Kerala Restaurant which began business in 1949 is one of the oldest established Indian restaurants in Johor Bahru. Kerala has a loyal clientele who have been dining here for generations. Kerala offers traditional Indian meals such as curry fish, chicken and mutton as well as thosai in a comfortable air conditioned setting, at competitive prices.
|Curry chicken set for RM8.50|
The curry chicken set served on a banana leaf comes with a large piece of chicken, curried cabbages, long beans, potatoes and egg plant on a bed of boiled white rice.
The rice is the long grained variety. It is clear and fresh tasting, and absorbs the curry and its flavours very well.
Fragrant, freshly fried poppadoms are served with the set meal.
The creamy chicken curry is aromatic, spicy but mild - it is not hot. Coupled with all the fresh ingredients, the natural sweetness of the chicken and vegetables becomes the dominant flavour.
Although I am used to and am expecting hot and even fiery curries, I found myself enjoying the mild and naturally sweet flavours at Kerala Restaurant.
Besides enjoying the chicken curry myself, Kerala is an ideal place to bring guests who are uninitiated to the pleasures of curry to start them off with a mild variety.
Restaurant name: Kerala Restaurant
Address: 77, Jalan Storey, Kim Teng Park, Johor Bahru
Hours: 6:30am to 7:00pm (closed on Sundays)
Date visited: 26 Jan 2012, 27 Jan 2012