Had lunch today at the Rang Mahal Restaurant in the Pan Pacific Hotel (Fine Dining Indian Cuisine), it was a year end treat from our Boss both to welcome the new ones on board as well as a farewell to those who had left. The lunch was at $43++ per head….now isn’t the Malay word for expensive, Mahal?
Sorry to disappoint but there are no pics to share for today, cos I just didn’t feel like taking my camera out in front of the whole group to start snapping away in the midst of our conversations. Let me begin by saying that the ambience of the restaurant was magnificent!
Perhaps it was because I went after a night shift, but I wasn’t very impressed with the spread. It was mostly vegetarian save for the two different chicken dishes and the prawns. Overall the food was Okay at best…..to me anyhow. What I did enjoy at the end was having my Naan with one of the chicken curries, mango chutney, coconut chutney and mint chutney.
What was of interest to me was at the end of the lunch. They placed a wooden box with two slots, one filled with some colourful spices and the other with tiny cubes of rock sugar. From my understanding it is served traditionally at the end, as a form of a ‘mouth freshener’ and perhaps even to bid you a sweet farewell. It is called ‘saunf’ which comprises of mainly fennel seeds which promotes digestion.
Here is a pic of ‘saunf’ I managed to get off the internet….
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