Since VP and I were the first ones there, and VP was dying of hunger, we decided to start off with something, and we ordered a couple of plates of seer fish fry (I wanted to have mussels, but they weren't available, and I didn't fancy even asking for prawns at this place), so seer fish it was.
With the fish out of the way, and still no sign of P, decided to order a plate of kababs (full plate with 6 pieces, and half plate with 3 pieces - no points of guessing what we opted for).
We were nibbling on these for a while and discussing options for hosting a website (whether to go with GoDaddy or iPages for a domain), and just when we were done, in walked P. With no time to waste, we got down to ordering. 3 plates of appams (each plate having 2), a chicken stew, a veg stew, and a plate of gobi manchurian as there weren't too many other veg dishes available for P.
I know the chicken stew has chicken, but they could have added a couple of veggies as well just to give it some substance, but at the prices they were charging, you'd have to be a madman to complain. The manchurian was nice - spicy and with MSG in it, the appams actually tasted better with that.
Food: Decent - don't complain at these prices.
$$$: Cheap - all of the above, plus 6 bottles of aerated drinks cost us Rs. 455
Verdict: Can visit if in the area and aren't in the mood to spend too much. Skip starters and head directly for the main course. Order Kerala paratha and some chicken gravy - that's the best.
Malabar, Jeevan Bhima Nagar Main Road, Next to Coffee Day and Wang's, Bangalore