D was in town last weekend, and I decided on a banana leaf rice dinner with my family.
Banana leaf rice is one of Malaysians’ favorite Indian food, and it has also made it into D’s food list here.
There are many banana leaf rice options at Bangsar; we are spoilt for choices.
Sri Nirwana Maju at Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar is an all-time-favorite for D and I. Without fail, we always eat there, when we want to satisfy our curry craving.
Except for this time: we went to Devi’s Corner, a stone’s throw away from Sri Nirwana Maju. Devi’s Corner occupies a corner shop lot, in the same row as Tedboy Bakery, facing Bangsar Village II. Or in the same row as KGB burger, facing KK Super Mart.
Devi’s Corner comprises of two floors. We head upstairs, as the banana leaf rice is served on the top floor of the shop. The plus point is it is an air-conditioned restaurant, so it is a perfect spot for family dinner.
They charge RM 7.50 for banana leaf rice set, that comes with four vegetarian side dishes.
We ordered mutton curry, chicken curry and fried fish to go with our banana leaf rice. These are charge RM 10 per portion. Food is good, but D and I prefer Sri Nirwana Maju. The food here has less ‘kick’, or perhaps because we are familiar with the latter’s taste.
I appreciate Devi’s Corner’s generous portion of papadum. What differentiates them is their crab curry gravy, which is not available at Sri Nirwana Maju. So, I mixed my usual fish curry gravy with crab curry gravy.
Total damage: RM 191.86 for 14 pax (approx. RM 14 per pax).
Monetary-damage aside, four in the group had diarrhea problem. Since the only common food we had was the banana leaf rice, that we think Devi’s Corner is the root of the troubles. So, I would say eat with caution for those with a sensitive stomach.
I’ll definitely stick with Sri Nirwana Maju next time. For curry-laden dishes, perhaps ‘better be safe than sorry’ motto applies.
14, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2282 7591