Gin Rik Sha
37, Ground Floor, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1
Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 6010-243 8266
FB : Gin Rik Sha
Business Hours :
Mon – Sat 4:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. ; Sat (closed)
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to Gin Rik Sha that’s located at Bukit Damansara and sampled some of their signatures from the newly revamped menu. You can expect to experience the explosive tastes through Modern Indian cuisine at Gin Rik Sha with a twist of amazing flavours.
One can’t really know what is the restaurant serving by guessing its name, because Gin Rik Sha is actually derived from the “pulled rickshaw” in Japanese, and it did confuse me too at first 😉
Sending out good vibes, with its new look and feel, the newly refurbished restaurant breathes new life into its ambiance, food and drinks, including service. The welcoming refreshed interiors take inspiration from the warm colours of Asia.
The chefs at Gin Rik Sha are also changing things up! Each dish on the menu may derive from a faithful classic, but there is always the adding of playful new twists to bring you into the ever-evolving love affair with food.
Inspired by India’s famous street snack – pani puri, these crunchy bite-sized Yoghurt Chat Bomb are filled with refreshing sourish yoghurt that have been mixed with a blend of spices, fresh herbs, and pomegranate seeds. I like the combination of its different texture and flavour, which will definitely make one to crave for more.
No gathering or banquet in India is complete without a biriyani. I like their version of Chicken Biriyani (RM30). Served with sweet pomegranate raita at the side, the overall texture is not too heavy for me with generous amount of meaty chicken.
I found something familiar to me on their menu as well, the popular Chinese dish Buttermilk Prawns (RM40). Featuring highly enticing creamy curry leaf sauce, you can soak up all the good stuff with the deep fried soft mantau bun, which comes with crispy outer layer that I enjoyed so much as well.
Such a beautiful dessert you can find at an Indian restaurant, the delectable Indian Summer (RM22), black pepper meringue loaded with fresh mangoes, mango puree and whipped cream. I like it a lot, the sweetness was well-balanced between the meringue and fresh fruit, a sweet treat not to be missed if you are a mango lover.
Carefully crafted with the freshest infusions and spices, their cocktails are the perfect complements, like this Amma’s Potion (RM38) featuring gin, coriander leaf, lime juice, and cucumber syrup.
If you are more adventurous to explore different flavours, try this P.K (RM45) that comes with a spicy boost, consisting gin, sweet vermouth, chilli padi, kaffir leaf, lime and lemon.
There is so much more to a meal than just food and drink at Gin Rik Sha. It is a traditional bonding experience and a shared joy, where magic happens over a full table with plenty to share. Come to have a great time at Gin Rik Sha now and explore the flavours of Modern Indian cuisine with a cocktail on the side.
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