One of the best ways to enjoy a lazy weekend is a leisurely Banana Leaf lunch with friends. We had decided to take a friend of ours to this particular stall within the Petaling Jaya Old Town Medan Selera to sample the food plus to snap a few pictures. He had recently acquired a brand new Nikon D40 which we both salivating over. Since it was raining, lots of shots were taken of raindrops to see the bounce back effect they gave.
When it comes to banana leaf rice, I have certain must have favourites. I was incredibly happy when I found they served fried bittergourd. Sliced wafer thin, it's dipped in a batter and fried till crispy. Excellent with rice and curry from the pot or just eaten plain like a snack. What really stood out for this particular item was they didn't add too much batter hence I wasn't just eaten fried flour only.
Another must have is the Chicken Varuval. Slightly dry but full of spices and curry leaves to give it so much flavour, it's great with lots of rice. Cut to bite size pieces, you can share this with your lunch companions. Then you have the usual selection of vegetables they give with the rice - chopped cucumber and pineapple in yoghurt to cool you down, spinach and etc. Overall, we quite liked the food here as it feels quite home made. Selection is not as big compared to say Kannas but as long as they have my 2 favourites, I'm pretty happy already.
Don't forget dessert too as the Ice Kacang at the neighbouring stalls are excellent. There's two stalls flanking the Kie Kie Chicken Rice stall. We originally went to the one at the corner but now switched the bigger stall in the middle as it tastes nicer.
Gerai Makanan Usha
27, Taman Selera
(Halal. Closed on Mondays. The food court is located next to the Pasar Besar Jalan Othman.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
Tagged with: Malaysian Food + Banana Leaf Rice