Spices of India at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

If you follow your nose and the sweet scent of fresh Indian spices, you will invariably end up (as we did) at Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. You see, for the entire month of June, you might want to spice up your life, by visiting Essence, as a little bit of “India” has come to town – the hotel will be hosting an Indian Guest Chef from The Westin Pune Kregaon Park, India to come cook up a storm alongside their residential Indian Chef, Rajendra Negi.


We actually started on the massive spread (buffet styled) feeling sceptical that we could even finish one plate of food on our own. The dishes looked rich and we feared the worst. However, digging in to the curries and kormas with a fat slab of naan bread, we actually found the cooking delicate, light and while rich in spices, not too heavy on the palate, or the stomach at all. The food was superb.


There were also crispy salads to counter the richer curries- Hare Moong Ka featuring Green Lentils with Spices and Lemon Juice, special Home-made Pickle with Lime or Sweet and Sour Mango. We then moved on to the fabulous Chicken Shorba, a special Indian broth. My favourite of the night had to be, Dum Ka Murgh a spicy chicken simmered in a grounded cashew nut paste. Another big hit was the creamy black lentil curry – eat it by dunking your naan into it, or having it with rice would be another good option.



For those who love their seafood, don’t miss the Prawn Koliwada (Deep Fried with Spicy Masala flavour) and don’t forget to ladle fragrant servings of Goan Macchi Curry (Indian Goan style Fish Curry) on your Briyani Rice. Greatest combination on earth!


Finally comes my favourite part of the meal. Indian desserts are my favourite! Gulab Jamun ranks way up there as no.1 for me. A close second would be Gajar Halwa (Carrot cooked in Cardamom-flavoured Milk) and finally Kulfi, a delicious ice-cream made with Condensed Milk, flavoured with Cardamom and sprinkled with toppings of Chopped Almonds and Pistachios.


This promotion will be for the entire month of June at Essence (1st floor of Sheraton Imperial Hotel) and will only be available for dinner.  Dinner starts from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and is priced at RM98++ per person (food only) and at RM128++ per person (free-flow of wines).


Chef Kabir (left) and Chef Rajendra (right)


For Reservations at Essence, call 03-27179900 ext 6933 or email at [email protected]. For real time reservations, visit www.eatdrinkandmore.com/sheratonimperialkualalumpur. Four different Northern Indian menus will be rotated for the duration of the promotion.


  1. I love the cool little bowls they use and as always a great job of photographing what is inside of them.

  2. Oh man, I haven’t had Indian food in the longest time! I wants!!

  3. oh man, those curries look off the chain delicious! im with ted too, the bowls make for some stunning food photography.

  4. I think I will go for the ice-cream kulfi hmmmmm!

  5. Brother B says:

    Are the flavours all similar (apart from dessert).
    I love Indian food but the spices sometimes could kill or over power everything else

    • Well the food served had their distinctive, and individual taste, brother B. Different spices were employed so the meal was very balanced – not particularly heavy going. You should try the promotion!

  6. Really yummylicious Indian food you have there!

  7. Gorgeous! I love Indian food and the idea of tackling all that richness PLUS free flow wines in one single sitting is really growing on me!

  8. Prices??? Can’t imagine this place is cheap.

    Can you go into a Malaysian spice market next time? I think it would make for a great post!

    Even a video, spicy smello vision! :)

  9. Love indian food, esp Northern Indian! The craving struck sometimes..

  10. although i don’t often take indian food, this post of yours makes me wanna have some curries now! awesome babe!

  11. I have to say the kulfi is indeed one of the best I’ve ever eaten!

  12. Spices is usually what makes the food taste even better. Great photos. Speaking of spices. Have you heard of an island called Grenada? It has a nick name called the island of spice. They have tons of different spice in their island. Look it up very interesting 😀

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