J-31-G, Block J, Jaya One,
72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya.
Business hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
(11.00am to midnight),
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
(11.00am to 1.00am).
CHICKEN wings are a sure hit and crowd-pleasing fare whether you are serving them as appetisers or as a main dish.
Numerous recipes for chicken wings are available ranging from the traditionally ‘hot’ ones to sweet and savoury wings with a variety of ethnic variation in between.
The dish is so popular that two friends decided to venture into a restaurant business featuring chicken wings as its signature dish.
“It is rare to come across someone who dislikes chicken wings and most regular Chinese coffee shops have them. So we thought why don’t we serve chicken wings at different levels with wings complementing other dishes?,” said Kisha Singam, who also runs a sports consultancy firm.
With her partner Sharmila Thuraisingam, a former lawyer, Kisha said the name of the restaurant was inspired to give customers the adrenalin rush.
Kisha introduced Nasi Bojari and Ayam Percik as main dishes. Having tasted ayam percik sold at pasar malam, I would recommend this dish from Chilli Rush, not only it is tasty due to the different spices used in the marination process, it is also grilled — a healthy choice for those on a diet.
The dish comes with a small portion of rice, vegetable pickles and a special gravy concocted by Sharmila herself.
This was followed by the Beef Burger served with home made french fries. With the usual garnishing like cucumber, salad and tomato, diners can have an option of having chicken burger and also select the level of spiciness for the dish.
On the different levels of spiciness, Kisha said the restaurant uses a mixture of local chillies plus the habanero pepper from Mexico and northeastern India’s Naga Jolokia chili. (also known as Ghost Pepper — the world’s hottest chilli). The chilli concoction is prepared by Sharmila herself.
The following dish was the Spaghetti with Meatballs in Tomato Concasse. Here, diners also have the option of selecting chicken or beef. This is a hearty dish and can be shared by two. The word concasse refers to tomatoes that have been peeled, seeded and roughly chopped.
The Caesar Salad at Chilli Rush is a must-try. The romaine lettuce used for this dish is so fresh and crunchy. Too much Parmesan cheese can be over-whelming but the amount used for this dish was just nice. The generous-sized pieces of garlic bread that came with it was also appetising.
The Angel Hair Pasta with Sweet and Sour Aubergines and Jumpin’ Squid is also an item not to be missed. The aubergines and caramalised onions gave the added flavour to this light dish and the crispy grilled calamari rings were a good combination to go with the pasta.
Having tried all of the above, we decided that it was time to go for the chicken wings and Kisha suggested the level 3 wings for a start. Level 3 is comfortably spicy and would be just perfect for those who love spicy food.
However, if you are a first-timer, then my advice is to go very slow and start off with level 1 or 2.
After trying level 3, we decided to be more adventurous and went ahead with level 10. All this while, I thought I had a very high tolerancefor spicy foods, but to my dismay, I could only finish two wings with the help of a glass of soy milk!
There is the Chilli Rush Challenge for those who dare to try level 11 wings and if you can complete this, you will have your photo and name on the wall of the restaurant.
The desserts, mostly cakes, are baked by Sharmila. Here, a variety of sumptuous delicacies are available at this casual and chic restaurant.
The Red Velvet is soft and moist, but there is some bitterness in it, perhaps from the beet root.
Apart from the delicious Lychee Cheesecake, the outlet also has brownies. If you are in for that sugar rush, then the brownies would do the job.
With a biscuit base, the brownie is filled with melted double chocolate and dates, and served with vanilla ice-cream.
Yes, a total indulgence, especially after all that hot stuff we ate.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.