It is August and lets just say I can look forward to being spoiled, the one that gets a free pass, ‘belanja’ all month long. Why? because I am an awesome individual lah… and also because it is my birthday month yawwww 🙂
The visit to Annalakshmi was one of those – a friend ‘belanja-ing’ me. It has been a loooong time since I last visited this eatery, close to 5,6 years. I do not usually go for vegetarian food because I cannot live without my meat but there are several eateries I make an exception for, one of them is Annalakshmi.
Yup, this eatery serves only Vegetarian food. For most of us meat eaters, vegetarian food is simply bleh .. agreed? Food here though – simply delicious. Bursting with flavor and spices – it sure is worth a visit.
I simply love their interior. They had Indian paintings spread out on the wall, the lighting, the decor – it was all awesome. They had Indian classical music playing on their audio, which allowed for a calm, chill vibe. They seem to be doing real well for lunch, it was almost packed during my time of visit but since the tables are all well spread out and arranged, you would not even notice the crowd.
While they do serve individual dishes, most people come here for their buffet spread because well, it simply is delicious and worth it.
Buffet. 21 ringgit
Yup, I ate like a pig today. Both the images above was just half of what I ate, for real. I went back for more dishes 2 more times and dont get me started on the payasam – I had 3 servings of it. Pure gluttony, eh? Once in a very blue moon, oklaaa. Anyways, that is the appeal of buffets, right? to eat as much as you can for a price. The price here was pretty cheap and food was real good – so, I could not resist. Noticed the rotis? Yup, even the rotis are cover by the 21 ringgit I paid. It sure was a good deal.
Basically, they offer you 3 variety of rice – white rice, pulao rice and puli rice, of which I chose the white rice and puli rice. On the side, I had 2 mini vadai + couliflower curry +Pumpkin parathal + Paneer parathal + Spinach + wheat payasam. I especially loved their pumpkin parathal. It had the usual sweetness that comes with pumpkin while also spicy. You can eat it on its own or have it with rice, it is delicious either way. Their payasam was da bomb, real delicious. There were tiny bits of wheat – sago lookalike that was chewy and it complimented the thick sweetness of the payasam real well. Yum! They offer 2 types of roti – chapathi and puri. I liked the puri, chapati not so much. The chapathi tasted as a chapathi should and how it is, is basically bland. Of course, you could mix it up with sambar and whatever else but yea, I was not feeling it. The puri though, was yummy. It is hard for me to describe it but yea – do give it a try if you fancy some rotis.
Would I head here again?
Address: Temple of Fine Arts, No. 114 – 116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays,11.30 am – 3 pm, 6.30 pm – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.