Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Banana leaf rice @ Mano Mega Curry House, Alam Damai, Cheras

*Update: This restaurant has closed down.

Every week, we find ourselves at the same places for lunch - the usual suspects are chilli pan mee, char koay teow, curry laksa or chicken rice. Hubby suggested we try out this newly opened shop at The Corner shoplots at Alam Damai - Mano Mega Curry House, which specialises in banana leaf rice and Indian cuisine.

We wasted no time at all, and promptly ordered 2 banana leaf rice sets. Happy to report that they still use banana leaves here to keep it authentic. The man approaches us and ladles rice onto the leaf - you gotta tell him when to stop or you'll end up with a huge mound of rice :P Then another man places 3 types of vegetables - my favorite cabbage, braised bittergourd and pickled cucumber. You can choose what curry you want on your rice - fish, chicken or vegetarian dhal. Deep fried chillies, rasam and crispy pappadums complete this banana leaf rice set. We always order a mutton curry to go with the banana leaf rice.

Banana leaf rice with mutton curry

We opted for the chicken curry on our rice, and it was really good. Hubby ended up having extra rice. We also enjoyed the mutton curry, tender chunks of meat and quite a lot of it too (unlike some places with lots of bone and little meat). This is definitely one to return for ;)

When we were leaving, the staff was deep frying some chicken and it smelt crazy good! I will have to order that the next time I come for BLR.

We visited again for breakfast, this time with the kids in tow.  Kids had roti canai each and teh tarik, and I was surprised that both of them finished a whole portion of roti canai on their own. I tried some, and it was good, especially with the delicious curry. We also tried the rava thosai, which was paper thin, with lots of nice spices. My mum wanted to try their banana leaf rice after hearing our good reviews, this time it is served with cabbage, cauliflower/long beans and pickled cucumber. She also gave this a thumbs up.

Rava thosai (dosa)

Banana leaf rice

Looks like we've found ourselves a new breakfast/brunch/lunch spot.

Banana leaf rice is available from 11am to 9pm.

Price: RM21.60 (1st visit - 2BLR + lamb + 2 drinks) + RM13.90 (2nd visit - food + 3 drinks )

Location: Mano Mega Curry House, The Corner, Jalan Damai Niaga, Alam Damai, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

GPS Coordinates: 3.074417, 101.735952


  1. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 17, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    This is especially yummy if eat it with hand. Slurrppp....

  2. ooo, the food looks pretty fresh, everything from the accompaniments for the rice to the rava thosai. it's been ages since i had banana leaf rice, and now i'm hankering for some :D

  3. My last visit to alam damai is almost 1 year ago... never had banana leaf rice for years. Too expensive la :(

  4. Wow! So sedap ! I must makan here when I balik kampung ! ;)

  5. Fantastic stuff. And the prices look really affordable too considering the amount of food! :)

  6. The spread looks good. Real banana leaves, a plus point.

  7. Just came back from Mano Mega … RM5 per serving… not too bad… 2 servings of rice, fried chicken x 1, fried fish x 1, 2 glasses of limau ice kosong (lime juice without sugar)… RM22.50… i rate this food there 7 out of 10…

  8. Always pass by but never notice it. Seems yummy :P

  9. Anyone know why mano mega curry house closed?


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