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When it comes to sinful meals, banana leaf rice can’t escape to be in the list that also includes bak kut teh and nasi lemak. Good food are usually not very good for the body, and I guess that is what made us we enjoy it so much. If it is something you can have every day, you would get bored of it very fast isn’t it?

Anyway, one of the more famous banana leaf rice in PJ would be Raju’s that is situated next to La Saelle Secondary School just off Jalan Gasing.

Raju Banana Leaf at Petaling Jaya
they can deep fry everything

Much like most Banana leaf rice places, Raju’s serve all sorts of freshly deep fried stuff to go with the rice on banana leaf accompanying the typical three vegetables and papadum. You can choose from various types of fish, squid (which I love), chicken, fish roe, prawn, and so forth.

There are also other curry dishes, we ordered a plate of curry prawns for the day. Other choices include mutton curry, chicken, and curry squid.

Raju Banana Leaf at Petaling Jaya
prawn, squid, chicken, and the curry
The condiments i absolutely love when having banana leaf rice is the deep fried bitter gourd and chili padi. After deep fried, the bitter gourd is crunchy and only retain a very subtle bitter taste, goes very well with curry. The chili padi is salty and spicy, acts more like a substitute for a spicy and solid version of soya sauce than anything else, to me at least.

Raju Banana Leaf at Petaling Jaya
love the deep fried chili and bitter gourd

As for price, the standard banana leaf rice with just vegetables, papadum, and meatless curry would be around 4 or 5 ringgit. However, the bill can really add up when you add in many other side dishes like what we had that day. Few ringgit a piece of chicken, more than 10 for the squid, the prawns, and drinks. It can easily come up to over 20 ringgit per person. I’d say the price at this place is on par with other banana leaf places.

Map to Raju Banana Leaf at Petaling Jaya
Raju’s is next to La Salle High School

Besides banana leaf rice, you can find many types of traditional indian snacks like vadai here. The tosai and roti canai (also served on banana leaf) are very good here as well.. I also love the outside under-the-tree seatings they have.

If you haven’t been there before, give it a try.

Address:
27, Jalan Cantek 5/13
Off Jalan Gasing
Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.101703, 101.653769

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Discuss : KY eats – Banana Leaf Rice at Raju, Petaling Jaya

  1. it’s lunch time! KY when do we get 5% discount for this place as well?

  2. The food sounded real good as how you described it. What I love most is that it’s outdoor without getting the shirt soaked in “special scents” Haha :P

    As for the pricing, it’s a bit high compared to what we are having here in Penang. A set with either Chicken Curry or Mutton Curry will cost us around RM5.50 to RM6. Even with additional orders of other dishes, it would not even cost us as much as RM20 a person. But I must admit. KL living standard is really high. :P

  3. Oh i used to eat there before. About 8 years ago when i was salesman selling illegal chemical legally. Its great place to ular, got nice big tree ti shade, parking free road side and most importantly- no one will find u hiding there!

  4. chris tock,
    Please propose this for me! :D

    Criz Lai,
    Yeah, the outdoor seating is a godsend.

    Aeroplane1234,
    That illegal chemical legally thingy is interesting!

  5. good, but too expensive for what it is.. we don’t eat here..

  6. Arrggghhhh….artery clogging food!!!! My favourite! But then, we also have great banana leaf rice here in Penang..wait la, I will blog about it in my food blog when I go clog my arteries…(now, I’m in a health freak mode…)

  7. cumi&ciki,
    So long as we don’t over order, it’s not too bad I think. :)

    Foong,
    Hahaha, okay okay. Health freak mode is boring!

  8. My mom actually likes to eat here (she’s not at all into Indian, normally) but she’s often wondered about the place right next door: they’re so much quieter than Raju, but are they really all that bad hah? But since we always go there for Raju’s, we never got round to trying the next door place. Also, a note to all patrons: parking tickets are issued even on Sunday mornings to those parked on unmarked spaces and road shoulders.

  9. Suertes,
    I guess the superior location and dog-follow-dog mentality plays a very big factor in the 2 shops

  10. I’m sorry, but I disagree. The food here is really bad. went there twice, the first time, i thought it was just a one off thing, the curry was sooooooo diluted and tasteless. The second time I went there, it was the same. So i guess, it really is bad. Kanna is so much better.

  11. Try that before. Sometimes, the taste is not consistent, and tasted bad but some times tasted great. What’s constant? THE PRICE IS DAMN EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol, sinful yet pricey. Enjoy eating those sinful food and exercise more!

  12. Bang, you sudah balik kat KLCC?

  13. Sharon,
    I like Kanna too, but I have to disagree with the “so much better” statement. :)

    Superman,
    Hahahhaa, perhaps. I really like the seating area though.

    SK,
    belum lagi.

  14. Yea, Raju’s used to be the place to go for banana leaf, until I tried out Nirwana Maju’s at Bangsar, opposite Bangsar Village 2. It’s pretty good, and pretty reasonable as well. Ahaha :) Try it out ! :)

  15. It’s La Salle not la selle

  16. KY, what’s the verdict in comparison with Penang nasi kandar?

    Come to think of it, I would really like to see your take on the definitive nasi kandar experience in Malaysia.

  17. Bitter gourd – yucks. Will try it without the bitter bits. Just did the review on your KY discount. Tell me what you think.

  18. Haha, I’ve been here before like 5 years ago. LOL.

  19. Jon,
    Ooo interesting, I should try that some day. Thanks. :D

    xyz,
    Ahhh, stupid wikimapia! Thanks for the correction.

    B.H.,
    Ah, I never had the chance (or time) to have nasi kandar in Penang these days.

    eiling,
    Hahaha, okay. I’m over to check it out!

    Simon Seow,
    Yah, me too :D

  20. that’s why i dun really like to eat malay or indian chap fan (mix rice)..it’s so damn expensive..

    with 20 bucks i can eat loads of things to fill my appetite wei..

  21. Nice food introduction. Will like to taste some of the foods there

  22. Yatz,
    It’s a once in a while thing for me too. :D

    Borneo Falcon,
    Do it! :)

  23. Errr….the food not bad but a bit expensive. Once a while will be fine.

  24. Some temptations r impossible 2 resist but………….need to watch out my cholestrol levels.

  25. alanS,
    I agree. :)

    Lena T,
    Exercise! :P

  26. this raju restaurant serve good food…i simply like indian banana leaf food…yummy…

  27. Have to agree with Sharon. Raju’s doesn’t serve good, tasty food as they used to before. Oh well.

  28. vialentino,
    *slurps* :D

    Reta,
    Could be that, or we become more picky too. :)

  29. U guys should give Sri Paandi a try as well. They’re not too bad.

  30. AdRt,
    Oo, one of these days perhaps. Thanks for the tips. :)

  31. Not particulary healthy food issit?

  32. w,
    Not at all, hahaha.

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