We were in Bangsar Village to run some errands, and instead of heading to our usual lunch spot, we crossed the street to Devi's Corner for some banana leaf rice! It is our first time dining here, however we have heard good things about Devi's Corner - they are also the proud recipient of the "Best Hawker/Mamak" in the Time Out KL Food Awards 2011.
We were here on a Friday afternoon, and gosh there was a long queue all the way from the restaurant, down the stairs and out the door. (They serve banana leaf rice in the upstairs portion of the restaurant only) It was super busy! But luckily, they have a very good system and we were seated before too long. The tables here are communal, so you'll most probably be sitting next to a stranger during your meal.
Service is efficient, as soon as we sat down, our orders were taken and then a couple of minutes later a banana leaf was placed in front of us, followed by scoops of rice and all the different vegetarian dishes and condiments. There was deep fried bittergourd, spiced cauliflower, mango chutney (Hubby got a nicer piece with lots of mango flesh whereas I got the seed and skin only :() and a green vegetable stalk-dish. There was also a choice of 3 different sauces to top on our rice, I went for crab curry which was quite spicy but very rich and pretty yummy with the rice. I thought that the vegetable choices during this visit were average (not sure if it gets rotated on a daily basis) but the poppadums and curry sauce were good.
Banana leaf rice (RM7)
Nice poppadoms - crispy and addictive!
Cauliflower and bittergourd
Green vegetable stalks and mango chutney
We also ordered a mutton curry (RM10) to share. The portion was fairly large and meaty (not too much bones) which is a good thing, and the mutton was tender.
Verdict: Good and fast service, decent banana leaf rice.
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Location: Devi's Corner, 69 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar. (opposite Bangsar Village II)
Tel: 03-2282 7591
GPS Coordinates: 3.130178, 101.670946