Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Great Banana Leaf Indian Food at Nirwana Magic Restoren,Jalan Telawi 3 Bangsar,Kuala Lumpur

I'm not quite sure where heaven is but there's a little bit of it hovering around Nirwana Magic Restoren on Jalan Telawi 3 in Bangsar.
Banana Leaf cuisine means that instead of a plate,you eat from a Banana Leaf-and it's without a  doubt gorgeous and one of the best things you will ever eat.
It's mainly vegetarian but meat/fish dishes are available.
Perfect for a huge lunch-time blow-out,The Nirwana is always packed and you'll have to wait maybe 10 minutes for a table.
Sitting inside has the benefit of being a little cooler but it's a bit noisier whilst outside is pleasant but can get a bit too hot.
The waiter starts by serving you with 2 or 3 gigantic scoops of rice and then you're served some veggie dishes including a nice and crunchy deep-fried bitter gourd (that has thankfully lost it's bitterness) and some sweet-corn,melon,green bean mix and some chopped-up fruity things.
Add some chilli's, lime pickles and a poppadom and then pour either dhall,fish or chicken gravy on your rice.
Then,you may add other dishes depending on how hungry you are.
Personal favourites are the Potato Massalla,Fried Squid and Mutton Massalla.
If your eyes are bigger than your stomach you'll struggle to finish.
Price wise,add in a drink and all the above should cost no more than about RM 12.
Service is always pretty good.

There are other Banana Leaf restaurants in Kuala Lumpur but frankly this is the best.
It's situated along the same road that has "The Social" and is opposite the new wing of Bangsar Shopping Village.

As I said,perfect for a truly big feed.


  1. Hi Guys,
    I used to be an ardent fan of Nirvana Maju. Guess a lot have changed since; Taste, Service, Discrimination etc. I have found my new haven for Banana Leaf. Thanks to my Texas Instruments buddies. It's a place called Sam's Kitchen at Taman Maluri. I go there at least once a week to get my dosage of Kire Curry(Spinach), Mutton Varuval etc... The staffs; I would say well-trained, friendly, Food; Excellent, Cleanliness; The owners has done a great job at keeping the place spick and span. Check it out! 234, Jalan Mahkota, Taman Maluri, Cheras

  2. Hey Annu,
    In what way do they discriminate?

  3. Sorry Neil for the late reply... I don't get the service as how some customers get as I've been a regular there for over 2 years. My personal opinion. I'm at ease and home at Sam's Kitchen. Know the service staffs, the owners are friendly, frood is hot and good. Check it oit Neil.