Magenta @ Publika, Solaris Dutamas – the not-your-ordinary chicken rice

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.

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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.

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My lunch partner took the Alio while I settled for the Not-Your-Ordinary Chicken Rice; a dish that Magenta is famous for.

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While my lunch partner declared his Aglio satisfactory, I tucked into Magenta’s highly recommended chicken rice.

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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.

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BELOW: Tender but firm chicken drizzled with fragrant oils.

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Served with good quality rice too.

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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.

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Yes, this is no ordinary chicken rice indeed.

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BELOW: Guess what’s this?

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Our bill came up to RM43.90 after taxes. Not bad considering the portion, quality and taste of the food here!

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Magenta Dining at Publika – I highly recommend the lunch set @ RM39.90 for 2 pax! Go go go! :DD

G2-42 Level G2 – same floor as Fat Boys.
Publika Shopping Gallery
No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1
Solaris Dutamas
Tel: 03- 62111663

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Sean

    RM40 for a lunch for two with all this is quite a good deal. and i think it’s quite a substantial saving from the original a la carte price! (i remember the chicken rice already costing about RM30 on its own) 😀

  2. ulric

    I am seriously doubting of paying so much for chicken rice…but I will give it a try and let u know if I have tasted better in my usual coffeeshops…hahaha 😛

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahahh do let me know too. My usual coffee shops joints in TTDI/PJ/SS2/Aman Suria doesnt do one like this for sure!

  3. Ariff

    tried it the other day based on your recommendation. big portion, taste good!

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