Banana Leaf Rice @ Sri Devi

Restoran Sri Devi
SS15 Subang Jaya
(same row as Maybank)

A few Sundays ago, LL suddenly had a craving for Banana Leaf Rice… seems he hadn’t eaten this for months wor! We had an errand to run in Subang, so we headed to this restaurant in Subang Town Centre.

It was just after 11.00am when we reached there, still early for the lunch crowd. However, their trays of dishes were all set out, ready for the hungry hordes…

Trays and trays of sumptious-looking curries…
We waited a while for them to get the fresh banana leaves ready. Once the leaves were on our table, they were quickly filled up with rice and all the necessary condiments, topped with the mandatory papaddam…

First dish I ordered was my mandatory Fried Bittergourd. Here, the thin slices of bittergourd were dipped in some batter and fried to a beautiful crisp… they looked so pretty, too! As LL doesn’t like bittergourd, I happily finished this small plate by myself!

Their Lamb Curry was done perfectly – taste-wise and tenderness-wise. The lamb had been simmered to melt-in-the-mouth tenderness in the fragrant spices… went very well with the rice! This is one dish that’s qualified for “repeat” orders!

We ordered 1 piece of Fried Tenggiri. Fresh from the wok, the fish was perfectly marinated, coated in a thin batter of masala and while crispy on the outside, it was juicy and tender inside.

However, the Fried Chicken didn’t fare as well. For one, the chicken was chopped into too-small pieces and they were over-fried – too dry and almost bitter. Quite disappointing.
The mandatory resam was served… to aid digestion and “dissolve” the fats…
The bill for the above for 2 persons came to RM30, inclusive of 2 Teh-O-Ais-Limau.

My rating: 6.5/10

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4 Responses to “Banana Leaf Rice @ Sri Devi”

  1. J2Kfm
    September 30, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    wow, delicous. I admit I’m no fan of bitter gourds, but somehow the fried ones in curry rice shops are timeless classic.
    how does rasam taste like? sour?

  2. Christy
    October 1, 2008 at 2:30 am #

    Awwww…..curry…I can’t take them..but they’re really popular yea…especially among us Malaysians who just love anything spicy, don’t we:p

    I don’t like bitter gourds either:p

  3. Pureglutton
    October 3, 2008 at 12:46 am #

    j2kfm: Yeah, resam is sourish with a hint of spices… help “dilutes” the oiliness, hehe!

  4. Pureglutton
    October 3, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    christy: Hey, u don’t know what you’re missing, hehe! I love spicy food like a true blue M’sian, haha!

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