This was another accidental discovery. I was on my way to Fierce Curry House to get my hands on their yummy briyani and then I saw this …
Say what???? When did this happen?? It has to be new, a recent opening because I passed through the area last month on my way to Dr. Inc and I do not recall seeing this malayalee restaurant.
The setup was pretty simple, nothing fancy or over the top. It’s green themed , with several images on the walls that represented Kerala – The Boathouse, Kalaripayattu and etc. I enjoyed the simpleness of things here, it kindda feel ‘homely’. Nice.
Kerala Thali Meal (Fish), 15 ringgit + Chicken Biriyani, 15 ringgit
The Thali meal was delicious. I liked having this particular meal because it allows you to taste a bit of everything. That ‘bit’ came in 8 varieties – payasam, acar, lightly fried coconut, fried brinjal, longbeans, aviyal, rasam and sambar. Yummy! The fish curry was awesome – thick and real flavorful, packed with spices. The only downside to this dish was the fish, as yummy as it was, it came in a small piece, hardly lasted me through half of the rice. Considering this dish as a whole is worth 15 ringgit, I guess the small piece of fish can be overlooked but it sucked though – fish was good too, wish I had more.
Now this dish, it came in a generous portion. Lots of rice, 2 meaty pieces of chicken and an egg. Very nice. It certainly was different from the Hydrabad biriyani I’d have at Fierce. The ones at Fierce, the taste hits you immediately and from the first spoon itself you’d be able to identify it being a biriyani. Here, it hits you slowly, the taste of biriyani is lighter, the taste of curry-ish gravy is heavier. So, when you mix it all up and start having a go at it, it will hit you eventually. I loved it – something different but equally as yummy. The 2 pieces of chicken I received was the wings which is not usually what I’d go for but in this case since it had plenty of meat on it, I had no issues. Between the chicken and the egg, I had plenty to chew on to last me till the last mouth.
Would I head here again?
Yes, I certainly would. Food was delicious.
Address: No. 28, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama.
Opening hours: Everyday. 11 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.