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
Our dinner spread
We have been seeing people post pictures of food from FIX and figured that we should give it a try 🙂
This is a cafe that is found inside the HomeTeam NS-JOM Clubhouse (something like SAFRA Clubhouse but its for the Police and SCDF personnel). It is an overhead-bridge-walk over PIE from Toa Payoh Central. If you come from the Balestier side, it is quite near from Wheeler’s Yard.
Despite being an open-air venue, the fans were strong enough for us to remained cool throughout the meal. In fact, it was rather windy! The decorations were also quite interesting, with metal pipes as design for the bar counter, and metal scaffoldings between benches. Above us were lightings made with bicycle wheels! Situated next to the pool, it was quite a lovely place to hang out for a few hours.
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.
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