Monday, March 26, 2018

MTR 1924

I like to eat rice idly (steamed rice cake) so when I read about this authentic eatery from Bangalore which just opened end of last year (2017) in the online local newspaper, I knew that I had to try it.

Rava Idly - MYR 8 nett just for 1 but it is very tasty because it is made with semolina, yoghurt, coriander, cashew nuts, curry leaves and mustard seeds. Semolina is not gluten free so for a gluten free meal, go for rice idly instead. 

There are two choices for lassi - sweet or salted. I asked for a lassi without salt and without sugar but the receipt says salted lassi but the lassi I was given was not salty and it was not sweet. It tastes sour so I am not sure whether or not they fulfilled my request or salted lassi does taste sour and not salty. Lassi costs MYR 8 nett.

One Rice Idly and one Uddin Vada (MYR 6 nett). The Rice Idly has a nice fluffy texture. The Uddin Vada (fried lentil doughnut) has a very crispy exterior but soft interior so it is delicious!

Dosa at MYR 9 nett. These semolina pancakes have a rich butter taste so if one does not like butter at all, please stay away.

Onion Utthappam - MYR 11 nett. This thick pancake made with rice, black gram, finely chopped onions and green chillies is not salty so it is perfect to eat with the chutney and lentil sambar. Sambar is a spicy lentil vegetables soup. As I am used to eating less salty food, I prefer the lentil sambar and chutney to be less salty.

The little container on top of the pancake is filled with melted ghee. According to the online article mentioned above, the ghee is made from cow's milk. I tasted the melted ghee and found it to be very buttery but not cloying.

Cold Badam Milk (Cold milk with crunchy almonds, saffron, cardamom and sugar) at MYR 10 nett. I requested for no sugar but was assured that it was only slightly sweet. I guess it has been prepared in advance so they could not cater for no sugar. Although it was not too sweet, I would have preferred it to be less sweet so I won't order this again though it is tasty. The filtered coffee costs MYR 5.50 nett.

Please refer to their main website for the menu and price.

Total price for 4 pax is MYR 57.50 nett. Some would say that the food here is pricey but then it is more affordable than flying all the way to Bangalore.

Shopfront at Brickfields

20 comments:

  1. I would like to have the dosa and onion utthappam, i like to try different food too, do the idly and vada taste sweet? I like to try lassi again one day

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  2. Wow, you love these. I like it too but seldom gets to enjoy them these days as my boys are not a fan.

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    1. I think they may like the food here since the vada is very tasty.

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  3. I certainly would love to try them all, don't have those here. I love Indian!

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    1. note this place down to visit when you drop by kl.

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  4. Lovely! Will definetly be trying it out soon. Love idly's especially when they are soft and fluffy.

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  5. Never have this before. Don't know can find idly at mamak shop over here or not.

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  6. Looks authentic all right. I've not heard of many of these.

    'Sweet lassi' is normally not THAT sweet - less sweet than Vitagen. Salty lassi is supposed to be salty.

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    1. the lassi I had is sour is I think they did serve it the way I requested - no sugar and no salt.

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  7. kinda confused with the lassi, anyway I'd prefer flying to Bangalore to taste authentic Indian food, lol!

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    1. I asked for no salt and no sugar for the lassi. This is as authentic as it gets.

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  8. I have not had idly before and I love vada!

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    1. Time to drop by here with your brother.

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  9. I must go and try this place. Their Onion Utthappam attracted me.

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    1. This place is worth to try, trust me. You can bring your spouse too as this is a vegetarian place.

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