Eat Drink KL: A Li Yaa 2 @ Plaza D

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Li Yaa 2 @ Plaza D

It's the end of an era: A Li Yaa has moved, forced by noise complaints to leave its beautiful white bungalow at Lorong Dungun & relocate to relatively cramped quarters at Plaza Damansara.

The silver lining: we still have a place to savor A Li Yaa's vast range of delicious Sri Lankan dishes. For a hearty supper, order the "lamprais" _ a Dutch-influenced baked recipe that feels like a cross between banana leaf rice & nasi lemak. Magnificently moreish.

Desserts are always a treat here. The top choice: Tom's Special _ essentially "vatilaapam," a soft, sweet pudding made of coconut milk, brown palm sugar, eggs & cinnamon, splashed with a shot of Kahlua. And separately in the background, a simple but elegant mix of curd & honey.

House cocktails: Kumari Cooler (Mendis Sri Lankan whiskey, sweet & sour, cherry brandy, soda, grenadine) & Aliyaatini (vodka, midori melon, chocolate puree).

Elephant Walk (southern comfort, ginger ale, bitters, lemon wedge) & Frangelico Zesti (frangelico, brown sugar, fresh lime).

This new outlet occupies two floors; the top level was still a work in progress when we checked it out earlier this month, but it should be all ready by now.

Entry on Aliyaa @ Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights: February 17, 2009.

A Li Yaa,
48 G&M, Plaza Damansara, Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

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