With the likes of celebrities that have given their thumbs up for Fierce Curry House such as Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Ezra Said, Chef Wan, Dato’ Bernard Chandran, and many more, this place has got the whole town talking especially in their unique fusion of food and excellent hospitality.
What was once a mixed rice restaurant was bought over by the owner of Fierce Curry House, Mr Herukh which he transformed it into an amazing banana leaf/ biryani restaurant. It officially opened to the public in October 2011. Since then, they have 14 different types of biryani as well as North Indian cuisine. They even serve healthy biryani options like Quinoa biryani. (now, that’s a first!).
Plus, they earn awards two years in a row for the Best Indian Restaurant category from TimeOut. Now, Fierce Curry House also caters and bring their food on the road to festivals, functions and so on.
The name “fierce” comes with a great story behind it. Initially, the owner has decided on a different name until he just felt this name just sticks. It all started with his father who would regularly compliment or use fierce in his sentences to describe a person/things/food as fierce. He just felt it really is a catchy name and fits perfectly.
Let’s look at some of the fierce food that we were served!
Mix Veg Pakora, RM 8
Usually eaten as a tea-time snack, this healthy option for your pre-dinner meals is not only crispy but it’s pretty yummy too. Fills your appetite whilst waiting for the main dish.
Garlic Naan (RM 5) and Butter Chicken (RM 22)
Not only does this place prepares banana leaf and biryani dishes for you, they have naan as an option too. We were delighted by the look of crispiness of the naan and the aromatic smell from the butter chicken that normally is eaten together. The garlic in the naan didn’t overwhelm the whole taste and blends super well with the butter chicken. We even experimented with other dishes to be mix with the butter chicken, and it just elevates the taste to a whole new level. It’s definitely a must try as it gives a generous amount of portion. Easily can be shared with two people.
North Indian Thali (veg), RM 13
Comes with a White Rice, Chapati, Taugeh, Raita (mix veg yoghurt), Vegetable Curry, Snake Gourd, Potato, Bitter Gourd, sambar, and Salted Fried Chili. Be sure to mix a little bit of everything so you’ll get the full flavour. For those people who are sceptical about vegetarian food, this veg thali dish certainly makes even a ‘none- veg believer’ to feel good after eating this. Affordable, there’s a variety of side dish, and delicious. Of course, you have the option of ordering other meaty side dishes like from fish curry to chicken 65 and even prawn masala (prices differ according to the dish ordered).
Lobster Biryani, RM 280
Here comes the mother of all gluttony, the best selling food in Fierce Curry House, the Lobster Biryani. It’s so famous here to the point where you need to reserve or book 24 hours in advance. This is not a simple dish to prepare as you need to preserve or must be kept alive until you cook them in order to maintain its quality of freshness and flavours.
It comes in a big steel pot filled, sealed with pastry dough that will ensure the flavours are tightly sealed in. The fun part of this biryani is you can share it with 4 to 5 people. Yes, it’s that huge! As the staff tears the dough off and opens the lid of the pot, instantly you can smell a wave of seafood aroma plus with the biryani that accompanies it. The staff then proceed to place the humongous lobster sized onto the plate before proceeding to chop them off into smaller pieces so it’ll be less of a hassle for us to try to break it on our own.
Wow (with my eyes open widely) was the first thing I said and did when I first ate the lobster biryani. The lobster on its own has a juicy and succulent fresh taste that brings out the biryani fragrant to it. Also, remember to not waste the tiny part of the clawed lobster as it has plenty of meaty flesh in it. This was certainly a rare biryani I’ve tasted yet it just works really well.
From left to right: Apple Lassi, Mango Lassi, Watermelon Lassi
Lassi, RM 7
Lastly, we were presented with three different types of lassi; apple lassi, mango lassi, and watermelon lassi to wash down our food. Certainly the best and refreshing choice after consuming a ‘fierce’ curry. Our favourite has to be the apple lassi.
To experience the fierce-ness we’ve tasted, here’s a detail about them;
Business Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm
Address: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact number: +6019-770 1945 / +603-2202-3456
Facebook: Fierce Curry House
Credits: All the photos were taken with the Samsung Galaxy Note9.