Saturday, March 20, 2010

Annalakshmi @ Brickfields


A no-frills vegetarian restaurant that continues to thrives, thanks to its warm service, well-prepared food and wonderful payment system.


Customers can feast on a buffet and simply pay whatever they feel is justified.


The variety looks limited at first glance, especially compared to hotel buffet spreads, but it's more than sufficient to fill an entire platter. Everything tastes healthy, with noticeably less salt and oil than regular Indian cuisine.


There are also made-to-order breads, such as Ghee Dosa and Onion Oothapam. Light, fluffy and totally addictive for carboholics.


Thankfully, their desserts are not too sweet!


Mango Lassi & Salt Lassi.




Annalakshmi,
116, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields.
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17 comments:

  1. U made me so wanna go there RIGHT NOW!! yes yes..wil make that my lunch tmw! (or rather today since its 122am!) Haha

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  2. tng: hope u manage to find a decent parking space, since parking can be a nightmare there! =)

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  3. Hmm, this was supposed to be the venue for lunch with a certain lyrical lady but alas! it was not to be! :(

    But given I have no sense of hala, I doubt I'd found my way there, much less parking! :P

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  4. The food feels very home cooked at Annalakshmi. Love the food. Nice having that impromptu makan with you there. =) (stars aligned a bit that day)

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  5. lfb: i sense the lyrical one will wax lyrical about this place for many moons to come, so u're sure to get another opportunity! annalakshmi used to have a website with a location map, but the site vanished into the void in late 2008. now only a garmin-asus will save us, if someone would lend us one =)
    lemongrass: look at the stars, look how they shine for yooooooou, and everything you doooooo .... and i wanna fall from the starrrrrs, straight into your armssssss, i hope you comprehend =)

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  6. Good thing you chose a mainstream song. (You know me so well?) I watched them in concert several years back. Ya, my generation.

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  7. lemongrass: wah, u've watched EVERYONE in concert lah. next i'll hear that u caught elvis (the real one!) in vegas too! =)

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  8. They serve really good chapatti too! I also like the fact that they label all their dishes. Oh, and if you listen closely, there's some traditional Indian music in the background. It's more than food, it's one great experience! :) Of course, the company's great too. :)

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  9. Mari sama-sama pegi? The Sean, The Nic, The Thamby and me? We make what they call an Indian Foursome. It's a holy, auspicious position in the venerated book of Kama-Eata-Gooda-Meala-Sutra. :D

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  10. Bring me along too! I haven't visited them since they moved to Brickfields from Mid Valley... >.<

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  11. nic: i don't eat indian food often, so i get hopelessly confused about what's what! i can't tell my chapatti from my dosa, honestly. :D ooh and i don't recall any background music, but i guess i wasn't listening closely! =)
    lfb: better not! the union of our unholy foursome might produce a horrific four-legged offspring that will signal the coming of the apocalypse!
    bangsar-babe: ya, frankly that mid valley location was a lot more convenient for those of us (like me!) whose second home is at the shopping malls :D

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  12. ok this is not my thing. at least i can find one thing that i don't salivate when reading your posts! haha

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  13. eiling: heheh, i don't often take indian and thai food either, cos i'm not a major fan of spicy cuisine. but it's enjoyable once in awhile ;)

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  14. "Wonderful payment system ... " LOL.
    Great place to be when one's on a tight budget?

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  15. j2kfm: haha yeah, but wouldn't be fair to these guys if we short-change them either :D

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  16. I understand they have a "eat as much as you like, pay as much as you like" policy. Well, I know how much I (or any other reasonable Malaysian) can eat in one meal. But how much is the norm to pay?

    I read some reviews at some sites that the volunteers there give you stares if you put in say rm10 per person.

    anyone care to comment?

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  17. jass: i think RM10 is ok if you're having a light meal. but maybe RM20-30 if you're going all-out. i remember encountering some unfriendly staff members back when this place was still located at mid valley, but things at the current brickfields branch seem very pleasant. no pressure to pay more or to eat less :D

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