Opened since January 2017, GinRikSha is bringing their unique modern Indian Cuisine to the table to keep patrons up with the times. With the word “rik” that means “strength” and “sha” that means “rickshaw”, the owner is highly inspired by the rickshaw drivers who always get the job down no matter how horrible the weather could be – just like their restaurant which will serve you what you came here for no matter what.
Upon entering GinRikSha, you can immediately feel invigorated and it is well embellished with peacocks as their theme, even their logo consists of a peacock because it is a symbol of good luck. The interior of the restaurant is well-lit and spacious, this creates a great ambience to dine in or have some drinks with a couple of friends.
We were introduced to several signature dishes – Mango Chicken Pappadoms (RM20), Buttermilk Prawns with Mantau Bun (RM40), Pan Roasted Mutton Quesadilla (RM38), Slow-cooked Lamb Shank (RM50) and Banana Leaf Baked Sea Bass (RM40). Other than that, we got the chance to try GinRikSha’s creative cocktails - P.K (RM45) which is decorated with a chili and spiced to taste and Lavender Sour (RM39) which is in a very pretty lilac colour and packs a floral taste. Moreover, their mocktails will definitely impress you especially their milky and gingery Mumbai Mule (RM15) and fruity Cinderella (RM15).
Starting from their Mango Chicken Pappadoms, the irresistibly sweet mangoes and crisp pappadoms opened our appetite and welcomed the other dishes well. Next, they have totally created a whole new way of eating mantaus by dipping into butter milk prawns with their dish - Buttermilk Prawns with Mantau Bun. Furthermore, the Pan Roasted Mutton Quesadilla was Mexican twist on your typical mutton varuval and the Slow-cooked Lamb Shank was served with Pooris that pairs surprisingly well with the savoury and tender lamb shank. Lastly, their signature Banana Leaf Baked Sea Bass was served after a 20-minute wait as this dish was inspired by Kerala cooking style as many of their dishes are cooked in banana leaves. In conclusion, if you want something new to give your taste buds a surprise, GinRikSha is your to-go!