Saturday, June 30, 2007

Rich Maha

Our Friday lunch group this week chose to go to Rich Maha, located on Burwood Highway near the corner of Springvale Road. Rich Maha is just a small shop with a few tables. At lunch time, they have a lunch time special, which is one meat and two vegetable dishes served with rice. I chose the Chicken 65 (I have no idea what the number 65 means but a lot of Indian restaurants have this dish) with curry vegetables and channa masala.

The chicken was hot, just the way I like it. The channa masala was good, with the chickpeas fairly soft, they could have been a bit softer still. The curry vegetables was very good. The rice is kinda dry as usual.

Wei doesn't like curry so she got this thing, forgot what it was called. It definitely looked spectacular and she said it was quite nice. I tried the coconut dip thing, which was rather strange but pleasant.

Here is the rest of the lunch group, with Tin's hand in the far left, me, Jeffrey, Keiran, Trung and Jessie. This photo was taken by Emmanuel.

Here is Trung and Hien, who was obscured by Jessie's head in the previous photo.

And finally, Emmanuel with his Nasi Goreng as usual, he hates curry too. Emmanuel warned me that I better not put his face on my blog, so here is a photo of him with his face masked for his privacy :-).

Overall Rating: 12/20, Food is ok and cheap. Dishes are brought to table quickly.

Scores: 1-9: Unacceptable, don't bother. 10-11: Just OK,some shortcomings. 12: Fair. 13: Getting there. 14: Recommended. 15: Good. 16: Really good. 17: Truly excellent. 18: An outstanding experience. 19-20: Approaching perfection, Victoria's best.


  1. Thanh - the dish Wei had was their thosai (sometimes spelled dosai). I had the same thing last week at Rich Maha's sister restaurant in the city (Riks Maha), and reviewed it here :)

  2. Hi Claire, that rings a bell, that dish was a dosai. I recently saw a Rich Maha in the city. I didn't know there was a Riks Maha as well. The food is definitely good value for money and tasty too. I haven't tried the Nasi Lemak at Rich Maha but I'll give it a go next time. Usually I always have the Chicken Nasi Lemak at Malaysian Gardens in Clayton. They're my favourite place for Nasi Lemak so far. Must try it at Rich Maha next time to compare.

  3. Yummy!! i just check out their online menu.. click indian restaurant melbourne

  4. Anonymous, thanks for the link, I didn't even know they had a website.