At Banana Leaf, you get to savor the authentic modern Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and Indonesian fares. This multi-awarded restaurant introduced Southeast Asian cuisine to local diners as early as 2001.
Last September 24, 2019, I was invited to dine in one of the restaurant's pioneer branches---the Banana Leaf in Trinoma along with other foodies.
The dim-lit dining place is spacious and resonates its banana leaf theme. And Banana Leaf stands by its name by encouraging diners to use leaf plates! You can eat with your bare hands if you’re comfortable---a concept of Banana Leaf that makes it very oriental.
They served us Roti Supreme with Curry Sauce Dip as soon as we settled in. Roti Canai is a Malaysian flatbread that is good in itself. Just like the traditional Indian roto, it is eaten with cooked vegetables or curry.
For appetizers, we had
Vietnamese Prawn Ball with Cheese (P 238), and Deep Fried Curry Chicken Wings (P 188).
|Deep Fried Curry Chicken Wings|
They have chicken, pork, beef, vegetable and seafood options for main entrees.
Malayan Chicken Curry with Potatoes (P 288) is a spiced-up version of our own Chicken Curry.
|Malayan Chicken Curry with Potatoes (P 288)|
Tilapia Fillet with Assam Sambal Sauce (P 388) is butterflied fish served with its lightly fried, filleted meat smoothered in sweet sambal.
|Stir Fried Clams in Singaporean Chili Sauce (P 388)|
|Beef Rendang (P 328)|
Beef Rendang (P 328) is much like the Filipino Caldereta with added heat.
And of course, our degustation experience will not be complete without rice and noodles! Nasi Goreng Nenas (P 238) is an Indonesian-style fried rice dish with sprinkled generously with meat and vegetables bits.
|Penang Char Kuey Teow (P 238)|
We had Sago Pudding in Thai Pandan Leaf (P 80) and Deep Fried Banana Fritter with Ice Cream (P 80) for dessert.
They served a variety of hot and cold drinks like Iced Tea Tarik (Malaysian Pulled Tea) and
Fresh Buko Juice to complement our meals.
Make smart, healthy choices when you visit Banana Leaf. Banana Leaf is available in Foodpanda and Grab Food.
Do visit www.bananaleaf.com.ph for your reservations and inquiries.