Malabar Palace, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Lunch hour again, besides the usual area - 1MK shopping centre, my neighbour aunty frequently drove us here to Hartamas Shopping Centre for food. This time we try out this Malabar Palace - a restaurant that selling Kerala Cuisine, located at the end of the ground floor, near to the entrance linked to Taylor's College.
The restaurant has been operate since 2009. It doesn't have large seating area, but it is always pack with customer during lunch hour. We choose to sit outside - more spacious and less noisy compare to sitting inside.
Malabar Palace's set menu with the choice of Vegetarian or Non-vegetarian. We both go for non vegetarian. I choose to have Chicken Masala set, and auntie Jo chose Prawn Curry.
Papadam and Chutney
Papadam and Chutney are served on the house right after we place our order. Chutney is a spicy condiment made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar, originating in India. It was delicious.
Neelagiri Kebab @ RM7.50
We saw the table next to us having this and it looks appertising. So we order one too! It is made from chopped spinach, potato and mix vegetable, deep fried and served with mint yogurt. The veggie patties is blend with various spices & herbs, the mint yogurt is a great match with the patties. P/S. the portion is a little too big for two as an appertiser. We both took one and takeaway the balance home.
Malabar Crab Soup @ RM 10.00
When we browse the menu, we couldn't believe their crab soup are selling only RM10. So we expect the portion will be very small but surprisingly the portion is big enough for two pax! Menu says it is made from roasted crab meat with a blend of coriander root, crushed pepper, roasted garlic and mix of spices in a clear broth. The soup carry a strong taste of crabs, I enjoy the soup very much! While Auntie Jo had the crabs and she commented RM10 for such a bowl of crab soup is really worth for the price.
Prawn Curry & Chicken Masala @ RM15.40++ eachThe main course: (Top Left) Prawn curry cooked with coconut milk and flavoured with curry leaves and mustard seed; and (Middle right) Chicken Masala simmered in mixture of tomato, onion gravy and fresh herbs. Both served with Basmathi rice, dhal tardka (bottom left) and a glass of coke or sprite.
These was on the wall next to where we sit: Malabar place has been receive excellent awards from Tripadvisor for year 2015 and 2016. Overall, we truly enjoy our meal here. It also makes me miss my favorite Indian restaurant in Penang ~ Passions of Kerala.