Pandi has always been our frequent hangout for lunch in KL. Besides being near our pad, the main draw has always been it’s heartwarming, good value, consistent indian food . These guys has several branches in KL, probably we should do a parallel tasting of each branch soon!fFried Bitter Gourd@RM1 per plate: What more could you ask from this chewy fragrant bitter gourd that was fried to perfection. It is in a style different from Raju’s, which was fried with the seeds and crunchier. Pandi’s bitter gourd is more moist chewy and a heavier fragrance of indian leaves. It is perfect with a mug of ice cold beer!
Fried Eggplant@rm1: Again, another RM1 winner here which was chewy and crunchy at the same time. The fried batter provided the crunch while the sliced, semi dry eggplant gave it a chewy texture. Marvellous! This is what cheap good food is all about!
Homemade Potato Chip@FOC: Demona used her charm and gotten this plate of potato chips free! Thinly sliced and fried till extra crispy, this is definitely in a different style from your Ruffles or Pringle Crisp. Lightly salted and ultra crispy, this is darn good! I wonder how would the market respond to vacuum packed Indian potato chips? Just pack them in a fancy packaging and priced it at half of Ruffles price ( RM11) and you might just hit the jackpot!
Fried Fish Roe@RM4: This was my first time having this. There is no fishy smell here, but it was also lacking in any flavour/taste to really captivate me. The fish roe is basically just a so-so dish but i am always attracted to eggs in all form! On a second note, the chutney of Pandi paled in comparison with Raju’s. It did not have the minty, pronounced fragrance of Raju’s chutney.
Egg Thosai: A good reliable egg thosai. SImple and pleasurable.
Plain Roti Canai: Lacking in structure and body. I would prefer it to be chewier! The chicken gravy was excellent though, with a good dosage of spices and thick real chicken stock… slurp!
Fried Chicken@RM4: An average fried chicken today which lacks a little in the fiery spice department and a tad dry in the inner meat.
The total bill is 13.10 for 2 of us which was a ultra goood value lunch. Only after we left we realized that they did not charge us for the 2 plates of fried bitter gourd and eggplant. If you are reading this Mr pandi, thank you very much. We shall return to you soon!