*** UPDATE : The blog post below was written on a weekday. Recently though, I paid Suvarna another visit, this time on a weekend. The reason I emphasized on the ‘Weekday’ and ‘Weekend’ is because there is a difference in regards to what they serve and have available. It seems that on weekends they DO NOT offer Thali Set meals and instead offer you are selection of about 10 dishes, served Buffet style for a fixed price of 25 ringgit. They also only serve Chicken and Mutton Biryani, Fish Biryani would not be available. I for one found this utterly disappointing. You brand yourself a Malayalee restaurant, why remove the Thali Sets on weekend? Isnt the Thali Set suppose to be the star attraction here? A little bit of everything. Weekends are when families flock together to catch up and enjoy a meal together and you are expecting most of them to go for the Buffet? I do not know about you guys but I for one do not enjoy overindulging. I like a lil bit of everything on a plate eaten moderately. Yea sure, I saw one guy piling up his plate at 4 different times – sure, enjoy yourself n indulge – though looking at the amount of food he took, I think it was worth more than 25 ringgit but come on, what makes you different than the other Indian restaurants around the corner?? I am not returning here on a weekend. That is for sure. I like Malayalee food and I like their Thali set, which means – I will only return on a weekday. However, considering how difficult it is to get a parking spot here, perhaps my visit would not be anytime soon.
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.