Quite incidentally I was in Publika for 3 days in a row 2 weeks back for meetings and errands.
During one of my meetings, the sign that advertise RM39.90++ for set lunch for 2 pax at Magenta caught my eye. Each pax gets a choice of 3 mains (Alio-Olio, Magenta’s not-your-ordinary chicken rice and Seafood Fried Rice) and a glass of pink guava juice.
Being the typical budget conscious diner that I am I was quick to deduce that RM20++ for a main & drink in Publika is a pretty good deal. Besides I had Magenta’s mushroom soup and Beef Burger before (more on that later) and it was pretty decent.
While my lunch partner declared his Aglio satisfactory, I tucked into Magenta’s highly recommended chicken rice.
For starters, the portions are impressive for the price.
I got a very homely, tasty bowl of soup, generous cuts of tender chicken, fluffy aromatic oil rice and fantastic trio of condiments; the ginger, chilli and soy sauce that essentially makes or breaks a chicken rice dish.
BELOW: Tender but firm chicken drizzled with fragrant oils.
Served with good quality rice too.
And the trio of pungent ginger, sweet spicy chilli and thick soy sauce. All 3 were really good and truly elevates the taste of the already wonderful chicken rice.
Yes, this is no ordinary chicken rice indeed.
BELOW: Guess what’s this?
Our bill came up to RM43.90 after taxes. Not bad considering the portion, quality and taste of the food here!
Magenta Dining at Publika – I highly recommend the lunch set @ RM39.90 for 2 pax! Go go go! :DD
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