As common and ordinary as it may sound, we all love Banana Leaf Curry Rice! As Malaysians we are prone to enormous cravings that points us in the direction of a banana leaf restaurant. Haha!
Their signature dish of fried tenggiri fish is a must-eat.
Looking unassuming and even a little dry with its crust of chilli powder and spices, the dark brown chunk hid a juicy surprise within… firm and sweet tasting fish flesh.
So if you are in Subang this is the place to go for a Banana Leaf Curry Rice.
Moorthy’s Mathai Restaurant
No. 24 & 26, Jalan USJ4/9G
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
The restaurant which has served up likeable South Indian cuisine for close to three decades now.
When asked what distinguishes them from the dozens of banana leaf restaurants, they pointed to the variety of vegetable dishes and their famous fried chicken.
“We pressure-fry our fried chicken to make sure they are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside,” he said, adding that they used only farm-grown chicken.
Restoran Kanna Curry House
No. 20, Lorong Batu Nilam 34B,
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
KRISHNA Curry House is a restaurant that needs no introduction for most, particularly those who love a banana leaf meal. Krishna Curry House is synonymous with its famous claypot mutton and chicken as well as its chicken varuval, signature dishes at the original restaurant. Today, the restaurant’s chicken varuval remains one of the most sought-after dishes. Now, the restaurant also serves mountain goat curry, available every day except Mondays.
Today’s special was the Mutton Briyani Rice and crab rasum which I ordered without hesitation. It was a fantastic meal with my fingers licking good.
KRISHNA CURRY HOUSE
D-G and E-G, Jalan SS9A/14,
Seri Setia Sungai Way,
46100 Petaling Jaya
This restaurant, housed in a pre-war shophouse, was started back in 1958 by Meiappan Periakaruppa, 80. In 1953, he came here from Tamil Nadu in search of a better life. One and only good place to eat banana leaf rice in Port Klang. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, they serve biryani rice. For Fridays, you get a larger selection of vegetarian dishes, including payasam.
P. R. Meiappan Restourant
22, Jalan Kem,
42000 Port Klang
The restaurant had been established for almost 42 years, while the Banana Leaf Rice food business had been passed down for over 3 generations already.
Yap Kee Restaurant
26, Jalan Besar,
Samy’s has one of the largest selection of wet and dry curries I have ever tasted. Hot fiery tastes of this South Indian meal. My kind of Indian food.
70 Main Road,
Crab rasam is awesome!
deep fried bittergourd, curry crab, mutton varuval, indian rice, chicken masala, fish cutlet and many more
Fast becoming an open secret, this place is housed in an actual single-storey corner lot home. We really enjoyed our meal.
Sri Ganapathi Mess
47, Jalan 1/10,
Seksyen 1, 46000