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Saturday 3 August 2013

De Bistro

De Bistro
39 Jalan SS 3/29 Taman Universiti
47300 Petaling Jaya
(Coordinates: N3° 5' 48.25" E101° 36' 40.00")

This is turning out to be one of those days where we just don’t get to eat at our intended restaurant. We had meant to try out Kashmir Café here and even got the coordinates punched in. if only we had made a right instead of a left at the crucial moment. In hindsight we could not complain as De Bistro had a treat in store for curry loving Brendan.

un-Mamak looking signage

but as soon as you step in...

it's your typical Mamak restaurant after all

Despite the fancy name, for all intents and purposes De Bistro is your typical 1Mamak restaurant. Brendan and I headed to the curry stand while Cat wanted something stir fried. After some deliberating Brendan settled on the Deep Fried Chicken in thick batter with rice while I tried the Warli Style Spicy 2Curried Mutton with rice. Cat was not in the mood for curry so she ordered the 3Ayam Padprik with rice.

1a term used in Malaysia to describe the Indian Muslim community, culture and marvellous cuisine
2creamy curry made from beautiful aromatic masalas
3stir fried chicken done in chili paste mixed with oyster sauce, originally a Siamese dish


my favourite deep fried bitter gourd

Brendan's deep fried chicken

delighted to be having curry

my curried mutton with deep fried bitter gourd

We both agreed that this was some of the best South Indian curry we’ve had, and could actually rival our favourite curry at Abang Abu. Cat did not enjoy her Ayam Padprik, and to make things worse her dish arrived after Brendan and I finished eating. If we come here again it will only be for the curry.

late, limp and lame ayam padprik

The damage? Together with Iced Lemon Tea for Cat and Brendan and Iced Nescafe for me it came to RM31, well within the realms of the everyday food for the everyday person.

What became of our plans to patronize Kashmir Café? Turns out its located up the road to the right, we’ll be making plans to give it a go later this month.
N/B: A few months later we managed to visit Kashmir Cafe, you can read about it here.

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