It was one of those days … we had some time to spare after a meeting at The Intermark and I was in the mood to try something new for lunch. I got on to Google to look for some suggestions and that was when I came across Havelly. Not only is it located less than 10 minutes away, it was also highly rated by the public : 500 + raters, with an average score of 4.2/5. That kindda sealed the deal for me and so, this was where we headed for lunch.
From the outside, this could pass off as a warehouse? and from the look of things, it looked like it has been around for ages. Some part of this warehouse is undergoing construction work and most part of this warehouse is empty, unoccupied except for Havelly, which takes up the left, corner lot of this structure.
Havelly itself is huge – ballroom like, as depicted by the images above, it can compete in size with those halls families often rent for wedding dinners and events. There were plenty of tables, well spread to accommodate volume, There even is a stage that comes fully equipped with its own sound system and those devices that DJs usually meddle with at events.
** I was told that there is a live band playing on the stage for dinner, daily.
There are plenty of food choices available and you can choose to indulge in 2 ways:
The buffet option is available everyday for lunch, at a cost of 18 ringgit. There would be about 7,8 dishes available for you to choose from.
or you could order individual dishes via the Menu.
Chicken Briyani, 14.90 ringgit + Butter Naan, 5 ringgit + Aloo Ghobi, 9 ringgit
Food was yummy, yawwwww. I can see why Havelly is pretty highly rated. The briyani was yummy, The rice was moist – just the way I like it, there was plenty of flavor and a generous amount of chicken. Rather than a big chuck on meat stuffed into the rice, the chicken here were chopped and served in small pieces. The dish also came with a side of indian yogurt – Mooru and a gravy. Both were an awesome addition to the dishes, added a difference in texture and taste.
The Butter Naan was exactly that – naan coated with butter. I generally prefer my naans thinner with a crispier top which wasn’t really the case here but I wanted naans and they delivered. No complains.
The Aloo Ghobi though – da bomb! I loved the fact that this dish served at Havelly was the dry kind. Usually, there would be some gravy that comes with the couliflower but here, there wasn’t much. In fact, it seemed like all the gravy was sucked into the couliflower. When you bite into them, it was crunchy on the inside, with a moist outer texture – packed with spices. I loved it.
Would I head back here?
Of course. I look forward to heading back for more.
Address: Lot 52, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Everyday. Sundays – Thursday, 10 am – 10.30 pm. Fri & Sat, 10 am – 12 am.
Signing out now, Ciao.