Its quite funny that BabeKL and I have not met sooner. We work in the same area, eat at the same places and go to the same yoga classes. We even have the same Kitchen Aid mixer! What does that have to do with anything? I don't know, I just wanted to mention that I have a Kitchen Aid mixer now. Hurray!!! We agreed to meet at The Weld for lunch yesterday. I was a little nervous meeting BabeKL, it felt a little like a blind date. After all, before this I had only seen her side profile at Sandias and we had exchanged a couple of emails. So in actual fact, maybe she should've been the one who was nervous as I now sound like a stalker!
We ate at Aryan, the posh looking Indian restaurant I've walked past so many times but have never been to. BabeKL recommended I try the mutton or chicken set lunch when I am done with my vegetarian stint. For now, we had palak paneer, chilli mushrooms and dahl with a side order of plain naan. The food arrived fairly quickly and was dished onto our plates by a pleasant chap. The palak paneer was tasty but I would've liked more spinach in it. There was quite a bit of cottage cheese in it which was nice. The chilli mushrooms turned out to be kung pow mushrooms. Bit odd. It was very tasty but we both felt it was too salty. The manager came round and offered to change it for us. I'm quite sure I accepted his offer but it never came back. Oh well, we were quite full anyway. The bill came up to under RM40 which is quite pricey considering we only ate vegetables. And this is without the mushrooms on our bill. I definitely want to come back again to try the other dishes. Especially the mutton set lunch at RM18++. Good service but maybe just a bit slow. By this time, all the butterflies were comatosed from the rich palak paneer and BabeKL's friendly demeanor. I felt like I just met up with a long lost friend from school. Thank you for a lovely lunch and baking tips!