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Banana Leaf Rice – A Mouthwatering Introduction

The pleasing and charming kolams that adorn a floors of a selling malls remind us that Deepavali is usually around a corner. To get into a suggestion of a festival of lights, a blogging organisation motionless to indulge in one of Malaysia’s favourite Indian dishes – banana root rice. After all, if there’s one thing that brings Malaysians together, it’s food!

So armed with a inspired tummies, we ventured to a community banana root rice eatery for a gratifying meal.


What is banana root rice?

It’s a normal process of portion rice dishes on banana leaves instead of plates that was brought over to Malaysia during a emigration of South Indians. A singular dining experience, it will torment your ambience buds with all kinds of flavours, while stuffing your stomach with contentment.

A standard portion of banana root rice


There is no tough and quick order when it comes to banana root rice. No dual restaurants are alike, with any carrying their possess specialties. Some of a favourite side dishes are boiled ikan bulus (silver whiting fish), mutton curry and telur ikan (fish roe).

How should we eat it?


For a some-more authentic experience, we were speedy to use a hands as it is pronounced to worsen a senses and raise a taste. However, we were reminded to never eat with your left hand, as it is deliberate unclean.

To overlay or not to fold


At a finish of a meal, we learnt that we should overlay a root to weigh that we are done. It is best to overlay a root inwards towards you, as that shows a appreciation for a meal. Folding a outwards is customarily finished during funerals and wakes as a pointer of upraise to a family of a deceased. So, remember, always overlay it towards you!

Help, my stomach is on fire!


For those of us with ethereal stomachs, a mango lassi is a ideal accompaniment to a meal. It’s a yoghurt-based splash that is not usually refreshing, though helps put out a glow in a stomach too!

Where can we get a taste?

Indian restaurants are aplenty during Brickfields, home of Little India in Kuala Lumpur and it’s simply permitted by open transport. But if you’re feeling adventurous, here are some of a many renouned banana root rice eateries around Klang Valley:

  • Devi’s Corner (14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur)
  • Krishna Curry House (D-G and E-G, Jalan SS9A/14,Seri Setia Sungai Way, Petaling Jaya)
  • The Lotus Family Restaurant (13 15, Jalan Gasing, 46000 Petaling Jaya)
  • Raju’s Restaurant (27, Jalan Chantek 5/13, Off Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya)
  • Sri Ganapathi Mess (47, Jalan 1/10, Seksyen 1, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor)
  • Sri Nirwana Maju (43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur)


Know of any other must-try banana root places that we missed? Let us know in a comments territory below.


Want to be partial of some Deepavali festivities? Join a Deepavali Open House celebrations, that will be hold in Malacca on a 1st of Nov 2014.

Find out some-more during and get to know other cultures and birthright in Malaysia.

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