Raju’s Banana Leaf Rice

March 2, 2007
I don’t know what this statue’s suppose to be; it looks like a cigarette but then
someone said it’s suppose to be a thosai 😛

Now, I was reading Masak-Masak and the latest post there was on Raju’s Indian Restaurant. This restaurant is situated at Jalan Chantek, it’s right next to the LaSalle Boy’s school. Upon reading the post, I was instantly bombed with gastronomical nostalgia because Raju’s banana leaf rice is one ofmy absolute favorite. I reckon the environment had a lot to do with it because of its outdoor sitting places that’s shaded by huge trees. I’m gonna be whacking a few leaves when I get back for sure.

Man, what i’d do to go back there again!

I absolute love their deep fried stuff, although quality wise really depends on the days you go there. Some days the fish and seafood are at its absolute freshes and you get crunchy, fresh deepfried seafood. On other days, the deep fried stuff can be just below average due to the lack of freshness both in fish and batter. But all the times I’ve been there, which is more than 10 but less than 50 times, i had encounter about 3 times of bad deep fried stuff. But the rest of time, the food was just excellent. It’s even better when you ask them for hot rassam to go with it……*reminisce*

My banana leaf rice would look kinda like this but decked with deep fried calamari, fish and curry chicken.
Oh and with rassam on the side! YUMMmmm……

I used to go to Raju’s during the weekends with my friends and family to have breakfast there. I love their roti’s and crispy thosai’s…but their banana leaf rice takes the cake for me. I’m a huge fan of banana leaf rice and believe me if I say I’d travel rather far to get some good ones. Raju’s is in P.J. and I lived in Subang Jaya…it’d take me about 15-20 mins to reach Raju’s without traffic jam. Ahh…all worth it! Too bad I don’t have pictures of the glorious fares they have to offer but thankfully, I found a picture of the banana leaf rice online from KLue Blog 🙂 The main pic above is from there too!

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6 Comments
melvin.foong
March 2, 2007 @ 2:45 am

I been to that place. The stuffs there are fabulous

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The Expedited Writer
March 2, 2007 @ 2:48 am

Yes i know!! I so want to go back there again for a banana leaf rice, sighhh!

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Gallivanter
March 2, 2007 @ 3:23 am

I haven’t been to this one. Is it better than Krishna Curry house, Section 17 PJ, which I believe, is the best (expensive too) in PJ?

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The Expedited Writer
March 2, 2007 @ 3:42 am

Well, galivanter, I don’t remember anymore because when my father took me to Krishna, it was like 10 years ago O_o.

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boo_licious
March 2, 2007 @ 5:05 am

Glad to see you get nostalgic abt this place. I must admit, we don’t hang out here for banana leaf rice, only for the “garing” roti canai and the snacks during tea time.

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The Expedited Writer
March 2, 2007 @ 5:14 am

hey boo_licious,

yea their rotis are pretty awesome too *nods*

I haven’t been able to post comments on your blog due to the verification code not showing up at the comments section…:/

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