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November 14, 2008

Banana Leaf Rice @ Devi’s Corner, Bangsar

I love going to Devi’s Corner when I’m hankering for a good thosai or roti telur bawang. They started serving Banana Leaf Rice a few months back but I only got around to trying it 2 weeks ago. Banana Leaf Rice is served on the 1st floor while the ground floor remains as the “mamak”. There were 5 side dishes to go with white rice served on top of a large banana leaf. I found them quite tasty, especially the red one on the left. Not sure what it is though – tomato sambar or tomato curry? The portions were pretty generous, unlike another “famous banana leaf rice place” nearby. There are three types of curry gravy to choose from – dal, chicken and fish curry.The papadam was freshly fried. Crunchy and very nice with curry-drenched rice. I was pleasantly surprised with their complimentary dessert – I think it’s a type of barfi (the yellow piece on the small metal place).Sis and I ordered a piece of fried chicken each (pardon the blur picture). Well-fried, the chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. I liked it better than the often over-fried chicken from the other “famous banana leaf rice place”.

Lunch cost RM 32 for the 4 of us. That’s for 2 Banana Leaf Rice, 2 fried chicken, 3 thosai masala and 3 teh ais. Pretty reasonable don’t you think?

Ambiance: 7/10 (1st Floor)
Price: 7/10

Food: 7/10

Verdict: My new favourite place for Banana Leaf Rice.

Devi’s Corner
(Opposite Bangsar Village II)

Jalan Telawi 5,

Bangsar Baru

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10 Responses

  1. SimpleGirl

    Hi, I’ve tried only the ground floor mamak rice, also quite tasty. This one looks nice also, should give a try!!!

  2. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hi simplegirl, thanks for dropping by. Yes, you should give their banana leaf rice a try! It’s quite worth the money. ;)

  3. PureGlutton

    Hmm… what is the “other famous banana leaf rice”? Cannot say the name one ah, lol! Could it be the same one whose USJ shop i just blogged about? They had overfried dried chicken too…LOL!

  4. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hehe…too close to Devi’s Corner ma. I don’t understand why they are so popular when the food is average and no QC!

  5. Jinxy

    i guess it Sri Nirwana ryt ? ehm… so far i think the service there is nice and the food is nice . maybe sumday i’ll try Devi’s Corner but from the pic doesn’t look that appetizing though :P .

  6. Bangsar-bAbE

    Hi Jinxy,

    Thanks for the comment and for dropping by! It was better than Nirvana at that the time I posted this. However, the quality has since dropped, and they simply charge customers as they like.

    I has to pay RM6 for the chicken after that! And they were very rude to customers. I've since stuck with Nirvana – prices are affordable and service is consistent. Nevermind the slightly over-fried chicken. >)

  7. Jinxy

    Oh is it . Yeah i agree about the service in Nirvana is good and they are friendly too . The price also is reasonable . I always lepak there with my colleagues after work :) .

  8. Bangsar-bAbE

    Yup, I like how quickly the food and workers are generally friendly!

  9. Daathry

    Hey there bangsar-babe,

    Ive been eating in Bangsar and Devi's Corner has been my all-time low cost indulging corner.After my Saturday dance and Sunday Yoga, i walk to Devi's for South Indian food and was never charge extra for it has been years eating there.

    Its a high possibility that you've been charged for the services. For example, if you were seated downstairs than its normal price while located upstairs are charged a little extra.They have their kitchen to cook for the food being served upstairs therefore prices are charged accordingly.

    Hope to meet you someday at Bangsar!

  10. Gordonsky

    i like this place too. More comfortable than “the other place nearby” and the food is pretty good. I do agree tho once or twice the food / service was inconsistent but it is still my go-to place for BLR. BTW i find the yellow lettering used in ur post is sometimes a bit hard to see. Maybe better use a solid colour for highlighting / emphasis instead? Cheers

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