We enjoyed the Indian food at Little India in George Town back in 2011, where we tried vegetarian food at Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant (loved the Palak Paneer so much that we started ordering this dish whenever we go to Indian restaurants) and delicious tandoori chicken and naan at Restoran Kapitan.
This time, we thought that we should try a different restaurant, and ended up at the Restoran Daun Pisang Sri Ananda Bahwan, as it was the most crowded. There were a good mix of Caucasians, Indians and Chinese patrons, so we thought the food should be pretty decent. In all, we tried:
- Tandoori Chicken (RM6.50 +6% GST): This was not bad, and the meat was quite tender.
- Hariyali Kebab (RM7+): The meat was more tough, but still not too bad.
- Palak Paneer (RM12+ for medium): There was some confusion when the “palak paneer” arrived looking bright orange, when it was supposed to be cottage cheese cubes cooked in a smooth spinach curry. We kept reiterating what we ordered before they returned with the dish that really did not appear very green to us. It was the saltiest version that we have ever eaten 😦
- Garlic Naan (RM3+): We thought that it was abit undercooked, and the garlic flavours did not come out fully.
- Masala Tea (RM1.80+): I’m not sure what was the difference between Masala Tea and Masala Milk, for this drink was milky too. It was extremely sweet 😮
It was a rather disappointing meal for us 😦
- Location: 53&55 Penang Street, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
- Website: srianandabahwan.com.my
- Contact: +60 04-264 4204
- Hrs: 7am – 12am
Since we were seldom in this area, we decided to have our lunch here too… And of the many places that G suggested, we thought that Zaffron Kitchen looked pretty interesting.
We ordered a Zaffron Tandoori Platter ($39.50) and Garlic Naan ($4.50) to share… Wanted to try the Masala Tea, but had no idea how to enter it using the tablet menu… Seemed like it was not available.
It was a rather slow wait of close to 25 minutes for our food to arrive… We were hopeful that the food was worth the wait.
We were not disappointed!
The chicken items were tender and not at all dry. The lamb was just mildly gamey, and the fish was tender. The garlic naan was quite fragrant. We were happy with our lunch 🙂
- Location: 137 East Coast Rd S(428822)
- Website: www.zaffronkitchen.com
- Hrs: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon-Fri), 11:30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Bright red signboards
We had originally planned to eat something else, but the fish head curry offer made us changed our mind 🙂
You see we have a soft-spot for fish head curry, and we tried to sample any place that we can lay our hands on. So this big vertical banner was just calling to us, and we definitely can’t refuse.
We almost always passed by this restaurant whenever we walked along Upper Thomson but never really took notice. Maybe its because Indian cuisine has never been one of the those that we craved for most of the time.
The restaurant was brightly-lit and had quite a simple setting. There was a mounted TV set that was showing some Hindi movie that kind of reminded us of Bhutan. 🙂 The waiters were polite and took our orders swiftly.
Went to grab lunch at this little outlet right outside the main building of AMKHub before visiting Challenger (hoping not to have to go Comex@Expo… haha!)
Ordered Nasi Briyani Chicken and Sardine Murtabak, along with Kopi C Kosong and Teh Tarik (less sweet).
I think it’s very important to emphasize less sweet, otherwise I will die of sugar high 😛 less sweet was just nice!
No service charge, No GST, No tap water
It was a quiet Monday evening and we were the only diners indoors. Got a couple of Caucasians outdoors, so we practically had the entire place to ourselves.
Western, Thai and Indian cuisines are served here, so we ended up ordering a beef Phad Thai, Butter Chicken, Palak Paneer and some garlic naans. There was a beer promotion, so we ordered a glass of Kronenbourg 1664 to share (mineral water costs $1 nett per bottle).
Categories: Dinner, West
Tags: beer, Bukit Timah, chicken thigh, Cluny Court, Indian, naan, pad thai, palak paneer, restaurant, Thai