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Kuala Lumpur - Pakistani dinner at Restoran Sahara, Chow Kit

klyeoh | Oct 26, 201310:35 AM

This former "Nasi Kandar" (an Indian-Muslim cuisine originating from Penang) restaurant along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman has been turned into a Pakistani eatery. Located a couple of minutes from Chow Kit monorail station, one needs to brave this rather dodgy part of Kuala Lumpur (no tourist in sight) to seek out this particular eatery. The better-known Mehran ( is only a couple of hundred yards away.

What we had this evening:
- Moong Dal: yellow lentils stew. Loved the toasty aroma of the lentils and the spices used.
- Kaddu Sabzi: spiced pumpkin, which has pleasant sweet undertones under the chilli spices.
- Mutton Keema: this heavilyspiced minced mutton-and potato dish was a bit too salty for our taste. Quite a disappointment.
- Gosht ka Salan: absolutely delicious! Melt-in-the-mouth fatty chunks of beef swimming in red-tinted spiced oil. The oil is not to be consumed, but is usually present in Pakistani dishes to indicate that the meat has been slowly cooked, and the beef tallow rendered.

Fluffy pilau rice and hot, freshly-baked rotis were the perfect base to enjoy the spiced meat and starch-vegetable dishes.

Address details
Restoran Sahara
508 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur

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