Jom Jom Malay is without a doubt one of the better additions to the revamped Ansal Plaza. Generally the places that keep only one cuisine as their forte are the best kind and Jom Jom Malay certainly aces at providing some lip smacking Malaysian dishes. I recently visited this place on my birthday and it most certainly exceeded my expectations.
The place is very cute. The walls are adorned with colourful wall paintings and the main highlight being the mini tonga situated at the entrance of the restaurant. Went crazy clicking pics at this point. All the bright colours gives the restaurant a very bubbly vibe.
In mocktails I went with the recommendations. Mentah Manga which was a mango based drink and Watermelon Basil Smoothie. Both these drinks are their in house speciality and made to perfection, a lovely start to the meal.
Now a special mention to accompaniments provided with the food. They served chopped onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies along with sugar, salt and chilly oil in a tray. Which you can mix and grind together as per your requirement and taste buds, something different that I have seen in recent times, not to mention the taste was fantastic.
Coming to the food, began the meal with Vegetarian Nyonya Laksa. This curry soup was absolutely soul satisfying. The portion size was big and it came with nine accompaniments. Thin noodles soaked in rich coconut milk based soupy goodness was absolutely amazing. They have done justice to this authentic Malaysian dish and then some. Being the vegetarian version, tofu was one of the main ingredient of this dish. Absolutely not to be missed.
Mushroom & Potato Curry Puff, crispy and thin outer layer with delicious stuffing of mushroom and potato within, this Malaysian street food was made to perfection. Laksa Bao, in other words chicken bao had soft buns with stuffing of spiced mince chicken topped with rich sauce, fresh coriander and crushed peanuts. In short, ingredients for a perfect dish, wonderfully executed.
Chicken Rendang, chicken morsels cooked to perfection in a rich, thick and spicy gravy served along with steamed rice made for the perfect main course, highly recommended. Ended my meal with a slice of Banoffee Pie, this layered dessert is my all-time favourite and definitely ended my meal on a high note.
My verdict, Delhi’s first Malaysian restaurant certainly has a lot to offer. Fan of Malaysian cuisine or not, this place should definitely be on your radar. That burst of flavour in each and every dish that I tried was absolutely amazing. It turned out to be one of those unexpectedly pleasant experiences and most certainly made my day.
Ambiance – 5/5
Service – 5/5
Food – 4.5/5
Drinks – 4.5/5