Good food? – Yes, yes , yes. Good service? – Yes, very good. Clean? – Yes 🙂
Okay, so … if you guys fancy an eatery that offers good Indian banana leaf, yet still a lil mysterious and hidden, then do head to Puchong Chettinad Mess.
How to get here?
Waze 🙂 Type in Chakra Catering Services – this is the point of reference I used to get here. The eatery is located on the first floor, directly above the catering services. Both these establishments are owned by the same folks.
If a plate of Chicken 65 or Chicken Varuval empties, do not be surprise if you see them running downstairs to get a refill, lol.
Worry not about parking, there are plenty of parking spots available.
If you are coming from KL, like I did, be sure that you have some hours to spare because it took me 30-35 minutes to get there and another 45 minutes to an hours to eat and 30 minutes more to head back. So, unless you have a few hours to spare for lunch, it would be kind of a waste.
Oooo and do also take note that the Mess is not open during weekends. They only operate on weekdays and that too, only for lunch (11.30 am – 2.30 pm). So, to you working folks – plan well before heading here.
So yea, park anywhere near the Chakra Catering Services. You would then see as green signage -Puchong Mess, as displayed in Image 2, head on up the stairs. You’d would notice shoes being placed along the step on your way up – as displayed in Image 3? Yup, you do need to remove your footwear before entering the eatery.
If this is your first time visiting this eatery, the way the tables are arranged will surprise/amaze you? You would literally be sitting facing other people? This is apparently a norm in India but you would rarely see these sort of arrangements here, locally. That itself is an experience.
As soon as you sit, they attend to you. I was really happy with their service. The leaf was right there on the table, soon after, the rice and 4 vegetables followed. Then, the meat. Since everything is prepared downstairs and already put into their designated plates and portions, everything is right there on the leaf within 5 minutes. You do not need to wait for vegetables and there another 5 minutes for the gravies and another 5 minutes for the meat. Everything is delivered amazingly quick and efficiently.
and oooo, the 4 vegetables, rice, papadums and gravies – all these items are considered the ‘Banana Leaf Meal’, which you would pay 6 ringgit for – you can request for a refill as much as you want without extra charges incurred.
Banana Leaf Meal, 6 ringgit + Chicken 65, 6 ringgit + Chicken Varuval, 6 ringgit + Prawns, 7 ringgit
I at like a pig 🙂 Yup, I did. The chicken Varuval was one of a kind. I think they added some mysterious spice into it, it tasted different from most of the other varuvals I’ve tasted. Different in a very appealing way. Yummm! The Chicken 65 was the usual pieces of fried chicken meat. Yummy. The prawns were awesome. It had an equal mix of sweet and spicy. Delicious and they do give you a generous portion of prawns, not just a few pieces with loads and loads of gravy – the kind you would get in many Indian restaurants. The vegetables were delicious, they also have acar if you guys are interested. Rasam came soon after with a cup of Thairu/Mooru/ Yogurt?
I had an awesome time here 🙂 A word of advise though, if this is your first time, in order to experience the whole thing – the Indian style table arrangements, the attentive and efficient service and etc peacefully – it is best to head there early (11.30 – 12.30?), before the crowd starts coming in, cause when they start coming in, it does have a tendency to get crowded and messy.
Would I head here again?
I certainly will but not often as I would like to though due to the distance but I certainly will
Address: 11.1, Jalan 7/9, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Puchong
Opening hours: Weekdays. Mondays, Wednesdays – Fridays : 11.30 am – 2.30 pm. Tuesday: 11am – 2.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.