I know you guys are going ” It’s just thosai lah, how much more better can it get than the usual?” Right? It was the same exact thought that went through my mind when my friend said to me “Dudeeee, you gotta try the thosai here… its da bomb, deyy!”
After trying it though – it sure is da bomb! It was utterly delicious!
Okay, before I get into the food, lets start with the usual….
Similar to Saravana Bhavan, MTR too is a notable chain of restaurants originated from Bangalore, India. They have since branched out to Singapore, Dubai and now, Malaysia. It is strategically located in Brickfields, near KL Sentral. Know the row of shops across the road from Nu Sentral? Yup, the row of shops behind that first row is where MTR is. Waze will guide you right to it, no worries 🙂
The whole restaurant is air conditioned. The arrangements of the furniture allows for plenty of space between one table to another , which is great. The restaurant is pretty simple and clean, well maintained. The workers there, at least those who attends to the customer do speak proper English, so communication was easy.
This is a vegetarian restaurant. They offer a variety of dishes – idli, thosai, vadai, rice, bajii, pakoda, utthappam, chapathis and etc. There is plenty to choose from, even for a meat eater like myself 🙂
Uddin Vada, 7 ringgit + Plain Thosai, 8 ringgit + Vangi Bhath, 8.50 ringgit
Vada/Vadai : Compared to the usual vada/vadais I am used to – the ones with bits of onions, curry leaves, cumin seeds, the vadai here comes with the usual black lentil flour minus any of the fillings mentioned above. Since it was fresh of the stove – yes, it is made to order, how awesome is that? !! Anyways, it was pretty hot and I had to break it down into small pieces to enable some air to get in – the first thing I noticed was how white it was. That got me kindda worried because prior experience tells me that these sort of vadais, the ones minus the necessary filling, tends to be blend and also dry, soggy and oily. Not the ones here though. Does it make sense if I said it tasted ‘fresh’? I could not stop eating it, I ate every last bit. The vadai was fluffy, surprisingly flavorful and when you dip it into the dhal gravy and mint chutney – oooo yumm! Loved it.
Plain Thosai : The thosai comes in a large size and it doesnt have the usual texture. The thosai here is all around thicker than normal . It isnt just thick in the centre and thin on the sides, Nope – it is thicker both in the middle and the sides. It is made from a combination of rice flour + black gram flour and comes with a side of mint chutney and dhal gravy + Ghee. It was simply delicious!
Vangi Bhath : I had no idea what this was or how it would taste like when I ordered this dish. I saw the word ‘rice’ and ‘brinjal’ and decided to give it a go. I am glad I did though because just like the other 2 dishes, this was awesome too. It was as simple as it looked, rice, with brinjal, cashews and spices + mint chutney on the side but it sure was flavorful. It was spicy, a lil hot, add in the cool feel from the mint and the crunchiness of the cashews and bits of brinjal – yummm.
Would I head here again?
I certainly will. The food was really good. I would certainly return for more.
Address: No. 69, Jalan Thambipillay, Brickfields.
Opening hours: Everyday.
Mondays – Fridays, 8 am – 3.30 pm & 5 pm – 10.30 pm.
Saturdays – Sundays, 8am – 10.30 pm
Signing out now, Ciao.