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Sunday 13 October 2013

Kavitha's Curry House

Kavitha's Curry House
274 Jalan 5/51 Seksyen 5
46000 Petaling Jaya
(Coordinates: E101° 39' 19.4" N3° 5' 12.6")

We fetched Brendan from the airport this evening and the first thing he asked for was curry! Truth be told, Cat and I have had enough of curry and had wanted to abstain from it for a while but since Brendan always has an insatiable appetite for curry we could hardly say no.

We’ve been meaning to try Kavitha's Curry House out for a while now since reading rave reviews on the internet, and thought that this would as good a time as any to give it a go since it would be on our way home anyway.

inconspicuous exterior

it has a trick up its sleeve

rows of curry

clear and concise

Kavitha's Curry House is your typical no-frills neighbourhood banana leaf restaurant. The inconspicuous sign board and exterior/interior tells you to come and simply enjoy the food on offer. What sets this banana leaf restaurant apart from the others though, is the fact that the cuts of chicken, mackerel, squid and other cuts of meat are well marinated and only prepared and fried upon order, on a piece meal basis. The photo below best illustrates what we mean:

well marinated; made to order

Cat and I had the fried mackerel while Brendan had the fried chicken. The freshly fried dishes were simply delectable and something we do not normally experience elsewhere. We were also happy to note that unlike other similar establishments, Kavitha's portions of vegetable side dishes were very generous.

we started with the generous side dishes

she's happy to be able to nag again; he is not amused

then came the voluminous rice

freshly fried, made to order

bon appetit!

everyone digging in

only in Malaysia beveages

The damage? Including a round of Iced Lemon Tea for Cat and Brendan, and an Iced Coffee for moi the total surprisingly came to RM39.90, which is within the realms of the everyday food for the everyday person. Truth be told, Cat and I breathed a collective sigh of relief. For a while we were worried that the freshly fried dishes could prove costly. All in all, it was a pretty remarkable experience (nothing beats well marinated and freshly fried mackerel), an experience that we will be repeating soon enough (if a certain Belgium friend ever decides to pay us a visit, wink wink). 

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