Banana Leaf (Fairview)
We don’t make it down to Broadway too often but when we do, we always hear the beckoning of Banana Leaf. There are a lot of great things on the menu but the best deal is to start off with the Appetizer Platter for 2:
It starts with the papaya and pineapple green salad served with a lemon grass vinaigrette. I’m not usually a salad person but i could eat this all day long.
They follow it up with a platter of roti canai (very flaky and fluffy – again, I could eat this all day) served with a delish curry dip, tender calamari, and vegetable spring rolls. I know a lot of people prefered the roti at Bo Laksa King. I’ve tried Bo before they closed but I actually like the roti at Banana Leaf better.
And they complete the appetizer platter with marinated chicken skewers with a great spicy peanut dip.
Pretty much everything else on the menu is very good.
The mee goreng is a fried egg noodle dish with a whole slew of stuff like shrimp, beef, egg, tomato, and tofu.
The nasi lemak with mixed sambal seafood has a little of everything: rice servied with egg, peanuts, sambal anchovies, rendang beef, fish, prawns, squid and cucumber.
Food: 5 / 5
Service: 4.5 / 5
Update: Check out their Rasa Summer Platter while it’s still available.
820 West Broadway,