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We had a very hard time locating this place. We asked a few locals. Did not know where is Jalan Scott. Coming from Nu Sentral – cross the main road and walk toward the Brickfields Asia College – come a traffic junction, turn right and you will see YMCA building on the left – straight until Summer View Hotel – turn left and straight – turn left and cross a small road and straight – turn left and Vishal is straight ahead. It is surrounded by towering condominiums. There is also an Indian temple nearby. It is a row of post-war shop houses full of Indian cuisine.
The décor of this restaurant is simply bare. Long tables with round wooden chairs. Remind me of my army days when we had meals in the mess hall. Nevertheless though lacking in décor, the food here was awesome. We reached here almost 3pm, and it was still crowded. You may need to share table with other patrons if required.
Once seated, the banana leaf will be laid in front of you. Server will bring a array of different dishes for you to select. Once done, another server will come to record what you have ordered. This is the bill. Everything is done very efficiently and fast.
What we orderd:
Masala sotong – cuttle fish cooked in various herbs and of course chillies. I like the fragrance of the curry leaves in it. Cuttle fish was cooked right. It was not rubbery.
Masala prawns – another malasa dish. The prawns were fresh but a little small. Nevertheless, it was sweet and tasty. Not too spicy. I always love the thick malasa gravy that goes very well with white rice.
Fried fish – very crispy outside with golden brown colour. I reckon it was very deep fried. The flesh of the fish was just nice without being too hard.
Fish cutlet – a patty of fish meat deep fried. Quite ordinary.
Various vegetables to go with the white rice. By the way, rice is free flow.
We enjoyed the food very much. Wife had malasa tea while I went with lime juice without sugar. This is a kind of place where you get good Indian food minus the ambience. It is also not the ideal place for you to chit-chat after your meal.