needless to say, the prices of the dishes are a little bit on the high end. I went there alone and my bill was around 2,500Php (in hindsight, I ordered for 2 hungry people). It would be better to visit with friends so that you could taste more dishes. The flavor of the dishes were just okay for me. I think my expectation got the best of me.


General Luna Street, Poblacion,
Makati City, Metro Manila
Near Century City Mall.

Disclaimer: wrote this based on my experience. paid for my meals.
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