Over the past few months, a few of my friends have been regularly mentioning this particular Indian restaurant whenever we get to talking about good banana leaf rice. I honestly did not think much of it because they themselves were from the area – Puchong. We all have a tendency to have a few favorites that not only offers good food but more often than not, is also conveniently located. As I rarely visit the area, I very quickly forgot about it … until yet again, it was mentioned. According to them, if I like Acha Curry House in SS2, PJ … then I’d certainly like the food at Bigg Papadam too. That got me curious enough to check them out.
Due to a meeting running overtime, I ended up only having lunch at 3 pm. I honestly was not expecting there to be much food left given the time of my visit but to my surprise, there was enough to have a proper lunch. The restaurant was clean, which I liked very much. It tends to make the whole eating process a lot more comforting.
Banana Leaf Rice + Chicken Varuval + Biryani Rice + Fried Patola, RM 29
The Banana Leaf Rice set comes with rice, 3 vegetables, papadam, rasam and payasam. We included a portion of chicken varuval. The Biryani Set includes biryani rice with raita and kurma. The Biryani rice was delicious, good enough to eat on its own, a meal by itself. It came couliflower, onions, green vegetables, cashenuts, carrots. As the rice itself has spices and was flavorful, adding in all the other ingredients it came with made it good enough to eat on its own. Honestly, no gravy or curry was necessary. The rice was moist in texture which further added to its appeal. The kurma gravy was tasty and oooo biryani with raita was da’ bomb. As it came with no meat, that was where the chicken varuval came in. Unlike varuval elsewhere that comes in brown colored thick gravy, the one here was red. The texture of the chicken was soft and dense, almost similar to chicken tikka and it has a good amount of spices and flavor. A perfect addition to both the biryani rice and banana leaf rice. The Banana Leaf Rice set comes with rice and 3 vegetables – spinach, carrots and a another vegetable. For gravy, we opted for chicken curry, it was not laden with salt and neither was it a watered down version. I liked it. Whenever I need something on the side, I’d order fried bittergourd, which was not available. However, fried patola was, which I’ve never tried before. The vegetable, yes but not in its fried form. It was soft, chewy and tasty, a good side dish to eat with rice.
Would I head back here? Yes, I’d like too. The only bummer is that the restaurant is located a good 30 minutes away from me, all the way in Puchong. So, I would not be able to visit this Indian restaurant as often as I would like.
Address: 10G, Jalan Bandar 7, Pusat Bandar Puchong, Puchong, Selangor.
Opening hours: Everyday, 8 am – 8 pm.
Contact Num.: 017 – 636 3969
Signing out now, Ciao.