A typical banana leaf meal consists of white rice served on a yele sapede (banana leaf) with an assortment of three vegetables, pickles, a selection of curry dishes such as meen kari (fish curry), koli kari (chicken curry), dhal (boiled lentils) and papadum (Indian crackers). Accompanying dishes for the banana leaf rice include lamb, fish, chicken and beef dishes; the chicken masala and deep-fried squid is especially good here.
It will usually be crowded no matter what time it is, so waiting for a table is norm. There’s a reason why it’s crowded more often than not and that’s because the food is good!
The best way to enjoy your banana leaf rice is to dispense with any form of utensils and dig in using just your hands. Use only your right hand as the left hand is considered to be unclean and reserved only for bathroom activities. Sometimes I don’t understand why some people still insist on using fork and spoon.
Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
43, Jalan Telawi 3,
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Claypot Seafood Curry Mee
Mee Hoon Kueh
Fried Pork Ribs with Yam
Sri Choon Keng is one of the oldest operating restaurant left in Pandamaran. Had been operating for 32 years since 1978. It become famous as this restaurant is visited by Prime Minister of Malaysia during the Chinese New Year national level open house in Pandamaran back in year 2009.
Been to this restaurant many times already and I like their claypot curry seafood noodles & mee hoon kueh. Another favorite of mine is the fried pork ribs with yam. As usual they also serve most of the common seafood dishes.
Restoran Sri Choon Keng Seafood
No. 111, Jalan Jagong,
Pandamaran New Village,
42000 Port Klang,
The Ganga Cafe located at hidden area of Bangsar surrounded by terrace housing area serve aromatic and tasty Indian food. This is a sensational Gujarati eatery and if you are vegetarian, this place is suitable for you as they have plenty of food options. They even have exotic sound menu such as ayurvedic chapatti, chana bhatura, vada pav and upma.
Ganga Standard Thali set
The cheese and garlic naan
Coin-sized millet chapatti – greaseless but very aromatic & tasty. Smallest I have ever seen so far.
Vada Pav: A potato patty served on a bun with ghee and a spicy flour of chili and coconut. Very similar to a burger, but sans the meat. This was unique and had more of a kick from the spices. Totally love this one.
The best selling drink: The Pranic juice is great and refreshing. It’s a some sort of vegetables and herbs drink which is made of fresh mint, coriander, ginger, lime, pepper, black salt, honey and cumin.
The dining area can only cater a handful of customers so come early before the lunch or dinner crowd arrives. Parking your car can be a problem too.
The Ganga Cafe
19, Lorong Kurau,
Taman Bukit Pantai,
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Hakkas have a distinctive culture and history, with a lineage believed to be the descendants of the northern Hans people living in Shanxi, Henan and Hebei. As the named ‘Hak’ means ‘guest’ in Chinese character, as they are newcomers when they fled south plagued by wars and disasters during Eastern Jin Dynasty. Hakka cuisine, to some extent, was greatly influenced by their culture and living conditions during the migration. When fertile area had already been occupied by the locals, they need to roam far and wide for agricultural land. It required great physical strength. Hence traditional Hakka cuisine has these characteristics : salty, oily, flavorful and preserved.
I am probably the descendants of the Han people and I am proud of my Chinese heritage and being a Hakka I would always bring my foreign guest to dine here as the food are so authentic and also they have outlets in most major shopping mall in Klang valley.
Ying Ker Lou
Lot S 231 and 232, Second Floor
The Gardens Midvalley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
March 23 – 25, 2017
with william yap, michelle and thau van.
Taman Negara – Pahang, Malaysia
Before we proceed to Taman Negara we headed to Gua Kota Gelanggi which is 70km away from Taman Negara to explore the Elephant’s Head Cave , The Wind Cave , The Elephant Cave and The Wedding Cave to witness the majestic living minerals in the cave and of course not forgetting the flora & fauna.
Taman Negara, literally meaning “national park,” was established in 1938 and is thought to be the world’s oldest tropical rainforest estimated at 130 million years. Located in the center of the Peninsula Malaysia
Gunung Tahan is behind us.
for more pictures click at the racket below
March 5, 2017
Nao Hibino – Japan – WTA ranking 80
Bangsar’s most treasured Indian restaurant is built on the foundation of rich curries and generously spicy condiments. The restaurant’s daytime banana leaf section is tucked away upstairs, the banana leaf range is an impressive one – opt for the creamy, dreamy Kerala fish curry but be wary of the chilli-laced mutton masala. The curry laced fried bitter gourd is free flow. This isn’t the cheapest banana leaf meal in town but air-conditioned Bangsar corners come with a price.
The tables here are communal, so you’ll most probably be sitting next to a stranger during your meal during peak lunch hour.
14, Jalan Telawi 4,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
100% vegetarian dishes predominantly from North India. Recipes from generations of homestyle cooking. But there is a hidden gem inside which is the style of cooking they use. Its not too spicy but then again there are a lot of spice used to cook their dishes .
I ordered the thali set which consist of 2 pieces of chapati, 1 portion of ladies fingers, 1 portion of brinjal, green pea masala and fresh yogurt. So deliciously nice taste overall.
I finished off with a cup of masala tea.
50-2, Kelana Mall,
47301 Petaling Jaya.
Bird’s eye view of Kampong Baru. The contrast of the old village and the sky scrappers divided only by the highway.
Lauk – lauk
Nasi biasa berlauk
The menu features the all famous Nasi Kerabu where its fluffy rice is cooked with bunga telang along with a variety of minced ulam (traditional salad) distributed on top completing it with a few splash of sambal and budu (fish sauce). Aside from the Nasi Kerabu, Kok Sam’s serves an equally excellent nasi dagang and laksam. Forget about your knowledge on laksa as Kak Som will bring you a northern style Kelantanese laksa. If you’re not feeling up to these particular dishes, there’s always the lauk style (rice and dishes) where the food is all set upfront for you to indulge.
Restoran Kak Som
No 13 B, Jalan Raja Muda Musa,
50300 Kampung Bharu,
The sunken kitchen under the roof(bumbung)
The Nasi Lemak
Bumbung is located in the alley right beside S.E.A Park Maybank The alley is lighted up with fluorescent light and surprisingly there’s no weirdie smell and its very clean.
All Malaysian should know what is Nasi Lemak and this place is famous for it.
The sambal is not spicy and a little sweet in it, suitable for those who don’t like spicy. The egg they prepared is ”Mata Kerbau” sunny side up egg instead of hard boiled egg. Finally, the fried chicken, fried till golden brown, crispy at the outside, juicy in the inside, a lot spices flavor in it. Last but not least, served hot on a plate with a piece of banana leave to enhance the flavor of the rice and a little bit of cucumber slices, peanuts & ikan bilis.
Bumbung Nasi Lemak
46300 S.E.A Park Petaling Jaya,