The secret of Sri Ganapathi Mess is no longer; while it used to be a quiet hideout, this home-based banana leaf restaurant has now become a bustling hub for lovers of the South Indian staple. Hidden past a porch that peddles pottery, this place is best visited with a foodie friend. The Vegetarian Meal (RM6) is laid out in this order: banana leaf, a mound of rice, three vegetables of the day, curry (ask for crab!) and a papadam. While rasam is typically free of charge, their flavour-filled Crab Rasam goes for RM1.50 and it's worth every penny you pay for it. On sides, skip the frying station and make space for the sauce-laden selections β€” both the Mutton Varuval (RM10) and Chicken Varuval (RM8) pass the taste test with flying colours. Ambience is not their strong suit but for the spicy meal, we're glad that air-conditioning is all-around.
Avg price per person: RM15
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Brian Leow