It was one of those days where the bunch of us felt like ‘hantam-ing’ something heavy, filling for lunch and what we are simultaneously agreed on was banana leaf rice. After giving it some thought, we decided on Ricksha, an Indian restaurant that we’ve been wanting to try for a while now.
Ricksha is located on the first floor, above another Indian restaurant, Maya, along Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar.
Masala Chicken Biryani, RM 27
The biryani was delicious. It consisted of rice + egg + raita + curry. The rice included 6 pieces of chicken and masala within it. The flavorful masala provided enough curry for the rice that no extra gravy was needed. The chicken, although served in 6 pieces, 2 of it was made up of neck pieces which literally was all bones and no meat 😵😵.
Another piece was a leg piece with a little more meat but still, a let down. Only 3 pieces of the 6 had plenty of meat on it. In the spirit of not immediately reacting towards my feelings of being ripped off, I did get their attention to point out the sad state of the chicken. To my amazement, there was no argument on their end. The waiter I spoke to immediately headed to the kitchen to pass on my complaint and came back a while later with intentions of bringing me some extra chicken.
This was what they brought me …. oooo my 😍 way better than I expected. I appreaciated the fact that they did not argue, they listened and immediately took action. That is good customer service right there 👍.
Banana Leaf Meal, RM 16
The banana leaf meal included 4 vegetables – pumpkin, long beans, potato and raddish, 1 fried item – fried bittergourd, acar, fried chili and papadam. We opted for chicken curry and it tasted good, had plenty of flavor and most importantly, was not diluted. The banana leaf meal was good enough to eat on its own but as this dish does not come with meat, we decided to order an egg dish.
Egg Podimas, RM 11
Egg Podimas is basically boiled eggs chopped into small pieces with added spiced. I dont think I’ve tried boiled eggs cooked this way before and so, it was rather unique to me. A good dish to eat with the rice.
Address: 9 A, First Floor (Above Maya), Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar, KL.
Opening hours: Tue – Sun, 11 am – 9.30 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.