Sunday, June 16, 2013

Restoran Seetharam

Restoran Seetharam Family Curry House
237 & 239-G Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur
+60322746722
(Coordinates: 3° 7' 44.00", 101° 41' 1.50")

This is the second part of a series of visits to various Banana Leaf restaurants as mentioned in an earlier post. We have not forgotten our promise to Mr. Francis Felix Cherian.

Truth be told, we had actually planned to have dinner at Sri Paandi just across the street from here but due to the way in which we were ‘welcomed’ there we made our way here. Despite the stifling heat that Kuala Lumpur is experiencing these days, it was so ‘cold’ at Sri Paandi that for a moment we thought we were in Antarctica.

Boy, the difference in which customers are welcomed between the two restaurants is startling!

the friendlier option in Brickfields
you won't miss it
a family restaurant indeed
the chicken tandoori / naan corner
lovely candy and sweet cakes

Moving along, apart from the usual banana leaf fare, Seetharam also offers vegetarian dishes which are a definite plus. We were kept entertained by a few Caucasians who by the looks of things were taking a stab at banana leaf rice for the first time (judging by the amount of sweat produced and water consumed).

the aroma alone will entice you
Cat choosing a mutton dish? woah!
the dishless plate's mine
it was a hot and humid evening so we sat outside

This was the first time Cat actually had mutton and she was not disappointed. She has a hang-up when it comes to mutton (she can’t stand the ‘rancid’ stench, as she puts it) but on this particular occasion she quite enjoyed herself. She said the mutton was properly marinated and the flavourful spices and herbs were very much in evidence.

I had mutton with fried bitter gourd
not having chicken curry?
Cat had mutton as well!
I kid you not!

The damage? Three plates of rice and five glasses of drinks (3 glasses of iced lemon tea and 2 glasses of iced tea) came to only RM29! This restaurant definitely lives up our aspirations to feature the ‘everyday food for the everyday person’ establishments. 

After our hearty meal, we came upon a shop that sold incense sticks. As mentioned in the past, we absolutely love incense sticks and light it up in our apartment every chance we get. The prices here are way cheaper than the shop we usually go to at Lebuh Ampang.

we'll be coming here often
a wall full of incense

(At the time of writing, I have already been to the toilet three times due to an upset stomach. I guess my days with banana leaf restaurants are numbered. Looks like I’ll have to start the car up and visit a 24 hour clinic soon as I’m done with this post to resolve my “irritable bowel”)

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