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Ratha Raub, Damansara Uptown

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The Ratha Curry Experience

There is a lot to like about Ratha Raub, the latest chain of Raub’s famous fish head curry and chicken curry in Damansara Uptown. The interior features bold red panels and attractive food photography to give the restaurant a modern look and feel. Plus, I find the service helpful.

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Modern interior

But what I like best about Ratha Raub is their curry. The whole shebang of curries they have to offer – fish, chicken and lamb – reasonably priced and authentically tasty. I was sceptical at first, when rif (who tried this with his colleagues earlier that week) insisted it was “the best damn fish curry” he’s eaten.

And it is. #bestfishheadcurryever

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Ratha fish head curry

Ratha’s fish head curry (RM39 – small) featured meaty fish head chunks with brinjal, okra and cabbage in a gravy robustly seasoned with spices, curry leaves and fresh coconut milk. Even the chicken curry (RM4.90 – small) was tasty; more diluted than usual but bold in flavour. I found myself drinking the gravy of both curries, and even ordered a piece of roti canai (RM1.20) to soak up the goodness.

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Chicken curry

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Chicken Rendang

Also noteworthy was the chicken rendang (RM5 – small) where the thick yet smooth rendang paste packed a wallop. Another good surprise was the squid sambal (RM8), appealingly spicy with a rich and creamy undertone. I reckon that came from the squid which was cooked till just tender.

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Sambal Sotong

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Cucumber acar

We ate the above with a side of cucumber acar (RM3.50) to offset the rich flavours of the curries. You can also purchase the curry pastes from the restaurant should you wish to replicate the experience at home. My mother in-law does that occasionally.

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Curry paste for sale

A quick chat with one of the staff revealed that the restaurant is slightly over 2 months old and the original outlet is in Raub, Pahang. I’m definitely coming back for more. Next round, it’s the lamb curry!

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A small portion is large enough for 3-4 people

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Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 8/10 (halal)
Verdict: The best fish head curry I’ve tried. Really good chicken curry and sambal too.

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Ratha Raub, Damansara Uptown

Restoran Ratha Raub (Damansara Uptown)
No.32, Jalan SS21/35,
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Opens from 7am till 10pm, daily.

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8 Responses

  1. KY

    this looks like the style my mom does, brinjal okra everything all, missing it!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      You know where to get some now. 🙂

  2. eda

    u should try it at Raub tau .. baru feel hehe
    im craving their roti canai and the curry ..lain mcm the rasa !! sedappp sgt …

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thanks eda. Will definitely try if I’m travelling there. For now, the Uptown outlet is good enough. 🙂

  3. bayi

    I have tried Ratha’s in Raub and the outlet is as good as you have described here. The lamb curry is really delicious! The outlet in Raub is packed during the weekends and public holidays so much so that they have a problem collecting money from customers queuing to pay!

  4. Ninie

    The chicken curry and fried prawn were really awesome! Raubians love it. 🙂 🙂

  5. Daniel

    I told We Jien, he should try the original in Raub. I grew up eating that every week. It’s his mum cook, lagi best!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Then it’s time for a road trip! 😀

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