Best Banana Leaf Rice In PJ

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Chomping down series of sides and curries that are meticulously prepared using herbs and spices with steamed white rice over a banana leaf is certainly an experience like no other. Also, the banana leaf restaurant is where denominations of both vegetarians and meat-guzzlers can enjoy a fair share of variety together. The vicinity of Petaling Jaya comprise a wide selection of restaurants and trendy cafes, yet these renowned banana leaf restaurants have gracefully withstand all competitions around with consistency of good food. The best part is each restaurant does have a number special dishes up their sleeves to differ from one another. Just remember to bring over a huge appetite and return all smiles.

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    Appu Uncle Curry House is widely known as the PJ curry king and is unique for being the only banana leaf restaurant in town that offers fish head curry. Besides the best seller, their mutton curry and deep-fried squid are other runners on the extensive menu. Apart from the scrumptious food, the restaurant resembles your everyday banana leaf rice shop with a small twist. It dons colourful and humorous posters on its walls of posterised images of Tamil actors and phrases such as “Keep calm and curry on”, which is relatively hipster in a very theme-appropriate manner.

    Tips

    Eat with your hands (there’s even a poster with a tamil actor putting his hand up telling you to “use hand la!”

    Things to expect

    pretty turquoise walls (who doesn’t love turquoise anyway?)

    Best with

    Lassi

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Appu Uncle Curry House View restaurant

    No.14 Jalan 19/3, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379552525

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    07:00AM—09:00PM
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    Restoran Sri Paandi is the cheapest of the best when it comes to banana leaf rice. It may be cheap, but it retains a high standard of quality and taste when it comes to its food. Their best dish is probably their deep fried fish. It is more than common for any restaurant to over fry their fish leaving it all dried out, but Sri Paandi serves it golden brown and crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Not a fan of fish? Not to worry, you can plunge headlong into a manner of meats or chow down tandoori chicken during evening hours. 

    Tips

    Free sweets are given if asked for

    Things to expect

    Value for money

    Best with

    Rasam!

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Sri Paandi View restaurant

    37, Jalan Dato Mahmud 11/4 (Seksyen 11), 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379600576

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    07:00AM—11:00PM
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    Banana Leaf RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The banana leaf restaurant is probably the swankiest restaurants of its kind. It has a very modern, clean and well-lit interior. Despite the swanky appearance, the food remains down-to-earth as it should, offering delicious curries and colourful dishes that will leave you with a lingering desire for their food. For first timers, if you find the options are overwhelming, we highly recommended their fried chicken. Wrap up your meal with a glass of frothy teh tarik to amp up the aftertaste in your mouth. Besides that, you can choose to dine at the alfresco space, especially when football matches are displayed on the huge screen. 

    Tips

    Their maggi goreng is pretty darn good too!

    Things to expect

    Wifi!

    Best with

    Teh Ais

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Banana Leaf Restaurant View restaurant

    Centrepoint Bandar Utama (G27), 47800, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377326662

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    Curry Leaf RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The Curry Leaf Restaurant is definitely one of those restaurants you wish you knew about sooner. It’s a simple yet sleek space with the tastiest food, but the best bonus of all is that it is air-conditioned! The portions are generous and rather than waiting for the staff to wait on you, the side dishes are placed in a self-serve counter! Apart from the self-serve area, you may order a la carte, that also offer a divine variety of Northern Indian food, where among the starlet is the Curry Leaf Fried Platter, which consists of boneless Chicken 65, fried squid and prawns. 

    Tips

    If you’re on a tight schedule, go early because parking can be a slight issue

    Things to expect

    Aircon!

    Best with

    chicken 65

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Curry Leaf Restaurant View restaurant

    No. 75 Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377265880

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    07:00AM—10:30PM
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    Delightful, exceptional, and delicious are just some of the words that have been used to describe the food at Acha Curry, among the pioneers in the banana leaf rice scene. It is pretty standard to have a choice of chicken curry, fish curry, mutton curry and dhal as the gravy for your meal. Acha Curry, on the other hand, steps it up by offering three extra curries that are more than just delectable or mouth-watering: salted fish curry, onion curry and crab curry. If you’re a curry freak, you’re about to call this restaurant as your second home. 

    Tips

    Must try the fried fish, it is cooked upon order.

