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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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