Monday, April 7, 2014

Sri Grand City Restaurant (Section 11) Petaling Jaya

Similar to Sri PaandiSri Grand City is another legend. Legend in the sense it has been in this area for the longest time and can be considered as our favourite restaurant as well. Usually we are here with friends for tea-time for the good spread of goodies like vadai, karipap, kuih-muih etc etc. And we do pop in for banana leaf lunch. Then along the years, the tide diverted because we uprooted our roots to never-never land and this restaurant was forgotten.

On this Sunday, I was suppose to cook but looking at that I was not feeling well, my beloved imperfect soul-mate felt sentimental and emotional. He wanted me to break-away from rolling the pots and pans and we came over Sri Grand City. As we walked in, hardly any breather. Packed with customers, by chance an empty table as though waiting for us. We sat and service as usual prompt. By the way, for a moment before or after your order, please don't stare but casually look at the "pretty woman at the counter" who will be busily collecting the millions. That well groomed lady is an admiration. Hail to women kind who age gracefully but still look good.

As for the customers, they are the rich Indians staying in the big bungalows within the same area and of course, poor people like us are the customers as well. Besides the big groups of Indians, you see Malay and Chinese customers who do makan-makan/eat with their hands but some still prefer fork and spoon. And if you sit nearby to some of the older groups of male customers, you will gather that they are discussing business especially selling insurance or unit trust or ganging up to topple the political parties (better luck for the next election I suppose). The women (so sorry ladies, please forgive me) of course we don't talk about-lah because they will be busy gossiping or keeping an eye on their husbands/partners who slyly will be staring at other women.

Now, coming back to the food business in this popular restaurant. We called for banana leaf lunch, addition side dishes and drinks. Thereafter, sat back in the basic air-conditioned dining area. Just so soon, lunch opened up with the banana leaf opening up, followed by rice, curries and veggies of the day, rasam, chutneys, pickle, moor mullagai/yoghurt chillies, rasam and papadam. .

Food is still delicious as ever - spicy and finger licking condiments and the "tanni saar"/lentil-leafy green veg runny curry outshining the other curries. By far, this banana leaf meal is hearty enough and we shouldn't have ordered the two side dishes. Then again,waste not what not. The mutton curry with soft mutton pieces in a thick spicy gravy simply loveable and fish cutlet equally yummy - fried to the utmost crispiness with soft bite inside.
As full as I was, I didn't want to waste the payasam. Slightly over sweet yet a nice ending to the spicy meal and washed down with the fresh sweet-tangy mango lassi.

Sri  Grand City is still the legend as one of the eateries which delivers delicious Indian food.

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  1. It's so good and nostalgic to visit the old favorites!! Glad you got to do that :)

  2. Banana leaf lunch is always special .Curry is looking little spicy ?Sometimes we feel full after watching all of them isnt it .Good that ur able to catch up with the extras you ordered

  3. Thalai Vazai Elai Virundu...! (தலை வாழை இலை விருந்து)

  4. Sounds good, shame about the pudding!

  5. I have been there before. Food is good.did u try the apom? Sold by old lady outside the restaurant

  6. Looks like a really nice restaurant! Loved the clicks! Feeling hungry now :P :P

    I am following you on GFC now...Hope you will follow me back too!

  7. everything looks yummy...very nice clicks n great place..

    my recent one :

  8. I haven't had "Rasam" anywhere else but at my mom's house! This restaurant sounds lovely - that Mango lassi looks tempting! I love Indian sweets so I am glad you spared me from drooling all over my keyboard! :)

  9. I love eating on a banana leaf.. it just makes the food more yummy.. nice post dear :)

  10. nice post dear...the pics makes me hungry ...

  11. Beautiful clicks there.. Wonder how you got time to click with all the delicious food.. Hats off!! :)


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