Unless you are not a fan of any spicy meal, it’s hard to resist a scrumptious banana leaf rice combo which consists of rice drenched with various curries, vegetables and choices of meat/seafood dishes to pair with. So, for those who are craving for banana leaf rice, here are the Top 10 Banana Leaf Rice in KL & Selangor.
1) Vishal Food & Catering
Founded in 2004, Vishal Food and Catering is no stranger to most patrons who work around the KL Sentral area craving for tasty banana leaf rice. Needless to say, the restaurant is typically packed to the brim during lunch hours. You can expect plenty of delectable choices here to go along with your banana leaf rice. For instance, their mutton dishes alone consists of 10 different cooking styles from Mutton Chop to Mutton Varuval. Other recommended dishes worth trying here includes Chicken Varuval and Fish Curry.
2) Devi’s Corner Banana Leaf
Devi’s Corner needs no introduction, given its reputation as one of the most popular banana leaf rice restaurants that have attracted both locals and even tourists. Some of their recommended dishes to complement their banana leaf rice includes the crab curry and mutton varuval. A word of warning, though: even though the restaurant consists of two floors, expect huge crowds during lunch hours and peak hours.
3) Masala Wheels
Masala Wheels specialises in Sri Lankan-style banana leaf rice, which is said to be flavourful and spicier in taste. For starters, their banana leaf rice comes with various types of side dishes and curries to go along with a heap of white rice. Then comes their main dishes, with Masala Wheels’ signature Crab Rasam which happens to be their speciality. Other dishes such as Mutton Varuval and Chicken 65 are equally recommended as well. If you are here to enjoy their banana leaf rice, keep in mind that it is only available during lunchtime from Mondays to Saturdays.
Bananabro’s restaurant concept may be modern, particularly with all the bright and vibrant decor seen in their two outlets at Berjaya Times Square and Sri Petaling. But they take pride in offering authentic banana leaf rice using only fresh and quality ingredients. For the first-timers, you might want to start off with their signature Craving Set. Available from 11 am onwards, this banana leaf rice set consists of three side dishes: rasam, yoghurt and papadum. Not to mention there are four different curries to choose from including Chicken Curry, Mung Bean Curry, Fish Curry and Dhal to go with your rice. Just don’t forget to pair your hearty banana rice meal with a refreshing glass of Mango Lassi or the iced foamy Teh Tarik Lawa.
5) Acha’s Curry House
Located at Bukit Gasing, Acha Curry House is a crowd favourite among many PJ folks. Their banana leaf rice meal is the real deal: full of flavour thanks to their well-spiced curries (there are four types to choose from) that complements well with the white rice. For their main dishes, they offer plenty of choices including the likes of mutton varuval, fried tenggiri (mackerel) fish and crab curry. They are no slouch when it comes to their assorted side dishes either, particular must-order items include fried bitter gourd and crunchy ikan bilis sambal.
6) Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
This popular banana leaf rice restaurant certainly knows a thing or two about serving a hearty and tummy-satisfying meal. Their banana rice meal comes with a set of rasam, curries, papadom and four different types of vegetable dishes ranging from fried bitter gourd to yoghurt cucumber. When it comes to main dishes, Sri Nirwana Maju’s menu is extensive, consisting of everything from Mutton Masala to Chicken Varuval and Fish Head Curry. They also serve vegetarian dishes as well, namely Taufu Sambal and Vegetarian Chicken Masala.
7) Sri Ganapathy Mess
Four types of curries, fluffy steamed white rice, assorted vegetable side dishes and crispy papadom — all generously served on a banana leaf to tantalise your taste buds. And this is where Sri Ganapathy Mess excels the most when it comes to serving banana leaf rice. They have plenty of curried/fried meat and seafood dishes to choose from, namely mutton/chicken varuval and freshly-cooked, deep-fried calamari.
8) Puchong Chettinad Mess
Unlike most banana leaf rice restaurants in Klang Valley, Puchong Chettinad Mess is more of a hidden food spot. But not to worry, though. All you have to do is to look out for a signboard that said “Chakra Catering Services”. The place itself is actually located on the first floor. As for their banana rice meal, you can expect a set of white rice with four types of vegetables, curries and crispy papadom. For meat lovers, some of their recommended menu include Chicken Varuval and Chicken 65.
9) Kanna Curry House
Kanna Curry House has been operating its banana leaf rice restaurant business for over three decades. It even famously topped the list as the “Best Banana Leaf Rice Restaurant in Klang Valley” by The Star People’s Food Awards back in 2014. And it’s easy to see why: They take pride in preserving its authenticity by sourcing most of their spices and ingredients all the way from India. Some of their popular meat dishes that go well with the banana leaf rice include Kanna Curry House’s signature pressure-fried chicken and mutton varuval.
10) Moorthy’s Mathai Banana Leaf Restaurant
Those who live in Subang Jaya would most likely familiar with Moorthy’s Mathai Restaurant in USJ 4. They are known for their banana leaf rice meal that comes with plenty of side dishes and flavourful curries. Of course, those who regularly patronise the restaurant would tell you that one of Moorthy’s main-dish specialities is their famous fried tenggiri fish.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.