“Full of spice and very nice,” aptly describes the freshly-cooked, flavourful and fragrant cuisine at Olive Kitchen & Bar, a marina-front restaurant at Puteri Harbour.
The loyal clientele at Olive, not only enjoys evening drinks while watching the sun set on the marina, but also in dining on exquisite Northern Indian cuisine.
The Olive at Puteri Harbour is the only outlet opened in Johor under The Olive Tree group of restaurants from Kuala Lumpur.
With the culinary experience of Chef Wahab Khan, who hails from Kolkata, India, Olive Kitchen & Bar is serving an exciting menu of Northern Indian specialties that The Olive Tree is renowned for.“Some of our regulars are Chinese and Japanese diners who are intimidated by the number of red chillies icon listed next to the menu items,” said outlet manager, Anthony Christy Fernandez. To allay such fears, they have decided to remove these icons from the menu.
Diners are instead, welcome to indicate their preferred level of chilli spiciness in the food, when placing their order from the array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers and mains.
One of their popular appetizers is the Afghani Mixed Tandoor, a sizzling platter of prawns, fish, chicken and Afghani Sheesh Kebab, served on a hotplate.Chef’s specials include delectable Grilled Butterfish and Grilled Chicken tenders as well as tasty Chicken Lollipops, coated in a spicy-sweet Szechuan sauce.
Rice-lovers may prefer Olive’s Combo Briyani, made with fragrant basmati rice and tender chunks of chicken, lamb and prawn or the Vegetable Briyani, loaded with bits of fresh vegetables, each served with a soothing bowl of Raita (yoghurt).
Delicious gravies like Murg Tikka Butter Masala (Chicken), Goan Prawn Curry and Gosht Saagwala (Lamb) are best savoured with breads like the four types in the Bread Platter, namely Garlic Naan, Peshawari Naan, Stuffed Kulca (herbs) and Mint Prantha.
Indian sweets are simply irresistible so take your pick from delightful dessert choices like Kulfi Pistachio, Ras Malai, Kulfi with Chikki, Gulab Jamun, Kulfi Mango and Ras Golla.
For a taste of Northern Indian cuisine that’s uniquely Olive, enjoy the current promotion of a wide spread of items in the Saturday and Sunday buffet lunch (RM40++) and dinner (RM50++) that comes complete with Masala Chai (tea).
Olive Kitchen & Bar [Halal-sourced ingredients] Lot 11 & 12, Lower Ground Floor, Little Red Cube, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Iskandar Puteri, Johor. Open daily 11.30am to 2am. Tel: 607 – 5096617.