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One of my favorite Indian food is the banana leaf rice at Kannan’s. They have one of the better set-ups there is; tables under the shade of trees with fresh air and ample of space of the outdoor. There are tables in the restaurant itself too, if you prefer to get inside or when the weather isn’t cooperating.

Banana Leaf Rice at Kannan Curry House
this place has both indoor and outdoor tables

For the uninformed, banana leaf rice is served, well, on a sheet of banana leaf instead of plates. Three to four types of vegetables is then served on the leaf, with rice and some papadum. There are usually a few types of curry to choose from, and a few other items to alter the taste, such as dried salted chili padi and chutney.

For the dinner, I ordered a piece of fried chicken and a small plate of deep fried fish egg as compliments to the main dish. The vegetables served were fresh cucumber, cabbage, and okra. There were some fried bitter gourd as well. Fish curry, chicken curry, and dal. Overall it was a very satisfying dinner.

Banana Leaf Rice at Kannan Curry House
the proper way to eat is by using your fingers

The bill came up to less than RM 20.00 for two pax. The banana leaf rice itself was only RM 4.00 per serving, while the other two dishes and drinks made up the rest of the bill. A pretty fair price considering a single piece of fried chicken at KAYU nasi kandar costs RM 6.00.

Here’s the fun part — did you know that there are certain hidden codes you could do with the banana leaf upon completion of your meal? If the food was good, fold the leaf from top down. If bad, fold the leaf from bottom up. And if you fold one corner of the leaf, you are telling the server to charge everything on you and not to bother your guests.

map to seksyen 17, petaling Jaya, Kannan Curry House
Kannan Curry house is situated near SS2’s Rothman Roundabout

this entry was originally posted on Monsterblog
a tale of two superheroes posted about this place too.

Address:
Jalan 17/45
Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.119819, 101.629887

Discuss : KY eats – Banana Leaf Rice at Kanna Curry House, PJ Seksyen 17

  1. Hey, one of my friends taught me about those ‘hidden codes’ too! Haha..Since then, everytime I go for banana leaf rice, I would always get confused as in should I fold it from top to down or the other way round. :p

  2. wow…. didn’t know the there is a hidden code! Thanks for the info! next time I will for it bottom up even though it is good. 😉 kidding.

  3. supergirlfriend,
    down to top, like on the way up!

    kljs,
    learn something new everyday. 😀

  4. nyum nyum nyum.. very good place 😀 …

  5. i still prefer rajoos at pj old town area 🙂 yummy

  6. oo u remind me…time to eat banana indian rice after i recover ..

    hey , u’re no 9 here http://malaysia.dailyvoices.com/community

    congrats!

  7. ping,
    Ooo, then I should try that then.

    sasha,
    thanks. 😀

  8. Wow, I love eating banana leaf rice. Its darn fulfilling. XD RM6 for a piece of Chicken is too much…

  9. Lord,
    banana leaf rice is usually not cheap..

  10. Wow … seems pretty unique for a mamak/indian restaurant!

    Do checkout my flog + day-to-day rants too!

    Cheers!

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  14. I love Kanna’s too. The Banana Leaf is great. A place I recently got hooked on after my friend’s recommendation is Sam’s Kitchen in Tman Maluri. So far its one of the cleanest restaurant I’ve been too. Food is typical South Indian and super. Try the Mutton Kothu Parotta, Rava Thosai and the Banana Leaf.

  15. Long time didn’t eat banana leaf rice liao! Must drop by here…

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