Vansh @ Feast Village StarHill, KL

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Indian Food, Pudu/KL Town

On my recent trip to KL over the weekend, my friends and I visited Vansh at Starhill’s Feast Village. I remember reading a review about this place in a magazine a while back and it sang praises of this restaurant. Surprisingly Indian is their tagline…so ok..we’re prepared to be surprised! Pleasantly, we hope!

It’s always a treat for me to eat at Feast Village because the whole place is just so beautiful (yes, I am a sucker for great ambience).

Vansh2

Upon arrival, while we browsed through the menu, we were presented with nicely rolled popadams served in a glass. Since we were so hungry we eagerly took a bite. And to our utter surprise, it was really really hot!! Peppery hot! I have never tasted popadams quite like this. And I couldn’t finish it because it was just too hot for me.

I knew what I wanted the moment I spotted the Vindaloo. My first encounter with Vindaloo was in London when my friend ordered take out prawn vindaloo for us. One bite and I was totally sold!! Strangely, I can’t seem to find places that serve Vindaloo here in Malaysia. Does anyone know anywhere else that serves Vindaloo?

The Chicken Vindaloo I had here in Vansh, unfortunately fell a bit short of my expectations. I had expected it to be spicy hot. Instead it was rather mild. Definitely different from the Vindaloos I’ve tried in London and Australia. Nevertheless, the Vindaloo was still tasty with tender chicken pieces. The curry went very well indeed with the tandoori roti I ordered. The tandoori roti is supposed to be a healthier option as it is made out of wholemeal flour. I liked the nice chewy texture it had.

Vansh Chic Vindaloo

Chicken Vindaloo

Vansh Naan

Butter Naans and Tandoori Roti

My 2 other friends ordered the Lamb kebab (er…forgot the Indian name for it), the Chicken Briyani and butter naans. Both the kebab and briyani were excellent. The lamb kebab ended up being spicier than my Vindaloo though!

Vansh Lamb dish

The briyani rice was soft and fluffy, delicately infused with the fragrant spices. In fact, I would think it was the best dish that night!

Vansh Chicken Briyani

All in all I would say that Vansh has good food, great ambience and fast service (our food came in about 10 minutes after ordering!) And of course, this being the fancy Feast Village, prices are steep. But Vansh which is ‘surprisingly indian’ is definitely worth a visit!

12 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. i normally dont dare step into star hill because of its prices..haha..i have been introduced to saffron in hartamas..supposedly serves really good indian food..just havent found the time yet..

  2. lingzie says:

    yea, eating at starhill is definitely a treat!! you must go to saffron and do a review! i’d love to see wat they have!

  3. Amy says:

    Try TESCO. I buy Vindaloo curry sauce and make my own Indian meal.

  4. lingzie says:

    Thanks Amy! i will definitely look out for it at tesco!

  5. Jun says:

    wow. how much did the entire meal came up to?

  6. lingzie says:

    hi jun! 3 of us asked for separate bills. Mine came up to about RM40++ which includes the vindaloo, the tandoori roti and a bottle of Evian. My other friends ordered alcoholic drinks to go with their meal, so theirs came up to about RM60+ i think.

  7. Ruben says:

    Hey there.. i’m new to your blog… what’s the pricing like @ vansh?

    no 2: what’s with your obsession for Starbucks? The only thing i like about starbucks is that it is a conducive place to go online for a while? then again, most places has wifi now…

    btw – nice photos… and i like the way u’ve laid out ur blog… kudos!

  8. boo_licious says:

    Ah, Starhill Gallery is a great place to dine as it’s so pretty. Only problem of course is the uneven flooring with is hazardous to one’s heels. Heard quite a lot abt Vansh, food looks good esp those kebabs.

  9. keeyit says:

    wow.. nice food !

  10. lingzie says:

    Ruben – you can check out the pricing in the comment above yours. and i dunno why i like starbucks. i just do. its just my very regular hang out place and its comfy and familiar, plus the drinks are nice. And I know some of the baristas quite well. 🙂 Thanks for the layout comment. That I have to thank Increseo cos they did this layout for me!

    boo – you’re spot on about the uneven flooring! i have to walk VERY carefully when i’m there!

    keeyit – thank you! 🙂

  11. Johnny Ong says:

    u can almost find vindaloo dish in almost any large indian restaurants in kl (esp those famous ones) – the indian restaurant in crown princess hotel for one

  12. lingzie says:

    hi johnny, thanks for the tip! incidentally i will b e staying at crown princess KL next mth…perfect opportunity to try the vindaloo! 🙂

Leave a Comment Here's Your Chance to Be Heard!

*