This was an accidental discovery. My friend and I planned to have lunch at Big Singh Chapati in TTDI. While in the midst of looking for a parking spot, we discovered Alora Spices, located just a few doors away. From the outside, it looked modern, clean and nice, with a welcoming feel. So, we decided to drop by, check out their menu and if it was appealing to both of us, we’d give it a try.… and that was how we ended up at Alora Spices.
Alora Spices is a Sri Lankan restaurant and is new, just over a month old.
I liked the modern feel/ambiance here. It was comfortable and nice. This would be the kind of restaurant I would not mind bringing my friends and family to for a good catch-up session. Customer service was good. They were warm and welcoming.
Banana Leaf Rice Set, RM 10.50 + Chicken Parathal, RM 11.50 + Tandoori Chicken Biryani, RM 20.50
Food was yummy. The Banana Leaf Rice Set included Basmathi rice, curry, 4 choices of vegetables, acar, papadam, rasam. For curry, we decided to try 4 options – dhal, sambar, chicken and fish curry. I am aware that sambar and dhal are mostly the same thing but here, it was cooked in different styles. Both were thick and tasty, just the way I liked it. The chicken and fish curry, while flavorful, it was too thin for my liking. I generally like thicker curries. Usually, thinner curry results in it being diluted but here, it was surprisingly packed with flavor. So, when eaten with the rice, the fact that the curry was thin was easily forgotten. Especially once you’ve mixed everything. At the end of the day, the flavor and taste is all that matters and it was all good here. The vegetables were yummy. We had longs beans, cabbage, pumpkin and spinach. I liked all 4 of them that one serving was not enough. ** Keep in mind that any add ons of vegetables are charged an extra RM 4. The Chicken Parathal was tasty, with good amount of spices and flavor. A good addition to the Banana Leaf Rice.
The Tandoori Chicken Biryani took a while to arrive, a good 15 minutes but it was worth the wait. I usually go for Chicken Biryani, which they offer here but while skimming through their Menu, I also noticed an additional chicken option – the Tandoori Chicken Biryani. I’ve eaten Tandoori Chicken before and love it but I’ve never had it served with biryani. As I was curious to see how it would turn out, I decided to give it a try. The dish was served in a claypot and included 3 medium size chicken that was soft and tender, juicy. You can immediately tell that it was Tandoori chicken upon biting into it. Besides the color, the taste was a dead giveaway, it has the distinct taste that only comes with Tandoori Chicken. It tasted awesome enough that having it with the biryani rice alone, was enough. No gravy was necessary as both items had enough flavors, was moist and dense. However, if you are in need of it, the dish also includes a serving of curry and raita.
All in all, I had a good experience here and look forward to another visit. Most likely in the evening next. Based on the few reviews I’ve read on Google, there were several mentions of the Kothu and how delicious it is. As it is only served in the evening onwards, I’ll drop by then for another visit to give the Kothu a try.
Address: No. 20, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, KL. (Same row as Big Singh Chapati)
Opening hours: Everyday, 8 am – 10 pm.
Contact Num.: 016 – 313 1417
FB Page: Alora Spices | Facebook
Signing out now, Ciao.