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Top 5 Banana Leaf in PJ That Will Make You Say – Tambah Nasi!

If there’s ONE thing every Malaysian loves, it is foooood!

One of the most delicious meals which are loved by us is banana leaf rice. A mixture of curries, fries and veggies served in the traditional south Indian way makes it a unique meal experience.

Scrumptious and wholesome at the same time, a good banana leaf serving will tickle your taste-buds and leave you drooling for more 🤤

Nothing can be more satisfying than enjoying the steamed rice together with an assortment of curry, veggies, acar and papadum.

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PJ is surrounded with banana leaf restaurants and in this article we will recommend the top 5 restaurants to visit.

1.ACHA CURRY HOUSE @Bukit Gasing

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Being one of the most popular banana leaf restaurants in PJ, Acha Curry House is famous for their sambal ikan bilis which is perfectly spiced with caramelized onions.

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Their crab curry is delicious too, and the best part is that you can take many helpings of rice, unlike several other places.

If you enjoy a variety of curry, you must head to this place as they have different types of curry, from salted fish to country style gravy.

Address: No. 271, Jalan 5/ 51, Petaling Garden, 46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: 7 am to 4 pm daily

2. SRI GANAPATHI MESS @Seksyen 1, PJ

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This place is easy to miss as it’s located in a single-storey bungalow and hidden amidst the surrounding residential houses.

However, Sri Ganapathi Mess is clearly a favourite among the locals. The home set up gives the restaurant a very homely vibe and makes the dining experience comfy.

They take pride in their authentic recipes and serve the best crab rasam in town, which is also their signature dish.

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The mutton varuval is tender and the flavours pack quite some punch! Don’t forget to drench your rice in the fish curry and enjoy the meal with a glass of teh tarik. The only downside is finding a parking spot can be pretty challenging.

Address: No. 47, Jalan 1/ 10, Seksyen 1, 46000, Petaling Jaya

Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 4 pm daily

3. KRISHNA CURRY HOUSE @Jalan SS9A/14

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Krishna Curry House is where you want to head to for some authentic biryani and claypot dishes.

The restaurant’s sambar is highly sought after as it’s rich in flavour and spices.

While the service can be slightly slower during peak hours, the delicious food more than makes up for it!

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Wrap up your meal with a cup of their iconic Bru coffee.

Address: D-G & E-G, Jalan SS9A/14, Seri Setia Sungai Way, 47300 Petaling Jaya.

Opening Hours: 7 am to 10 pm daily

4. MACHA & CO @The Curve

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Macha & Co. has several outlets across Klang Valley, but the one in The Curve is well known for their banana leaf set meals.

The fried tenggiri fish and black pepper prawns deserve a special mention from us – crisp and flaky on the outside and succulent inside.

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Address: G Level, The Curve, 6, Jalan PJU 7/ 3 Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: 8 am to 10 pm (Mon- Fri), 10 am to 11 pm (Sat- Sun)

5. RESTORAN KANNA CURRY HOUSE @Seksyen 17, PJ

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You would frequently find Kannna Curry House crowded, so if possible, it’s better to avoid peak office hours.

Having been around for a long time, they still maintained their quality and serve a decent variety of choices, from fried mutton to curried squid. If you like your food spicy, you may even try their fiery curry ketam.

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Address: No. 29, Jalan 17/45, Seksyen 17, 46400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours: 7 am to 10 pm daily

Recap of The Best Banana Leaf Rice in PJ

  1. ACHA CURRY HOUSE @Bukit Gasing
  2. SRI GANAPATHI MESS @Seksyen 1, PJ
  3. KRISHNA CURRY HOUSE @Jalan SS9A/14
  4. MACHA & CO @The Curve
  5. RESTORAN KANNA CURRY HOUSE @Seksyen 17, PJ

So go ahead and explore these banana leaf restaurants in PJ!

P.S – If you enjoy the meal, remember to fold your leaf inwards to indicate your satisfaction! 👍👍

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