75, Jalan SS 21/37,
Tel: 03-7726 5880
Business hours: 7.30am to 10.30pm. Opens daily.
PEOPLE from Seremban craving for the famous Curry Leaf restaurant?s banana leaf meal from their hometown will be happy to know that they can now savour the restaurant?s dishes at the newly opened branch in Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.
Its manager Dewayne Thanabalan, 25, said the head chef, who has been whipping up dishes at the Seremban restaurant for the last 15 years, is now leading the kitchen crew in Petaling Jaya.
?Unlike the Seremban branch that serves eight vegetable dishes per meal, here, we serve four vegetable dishes. And the dishes taste like the ones in Seremban,? said Dewayne.
The fish head curry is a must-try. With a generous amount of brinjals and okra, the snapper is full of flavour from the well-mixed spices and not too spicy. It comes with a plate of fried onion rings.
For the banana leaf spread, customers have a choice of plain, par-boiled or briyani rice. There is also an array of northern and southern side-dishes to choose from.
One of my favourites is the palak paneer, which is not only delicious but nutritious. The cottage cheese is cooked in a creamy spinach gravy and goes well with both rice and bread.
For meat lovers, there is the chicken tikka masala, which is cooked in gravy. Do not be fooled by the word masala, which means spicy, as this dish is not too hot to handle.
Fried food goes well with a banana leaf meal. There is the Chicken 65, which is fried chicken with spices and sooriya kebab, which is filled with chicken wrapped in egg.
Instead of the usual fried chicken or fish, the restaurant also serves deep-fried squid and shelled prawns fried with curry leaves as well as sesame seeds for a touch of difference.
The Kashmiri naan is likely to be a favourite among children for its sweet taste. Sprinkled with sugar and colourful dried mixed fruit, the naan is also served with sliced mangoes, attractively decorated in a spiral shape.
The restaurant can accommodate up to 184 diners at one time. The dining area, which extends to the first floor, can also cater to private functions and small events.
On the downside, due to development projects in the vicinity, getting a parking space during office hours on a weekday is difficult. It is advisable to use the shuttle service provided within the square.
This is the writer?s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.