Banana Leaf (Robson): Malaysian Brunch
Finding ourselves in the West End, which is a rare occasion, we had intended on visiting a particular restaurant on Robson Street but, after seeing the long lineup queuing outside, we headed over to nearby Banana Leaf instead.
Banana Leaf is a popular Malaysian eatery with a number of outlets around town. We started out our Sunday morning feast with a Virgin Lychee Mojito ($5) and Curry Spiced Oysters ($12). I’ve had this slushy drink before in the past but felt like the one served here was a bit lacking in flavour. The deep-fried oysters, however, were on point with a delicately light coating.
One of the things that Banana Leaf is known for is their set meals which lets you try a bunch of different items. When we saw the picture of their Malaysian Brunch ($17), we knew we were going to order it. Served in a cast iron pan, you get everything you need for a perfect meal… tender rendang beef, roti canai with a curry dipping sauce, eggplant fries, krupuk (deep-fried crackers/chips), sayur lemak (vegetable curry), and turmeric rice topped with a fried egg.
We also wound up ordering the Chicken Satay ($8) with a well-balanced peanut-based dipping sauce.
Overall, I’m actually quite pleased that we wound up here instead of our originally planned destination.
1779 Robson Street
Posted on July 8, 2019, in Malaysian, Restaurant Review and tagged Beef Rendang, Chicken Satay, Food, Krupuk, Malaysian, Malaysian Brunch, restaurant review, Roti Canai, Vancouver, West End. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.