Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Restaurant Betel Leaf, Lebuh Ampang

A change in work location allows me to try many new places recently, thanks to my friendly new colleagues and friends who works near this area.
One of the first place that most of them mentioned was Betel Leaf, a place that serves Chettinad cuisine. Lo and behold, I got to visit the place twice in a week...haha
Located right in the heart of busy, boisterous Lebuh Ampang, Betel Leaf is a popular restaurant, fully packed with patrons by 12:30pm..
So if you want to ensure a table, do go early.
The menu is extensive here, I've yet to try most of the food there, but here's what I had on a recent visit..

Mango Lassi to quench our thirst (RM7)
Smooth, rich, thick, slightly sour. Yums.

Chettinad Mutton Chukka (RM13)
Wonderfully aromatic dish, the mutton was tender.The dish was cooked dry, the taste was slightly sweetish and had a faint tomato flavour.  

Gobi Manchurian (RM9) is a must order, on all my visits here (request from different group of friends)
Betel Leaf does a slightly different version, the Gobi Manchurian is not heavily tinge with red, it's spiced up with bird's eye chilli and sweet from all the diced onions. Addictive stuff, do order this when you are at Betel Leaf.

The Brinjal Masala (RM6) on the other hand, was a very savoury dish..
Not the usual purple aubergines we see in the market, these were small green ones. Just the right amount of heat to complement the rest of the dishes.
The Fish Curry (RM10) came as a surprise.
It just tasted slightly different from the usual ones that we are accustomed to. More sour? An extra something? We, just ordinary souls, could not guess the secret ingredient. MC didnt really fancy it. I actually thought it was interesting and tasty.
There's a range of carbs to have the dishes with, we opted for Pudhina Paratha and Garlic Naan..(RM5 each)

The mint was rather mild in the Paratha though (my first gripe)

 Restaurant Betel Leaf is located at 77/79A, Lebuh Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-20325932.

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Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

Looks delish! We should check this out soon.. must drag hubby out!

14 September, 2011  
Anonymous Gloria said...

I am so hungry right now that I wanna eat everything.So delicious!

16 September, 2011  
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19 September, 2011  

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