What do you do on the eve (lunch hour) of Chinese New Year?
Well, eat banana leaf rice of course.
And it seems that most Chinese people had the same idea!
Below: Picture taken at 1130am.
Below: Situation at 1230pm.
While designated members of the families are busy preparing for their reunion dinners, the others congregated at malls, mamaks and Indian shops for their sustenance.
Out of the lack of options, I joined the fray, as I do every year when the CNY festives looms near.
My lunch cost me RM11.50. I asked the fella who calculated it what justified RM11.50.
His reply: Chicken 2 small pieces RM3, drumstick RM4.50 and small rice with 2 small portions of vegetables RM4.
Truth to be told, food wasn’t too bad. I think Devi’s Corner at TTDI (just down the road at the corner from here btw) fares better though.
On another visit we had the banana leaf rice set. The basic (vegetarian set ) comes with rice, 3 types of vegetables and some papadoms.
Not bad for RM5.00/set.
Being typical gluttons we added on a fish (RM5.00) and a small plate of chicken (RM5.00).
The curries, the fish and the chicken were all fresh, moderate on the grease (anyhow Jaipur is south indian, where the culinary style can be a bit heavy on the oil) and the vegetables are not overcooked. Everything here bordered between good and decent.
Last but not least, we washed it all down with some fresh, sour & appetizing rasam.
There was nothing particularly memorable here at Jaipur. I came here as I was trying to avoid the more popular BLR outlets on the eve of a public holiday. But my overall dining experience was above average in terms of quality, service, and pricing. Errmm, ok, maybe not the pricing. 😉
Restaurant Jaipur Curry House
32, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000,
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Tel. No: 03-77282955
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