I left solitude by himself at Chinoz.
We left The Gardens.
We suddenly craved for pork.
We headed towards Lucky Garden.
We knew not this place.
We couldn't even find a parking space.
We didn't know where we were.
We kept on driving.
We stopped, somehow, at Brickfields...
We couldn't stop the only pork noodle stall from closing.
We resorted to Banana Leaf Rice instead.
We loved the colours.
We missed the aroma.
We enjoyed the music.
We washed our hands.
We were hungry.
We asked them to pour the rice like yesterday's rain.
We drenched our gluttony with fish and dhal curry.
We were happy they served beetroot.
We were delighted with the crispy roasted chilies.
We loved the refreshing thairu and cucumber/onion salad.
We enjoyed the chips, papaddum and colourful crackers.
We thought the coconut chutney was dense and rich.
We thought it went well with the spiced, tender fishcake.
We licked every bit of that sexy, red, tangy, zesty lime achar.
We knew we needed more.
We knew it's meat we were looking for.
We liked the dry chicken curry.
We liked the tender chicken bits.
We were drunken by the curry leaves' scent.
We were burnt by the fiery, aromatic reduction.
We couldn't tear ourselves from the mutton.
We couldn't resist the rich, spicy reduction.
We needed more rice.
We couldn't praise the chewy mutton though.
We gained weight.
We lost fluid, sweated a bucket.
We had a lassi, a soft drink and tonnes of water.
We thought it was cheap (RM22.20).
We meant 2 pax.
We were teased by the crabs and squids.
We will return to try other dishes.
We will bring friends.
We, that's you and me.
Sri Paandi Restaurant
254, Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2274 0464