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Kamala Restaurant: A journey to Asia on the banks of the Nile

Kamala Restaurant: A journey to Asia on the banks of the Nile

Now that the summer is firmly here, spending your weekend chilling out after a week of stress and negativity due to the bad weather is what everyone seeks to do. Yet, with the common complaints around the traditionally frequented restaurants and cafes, it is about time to try a new experience at a unique and spectacular place.

Restaurants that provide guests with food that tastes as though it had been made in its hometown are definitely worth trying. Kamala Asian restaurant is one of the must eat-at places in Cairo.

The South-East Asia journey starts from the moment you step into the place. The luxurious, relaxing décor, the dim lighting and the sound of water running at the small fountain with the floating Lotus flowers is just what you need to escape the fast, stressful rhythm of the city.  The live singer in the background with her magical voice would be enough to make you forget the non-stop car honking.

As for the food, each table is served with crackers with soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce, duck sauce and chopped carrots as a complementary starter.

What makes Kamala’s menu so unique is that it highlights the history of each Asian country throughout the description of the food.  We started with “Tom Kha Gai” soup, which consists of spicy chicken broth, coconut milk and lemongrass. The mixture of the components was quite satisfying, having their three flavours equally controlling the plate with a powerful taste.

There was also the “Tom Yam Goong” soup, which was a mixture of a clear spicy sour soup with shrimps, lemongrass, galangal, and tomato.  It was quite tasty as well for someone who is not familiar with combing all these elements together. The soup prices ranged from EGP 60-EGP 75.

Picking the main dish was hard, as the restaurant has a wide array of delectable dishes for your main meal, prepared using traditional charcoal grills and sizzling woks.

For the main dishes, we went back to basics, by ordering sweet and sour chicken,  grilled fish and shrimps. The chicken was well steamed, and the sauce tasted delightful.  It was crispy from the outside, with vegetables and onions. If you are a big fan of grilled fish and shrimp, you’d love the herbs dressing of the dish. The prices ranged from EGP 80-EGP 140 for the main dishes.

The chef responsible for making the food, Chantima U-Ber, is specialised in Thai food and Asian-influenced cuisine. She has also worked as Demi-Chef in the Spice Market Restaurant (Thai foods) at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Thailand. She has over 14 years of experience making delicious Asian-inspired food.

The service was excellent, with waiters willing to provide all the possible services. They completely understand the difficulty you might have while having to pick from the items on the menu.

Kamala Restaurant also provides a special offer for sushi, with an all-you-can-eat offer for only EGP 155 only on weekdays.

The overall experience was awesome. I would highly recommend paying the place a visit to have a unique dinner out.

Kamala is located at Conrad Cairo Hotel, 1191, Nile Corniche.

Dinner is served from 19:00 until 00:00.Prior reservation is required. Dress code is smart casual.

Topics: AsiaAsian foodrestaurant reviewSouth Asia

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