My taste buds were never good at accepting heavy and strong spices until I enrolled into University Technology of PETRONAS, where 99% of the food served in the cafeterias were oily, spicy and unhealthy. And it didn't really help when the nearest Chinese 'chap fan' (mixed rice) is about 10 minutes drive from the campus.
I eventually grew accustomed to Malay and Indian cuisine, and one of my favourite is the Indian style banana leaf rice. There was one pretty close to where I'm staying in PJ - KANNA Curry House.
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KANNA Curry House is not only famous for its traditional Indian curry and banana leaf rice, but also their deep fried dishes i.e. chicken, fish and seafood.
I've been to KANNA Curry House several times. Well, the fact that I returned for more says everything. My recent experience was as pleasant as ever, thus, I decided to write about them :)
As we found a comfortable spot, a waiter placed two banana leaves on the table, and that's our 'plate'. Then rice, papadums (cracker), three varieties of vegetables were dished out. Later, a variety of curry and dhall were placed on the table for more 'kick'!!
Apparently, the banana leaf rice is best enjoyed using our hands instead of using utensils. Just holler the waiters should you prefer to use spoon and fork rather than dirty your hands.
I had two mozzy bites!! >.<
I never failed to order the Ikan Bulus. While it isn't cheap, it was worth every penny. And my two other sides would always be the fried chicken drumstick and Ikan Tenggiri. I was initially fooled by how both the chicken drumstick and Ikan Tenggiri looked. My first impression spelt out dry and a little over-fried from the outside but I could tell from every bite that both were very tender and well marinated! Absolutely yummy!
Ikan Bulus. I really have no idea what this is in English. Help?!
Fried drumstick! Not to be missed!
Ikan Tenggiri. I don't know what this is in English either. My BM sucks -_-
On any other day, I'd order fried squid to go with my standard banana leaf rice and side deep-fried dishes but that day I wasn't feeling too hungry so I skipped that.
Kanna Curry House is strategically located in Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya.
No. 29, Jalan 17/45
Petaling Jaya, 46400
Tel: 03 7958 4814
Fax: 03 7958 2829