33, Jalan Mahogani 5, Bandar Botanic
41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : 603-3324 5433
FB : Chola Kitchen Restaurant
Business Hours :
Mon – Sun 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Chola Kitchen at Bandar Botanic Klang for some of their signature South Indian cuisine, which toned down and adjusted to suit the Asian’s palate. Opened for business since 8 years ago, Chola Kitchen is located just opposite the AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, with big orange font type signage easy to be seen from far.
Chola Kitchen translates itself into literally royally treated guests with an incredibly diverse but sophisticated menu with an emphasis on creative yet authentic delicacies served in a majestic and historical ambience, the magnificent architectural decor imported from the Chola Palace of Tanjore, India.
No fancy decoration or plating but do expect good food at Chola Kitchen with the touch of heart in it, like this Fish Cutlets (RM6.90 for 4 pcs) that made of mackerel and potatoes together with lots of spices, definitely a great starter to open up one’s appetite with hint of spiciness.
Chicken Lollypop (RM6.90 for 3 pcs), one of the popular items at Chola Kitchen especially among the kids. Chef skillfully wrapped the chicken wing part with its skin before deep fried till crunchy crisp, yet the meat inside still remains tender and flavourful marinated with special sauce.
There’s something addictive good about this Deep Fried Squid (RM17). Soft and tender to chew, it’s one irresistible bite that I can’t resist.
A stunning Tiffin Menu awaits diners at Chola Kitchen from 9:30 am to 11:15 am, then 3:30 pm till closing 10:30 pm. Stealing my attention next deliciously is their Atta Poori Masala (RM5 for set of 2). Light and fluffy, my kind of favourite tea time snack best eaten with the warm gravy served at side.
Diners also get to enjoy other varieties like Thosai, Roti Canai, Prata, Murtabak, Chapati and Appam. A reasonably good portion to fill up your hunger with satisfaction, you must try this Chola Special Cheesy Chicken Murtabak (RM10.05), which also comes with mutton if you prefer lamb.
Named ‘The 10 Best Restaurants for Briyani in Klang Valley’ in says.com, Chola Kitchen’s briyani is towards the healthier version with less oiliness.
Cooked to perfection with fluffy, fragrant rice and secret recipe blend of spices, diners can enjoy different varieties of briyani at Chola Kitchen every day, including Egg Briyani, Fried Chicken Briyani, Chola Mutton Briyani, Fish Briyani, Fried Squid Briyani, and Fried Prawn Briyani, which priced from RM10 to RM23.
Chef cooks the curry gravies to the utmost perfection every day from scratch, which one can only ask for more!
Chola Kitchen also serves non-meat dishes to cater the vegetarian customers. One of the most popular manchurian recipe from Indo Chinese cuisine, I enjoyed this Gobi Manchurian (RM12.70) very much, a deep fried cauliflower dish tossed in special house-made sweet, sour and hot manchurian sauce.
Made with simple ingredients such as sugar, milk, ghee and grated carrot, Carrot Halwa (RM4.50) is a classic Indian dessert that served warm. You can opt to top up a scoope of vanilla ice cream for a creamier texture as well as the warm-cold sensation.
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