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Tuesday 28 May 2013

Banana Leaf Weekend?

Over the weekend I got a message from a good old buddy (a childhood friend and fellow parishioner from Kuala Terengganu) asking me if we’ll be sampling banana leaf rice. He’s now residing in Brussels (and no, he’s not Jean Claude Van Damme) and comes back to Malaysia every so often, and he misses Malaysian food terribly.

Bless his soul! We’ve overlooked this particular cuisine so it looks like we’ll be leafing through some banana (pardon the bad pun) this weekend, and Brendan cannot be more thrilled.

Everyone who knows us intimately will know of our son’s obsession with chicken curry, specifically the south Indian variety. We swear at the rate he’s going we’ll have an Indian lady for a daughter-in-law, given his penchant for curry since his prepubescent days.

We did some research and came up with the following options:

Restoran Kader
24, Jalan Lebuh Ampang
50100 Kuala Lumpur

Mathai's Banana Leaf Rice
Mayflower Seafood Restaurant
144A Jalan Vivekananda, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Vishal Food & Catering
No. 22, Jalan Scott off Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
50470 Kuala Lumpur

The first shop is near and dear to us, and is actually our default banana leaf restaurant (within walking distance from our apartment). The latter two shops are what we’ve gleaned off the internet. Yes, there are a slew of banana leaf establishments in Bangsar and Petaling Jaya but we’d rather not pay through our noses to experience banana leaf dining.

So Mr. Francis Felix Cherian, you wish is our command J

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