Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sri Kamala Vilas Restaurant, Buffalo Road

This was definitely a good recommendation by a friend (thanks Gabriea!). Despite the fact that I'm often around the vicinity of Little India and Selegie Road, I haven't heard of or seen Sri Kamala Vilas (Blk 662 Buffalo Road, #01-16, tel: 6291 1164) until today. But I guess with the little corners around the blocks, many locations are easily overlooked. This one happens to be an Indian coffeeshop at the foot of the housing block just beside Tekka Market.

The briyani served here is pretty damn good. The portions of the fragrantly pronounced rice was simply huge and the meats were rather tender for both the chicken and the mutton variety. In fact, the mutton here was quite the exceptional dish. Tender pieces of flavorful meat drenched in an also compelling nutty curry. This pairing is definitely lethal. An observation I made was that the chicken briyani had the meat plopped on top of the mountain of rice while the mutton was served in a separate dish. Maybe it means nothing. The only disappointment was the masala tea which turned out to be what I felt to be overwhelming of star anise. The brew tasted rather diluted as well. I'm definitely coming back again someday to try something else.

1 comment:

D said...

I love this place! Teh masala, paper dosai and the masala chicken rocks!