Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Banana Leaf Meal: Tamil Food in Kuala Lumpur

45° Celcius and Nimmi and I thought we were going to melt, or catch ablaze, or keel over as we scooped spicy Tamil food into our mouths. Tucked into Little India of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Vishalatchi restaurant was, by far, our best meal of the entire travels in Southeast Asia. No-nonsense workers carry around metal tins of stewed lamb, curried beer, rice dishes, cucumber yogurt, lentil porridge, fried fritters, and more to dollop on your...banana leaf (makes for easy cleanup when they, quite literally, roll up the mess and toss it out). Served with heaps of flatbread and the best chai I've ever tasted, don't venture into Vishalatchi's unless you can take the heat. Not only was the weather humid, but the spices used were tear-worthy (and totally amazing). You know you've found a good spot to dine when the benches are crammed with locals, businessmen, mammas, grandparents, and everyone in between. Bonus: we paid a little over $7.00 CAD each to feel like we'd never want to eat again. Ever. At all. Worse than Thanksgiving. The backpacks didn't move that day. Check out Mark Wiens' video below for a fuller review.


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