Banana Leaf Rice @ Kanna Curry House, Puchong Jaya
It was a 2-1 vote for Kanna Curry House!
We recently realized that there was a Restoran Pelita around the vicinity but decided not to go there as some of us had an Indian curry craving to satisfy.
Banana leaf rice is pretty popular in KL and there are many Indian restaurants which offer this for lunch/dinner. Typically, folks will have it for lunch… and then, succumb to a wonderful carbohydrate-induced coma after that. ^^
Kanna Curry House is pretty popular around Petaling Jaya with branches near SS2, Jalan Gasing and here in Puchong Jaya. So, we could not go wrong with our lunch choice!
Banana leaf rice as the name implies is rice served on a piece of banana leaf accompanied by various vegetarian dishes as well as the optional meat dishes of fish, squid, chicken or mutton. Note that Indians, being Hindus do not eat beef and so, beef is not served. The typical serving of banana leaf rice comes with at least 3 types of vegetables along with a fried papadam (which is made of wheat flour…) and lots of curry sauce – dhal, chicken or fish.
Kanna Curry House is particularly famous for their deep fried delicacies, i.e. the chicken and squid. The chicken (skinless) is coated with spices and curry powder and deep fried in hot oil just outside the restaurant. The squid is also coated in a spicy batter and deep fried with some curry leaves and onion for added flavour.
Well, we had a hearty lunch and felt like taking a nap once we got back to the office.
However, lunch was pretty pricey. The fried squid or “sotong” costs RM6.50 per pax, while a banana leaf rice with fried chicken costs around RM10 (including drinks).
Despite the price of banana leaf rice being pricey (starts at around RM4.50 and above), you can ask for refills of rice, curry, papadam and vegetable side dishes for free.
Kanna Curry House
No 21, Jalan Kenari 17d, Bandar Puchong Jaya
Puchong, Selangor 47100