Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Vegetarian Food @ Gandhi's, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
the best thing at Gandhi's - the cannot-stop-eating cauliflower with curry leaves
I must admit, I never tire of dropping by Brickfields especially on lazy Sundays. It's fascinating to walk down the streets, to spot a kind bystander help the blind man cross the street or people flurrying around in colourful saris with laddus wrapped in colourful glass paper emerging from a happy wedding.
1. fake assam fish, so not happening 2. "chicken" tikka with the yummy spinach. 3. Someone sports his prized BrawnGP t-shirt that I bought for his birthday, which went all around London and KL
I was curious to try out Gandhi's, that pristine looking place I spotted the last time I did my walkabout. Sadly food failed to impress (one does not like pretend chicken that was dry and tasteless) and I had to compare it with Gopala's that seemed much better. The set up here, is quite similar to Gopala's - a vegetarian dishes "chap fan" or economy rice style, where you pick the food you wish to eat from an array of dishes, yong tau foo on the side and supposedly vegetarian satay at night.
1. Pick something please. 2. Pictures of Gandhi is everywhere. 3. Love the t-shirts the servers wear with the picture of Gandhi
I had better luck hitting the streets. It was chaotic that Sunday, as the cops had decided to issue tickets to double parkers along the busy roads. As usual, the fried snack stall was heaving with the demand of customers, waiting patiently for their fried goodies.
1. Temple down the road and next to the river. 2. You get scenes like these, helpful passerbys showing the way for the blind
I was actually on a mission, as one of my readers, Eveneverland (all the way from Whitton, Twickenham) had asked about the nonya kuih lady in Brickfields.
I'm guessing this person is a Liverpool football fan????
It was a great tip, as I found her peddling her wares just off the busy fried snacks fella. People will keep coming, buying her goodies - yam cake, white cake, kuih talam, lor mai chi, popiah, curry puffs and etc.
the aunty that has been selling her wares for 20 years
I settled on kuih talam that was given a very natural green tinge and the white cake or pak koh with preserved radish. I had it my car the whole time and believe me, the preserved radish was very fragrant that I could smell it throughout the car journey. I only managed to eat it much later and both were fantastic - soft and very natural vs those artificial Nonya kuihs you often find nowadays.
Crispy deep fried popiah and various nonya kuih
One more observation of the day - Peter's Pork Noodles also has another stall at the corner coffee shop where these stalls are located in front of. Looks like it is run by his wife or a female relative. If you do have a little time, drop by Brickfields and be fascinated with the going ons there (and pick up the fried goodies and nonya kuih). For more on Brickfields, see my previous crawl here.
Scott Sentral Serviced Apartments
Tel: 012-61 8267
(Pork free. Open from 8am-2am daily)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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