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Nirwana Banana Leaf Rice

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Why locals love it

Sri Nirwana is true Mamak style dining - the Malaysian way. Even if it looks super busy and there are no seats available, all you have to do is rock up and get the attention of a waiter and he´ll immediately pull up a foldable table and chairs for you. Even for just a drink and a chat with a friend, this kind of places are essentially Malaysian.

Why you should visit it

Upon sitting, a waiter will spread a piece of banana leaf in front of you. Then another fellow will scoop rice on it. Then another guy will bring 3-bowls of sauces and you choose 1 or all. After that, the ´head´of them all will ask if you want chicken, fish, beef, squid - and you select, then fried, spicy, no spicy, curry, masala. Choice is yours.

Special tip

Also, ask for rasam which is an aperitif Southern Indian style to ´warm up the stomach for digestion´. Open 24 hours.

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6 Comments

This is an authentic Malaysian Indian cuisine. The food is fabulous. Must try their banana leaf rice. It well known for locals and foreigners.
Nizie Nazeha
Local
July 4, 2019
I love the food. A lots of spices. If you are indian food lover, you should go here. I can guide you to go here if you want. Just let me know!
Maxx
Local
October 26, 2018
Good food but too comercialize
Syaful
Local
June 10, 2018
Banana leaf rice is one of the best around and do remember to add more fried bittergourd as your side dish,and the fried chicken is really crispy sometimes you could even eat the bones!
earthkid
Local
March 20, 2018
To experience very authentic south Indian food.... you'll be addicted after you try this 😍
Hani
Local
February 13, 2018

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