Jan 4, 2016

19 Banana Leaf Rice At Krishna Curry House

Happy 2016!! I'm saying this with fireworks going off in the sky - imagining it, of course. It's been a joyful hectic week with two extremely active nephews around.

My New Year resolution is just to get by January without signing off any document with the year 2015. God knows I've done it year in, year out. 

Right, that out of the way, begins this story of my makan (eat) session at Krishna Curry House. Machoman and I are spoon-and-fork people except when it comes to Banana Leaf Rice. How can I say this. There's this extra yumness to our meal when eating with hand. Maybe it's the warmth of our fingers or the absence of metal touching our lips .. I don't know.

And then there's Jen, who  raised an eyebrow at me - I know, I know. Hands, right!  That settled, the food was served.

A jovial waiter attended to us. Three fresh banana leaves were slapped onto the table; he proceeded to spoon rice on to it. Then, the curries were brought out. Cukup?  which means 'enough?' was asked several times as he scooped ladlefuls of curry onto our rice.

This is a picture of Jen using her hand to eat. I giggled at her attempt to do it prettily.

Jen, doing it daintily!
Banana Leaf Rice is basically white rice served on a banana leaf along with an assortment of pickles,  vegetables, papadum and curry gravy. Here's what my meal looks like.

Banana Leaf Rice
The salted dried chili pepper (pictured below) isn't as spicy as it looks. It's like adding that bit of salted fish to our rice. Good stuff!  

Pickle, Chutney, Salted Dried Chili Pepper

In addition, we ordered mutton curry and a fried fish cake. We also tried a cup of flavourful crab rasam.

Vegetables, Fried Fish Cake, Mutton Curry

Krishna Curry House is a nice spacious restaurant  with a laid-back atmosphere.

Krishna Curry House, Petaling Jaya

The bill came up to RM60+ which I thought was reasonable, although not affordable, considering the extra dishes we ordered.

Here's the restaurant address, in case you're keen to try: Jalan SS9A/14 Seri Setia Section 51A, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Have you eaten Banana Leaf Rice before, and did you like it?


19 comments:

  1. No need to be too courteous when it comes to eating with hands. But boy, the last time I ate with my hand was in primary school. Not sure I still know how to eat with hand. Haha.

    You girls sure have quite a lot on the table. I love banana leaf but cannot have it all the time. Pricey, not so good for health.

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    1. ... We were stuffed, haha! I'm with you on the priceyness and also on not having it too often. It is all too easy to overeat!

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  2. That looks really tasty and moreish!

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    1. Always a temptation to over-eat! ^.^

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  3. Lol! I used to eat banana leaf rice with my hands. I enjoyed it and ended with licking my fingers. Nowadays, I prefer eating it with fork and spoon if possible. Can't afford banana leaf rice anymore, health reason, overeating and price.

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    1. It is pricey these days! I have to be careful about going beyond the basic set. ;P

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  4. We eat by our hands even in plates here, especially if we have seafood and grilled dishes. The food looks so inviting!

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    1. Thanks, Lei. It is such a comfortable way to eat and I think, so down-to-earth. :)

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  5. The flavour imparted by banana leaf to the rice is simply too good. I always crave for eating food in banana leaf.The pictures and the food is just too tempting!

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    1. I agree! If only I had enough space to plant a banana tree. Then, I would have a fresh supply - would definitely be making my own version of banana leaf rice!

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  6. Been here and to their previous location a couple of times. Somehow, not as spectacular as before.

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    1. I can't tell. I'm pretty much easily pleased ..haha ^.^

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  7. I like banana leaf rice too especially with spices and curry
    that's finger licking good :P

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  8. Sharon, I am getting hungry looking at these photos! :) :)

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    1. Come join me, Linda! Oh, what am I saying. I wish we didn't live so far away from each other.

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  9. I'm not into Indian food because of the strong spices. I think I can only take mee goreng & ikan bilis nasi goreng. Hahaha!

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    1. Haha...that sounds like me and coffee, Shirley!!

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  10. I love eating in banana leaf it gives an authenticity to Indian food.

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