Located within walking distance from the Asia Jaya LRT station, the unassuming ANZGM Club House is right opposite the Tun Hussein Onn Eye Hospital, sandwiched between the German School of Kuala Lumpur and Istara condominium. The building, which is owned by ANZGM (Australia New Zealand Graduates Malaysia), has been in disuse for 20 years. After some sprucing up, Kumaren opened up ANZGM Club House as a small restaurant offering banana leaf meals during the day and a western menu at night.
The space is homey, sparsely decorated with ANZGM relics, a map of Australia, and large windows to let in the afternoon breeze. The food arrived piping hot, and we counted no less than 13 types of vegetables and miscellaneous add-ons (poppadums, salt-dried chillies, various pickles) arranged on the banana leaf. According to Kumaren, the spread will be more varied on Fridays, while Mondays to Thursdays usually see five types of vegetables on offer. Mutton and chicken varuval are available daily, but on weekends, come for the crab, calamari and prawn additions.