Banana Leaf Rice with the twist of evolution
Banana leaf rice is originated from South India and is often served with an assortment of vegetables, pickles, curry, and some papadum. Banana leaf rice meaning white rice serving on a banana leaf, and traditionally eaten with hands. Being in Malaysia, we really have the luxury of food from different cultures. Having said that, one of my favourite local delights is no other than the banana leaf rice. It’s one of those meals where you eat your heart out. Most banana leaf restaurants served with banana leaf and the waiter would come to you and serve your dishes and curry.
Here in The Banana Leaf Restaurant, everything is self service. We still have the leaf, but it was nicely cut to fit into this round steel plate and we get to take whatever we like but pay the price later if you know what I mean. But I really like it this way, because it seems so much more convenient to eat from a plate. Imagine having to move to another table with the leaf, lolz… This is a good evolution, but lack the authenticity from the eating culture of real banana leaf rice.
So here, we still have rice served on banana leaf but in a plate. Even the papadum is freshly pre-packed individually. There are many types of curry, chicken, mutton, fish and dahl. Also, an array of vegetables and pickles. There is ready fried chicken and fried fish but you can order freshly fried ones as well.
Apart from banana leaf rice, The Banana Leaf also serves common mamak food like fried noodles, briyani, fried rice and a variety of roti.
The Banana Leaf is located in
Plaza Mont’ Kiara (Next to McDonalds)
2,Jalan Kiara, Mont’ Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hrs: 8am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm (Mon to Fri),
11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm (Sat & Sun)