It all started when Sanjeev, the current owner of White House Kitchen flipped through the newspaper and saw the advertisement that one restaurant in Kota Damansara was looking for new owner. With the dream of having own business, Sanjeev took over the restaurant and began the journey of his dream. Everything happened so fast, where he took over the restaurant on 1st July, and started handling the business on 4th July.
Before that, the restaurant was Keneddy’s. Asking why he named his restaurant over the name of the principal workplace of President of The United States, he said he wanted to have a name which is elegant, yet memorable. While the food served in White House is of American style, he hopes that when people think of having American food, White House Kitchen will be the first one that comes into their mind.
We were glad to be invited for a dinner at White House Kitchen last Tuesday. Cozy, lively interior was our first impression with the restaurant. We started with soup of the day, which were mushroom soup and oxtail soup.
Fresh Mushroom Soup (RM7.90)
Their mushroom soup is not from the can, everything was prepared from scratch using fresh mushroom, hence the distinct flavour of mushroom in every spoonful.
White House Home Made Ox-tail Soup (RM8.90)
Oxtail soup was our favourite. Creamy, with a hint of sweetness and flavours from herbs. Generous munch of meat within, hence can be filling having the whole bowl but it was so good that we drank till the last drop.
Obama’s Family Recipe Chilli (RM8.90)
Next on the table we had starter Obama’s Family Recipe Chilli, which was a thick gravy with ground Australian beef, kidney beans, cheese,tomato, onions and herbs. Superb to go with sliced baguette smoothered with butter and garlic.
The Onion Loaf (RM8.90)
Happy to see this on the table. A stack of well presented onion rings, deep fried and sided with homemade BBQ sauce. We preferred to have the onion rings in original but added a dollop of BBQ sauce made it more appetizing, as well as to lower down the greasiness.
Black Pepper Chicken Chop (RM16.90)
A very simple dish that was hard to go wrong with if you are not sure what to get from the menu. Marinated chicken that went on a grilled and topped with homemade black pepper chicken sauce, sided with fries and saute vegetables. Enjoyed the juiciness and tenderness of meat.
The President’s Choice (RM31.90)
One of the signature dishes in White House, where the owner proudly told us that all their beef are Australian grass fed. Being grown up as a person who loves eating, Sanjeev also wish for food which is good in price, taste and quality. Hence, he does the same in his restaurant by serving hearty portion of dish that is quality assured, while keeping the price reasonable. For example, this dish.
White House Grilled Chicken (RM14.90)
The grilled chicken was similiar to tandoori chicken with more herbs flavours infused, clearly a fusion dish which was added with a touch of Asian flavours. The butter rice seemed to be a little under seasoned, but the sauce managed to fix everything, thanks to the extra spicy, packed with oomph sensation.
White House Signature Chicken Roulade (RM18.90)
Very simple chicken fillet rolled with mushroom and carrot slices, marinated and grilled. Sided with vegetables and potato.
Silence of the Lamb (RM22.90)
Yeah, the lamb can just remain silence like its name, as the good flavour already spoke for herself- smoky, tender without much gamey taste.
Salmon in Lemon & Butter Sauce (RM22.90)
For those who prefer seafood over meat, we recommended to have Salmon in Lemon & Butter sauce. Generous portion of thick, fresh salmon was served over a bed of fried potato and saute vegetable. Healthy, yet nutritious.
Von Ryan’s BBQ Beef Ribs (RM39.90)
Usually, beef ribs is done using grilling method, White House does the same too but the result didn’t turn out as expected. So they furhter experimented and ended up with the method of braised followed by grilled to get a satisfied BBQ beef ribs. According to the owner, the braise process can bring in tenderness to the beef ribs, seeing that ribs are tough by nature, while the following grilling process helps to promote a smoky, flavourful ribs.
The Bread Pudding (RM7.90)
Homemade by a mum, who’s also friend of the owner, the bread pudding topped with tropical ice cream and crushed peanut wasn’t superb, but earns winning points for its homey, traditional goodness.
The Whitehouse Brownies (RM8.90)
We loved this. Thick, chocolaty brownies topped over with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce and crushed peanuts.
White House Kitchen
No. 20-1, Jalan PJU 5/5,
47810 Kota Damansara,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Business Hours: 11:00 am till 11:00 pm
Tel: 03-6140 7167