It usually takes an Indian to introduce the best Indian food. Haha. Sooo here, in no particular order, are my ten must-try Indian food in Bangsar area.
Tucked away in Lorong Kurau in the heart of Bangsar is The Ganga Cafe. A vegetarian restaurant, previously known as Prem Ki Ganga Cafe and Deli. A pure wholesome South Indian vegetarian cuisine with a twist of Gujarati flavours and Malaysian local fare. It helps that the restaurant serves vegan food that is MSG-free,using vegetables from its own farm.Their rotis & chapatis is a must try! They make five kinds of chapati! And honestly speaking, their roti canai (or pratha) is the best I've ever had in KL.
19 Lorong Kurau,
Off Jalan Riong, Bangsar Pertama
59100 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2284 2119 /+6012 303 5310
Tues - Sat. 8.30am to 9.30pm
Sun. 10.00am to 3.00pm
Closed on Mon.
9) Om Shakti Chelo's Appam Stall
9) Om Shakti Chelo's Appam Stall
By far the best Apam! Enough said.
This stall under a zinc roof serves the most authentic pal-appam, or milk hoppers, in town. Chelo, the owner, has been dishing out her delicious appam for more than 20 years. Most times, customers have to queue to get their piping hot appam. The appam, laced with crispy edges, has a contrasting texture of soft, fluffy, and well risen center with sweet coconut milk.
I would say it's best combination with a hot cup of teh tarik.
So basically, my uncle introduced this place to me. Sri Ananda Bhavan, conveniently situated right behind Bangsar LRT station offers nasi kandar, naan, tandoori, thosai, roti, chapati & more. Apparently it has the best and most orgasmic naan ever!! I must say, this place gave me a whole different perception of
A set of garlic naan and tandoori chicken
The naan looks pretty dry in this pic but honestly it was amaaazinggg!!! Go try & tell me what you think.
7) Fierce Curry House
Living up to their name, they surely are fierce with their extensive choices of authentic Indian cuisine. Their most popular dishes are the nasi briyani and banana leaf rice. Fridays are 4-variety briyani day at the Fierce, whereby there are 4 types of biryani available: chicken, mutton, fish, and veggie. They also make lobster, king prawns, scallops, and venison briyani by special order!
Before even visiting Fierce Curry House, I have read about its famous Hydrebad Dum Briyani, so I opted for this. The briyani is served in a silver pot which is sealed with capati to retain the essence of flavours, keeping the moist and steam from escaping. When the fragrant from the briyani meets the powerful flavour of the curry, it was a pièce de résistance.
16, Jalan Kemuja,
(close to Bangsar LRT)
019-383 0945 / 03-2202 3456
Mon -Sun. 10.30am to 10.30pm
6) Devi's Corner
Devi's Corner serves a good banana leaf food experience without ever rising to the heady gastronomic stars to really satisfy its hungry customers. Tucked away upstairs, the banana leaf range is an impressive one. (Yes! there is an upstairs. Found out about it when I was brought here by my younger sister to ease the sudden crave for banana leaf rice)
If you want to drop by there for lunch or dinner, be prepared to wait for a table. The restaurant is packed with people almost everyday. Bare it mind, at times you would have to wait up to 20 mins just for a table. It does get pretty annoying just by standing, waiting & watching people eat but, what’s a fair bit of waiting time compared to the great meal to be had?
The highlights of Devi’s Corner are the Kerala fish curry & the crab curry. I love to flood my plain rice with a mixture of both these curries. Trust me, it is heavenly!! You have a choice of dhal curry (lentils) or Sambar, Kerala fish curry and crab curry to pour over your rice.
A standard banana leaf rice set comes with a serving of 3 types of vegetables of the day, ranging from deep fried bitter gourd, cabbage, ocra, potatoes with onions etc and rice. They also throw in condiments like dried chillis, chutneys and papadam (crackers). Oh & the mango chutney is to DIE for! Oh so yum! Always craving for more :D
Service however, needs more sprucing up.
69 Jalan Telawi 3,
(opposite Bangsar Village II)
03 2282 7591
Opens 24 hours
5) Sri Nirwana Maju
Banana leaf rice experience wouldn't be complete with a glass of salted lassi yogurt , in my humble opinion. It balances out the spiciness on your tongue as well as your stomach at the end of the meal.
Oh & I must say this isn't the cheapest banana leaf meal in town.
43, Jalan Telawi 3,
Mon.-Sun. 10am -1:30am
4) Chutney Mary
Chutney Mary in a contemporary setting, right in the heart of Bangsar serving authentic Northern Indian cuisine which offers just the perfect ambiance for good meals, business lunches, family dinners and more. The cozy lighting make a comfortable setting as you feast
on kormas, curries, kebabs, & more.
I love how they beautifully their food is presented - in copper pots that keeps it warm & even the usual hum-drum flat crackers were given a pyramid shape. The Roomali bread, a favorite of mine made with no oil as they cook it at the back of the wok is a must try!
Chutney Mary serves up Indian gourmet like you've never tasted before.