Saturday, September 24, 2011

Restaurant Sri Paandi (Section 11, Petaling Jaya)

Sri Pandi has to be the place for a satisfying banana leaf lunch, Service is also excellent (so far so good) and you get quite a good spread of Indian dishes and palaharam/Indian cakes/desserts. Lunch definitely a better option compared to dinner because the dishes are fresher. Dinner I suspect is mostly warming up and serving the same dishes carried forward from lunch. Otherwise, opt for the cooked there and then food like tosai, chappati, roti canai etc etc We know because this restaurant used to be our hangout - almost every weekend we are here for lunch.

When we returned again after a long break, I still wanted to have rice whereas my other half opted for freshly made rava tosai. To top up, we also called for a plate of chicken varuval/dry style, fried fish and two teh tarik. For the banana leaf meal, its rice with side dishes, papadam, curries, chutneys and pickle.

Tosai of course was served with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and curries as well. Indeed tosai with bits of green chillies and onion was crispy and divine - just like how my other half prefer.

The fish marinated and displayed at the entrance of the restaurant was fried on the spot. Obviously after frying, you won't know whether it's fresh stock because you will love the crispiness and soft tender meat. As for the teh tarik, its the usual stuff you get in other Indian restaurants.

The chicken dish however was salty until I didn't want to eat after having a piece. Taste-wise - I won't complain - flavourful and spicy. We informed the waiter and the dish was immediately taken back. Good that we weren't charged for it.
Still we wouldn't mind returning again as meals here are affordable (we paid RM25.00) and for the banana leaf meal,  you can top up rice, curries and the veggies dishes as many times as you want. But to say food is about authentic Chettinad cooking? A question mark and for us, its basically Indian food. The restaurant can be packed during lunch time. If possible, come over earlier or after the office staff leave as parking too is quite tight at the narrow lane. Otherwise park further up and walk up. Or park in front of the big houses and keep an eye in case the owners start shouting.

Sri Paandi is situated at
4. Jalan 11, Seksyen 2C-2D
Petaling Jaya.

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  1. One teh tarik and rava tossai for me.

  2. Oh MY! that seems quite a spread - Dosa looks crisp and appealing :)

  3. thank you for the comments. Was a good try out but I think it would have been better for lunch as dinner for the freshness of the curries.

  4. Is this the 1 Seri Paandi yang ada @ Brickfield and bangsar? SEDAP!

  5. I love Indian food!! I could use teh tarik right now..=p

  6. Wow, that looks amazing. I don't know how much RM 25,00 is in dollars but it seems you guys had a big feast. That chicken looks amazing, yum!

  7. strange food for me and something that i haven't tasted it.. but i do love curry

  8. Food served on a banana leafe....that's pretty cool!

  9. thanks for the lovely comments everyone, banana leaf food is very common over here for us.

  10. Hello - i loved reading this post. It actually made me very homesick and very hungry at the same time. Growing up in Singapore my family and I would go for curries nearly every sunday!What I would do for a good curry right now

  11. New follower. Fantastic meal, love all the pictures. Congrats on top 9.


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