Rise and shine foodies! Been feeling adventurous lately? It’s time to add some exciting spice to your life with YES, you’ve guessed it Banana Leaf Rice! Let’s embark on a flavourful journey as we unfold the vibrant world of banana leaf rice together – where each listed spot is a colourful symphony of spices and a celebration of South Indian cuisine.
12 Banana Leaf Rice You Must Not Miss Out In KL & PJ
1. Puchong Chettinad Mess
One is definitely no stranger to Puchong Chettinad Mess! As a viral hit among Malaysians from all ages, this mamak serves some irresistibly delicious banana leaf rice that’s filled with rich chicken curry and even has spicy sides such as sambar, marinated sotong, keerai kootu, raita, rasam and their signature mango patchadi. If you love BLR, a visit to Puchong Chettinad Mess will make you feel like you’ve won the lottery!
Puchong Chettinad Mess
Address: 11, Jalan Puteri 7/9, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (11 am – 2.30 pm), Closed on Mondays
Link (s): Instagram
2. Bala’s Banana Leaf Rice
From freshly fried papadams, to juicy sotong and of course the hearty banana leaf rice, Bala’s Banana Leaf Rice will definitely have you jumping for joy! Although it may seem unorthodox to dine on banana leaf from a metal tray, Bala’s delightful variety of wide-ranging Bombay chicken, mutton varuval curries and side dishes makes revisits super worth it. Sedapnya!
Bala’s Banana Leaf Rice
Address: 25, Lorong Ara Kiri 1, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (8 am – 9 pm)
3. Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
Next up is none other than the famous ‘Michelin Bib Gourmand’ acclaimed, Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju. Nestled in the lively street of Jalan Telawi, Sri Nirwana Maju attracts many hungry daredevils that crave for a hit of intense spice. Serving an authentic selection of fish, lamb and chicken dishes, there’s plenty of vegetarian-friendly options too. We dare you to give it a shot! Beware foodies, it’s hot like fire!
Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
Address: 43, Jln Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Monday (11.30 am – 11 pm), Closed on Tuesdays
Link (s): Facebook
4. BananaBro Kota Damansara
‘Hot Food, Curry Mood, Belly Full’ that’s BananaBro’s motto! Makan and cherish enjoyable moments while bonding with your loved ones over a fulfilling meal of banana leaf rice that will have you all wanting more. Pssst… All side dishes in BananaBro’s Craving Sets are refillable. From deep fried cucumber raita to spicy snakey gourds, don’t be shy to top up and get second or even third servings! Are you game Bro?
Address: 25-1, Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10 am – 9 pm)
5. Sri Ganapathi Mess
Staying true to their roots, Sri Ganapathi Mess stands out from the crowd by serving up incredibly authentic fish curries and flavourful chicken varuval. Trying out their fried sotong and crab rassam is also a must foodies! Head on there now for a taste of spice Heaven.
Sri Ganapathi Mess
Address: 47, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday (11 am – 3.45 pm) & Tuesday to Sunday (11.15 am – 4 pm)
6. Fierce Curry House
Hey spice enthusiasts, we’ve got an exclusive hidden gem for you! Serving banana leaf rice only on weekends and public holidays, join in the fun at Fierce Curry House as your taste buds come alive. Their base set includes classic staples such as white rice, choice of curries (fish, crab, sambar and chicken), fried bitter gourd, rasam, pickles, four veggies, salted chili and pappadam.
Fierce Curry House
Address: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Wednesday to Monday (11.30 am – 3 pm & 5 – 10 pm), Closed on Tuesdays
7. Acha Curry House
With many Malaysians raving about their highly flavourful curries, Acha Curry House is next on our list. From crab, chicken, dhal and to salted fish curry, Acha Curry House truly nails it on all their curry creations to take your banana leaf experience up a notch. P.S: Veggie dishes are refillable over here too yay!
Acha Curry House
Address: 42, Jalan SS 2/4a, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (10.30 am – 4.30 pm)
8. Big Leaf BLR
Rain or shine, Big Leaf BLR always promises to cook up a storm! Serving many must-try banana leaf favourites such as curry prawns, marinated squid, saucy beef and fried chicken, choose either white or red rice to fulfill all your spice cravings. Bursting with flavours and colours, it’s perfect for all your lunch and dinner outings!
Big Leaf BLR
Address: 600-GF, Jalan 17/12, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am – 10 pm)
9. Sri Paandi Restaurant
Craving for banana leaf rice all the time? Sri Paandi Restaurant is here to satisfy you with an array of traditional Chettinad inspired cuisines ‘round the clock as it’s open from 6 AM to 12 AM everyday! Whether it be at sunrise or night time, keep the spice party going until the stars come out to join the feast with you and your late night makan buddies.
Sri Paandi Restaurant
Address: No. 254, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (6 am – 12 am)
10. Kanna Curry House
Next, step into the aromatic embrace of Kanna Curry House, where fragrant flavours of sambal prawn, mutton curry and rassam await to transport your senses on a mouthwateringly tasty adventure. It’s deliciousness in every bite!
Kanna Curry House
Address: 29, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (7 am – 9 pm)
11. Mollagaa Restaurant
Promising to serve up genuine banana leaf rice with a home-cook style, Mollagaa Restaurant enhances on their recipes with only the highest quality of Indian spices and has a no MSG added policy. Every bite will definitely be a tantalizing trip to Paradise for your taste buds!
Address: 50A, Leboh Ampang, City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday (11 am – 10 pm)
12. The Ganga Cafe
Starting with a deep love and appreciation for Indian food, The Ganga Cafe has a keen desire to create healthy vegan dining experiences for all you avid vegan banana leaf lovers out there! So enjoy every nourishing bite as you step toward a healthier and happier you all while still satisfying on your BLR cravings.
The Ganga Cafe
Address: 19, Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday (10 am – 10 pm) & Saturday and Sunday (9 am – 10 pm)
Status: Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten-Free Friendly
‘Curry’ On & Spice Up Your Appetite Now!
As you wipe away that last smudge of curry from your banana leaf, remember to savour the rich tapestry of flavours that makes banana leaf rice a meaningful and unforgettable cultural experience. So go ahead and spice up your life, one spicy layer at a time!
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