Friday, February 9, 2024

Kalyana Virundhu Cafe - Dining Experience

On this particular Sunday, the delightful quest for a dining spot led us to Kalyana Virundhu Cafe (10G, Jalan Kemuning Prima F33/F, Kemuning Utama Shah Alam, 40400 Selangor), an addition to the Indian food scene and conveniently situated not far from our residence in Kemuning Greenville, Shah Alam. As always, my husband's unwavering love for Indian cuisine (The Grand Mapillai) contrasts with my enthusiasm for exploring diverse culinary experiences (Exploring A Kopitiam), making the decision a harmonious one in our culinary journey.

Entering the Indian-themed cafe around noon, we found ourselves the sole patrons, surrounded by an ambiance reminiscent of a beautifully decorated wedding reception. The service was impressively swift, with the menu promptly presented, offering a wide array of tempting choices that required some time for us to navigate. Eventually, our choices settled on the Malabar Prawn Biryani (RM19.90), Roast Crab (RM19.90), and a refreshing serving of plain water.

After a brief wait of about 20 minutes, indicating the freshly prepared nature of the dishes, our food arrived at the table. We eagerly delved into the prawn biryani, accompanied by Indian Yogurt Salad and a side of plain curry. The rice, boasting a perfect balance of tenderness and firmness, carried a subtle yet enticing aroma of spices, with around eight perfectly cooked prawns nestled beneath. The dish proved to be a delightful experience, leaving little room for dispute.

Moving on to the Roast Crab, we were greeted by two substantial crabs immersed in a spicy, flavorful masala. It was a resounding success, and we relished every moment. Unable to consume the generous portions entirely, we opted to pack the remaining culinary treasures to take home, extending the enjoyment.
Undoubtedly, the experience was more than just a culinary journey; it was a remarkable adventure. Admittedly, my initial skepticism, rooted in the anticipation of another typical Indian dining encounter, was completely shattered by the unique offerings at Kalyana Virunthu. As a devoted foodie, I can confidently attest to the fabulousness of the food. Indeed, it's an experience worth savoring and sharing with fellow food enthusiasts.

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