Thursday, March 29, 2012

Banana Leaf Rice @ Devi's Corner, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

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. 

Full set of photos available to view here.

Location: Devi's Corner, 69 Jalan Telawi 3, 59100 Bangsar. (opposite Bangsar Village II)

Tel: 03-2282 7591

GPS Coordinates: 3.130178, 101.670946

13 comments:

  1. mmm i like. Used to go to Kanna but now they dont use real banana leaf anymore :(

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  2. yummy! i would also recommend you to go the Nirwana in Bangsar too. it's next to Ambank. walking distance from Devi's. i love to have my banana leaf rice there + their sotong goreng. superb!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I've actually tried Nirwana before, it's pretty good!

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  3. I love BLR at Devi's! Right up there with my other favourite, Jaipur in TTDI! I think both of these trump Kanna, Nirwana, Paandi, the whole lot of them!

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    1. Jaipur.. that's got my interest piqued!

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  4. heheh, i feel really unqualified to make any comments about banana leaf rice. though the curry does look appetizingly creamy! :D

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    1. You're qualified in every other department ;P

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  5. i do not know what i can say. it's been a while since i had banana leef rice

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  6. you must like communal seating very much, since your usual lunch spot follows the same style of seating! lol

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    1. Wow you're very observant. I didn't notice that immediately. ;P

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  7. Hey there,
    Just wanted to warn you and the other blogging community (readers/commenters) of how things have changed drastically for the worst since your last trip in 2012. I'm a regular frequenter of Nirwana, but my friends and I decided to give Devis a go for banana leaf rice yesterday evening. All of us were hit with horrendous food poisoning since then. For everyone's health sake, please do not have the banana leaf rice there!! (you may be safe with regular mamak orders such as milo or roti pisang, but I have now officially blacklisted this place).

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