Monday, January 12, 2015

Beekay's Corner Curry House - Jalan Tengku Kelana (Klang)


Klang as you know or you don't is the shopping paradise for all sorts of Indian things. Tengku Kelana Street is ever popular all year around and it can be like a mad house during the weekends. I usually avoid coming over unless of course when I have to buy sarees and Indian costume jewelries. I do agree that it’s the best place for those things because choices are aplenty, good bargain and excellent customer service especially in saree shops due to the intense competition for customers.


I came over on a Monday and bought what I wanted. However I have to return again to collect my saree blouses in three days. Despite practically trying to negotiate with the tailor, he couldn't accommodate my request for the blouses to be ready on the same day. Well, I wasn't happy but I guess I had to agree. 

Similar to every shopping trip, I like to have a meal before coming back home. In Klang, the restaurants are sorry state of affairs, not all but mostly - not very clean and at times the smell of the toilets can kill you. I know because I have eaten in a few restaurants before.  I am not saying  those are acceptable but I have my own strategy - never sit anywhere near the toilets, if possible avoid going to toilet, don’t peep into the kitchen and close your eyes to the sinks when you have to wash your hands.    
From the main road, we walked to the back lane. On an hoc basis we agreed to eat in this eatery – a half shop lot and nothing smashing about the ambiance. Cleanliness will get a pass except where the food were kept – untidy and with new papers lined over the shelves.  
We ordered banana leaf lunch, two extra side dishes, plain water and tarik/hot tea. Before anything else, I quickly took pictures – a major challenge in Indian restaurants (Legend's Claypot Briyani House @ Puchong Jaya).  I still can’t understand why and no matter what, you can’t avoid the “Tamil Movie Villain” or “MGR” stares if at all you take pictures.  

Anyway, I was bold and daring. I instantly took pictures and came back to the table. By then, the food was ready – banana leaf with three types of vegetable sides, curries, chutney(s) and rasam (Indian pepper soup) - same thing you get in other Indian restaurants except for different varieties of veggies. Still, how different can it be because leafy veggies and beans are perhaps the cheapest. Of course, they are generous with refills. So, if you can eat, get your money’s worth.





The lunch was pretty decent to satisfy our hunger – simply cooked in spices and that’s about it. I am now trying my level best to highlight something great but there weren’t’ anything solid and concrete about the flavors, including the two meaty side dishes – mutton curry and attu kudal/goat intestine curry.

No doubt chewing the meat didn't test the strength of our teeth, yet basically just average – lacked the spiciness which is a must for me. My lunch companion polished off everything. He is one of those who can eat to glory and that was a blessing because I took it easy. I drank the tea tarik, paid around RM35.00 and as we walked back to the car park, we spoke about the food and whether it was worth the price.  
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22 comments:

  1. You had a mixed experience but had a desi lunch :)

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  2. I miss the food of South India..It used to be pretty much similar :D

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  3. This post made me so hungry.. i love south Indian food any day :)

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  4. I am craving for this simple and traditional meal.

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  5. It Looks like a great place with yummy food. :)

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  6. Typical south indian food Wont Allow u to miss ur country out there :)
    Loved ur statement Tamil movie villian or MGR stares lolzz :D

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  7. Nice write up and I wish I too could take the lunch in that banana leaf.... :)

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  8. very well written review!! It was as if i personally had visited the place.. brilliant!!

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  9. many old restaurants are like that. me too will avoid going to toilet if possible. If i dont see the way they prepare the food then I'll be happy eating whatever they give me la,

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  10. you are right,those type of restaurants are not so clean or not up to the standards.Your tips are worth.However the food in banana leaf look delicious...

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  11. Everything looks like back home, the food and the cleanliness part!!

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  12. i am drooling over your pix :P so beautiful looking with banana leave

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  13. OMG, my hubby will love this place as he's a huge fan of Indian cuisine! Free refills? That's certainly value-for-money!

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  14. Your photography is very nice to make any stuff interesting...

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  15. delicious pics
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  16. Sounds like an interesting place, so much to try!

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  17. Curry galore. Although honestly I'm not adventurous with food. I'm a picky eater. :P

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  18. Love the authentic feel of this place :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. I love Indian cuisine but no matter my love, I am very big on hygiene which would probably keep me away from place like that.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

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  20. it's been ages since the last time i had using plantain leaves as a platter..
    lucky you my friend!!!

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  21. Nice place with authentic dishes, my hubby loves kudal kari.

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  22. getting good food will not let you miss your country much :)

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