    Things to expect

    Friendly staff

    Best with

    Lassi

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Acha Curry View restaurant

    No. 271, Jalan 5/51, Petaling Garden, Bukit Gasing, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0122735096

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    07:30AM—04:30PM
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    Lotus Curry HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Lotus Curry House is separated into few sections, one is the outdoor space, another is one of the most spacious, airy and naturally lit places to dine at and the other is a nice closed air-conditioned area for those who just can’t stand the heat of the day. The place wears all the beautiful scents and aromas of the spices used to create the culinary marvels that come out of their kitchen. Which certainly hit your hunger pangs alive. So what else? Mop their banana leaf rice clean with a host of meats and seafood. 

    Tips

    If you want freshly cooked food, go early

    Things to expect

    Your mouth to be watering at the sight of the food

    Best with

    A cold drink

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Lotus Curry House View restaurant

    G-G-22, Block G, Jalan PJU 1/45, Aman Suria, Damansara, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0166003714

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    12:00AM—12:00AM
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    Kanna Curry HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Kanna Curry House has recently won the title of “Best Banana Leaf Restaurant in Klang Valley” by the Star People’s Food Awards so high expectations will inevitably follow but they certainly deliver on all accounts. Not a surprise from a banana leaf rice business that has been operating for almost three decades. The most highly applauded dish is their mutton varuval that has been cooked to tender melt-in-mouth perfection and properly enhanced by freshly ground spices. If you’re hankering for deep-fried goodness, you’re in for a feast too, with a selection of fish, chicken and squid all served piping hot. Just delicious!

    Tips

    Must try their mutton varuval and fried squid

    Things to expect

    Slow service, but it’s worth it

    Best with

    Coconut jelly

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Kanna Curry House View restaurant

    No.29, 31-33 Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379584814

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    07:00AM—10:00PM
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    Sri Ganapathi MessPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    A converted bungalow, Sri Ganapathi Mess certainly is another great place to enjoy delicious banana leaf rice. As always, you'll start with the standard serving of rice and vegetables, followed by as much curry as you want. You can either stop here, or proceed to burst your wallet by ordering some of their amazing side dishes like the mutton varuval, fried squid or even chicken masala - all of which are spiced and cooked to perfection. If plain rice isn’t up your alley, opt for briyani rice which offers a subtle spice ride even before the curries and gravies are thrown into the mix. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple place with awesome side dishes.

    Best with

    Lassi.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM20.00

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    Sri Ganapathi Mess View restaurant

    47, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377820863

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    11:00AM—04:00PM
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    Restoran Kavitha’s Curry HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    If you are a sambal lover in search for a place to have banana leaf rice, Restoran Kavitha’s Curry House is the place for you! Their ikan bilis sambal will blow you away with its wonderful balance between sweet and spicy. But if you aren’t in search for sambal alone, there are other choices you may dive into such as their tangy, minty and spicy pudina chutney. The fish cutlets are fried to perfection and still sizzle when it reaches the table. What more can you ask for in a banana leaf joint?

    Tips

    If the weather is too hot, there is an air-conditioned section upstairs

    Things to expect

    A humble place with great food

    Best with

    Chilled Moru

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Kavitha’s Curry House View restaurant

    187, Jalan 5/46, Bukit Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    09:00AM—04:00PM
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    ANZGAM Club HouseNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Known to be a hidden gem within the city, this humble banana leaf restaurant is located right in ANZGAM Club House (Australia New Zealand Graduates Association of Malaysia). Upon entering, the white-washed furniture with chequered table clothes set a nice ambience, entailing with the smooth service too. However, they do serve a satisfying banana leaf meal that is well packed with flavour and spice. On top of that, their add-on dishes like the fried fish, butter chicken, mutton varuval and many more are absolutely delightful. They also add up another reason to love your Sundays, they serve crab curry made with flower crabs. 

    Tips

    Cash only. Banana leaf available daily from 11.30am to 3pm only.

    Things to expect

    A surprisingly modern and clean place.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik, Teh Ais, Milo Ais or Kopi Ais.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    ANZGAM Club House View restaurant

    1, Lorong Utara, Pjs 52, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    07:30AM—03:00PM
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    When we talk about flavours, we're talking about Restaurant Grand City. Located across University of Malaya Medical Centre, this restaurant has been the hub of gathering for many students and young working adults. The food is incredibly affordable and the flavours are exceptional. Though the banana leaf rice may not be as presentable, the veggies that come along with it as well as side dish, are really flavourful and will certainly make you forget about the presentation. The real deal however is further gracing up the banana leaf with fried bitter gourd, fried chicken and mutton curry. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A rather runned-down place with awesome banana leaf rice.

