Since we are stranded at our own district due to the prolonged Controlled Movement Control Order (CMCO), so, we can't really go too far for food.
Recently, I discovered this restaurant nearby my house, Shockalingam banana leaf restaruant. What caught my attention was the design of the outlet and also the tag line of the shop "Turn Over A New Leaf". This shop is located at Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1. It is just a few doors away from the Starbucks coffee.
There are many banana leaf rice shops at the same area, maybe 4 to 5 atthe same row? This is the newest shop, checkout the signboard and the colour of the shop, it's really eye catching, even though not knowing whether the food is good, I decided to try to "Turn Over A New Leaf"
Shop did follow the SOP where we will need to scan with MySejahtera app and also get our body temperature measured. The staffs are really friendly, place is very clean and cozy, not the typical kind of old school shop like no aircon, oily floor, shouting here and there etc...
I was craving for briyani, hence, briyani mutton was my first choice. The captain also recommended the fried chicken, roti canai, ikan tenggiri, and also the thairu vadai. Not forgetting my morning fix, teh halia.
Don't you feel hungry looking at the photos? Let me share with you 1 by 1. Starting with the main dish mutton briyani.
The serving is really generous, luckily we ordered 1 portion to be shared by both of us. It came with big portion of rice and also 2 big pieces of mutton. The taste of the rice is just nice, not too salty, fragrant, not too soft nor hard. Mutton is also done well where the meat is tender, well marinated. From the rank of 1 to 10, 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, I would give 8.
I would say the rest of the dishes are pretty decent i.e the fried chicken, ikan tenggiri, vadai and roti canai. I would say they are on par with the rest of the shops at the area, but, because of the service and also the environment, I would give them extra points.
1 more thing I like about the shop is the cup they use to serve the teh halia. Look at it, I like the old school cup where we use this to make coffee, sweet memories.
Will I revisit this place, definitely a yes. Why? There are few more signature dishes which I yet to try, they highly recommended the variety rice ( mixture of tamarind rice, lemon rice and mint rice), masala tea, mutton varuval, mutton maharaja, and also not forgetting the basic banana leaf rice.
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You may visit the shop by using the following google map link.