Friday, 22 August 2014

Om Shakti Chelo's Appam Stall @ Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Om Shakti Chelo's Appam stall has been around for about 26 years now. Most KL'ites living around Bangsar would be very familiar with this stall. This stall is located along Lorong Ara Kiri 3 in Lucky Garden.

Lucky Garden Hawker Centre

Many Different Stalls
This stall is located at the far end of the Lucky Garden Hawker Centre. There is another stall in the middle that claims that they have the best Appam in KL. I am not too sure about that but the stall that I am referring to is the one located at the end where the most crowd could be seen an any time.

The Owner At The Stall

Other Vegetarian Items too Available

Vegetarian Cakes
What makes this Appam unique is that it is prepared according to the Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) style of preparation which is moist at the center unlike the Indian style which is dry and you would have to add coconut milk while eating. Here however, the coconut milk is added while cooking making the taste completely different to the Indian one. Besides the plain one, they also have the one with Brown Sugar added.

Filipino Staffs Making The Appam
Those days, the cooking is only done by the lady boss but due to expansion, she has trained a few Filipino helpers to assist with the preparation now and they seem to be doing it well too. We were here around 6.30 pm to order 10 Milk Appams and we were told to wait for 40 minutes as they have orders pending. This is very common here as business is really good. 

Milk Appam's Take Away
We wanted to take away and they had skilfully packed them with layers of plastic between the Appam's so that they do not stick on to one another. 

Plain Appam @ RM 1.20 each

Moist In The Center

Crispy on the Sides
I have not seen this Sri Lankan variety of Appam made elsewhere except in Ceylonese homes and functions. I believe this is the only place where you could get them outside. The Appam's were perfect. The plain Appam's were priced at RM 1.20 each and the ones with Brown Sugar are priced at RM 1.50 each. I would rate these Appam's at 9.7/10 . Definitely good stuff !

Curry Puffs @ RM 0.70 each

Curry Puffs @ RM 0.70 each
Another good one at this stall is their Curry Puffs which should not be missed. Do note that all items here are vegetarian. The puffs have a filling of potato curry which is mildly spiced and tastes very good. These puffs deserve a rating of 9.4/10 .

If you are a Appam lover or just happen to be in the area, it is highly recommended that you give this place a try and you would not regret and quite possibly become a regular customer. The food is so good that people don't mind waiting for the food. Good food, reasonably priced !

Address: Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, 
                Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Opening Hours: 1000 - 2300 Monday - Saturday
                             Closed on Sundays

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