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After getting to know about this from the ever popular Ho Chak series on 8TV, Kelvin suggested that we give Gopala Indian vegetarian restaurant at Brickfield a try. I didn’t have to drive there, so why not? Although I’m not a huge fan of vegetarian food, I’m always willing to try just about anything. 🙂

Gopala Indian vegetarian food, Brickfield Kuala Lumpur
the restaurant is fairly clean and comfortable, other than the tiny ceiling fans

Located at Brickfield, KL, the restaurant is actually just a stone’s throw away from the Sentral Monorail station and the YMCA building. Gopala is a lot cleaner than most banana leaf or mamak places, which is always a good thing.

Gopala Indian vegetarian food, Brickfield Kuala Lumpur
excellent satay and the unique Indian style yong tau fu

After looking through the rather extensive menu, we ordered a set of satay, a clay pot yong tau fu, sambal petai, mee goreng, nasi goreng, and a plate of mixed vegetable pakora . The list of items would be very ordinary in any food court, but do keep in mind that we were in an Indian vegetarian restaurant instead.

Of the six dishes that we ordered, 4 of them were rather ordinary, and with the mixed vegetable pakora somewhat disappointing as they actually deep fried the mixed (chopped) vegetable and dahl instead of having many different types of pakora instead. A different interpretation I suppose.

Gopala Indian vegetarian food, Brickfield Kuala Lumpur

The two other items, however, were surprisingly good. The yong tau foo is not any less tasty than the real thing, and the soup carries a very unique peppery taste (in a good way) that is very different from the non-halal version.

The vegetarian satay too is surprisingly delicious. The peanut sauce has a stronger curry taste to it, and the best part is that you don’t have to deal with the tendons or fats that comes with eating meat. The texture is much more consistent and the taste is similar to very tender meat. It was a revelation. This is definitely the place to go if you were to introduce any of your vegetarian friends to this famous local dish.

map to Brickfield, Kuala Lumpur

The dinner came to be about RM 30+, not exactly cheap, but vegetarian food are never cheaper than the non-vegetarian counterparts anyway. The 5 sticks of satay did costs RM 5, but I think this is still a decent place to go for vegetarians to get a different taste.

59 Jalan Thambipillay
50470 Kuala Lumpur

GPS: 3.131999, 101.687683
Tel: 012-351 3713

Discuss : KY eats – Gopala Indian Vegetarian food at Brickfield

  1. Dabido (Teflon)

    Yay! Vegetarian food! 🙂

  2. […] choices include Jade Garden at BU Centrepoint, and for Indian version, try Gopala at Briekfield where you can sample the pretty creative Indian Yong Tau […]

  3. Thanks for this recommendation, I worked in KL Sentral area, will go there with my colleagues during dinner time.

  4. Aravind Krishnan

    If you go there in the morning or afternoon, the person who appears to be in charge is a most unpleasnt person – to me anyway. He can never take an order properly – from me anyway. So much for decent behaviour. He has actually winked at me a number of times. He has embarassed me on a number of occasion when I have been present at Gopala’s with friends by serving dishes not ordered. Furthermore, the food for different persons on the table are invariably served at widely differing times. It’s an embarassment. The menu at night is much more extensive and delicious with a number of waiters catering to your needs. I’d suggest giving breakfast and lunch a total miss opting instead for dinner but I won’t be going there anymore

  5. Aravind Krishnan

    I suppose it is tragic. Without any doubt, the time to visit the restaurant is after 6:30pm because the dinner menu is far more extensive compared to either breakfast or lunch

  6. Have you tried the vegetarian in the Indian Temple of Fine Arts? I’ve heard it’s great, but haven’t made it over there yet.

  7. 123Malaysia

    Yes Gopala Veg. food is really nice, everyone should try out. Strongly recommended.

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