24 April, 2017

Restaurant Review: Jom Jom Malay

Jom Jom means "go go". So it is a very apt name for the first Malaysian restaurant in India and not just Delhi. It is located in Ansal Plaza that was the first mall in Delhi and soon became dead. Now the mall is being revived.
As I entered, I noticed and got enchanted with very nice interiors. The interiors are subtle and relaxed. Yet, very modern and minimalist. I was told that some of the artefacts were handpicked by the owner from Bali. There is a very cosy vibe that you get in this restaurant.
The staff is courteous and very helpful. They explain you in detail the concept and food. 
The menu has different bao’s (like dim sums), satays, Murtabak (pancake, salad and kambing curry. (mildly spiced and flavorful). Soup (laksa – like coconut milk)- like Khowsuey.
Nasi- rice- lemak, ulam, dagang, goring, ayam.
Mee- noodles
There is a liberal use of coconut in everything.

You can relish the Baos with different sauces like chilli garlic sauce or shrimp sauce or even make you own one at the table. They provide you with various ingredients like garlic, green chillies, 
onion, spring onion, peanuts, red chilli powder, salt, sugar, and lemon and chilli oil. Here you go, choose the right ingredients, wishful quantity and make a yummy condiment on your own to savour.

Next, we tried the Satay Platter serving each of vegetarian or chicken, lamb, prawn and fish. Served along with an amazing peanut dip, crispy prawn wafer, spicy cucumber salad, laksa – meat curry and roasted peanuts for that extra crunch. 

Laksa, like in genuine Malay cuisine, is served hot with kari (curry) and a choice of noodles/rice/vermicelli. Alongside, you have the bonus toppings – basil leaves, fried vermicelli, fried onion, fried garlic, spring onions, peanuts, lime and chilli oil. Phew! It’s a crime if you miss having this heavenly plate of cooking.

Don’t miss Nasi Goreng and a plate of Rendang with Roti Canai (Malabari Roti). Roti Canai can be a bit heavy on the stomach, but it’s a no miss, still. 

Desserts need a special mention. Give your sweet tooth a delightful bite of Coconut Cheesecake– true to its name and Bannofee – rare magic of banana and toffee. Simply incredible and the best way to finish a scrumptious meal!

Out of a lot of places I have lately visited, Jom Jom Malay is a place I would love to revisit for its mocktails. I loved Mentah Manga – ripe mango. The chefs are playing sinfully well with the flavours and creating some magical drinks to accompany their eclectic food preparations.
The food blend is well stabilised with lots and lots of fresh herbs and spices. And, the abundant use of coconut milk just makes the dishes light, yet creamy thick in texture. It sits pretty well on Indian palettes.

Jom Jom Malay is a delight and transports you to lovely gastronomic journey with an off-beat culinary experience.

1 comment:

  1. That was a great experience and very pleasant atmosphere there! Thank you, Kiran, for such a comprehensive review and good recommendation. Vladimir and Elena