    Best with

    Iced lemon tea or Teh Tarik.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

    Restoran Sri Grand City View restaurant

    51, Jalan Dato Mahmud 11/4, Seksyen 11, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0122992014

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    07:00AM—10:30PM
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    Ravi'sPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Ravi's is a refreshing place to be if you're looking for either banana leaf rice or some regular mamak food like roti canai, nasi lemak and chapati. This restaurant is really clean and well maintained, while the staffs are somewhat friendly (it's seasonal). Additionally, the banana leaf meal here is both simple and well flavoured. From the array of vegetables to their surprisingly affordable yet amazing side dishes like mutton varuval, fried bitter gourd and fried squid, you’re certainly in for a field day with spices and flavours. End you meal with a glass of teh tarik

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A clean and modern place with pretty good service.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik, Teh Ais, Bandung, Milo Ais or Limau Ais.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Ravi’s Banana Leaf @ Kota Damansara View restaurant

    76, Jalan PJU 5/21, Kota Damansara, 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0361489111

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    07:00AM—10:00PM
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    Shobana's Kerala Kitchen

    Banana leaf rice can never do you wrong, especially at Shobana's Kerala Kitchen. This unique Malaysians' favorite is served by this small but cozy restaurant located at Bukit Gasing. Shobana's Kerala Kitchen is your perfect lunchtime go-to to spice up your palate and replenish your energy for the day ahead.

    Tips

    They have lunch buffets every last Sunday of the month

    Things to expect

    Cozy place to have delicious banana leaf rice.

    Best with

    Signature Aviyal

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM14.00

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    Shobana's Kerala Kitchen View restaurant

    357C, Jalan 5/57, Bukit Gasing, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377730409

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00PM—03:30PM
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    Kedai Makanan RajuPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Kedai Makanan Raju lives up to its reputation of being one of the best banana leaf restaurants in PJ. Its food is known for being MSG free which is a huge bonus for those of us who are more health conscious. The fried squid is a must try to complement your banana leaf rice set that comes with three vegetables, rice and three choices of rich curries and dhal. If you’re ready to splurge more, check out their crab masala and mutton curry too. If you’re sick and tired of rice, highly recommended is swapping for their roti canai, which is spectacular too. 

    Tips

    Their roti canais are the best! So if you have space in your tummy, why not?

    Things to expect

    Lovely open air area that is great for hang outs

    Best with

    Coconut

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

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    Kedai Makanan Raju View restaurant

    No. 27, Jalan Chantek 5/13 (off Jalan Gasing), 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379561361

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    06:00AM—09:00PM
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    Sri Suria Curry House

    Sri Suria Curry House was voted as one of the top 10 places to enjoy banana leaf rice in KL, and quite frankly, it's not that surprising. First and foremost, Sri Suria Curry House has a stunning amount of variety when it comes to their side dishes. Things like stewed lamb rendang, curries, tandoori, fried-to-order selection of fishes and chicken and pretty much anything you seek, they have it. Good curry, a handful of vegetables and a stunning variety of side dishes, what else can you ask for? Maybe you could, mango lassi. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A standard mamak-like dining.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik, Bandung, or Milo Ais.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM12.00

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    May 'N' Mikes Spicy CornerNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    May 'N' Mikes Spicy Corner is all about having it simple - nothing too fancy, nevertheless delicious. The banana leaf meal is truly down to earth as it comes with a generous portion of rice, three side vegetarian dishes and a crispy papadam. It doesn't look as cluttered as most places and it's really easy to eat. Flavours are well on point without being too aggressive, while the side dishes are fairly limited but they make up with good flavours. All and all, a pretty decent place, especially for budget onlookers. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    Homy style cooking in a casual place.

    Best with

    Soft drinks or Teh Tarik.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    May 'N' Mikes Spicy Corner View restaurant

    5, Jalan Gasing, 46000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0122529683

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    08:00AM—04:00PM
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    11:30AM—03:00PM
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