Most Malaysian love having banana leaf as their post-hangover meal and there are just some who can’t get enough of this delicacy. The bottom line is: who doesn’t love a good ol’ banana leaf for lunch? Picture this, freshly cooked rice top with a wide selection of aromatic curries to choose from and scoops of vegetables on the side and your banana leaf experience wouldn’t be complete without some poultry or seafood! My mouth is already watering just describing it to you guys. We have short listed a few must-try banana leaf spots in the Klang Valley for you guys to go crazy!
Sri Nirwana Maju, Bangsar
Oh yes, this restaurant needs no introduction whatsoever! Known for their freshness and their delicious side dishes, Nirwana is no stranger to the banana leaf scene. Oh and their fried bitter gourd pieces are to-die-for!
Address: 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Kanna Curry House, Section 17
One of the must-have side dish, fried calamari with onions! This is the bomb! Try it out and let us know whether you agree. And you can opt to sit indoors or outdoors under the trees.
Address: 29, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Devi’s Corner, Bangsar
This place is not only famous for their mee goreng or their roti canai, they are also known for their banana leaf meals which is situated on the second floor. You guys have got to try their crab curry, and if you’re lucky you’ll get pieces of crab meat in your curry.
Address: 69, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Raju’s is not only known for its canai but they’re also well known for their banana leaf. Nestled at the end of a row of shop lots, Raju serves one of the best pre-marinated meat and seafood for you to choose from then it’s deep fried to perfection! It is slightly pricier compared to the other banana leaf restaurants but hey, as long the food is good and you’re happy, that’s all that matters.
Address: Jalan Chantek, Off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya
Fierce Curry House
They are known for reworking the famous Hyderabadi dhum biryani recipe from Bangles Tandoori Restaurant (Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Ampang) and we have to say, it’s completely fierce and rocking! They have just recently added the banana leaf craze into their menu and it looks really good.
Address: 16 Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama, Kuala Lumpur
Appu Uncle Curry House
Want some home cook goodness? Then this is the place to be! This South Indian restaurant in Section 19 is a family-run business, founded by brothers Arvin and Ravin Rengaraju. Appu Uncle Curry House takes pride and is well known for their fish head curry! The restaurant serves banana leaf meals from 11.30am onwards.
Address: 14, Jalan 19/3, Seksyen 19 (Rothman’s roundabout), 47301 Petaling Jaya