Friday, 23 June 2017

Kayra @ Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Kayra is an authentic Keralite restaurant that is located in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. They had started slightly more than a year now but due to the distance, I had not been able to visit them any sooner. There's been lot's of positive reviews about this place and being one who loves Malayalee food,  I was eagerly waiting for the day that I get a chance to drop by and thankfully, we managed to drop by this afternoon. 

Kayra Located Along Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1

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This restaurant is open daily from 12 noon till 3.30 pm and again from 6.30 pm till 11.00 pm. Despite us having arrived at around 2.30 pm, the staffs still gave us a very warm welcome although they knew that we would be stealing some of their rest time. That was such a lovely gesture. Another thing that impressed me is the overall professional look and feel that the restaurant had. The menu was an elaborate one having a range of authentic Kerala dishes and it took us a while to finally come to a conclusion as to what we shall be having. Thankfully, the waiter was very cooperative and assisted us whenever he could. 

Ginger Chiller @ RM 11.90
They had a range of interesting drinks on offer and I suppose some of them might be some famous ones in Kerala. I ordered the above Ginger Chiller, a drink that I have not tasted before and it was pretty refreshing. Loved the taste too! My rating for this shall be 9/10.

Ari Pathiri @ RM 5.00
Rice Pathiri is something that I had not tasted in a very long time and I was very happy to see it in their menu. It was perfectly prepared and it did taste good. My rating for this shall be 9/10. 

Puttu @ RM 10.00
For RM 10.00 , we got two large heaps of Puttu. This alone would have been enough for us actually as it was quite huge. The texture was perfect and so was the aroma. Again another one that deserves a 9/10. 

Avial @ RM 13.00
This is one of my favourite Malayalee vegetable dishes and it's a must have for me whenever I visit a Keralite restaurant. The preparation was very good and I loved the flavours. The vegetables were not overcooked and you could enjoy the crispiness along with the mildly sour gravy. 9/10 is what I would rate this. 

Chemeen Masala @ RM 35.00
This spicy Kerala style Prawn Masala was extremely good. A very spicy dish just the way it should be and it came with fresh prawns served in thick masala. The gravy was so addictive and went so well with the Puttu as well as Pathiri. I would definitely give this 10/10. 

Nadan Erechi Ularthiyathu @ RM 32.00
This Kerala Style Mutton Roast was a fantastic dish. Even from afar, we could get the delicious aroma of the dish and it was so good. A slightly dry dish but it was a treat to mutton lovers like me. The texture of the mutton was so soft and tender and the medium spicy gravy complimented it so well. I will definitely give this 10/10. 

Masala Tea
Nothing beats having a Masala Tea after a sumptuous meal. The Masala Tea was a little strong and the flavours of the Masala dominated the drink. This isn't usually the case in Tamil restaurants and I am not too sure if this is how it is served in Kerala. Nevertheless, it was a drink that I enjoyed. 

I must confess that Kayra does serve some excellent Kerala food. Every item that we tried was so good and it was great to find such s diverse offering in their menu. Chemeen Masala and Nadan Erechi Ularthiyathu were two dishes that were mind blowing. Prices are on the high side but it's totally worth it. If you're looking for some excellent Kerala cuisine, Kayra is the place. 

Address: No. 46, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours: 1200 - 1530 & 1830 - 2300 Daily

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