09 October, 2017

Buy 1 FREE 1 Sri Lankan Cuisine @ Aliyaa Island Restaurant & Bar, Plaza Damansara, KL

It's time to excite the taste buds with Sri Lankan spices!

My recent visit to Aliyaa is a satisfying experience exploring flavours from the region, and the best part is that we get to save a lot on this meal by enjoying the Buy 1 FREE 1 Main Course deal via The ENTERTAINER App! 

Aliyaa Island Restaurant and Bar has been around since October 2007 as the first and the only authentic Sri Lankan restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Aliyaa’s menu is filled with traditional recipes that have been handed down from generations of mothers in Sri Lanka homes. For a more authentic taste, it imports its own spices and flours from Sri Lanka.

The house specialties such as Sri Lankan crabs, fiery poultry, mutton, beef, seafood, vegetables, bread, rice as well as colorful chutneys are sure to satisfy those with adventurous taste buds. 

The native Sri Lankan chefs here have more than 10 years of experience to bring us the best of Sri Lanka flavours. This also brings to the winning of over 15 awards by Aliyaa Island Restaurant at the prestigious Malaysian International Gastronomy Festival. It is also the winner of TripAdvisor Excellence Award for the past 3 years running.

The dips here are specially prepared to pair with any dish to enhance the taste and flavours. We have tried all 4 types of Sri Lankan Style Sambal made from coconut, caramelized onion, curry leaves and chilli, and they are just amazing.

We are spoilt with choices when it comes to the main courses, and hence we order as many as we can, since it is going to be a wallet-friendly meal, thanks to The ENTERTAINER App that allows us to buy one main course and get another main course for FREE.

If you have not heard of it, The ENTERTAINER is an annual subscription app, which is packed with over 1,200 Buy 1 Get 1 FREE offers for hotels, eateries, spas, retails, attractions and more. At Bijan, we are enjoying our Buy-1-Free-1 Main Course deal via this app.

Let's check out the main courses that we enjoy for this promotion...

String Hopper Kothu

Do you know that the No.1 must-try dish in any Sri Lankan restaurant is this classic platter of rice noodles? It is prepared from spaghetti-like strings of unprocessed rice flour dough squeezed through a sieve into small woven trays, then are steamed to perfection. This rice noodle is so fragrant that I can smell it from far!

You can choose to have it plain (vegetarian) or with add-ons such as chicken, lamb or seafood. Alternatively, it works well as a complement to other meat-based dishes too.

Mutton Paal Poriyal 

Calling all fans of mutton, you gotta try the slow-cooked mutton cubes - they are so tender! As flavourful as it looks, the devil aromatic spices are blended well with the taste of juicy meat. Best served with rice, plain puttu, plain string hoppers or pan-grilled flat bread.

Devilled Chicken 

Next up is the spicy-sweet chicken that has been well-marinated and tossed in a stock of spice, sweet tomatoes, sauteed onions and capsicum. Taste wise, it tastes sweet on the first bite and then the spiciness kicks in later. Overall, it is a lovely comfort food for the tummy.

Chef Publis' Pol Kiri Thiyal (Fish Sothi)

This thick gravy consists of fish cutlets cooked in coconut milk, lemongrass, garlic shallots and curry leaves. Despite of its yellow appearance, this mild creamy curry is not the hot-and-spicy type. We are glad to taste the delicious flaky flesh without being overpowered by the rich gravy.

Jaffna Prawn Curry

Another seafood dish we have during the evening is the marinated prawns served in thick spicy gravy. As the blend of traditional Sri Lankan spices in the curry exudes a strong spicy aroma and taste, this dish is definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Feel free to pair the meal with a wide selection of cocktails and wine, or just drop by and have a sip for a relaxed evening here. 

Jaffna Food Festival
30 October 2017 - 2 November 2017
RM148++ per pax (Lunch / Dinner)
Eat all you can - 50 dishes on buffet!

In conjunction to its 10th anniversary, Aliyaa Island Restaurant will be hosting a Jaffna Food Festival, a showcase of over 50 dishes from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. A special guest chef will be joining the team to create authentic Jaffna cuisine throughout the 4-day period. Whereas the restaurant will also transform into a ‘Little Jaffna’ throughout the festival with traditional decorations that will take you on a ‘Journey to Yalpanam’.

This buffet-style celebration will be available for Lunch and Dinner, with the first session open on the evening of October 30th until November 2nd. It is RM148++ per pax inclusive of a traditional welcome drink.


Good news! If you want to enjoy main courses at Aliyaa with great deals, quickly download the ENTERTAINER app. Apart from Aliyaa, there are over 1,200 Buy 1 Free 1 deals on the app too.

The ENTERTAINER app is now priced at RM75 (Original price: RM145)! On top of that, you can get another 10% DISCOUNT (equivalent to an additional RM7.50 OFF) by using my promo code below upon purchase at http://www.theentertainerme.com.


Click here to find out more: https://goo.gl/jKtn2s 
 The ENTERTAINER 2017 app is available on iOS and Android app stores.

Aliyaa Island Restaurant and Bar
48 G&M, Medan Setia 2,
Plaza Damansara,
Bukit Damansara,
50490 Kuala Lumpur. 
Contact: 603-2092 5378 
Website: www.aliyaa.com
Instagram: @bijankl
Business Hours: 11am to 11pm daily

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