I am a regular in Bangsar. I work here, I live nearby and have numerous gatherings here. So, it is fair to say that I have passed by Delhi Snacks Cafe numerous times on my way to stock up on my vitamins at AA Pharmacy but never really given it a try till now.
Why? Well, you can almost never find a parking spot there and you would almost always end up double parking and since this eatery is located right in the middle of two shops I frequent regularly – AA Pharmacy and Syed Bistro, I always end up double parking in front of this eatery while waiting for a parking spot to be vacant. Since this eatery takes up half a lot of shop, it is easy to assume that this cafe is mainly a take – away as oppose to dining in. Today however, there was an empty parking spot right there in front of Delhi Snacks, yay! and upon parking and walking by it, it became apparent to me that we could actually dine it.
I have never been to Delhi but I have tasted the usual north indian dishes like their rotis – parothas, naan, chapathi (which Delhi Snacks Cafe serves too, by the way) and rice but street food? Never, which kindda explains why I do not understand what Dhoklas, Pappdi Chat and Chole meant, among others, lol. What better place to try than here
Papdi Chat, 7.90 ringgit
I know it looks weird but it sure taste delicious. Sure was flavorful. It was wet, crunchy, slightly sweet with a tinge of spice. It containes yogurt + chutney + thinly chopped potatoes + crunchy thinly fried dough + spices and several other ingredients that I missed while busy gobbling it up. It was yummy. I liked it. Something different.
Mixed Pakoras, 7.90 ringgit
Man, this was the bomb. I am a fan of pakoras, love it. Good ones are hard to come by though because a lot of them are just coated with loads of flour and very little filling. To save cost, perhaps? This one served here, is probably one of the best I have tasted in a looooooooooong time. Pakoras is basically fried fritters that acts mostly as snacks / appetizers. The pakoras here had plenty of filling – vegetable paste?, onions and little flour was used, which makes it more crunchy. Exactly the way I like it.
Would I head here again?
Most definitely. First up, they are located 10 minutes away from me, so yesss. Food tasted food. I look forward to trying their chapatis and parothas.
Address: No. 36, Persiaran Ara Kiri, Lucky Gardens, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 9.30 am – 9.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.