We visit a favourite banana leaf joint in Petaling Gardens to try out their delicious curries, crispy sambal ikan bills and of course all the delicious dishes that comes with a nasi daun pisang. Check it out!
6 types of curry here like crab curry and salted fish curry!
271, Jalan 5/51,
Tel: 012-273 5096, 016-296 8809
6 kinds of curry! Need we say more?
Service can be a little slow during lunch rush but they have friendly staff
Folks in PJ have been coming to this hidden Banana Leaf Rice place for more than 5 years. Relatively young compared to other curry institutions in PJ like Kanna or Raju's they are nevertheless enthusiastic and consistent with their fare.
There is an excellent selection of curries here including Kari Ketam and Kari Ikan Masin alongside the usual Fish, Chicken, Mutton and Sambar. That's 6 kinds of curries to choose from! Plus they bring all the curries and the vegetables to your table, so you can help yourself to however much you like.
Here thereof course all the other usual selection like fried bittergrourd, spinach, cucumber raita and a wicked fried tenggiri (recommended!) Everything an honest to goodness banana leaf joint should have. A basic vegetarian banana leaf will set you back RM6.50 and the rest are add ons. Pretty reasonable we think.
However, one of the hot items here that keeps people coming back is their sambal ikan bilis. Oh yeah, you heard us sambal ikan bilis, that’s a little crispy with lots of onions. It spicy with caramelisation. It's an extra RM1 but go for it! This is what you should not miss here.
Opt for the Indian rice here since it’s not as heavy as the normal rice and soaks up gravy better. Have it with all the trimmings including the crispy chilli and papadoms. We recommend the lamb and chicken varuval and if you come on Sundays, their special dish is mutton bone marrow.
This little corner lot is hidden without a signboard but just look out for the road sign Jalan 5/51 and it's right there under a green roof. They cook just enough daily so it usually finishes up by the time lunchtime is over. So come a little early for lunch so you can have everything.