Brickfields, as you guys most probably know, is a hub for anything Indian. Restaurants especially are readily available, in every nook and corner, offering you whatever you want and need. When it comes to banana leaf rice specifically, I generally like what I like, which means I usually end up heading to the same particular list of eateries on repeat. For instance, for good, tasty, home cooked meal feel – I almost always head to Lawanya : Lawanya Food Corner @ Brickfields – Yummy “Home-cooked” Indian Food , weekly. This time however, I was in the mood for a change of scenery. So, I went online to check out what’s good and Vishal came highly rated. It is located barely 5 minutes a way from Lawanya but yup, I never did stop by to give it a try. Today, I did 🙂
I was worried about PARKING but it was surprisingly easy, lol. Why? because these guys have the 3,4 parking spots directly outside of the restaurant – booked. So, when we arrived, the guy who was in charge of ‘guarding’ those spots, simply guided us into it and that was it – we were parked and headed into the restaurant in no time. Easy peazy.
Things moved pretty fast as soon as you sit down. Give or take 5 minutes, you’d be given a banana leaf, and then rice, followed by an option of 3,4 vegetable. Once that is all done and over with, then comes the best part. A guy bringing over a tray filled with a selection of meat – both fried and gravy. Yum!
Food was good, I can see why it was doing really well for lunch, which could also explain why these guys are rated to be serving awesome banana leaf rice in Brickfields.
I liked the fact that the dish came with 4 options for vegetables as oppose to the usual 3. There was spinach, corn + carrot, beetroot and cucumber. The corn + carrot was a rare combination, I cant say I’ve come across it being served at restaurants. I really liked how they cooked it – spicy and packed with flavorful, thick tasty gravy. The Chicken Varuval was awesome but since I couldn’t personally pick out the pieces I wanted, let’s just say there were plenty of bones. Not a big issue though, since I was using my hands to eat, my fingers can work, work, work. The Chicken 65 was a good addition, it provided something crunchy and chewy to an otherwise wet, moist dish. Overall, I had a good time here and yup, I agree, food is good here.
Address: No. 22, Jalan Scott, Brickfields.
Opening hours: Everyday, 8 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.