Wednesday, February 27, 2019

MyBanana, Taman Megah, PJ: Banana Leaf Rice with a Porky Twist

The hunt for the best banana leaf rice continues! Last weekend, the BLR gang gathered at MyBanana in Taman Megah, PJ to try out their unique banana leaf rice offerings. The restaurant which takes up a corner unit is semi air-conditioned and is pretty well-ventilated, and service is good too.

What's unique about them, you ask? Well, MyBanana is one of few banana leaf restaurants that serve pork dishes to go with your rice, such as Chinese-style roast pork (siew yuk), wild boar curry and pork curry on top of the more common side dishes such as fried chicken, mutton dishes, crab curry, fried sotong and fried fish.




The basic banana leaf rice set (RM7.50) comes with rice, 3 types of vegetables, curry, rasam, pickled chilli, acar and papadum and is refillable. I was delighted to see two of my favorite vegetables here - the cabbage as well as deep fried crispy snake gourd. Two types of curry sauce was available during our visit - fish and chicken, which were thick and well-spiced. The rasam was appetizing too. Overall, this ticked all the right boxes for us.






As we walked through the door, we couldn't help but notice the glorious siew yuk hanging in the glass compartment. They do only two slabs everyday, and they sell out pretty quickly, we've been told. I have to say they did a very good job, tender, flavorful meat with melting layers of fat and  crispy crackling.




Chef Prakash chopping up some siew yuk for the customers



We also loved the wild boar peratal (RM10) and mutton peratal (RM8) which came with tender chunks of meat. The pork peratal (RM10) is made using both pork ribs and shoulder. We also sampled three types of chicken dishes - chicken varuval, chicken peratal and chicken kurma (all RM5.50 each).






For those who prefer briyani rice, they also do chicken and lamb briyani, and during our visit, they had a special CNY lap cheong briyani.




BabySumoKids joined us on our BLR expedition this time, though they stuck with what they were familiar with (ie roti canai). MyBanana also does roti with a porky twist, ie their new Roti bacon cheese. Highly recommended - the roti was crisp with melting, oozy cheese and bacon bits in the centre. Simply awesome, I think I've found my new favorite roti!




They also do a fantastic pork murtabak (RM10), generously stuffed with egg, onions, and minced pork.


And why not enjoy your seriously tak halal meal with a cold beer?



Food & Drinks Menu





Verdict: Everything was well-prepared and delicious, from their banana leaf rice to their wonderful side dishes and rotis. Definitely one of the best banana leaf rice we've tried in PJ/KL! 



Banana leaf rice is available 11.30am onwards. Roti/thosai is available from 8am -12pm, and 3pm onwards.


Serves pork/Non-halal.



Opening times: 7.30am - 11pm daily.

Price: approx. RM20 per pax.

Location: MyBanana, 28 & 30, Jalan SS24/13, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (Street parking available).



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5 comments:

  1. I pass by here whenever I visit the Pearl Pork outlet. Must suggest a visit with my brother!

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  2. Had the food here. Love the wild boar especially :)

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  3. Need to try out. Also took support

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  4. Looks good n prices reasonable. Just make sure good hygiene is observed n practiced throughout.

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