There is a new kid on the block and it’s Maya Mess, the second outlet to Maya Bangsar. Yesterday was its grand opening and it was fullhouse for lunch. Just like us, everyone was eager to give it a try and despite the crowd, it did not dissapoint.
Location: The restaurant is located next to Hong Leong Bank, along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, within the row of shops opposite the road from the post office and KL Sentral. Parking: Parking by the roadside is almost impossible here but worry not as there are open carparks in the area. Besides that, you can also park at Nu Sentral or YMCA and walk over.
It was full house and despite that, there was a waiting line outside. Luckily, the line moves pretty quickly. Highly likely that you’ll be seated within 10 minutes. Customer service was good. Despite the large crowd, they did not loose their cool. Friendly and welcoming they were.
Banana Leaf Rice with Chicken Varuval and Mutton Parathal
Food was delicious. There were 2 types of rice available, I opted to try both the white rice and Ghee rice as I’ve never tried the latter before. The ghee rice was surprisingly tasty. I thought what I’d be getting is a lump of oily rice but nope. It was tasty long grain rice that went well with the rest of the banana leaf rice items.
A banana leaf rice set here includes rice + 3 vegetables + rasam + papadam. The 3 vegetables for the day were cucumber with onion, sweet-ish pickled carrot and winter melon?. All tasted good but my favorite was the pickled carrot. For curry, I opted for chicken curry and it was flavorful. I usually would like it thicker but that is only because the watery version taste diluted but here, despite being more liquid-dy, it tasted awesome. As for the meat, we intended to just go with the Chicken Varuval but we were told that the Mutton Parathal is a must try … so, okaylah, we tried both. Both dishes were good. If you like flavorful chicken and mutton with lots of spices, you can find it here. It was sedap 👌👌
All in all, we had an awesome lunch here. We went back home with our tummies full. Would I head back here? Yes, I would. Food was good. I’ll most probably take the train here next time and walk over, as that would safe me alot of time that I’d otherwise have to spend on finding a parking spot here 😁
Address: No. 146, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields (next to Hong Leong Bank, opposite KL Sentral)
Opening hours: Everyday. Weekdays, 10.45 am – 9.45 pm. Weekends, 11 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.