Food For Thought 245 – Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar

Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar is now my new favourite restaurant with their very delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. I haven’t try any Sri Lankan food before until I went to Aliyaa. It has been around for many years now and I know exactly why it is still around because the food here is very good. 
So Big Teddy and I decided to try this restaurant on a date night last month, and ordered quite a variety of food to try. I took the girls back there again last weekend, and continue feasting on a few different items on the menu. Overall, I love their Colombo style Sri Lankan Crab the most (size vary for crabs and price from RM15.90/100 gram). The 1st time I tried I was extremely spicy and I absolutely love it, but the 2nd time we went it wasn’t that spicy and I wished that they could have keep the level of spiciness consistent. The gravy from the crab was perfect for the String Hopper Kothu (fried rice noodle), my 2nd favourite dish there. We tried the Jaffna style Sri Lankan Crab too and it was good with the thick curry sauce, more aromatic and less spicy. I’d also recommend the papadum and sambal set, with the 4 different sambal, Katta sambol (spicy red chili), Seeni sambol (sweet onion), Pol sambol (coconut) and Karupillay sambol (curry leaf pesto).Although the Mutton Poriyal was a bit dry and the fish curry had quite strong fishy taste that might not for everyone, but generally the food I tried here was hearty and delicious, filled with lots of herbs and spices. You must also try the sweet appam for dessert, it was so good that no matter how full you are, you will still find room for this sweet but light dessert. 
Some people said the Sri Lankan food is just like Indian food but I think I much prefer Sri Lankan food than Indian Food… at least for now…

Sri Lankan Crab Colombo Style (RM128++)
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Sri Lankan Crab Jaffna Style (RM150++)
Papadum (RM5++) and Sambal Set (RM12++)
Cutlets Mix Platter (RM20++)
Fish Curry (RM34++)
String Hopper Kothu (RM26++)
Mutton Poriyal (RM32++)
Sweet Appam (RM6++)

Inside the restaurant

Aliyaa from the outside

Address: Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Tel: +60 3-2092 5378 
Business Hours: 13pm-3pm; 6pm-11pm daily

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