Yes, Klang is a food haven for all sorts of food, including banana leaf rice. It explains the traffic in Klang, because everyone is out there looking for something to eat. (Kidding!) So banana leaf rice is everyone’s favorite and I’m sure most of you have tried all the popular places around Klang Valley such as Nirwana’s, Devi’s, etc. Time for you to try out Klang-ites favorite picks! Here are the 5 places that serve the best banana leaf rice places you should try;
1. Chola Kitchen
If you’re a fan of briyani rice dishes, here is a place you should head to! Chola Kitchen is well-recognized place in Klang for their specialty. Their signature dish would be the Mix Briyani which is served with chicken and mutton that is tender and soft. There are also lighter dish options that you could try such as the Thosai, and Roti Canai if you are a small eater. If you’re a vegetarian, fret not, there are a variety of vegetarian food on the menu. This shop is catered for all. Also, it is not an ordinary banana leaf rice shop, it has a really good environment and ambiance that is perfectly suited for a nice family dinner.
Location: No.33, Jalan Mahogani 5, Bandar Botanic, 41200 Klang, Selangor.
2. Restoran Exotic Curry House
One of the top picks in Klang, and also a hidden gem that not much people would know. As usual banana leaf rice is served with all sorts of dishes such as chicken, fish and mutton. Since this place is located in Little India, in Klang, when you drop by here you could also take a tour around the area and who knows you are able to shop for some nice Indian traditional clothes. And better yet, experience other food that you’ve probably not tried before.
Location: 39, Lorong Tingkat, Kawasan 1, 41000 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
3. Mom’s Curry House
A family business that is run by an aunty known as Paramaswari Nadasan. This restaurant differs from others, as they serve a mix of Sri Lankan favorites and Indian dishes. All recipes are family recipes that are handed down from her Sri Lankan mother – hence, food taste like legit home cooked food. Everything that is cooked is made from scratch. But of course, don’t forget to try their appam with crispy edges and soft creamy centre, it’s the best for breakfast!
Location: 12, Lorong Menalu, Taman Chi Liung, 41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
4. Yap Kee Restaurant
Don’t be fooled by the name! This is one of the hidden gems in Klang that many might not know. It’s super unique because of its chinese coffee shop environment that is different from other banana leaf rice places. And the best part is, the owner is Chinese. Because it is popular among the locals, this place is always packed. So head down there early if you would love to eat some really good rice with mutton and fried chicken!
Location: 26 Jalan Besar, Klang, Malaysia.
5. Kanna Curry House
I’m sure you’ve heard of Kanna Curry House in PJ as well, and there is also a branch in Klang. The restaurant has served South Indian food for decades, and it’s one of the best! They have also won awards for being one of the best banana leaf places in Klang Valley and has 3 different branches. One of the favorites would be the fried fish and squid that goes really well with the rice, and there are many other options available too.
Location: Bandar Bukit Tinggi Two, Bukit Tinggi, Klang, Malaysia.
Feeling hungry already? Time for a cheat day!