Jhann, Damansara Heights
August 28, 2019
Presenting a polished take on North Indian cuisine, Jhann strives to bring reinvigorated life to familiar classics, touched up with ingredients seldom seen in traditional South Asian cooking. Soft-shell crab carves a clear presence in biryani that punches through in savouriness (RM49) or fried on its own as pakora with a buttermilk aioli dip; you'll even find caviar here, served with mushroom pate and creme fraiche on a turmeric-tinged blini (not available when we visited, but it should be by now).
For the perfect pairing, match a bowl of tender mussels, saturated in robust, coconut-rich gravy (RM58) with roti that's splashed with truffle oil for an unmistakably earthy boost, made even more aromatic with sprinklings of crispy garlic (RM24).
Cocktails also convey a regional twist or two, showcasing everything from chai to chutney. Service is enthusiastic, with the team here remaining warm and welcoming even on a busy Saturday night.
6, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 4pm-1am. Tel: 017-324-4323
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