ALIYAA

Updated: Apr 4

Rating: 8.5/10

Will I come back: Yes

Pork-free, serves alcohol


This post is based on Aliyaa’s ala carte menu. All orders were recommended by the waiter.


I’ve been to Aliyaa maybe 4-5 years ago, and I’m really happy that the food quality was still as good as I remembered.


Food:

Definitely worth the calories! Overall great portions and great taste.


Jumbo Tiger Prawns (RM168/3pcs) were huge! Prawns were very juicy, the onion and spices enhances the flavour of the prawns.


Signature Crab Jaffna Style (RM144) had rich curry and coconut milk taste. The curry made the crab very flavourful, and the crab was moist so it was easy to remove the flesh from its shell.


Fish Cutlets (RM23/6pcs) we’re crispy outside, but meat was slightly fishy. Loved the Lamb cutlets (RM24), they were packed with spices!


Crackers & Sambal (RM16) was basically Pappadum with a variety of damn-good sambals! It came with a variety of onion, chilli, shredded coconut and curry leaf with chilli (this was my least favourite, but still good).


Mutton Bone Varuval (RM64) had very intense flavours from the spices. The meat was shredded off the bone and it was very rich, I loved it!


Kuliyal Lamb (RM40) was slightly sweet (tasted like tomato rice) and had loads of onion and chilli but it was fragrant.


Sweet Appam (RM8) had crispy crust and the centre was filled with coconut cream and caramelised sugar. Very satisfying.


Wattalappam (RM15) was Sri Lankan Style Custard Pudding. It had very strong cinnamon and brown sugar taste, which was quite sweet for my liking. Didn’t really like the texture too. Nothing wrong with it, I just like my puddings smooth.


Service:

Attentive and helpful waiters. Great introduction on the menu too.


Ambience:

Cute elephant images on the walls, two floors available, clean and comfortable dining area.


Disclaimer: Thanks to my followers who suggested this place! I’ll pick this over Flour any day. Period.