Saturday, August 10, 2013

Acha Curry House - Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya


Achar Curry House. Frequented during our Petaling Jaya mayhem years, perhaps every few months once. Thereafter, once we moved to a far away land, actually, not really that far, but driving from Shah Alam to Petaling Jaya sometimes can be a killer. Traffic jam. The killer of our life now, I sincerely, to tell you the truth, hate being stuck in jam. On this day, so happened that we were within the same area where Achar Curry House is for catching up with a close friend of ours. Of course, our Malaysian custom of meeting friends must include eating together, so, we mutually agreed to "lets do the digging in with fingers banana leaf lunch". Dining in Achar Curry House does come with one single good perk. Parking. If not, right in front, there's quite a big open air parking across. Not sure if you have to pay, we didn't on this Saturday. 

Walked in at about 1.30pm, we weren't sure if we can secure an empty table. Literally packed to its rim, groups of people busily eating, whereas the staff walking up and down, balancing a tray with dishes in small silver plates and containers, we just stood still. Thankfully there was an empty table nearby the kitchen area. Nothing really special, ambiance is akin most other average Indian eateries. Actually, resembling a stall like concept with its corner space extended and fully utilized, cemented floor, zing roofing, literally all the fans spinning full speed and cramped sitting area. Service however was excellent. At once. On the dot. As soon as we sat, banana leaf was laid, in the quickest time, rice, veggies, curries, papadam and a small silver tumbler of rasam were served. 

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By far, rice with those items can be regarded as a wholesome meal. Enough. You can be satisfied, especially when its, I think so, you can tambah/add as many times as you like. I think they won't charge, as I have said already, I am not 100% sure because we didn't ask for tambah and because we had pointed to some of the dishes from the carried around tray. Salted Fish Pickle, Puli Inji/Ginger Pickle and Ikan Bilis Sambal. Walla! I especially loved all of it. Spiciness, saltiness and sourness, just so good with banana leaf meal. 


We didn't stop with that. We also opted for Crispy Fried Bitter Gourd, Chicken Varuval, Mutton Parathal/Dry Style and Fried Ikan Bulus. Bitter Gourd is forever a heavenly thing for us. But mind you, not packaged in banana leaf meal, you have to pay. Chicken and Mutton on the other hand, let me think, okay, I shall rate at 6/10 and can't be faulted, though not out of this world. Fried fish, which is a favourite of my other half-half, is the common fare you will find in other Indian restaurants. Fresh fish, fried there and then, who will ever blame it. I bet you won't.



Oh, I didn't kept quiet thereafter. I also had Karuvadu/Salted Fish Curry. Salted fish, field beans, radish and brinjal in a thick spicy tangy curry. Hailed. Awesome! My another forever a favourite. Finger licking goodness.


To washed down this spicy meal and for the burning sun beaming over the zing roof, really hot and sweaty, we had chilled moor/yogurt drink. Akin match made in heaven, moor definitely is the best drink for banana leaf meal.
Achar Curry house (Jalan 5/51, Bukit Gasing), same row as Kavitha's Curry House didn't let us down. Great meal. Tip-top service. But I don't know if I should say that RM60.00 for this meal for 3 people is affordable. What say you? Let me know. I am all ears.

Acha Curry Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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25 comments:

  1. Great restaurant review Delicious meal.

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  2. Ricos platos variados y buena atención es lo mejor, me gustaría probar el papadan y los diferentes curry,gracias por su visita,hugs,hugs.

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  3. hmmm...i dont think i have been there...usually went kanna....is it near kanna ?

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  4. Oh my Nava, I am trying to diet, but this many varieties of food when I see, I just cant stop myself. yummy yummy and delicious...

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  5. I remember seeing them everywhere in Kuala Lumpur...

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  6. I like the consept of eating on banana leaf...
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  7. Really love the wide spread in banana leaf.. Eating in banana leaf itself is awesome.. Nice clicks..

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  8. Kathy - this place is at Bukit Gasing, not near Kanna.

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  9. Quite a lot of dishes to choose from. Love the concept of using banana leaves in a restaurant. Enjoyed going through your pictures, Nava.

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  10. This post made me hungry really nice post :)

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  11. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comAugust 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Nava, I like banana leaf rice :)

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  12. this photos only make me mouth-water! :)
    I always like this type of food served in banana leaf

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  13. oh how we wish we were there for devouring this array of yummy thali
    awesome clicks :-)

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  14. They all look great. :) I love that they serve the food on the banana leaf. Although the food wasn't spectacular, I'm glad at least you receive quick and friendly customer services. :)

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  15. I like everything here except the Achar. Somehow, I've never taken a liking for this & would always chucked it aside. Like Amilia, I like my food served on banana leaf too.

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  16. I love this kind of meal. Compartmentalized eating for the win!

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  17. Mouth-watering clicks.. Yummy and tempting meal for sure Nava :-)

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  18. very temptg platter on banana leaf...the recipe b4 with prawns is very temptg...lovethe addition of lemon grass....

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  19. Very very tempting and delicious...Love the place....And clicks are awesome Nava...Nice review!!!!

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  20. A tad expensive but nevertheless one of the few places that we truly enjoy!

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  21. Oh my! That looks so tantalizing! I love south Indian traditional meal served on the banana leaves; the are simple and so gratifying.

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  22. Wow, another banana leaf meal with such a wide variety of veg & non.. m loving this restaurant !

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  23. Looks like fun!!! Would love to try them :)

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