Best Banana Leaf in KL
A national delicacy – next to Nasi Lemak of course, is banana leaf rice. What more could you ask for than steamed rice served on a banana leaf drenched with curries and served with meat (depending on your dietary restrictions), vegetables and last but not least, papadom.
We’re already salivating just writing that paragraph and we know you are too, reading it.
Now join us in the search of the best banana leaf in KL!
1. Sri Nirwana Maju (Bangsar, KL)
Depending on which Malaysian you ask, the answers for the best banana leaf in KL will vary but we’re pretty sure Sri Nirwana Maju in Bangsar will be one of them.
Located opposite Bangsar Village 2, this restaurant attracts long lines every lunch time despite its simple & humble exterior & interior, don’t be fooled as the banana leaf they serve is top-notch!
Once you order their banana leaf dish, it’ll come with rice, 3 vegetables, your choice of curry and your choice of meat. The choice of meat ranges from chicken, mutton, fish, prawns and squid. But of course there are vegetarian options too.
Prices vary from the meat options chosen but it’s approximately RM13 per person.
Address: 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday: 11 am – 1am
Phone: 03-2287 8445
2. Aunty Manju’s (TTDI, KL)
A hidden banana leaf gem, Aunty Manju’s is where it’s at when one is finding banana leaf in TTDI.
One of the reasons Aunty Manju’s lands on this list? It’s because they serve 4 vegetarian sides compared to the usual 3 sides.
Also a highly recommended dish to order from them is their mutton bone marrow curry, cooked to the point of the meat turning so delectable & tender, it’ll melt right in your mouth. You’ll definitely be coming back for this dish at RM6.50 per Bone Marrow!
Prices start at RM8.50 for a basic banana leaf meal but will increase if you add-on more sides & dishes.
Address: 18, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 1am
Phone: 03-7733 5954
3. Devi’s Corner (Bangsar, KL)
Anyone who has a night out in Bangsar will know this place very well.
Yes, it’s that Devi’s Corner where red-faced and slightly (definitely) inebriated folks gather to end the night (or start the morning) with a plate of maggi goreng or a soothing steamy cup of teh tarik.
You might be wondering how maggi goreng ends up on an article about the best banana leaf in KL but it’s because Devi’s Corner doubles up as a banana leaf hotspot in the day then best! mamak! ever! In Bangsar come nightfall.
But do note, their banana leaf is still serve at night, cutoff time is 11pm.
To find this banana leaf haven, head upstairs and find yourself in an air-conditioned space in which you’ll be greeted with the basic banana leaf package: steamed rice, 3 vegetable sides and papadom.
But when it’s time to choose your choice of curry, this is when Devi’s Corner speciality come into play. Offering more than the usual chicken, fish & mutton curry, Devi’s also offers a crab curry that is not only just thick, spicy but delicious!
Address: 14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours
Phone: 012-267 6714
4. Kanna Curry House (PJ)
A contender with Devi’s Corner, Kanna Curry House also serves up a mouth-watering crab curry infused with a secret blend of herb & spices.
Being one of the more affordable places serving banana leaf in KL, a basic banana leaf package will run you about RM7. If you choose a meat side, it’ll cost you a little more, around RM11-17.
Another customer favourite dish is their mutton varuval, mutton cooked to tender perfection and enhanced with the perfect amount of spices. If deep-fried meat is more your thing, many reviews have stated that Kanna Curry House has one of the best fried chicken, squid and fish!
With so many franchises open, there’s no wonder why Kanna Curry House is a favourite amongst the PJ folks!
However, the one we at The Cool Bears frequent the most is at Taman Mayang so we’ll direct you there.
Address: No 2, Jalan SS 26/6, Taman Mayang Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 6am – 10pm
Phone: 03-7880 6660
Mhm, is your stomach growling loudly as us?
Then how about checking out some of our other articles about food in KL? Like the top five places of dessert cafes or six places you MUST go to satiate any brunch cravings now!
Your stomach will surely be growling then!