For the first time…

Scheduled entry. (I’m away at the moment)

Last week, I went out with my big brother and big sister. It was really fun, and I really enjoyed it. Bought so many things that I like and I was spoiled rotten by big sister to the point I feel as if I could actually bursts with joy.

It’s been quite some time since I allow myself such simple pleasure of being in the company of the people I adore and enjoy being me without having to fear being judged or scorned upon for being somewhat weird and awkward.

With them, I never have to care about how I dressed up and I don’t have to worry that they will laugh at me for liking books more than clothes, because they understand what I like and dislike.

While I’m rather outspoken and rash most of the time, I’m afraid, such trait does not apply to me while looking for something to eat.

Knowing that I’m not so adventurous in this department, big sister brought me to Kanna Curry House somewhere in Petaling Jaya area for me to try these:

Banana leaf rice with condiments

With assorted curries.

Now, this is my first time experiencing an authentic banana leaf rice. It was really a gastronomically pleasant experience. I’ve been living in Malaysia almost all of my life, and yet I never tried such a thing, cuz I somehow thought it’s very scary and spicy.

But to my surprise… having a banana leaf rice meal with big brother and big sister is a fun and exciting experience, and I have to say it’s educational as well. Learned many cultural stuff from it as well.

Being a first timer in eating banana leaf rice…I was really surprised that the rice as well as the vegetables that’s placed on the banana leaf is actually free flow. Yes… you heard me right, it’s free flow. I was told by big brother and big sister that they will add the veggies, condiments as well as the rice for you for free, as much as you like. (Actually you’ve already paid for it.).

I was skeptical at first, as I looked around, I realized that they were telling me the truth as I saw people keep asking for pappadums (some sort of Indian crackers), veggies, dried chillies as well as acars from the mamaks and they just top up for the customers without any qualms at all. I saw papadums flying around too. LMAO.

Anyway, you can also order side dishes such as fried chicken as well as fried seafood, but that, you have to pay extra. I don’t know how much it costs, cuz big brother cleared the bills, much to my embarrassment.

Initially I wanted my husband to clear the bills…but big brother had already had the bills in his hands, and insisted that he pay it.  Damn… I should have secretly pay when I went to wash my hands then.*blush* So… yeah… I cannot tell you guys how much the meal costs, cuz I dunno the price. πŸ˜› Big sister won’t tell me how much the meal cost, even when I asked her how much it was. πŸ™

Anyway…I walloped my share of the banana leaf rice along with a nice piece of fish and fried chicken that big brother ordered for everyone to share.

I tte everything except for the bean sprouts that’s been placed on my banana leaf, cuz I can’t take bean sprouts. LOL… I dumped the bean sprouts for my husband to eat instead, cuz if I were to eat bean sprouts, that would mean I’ve been asking for troubles. My body cannot tolerate bean sprouts though I like the taste of it. They make my stomach cramp and convulses, even when I take just a little bit of it. I ended up in hospital once when I was a kid, for taking bean sprouts, so yeah… bean sprouts is a deadly no-no stuff for me.

Before I dig into my food, big sister actually asked me if I want to use fork and spoon, but I was rather intrigued by big brother who used his fingers to eat, and so I washed my hands followed suit.

LOL…I find it really fun and exciting to eat rice with my fingers. There’s a certain degree of pleasure in it, and I could have sworn that the rice tasted much nicer when I used my fingers to eat. I recalled my biology class then. My biology teacher mentioned to me before that our hand produces some sort of enzymes, and therefore when we use our fingers to eat our food, the food will taste much better than when we used the cultleries.

Big sister also told me that there’s a way to fold the banana leaf rice after we finish the rice; to tell the mamaks whether we enjoyed the meal or not. But I didn’t know how to do it correctly… lol…I wanted to fold the banana leaf rice to tell the mamak that I enjoyed the meal, but I ended up doing it the wrong way. πŸ™ Those poor mamak must have thought that I didn’t enjoy the meal cuz I’ve folded the leaf wrongly. πŸ™

Anyway, it was such a pleasure dining with big brother and big sister. Thank you so much for the meal and the experience that I’ll probably remember for the rest of my life. And… it is safe to say that I’ll probably hunt down some curry house on my own for more banana leaf rice meals. LOL…

Cleffairy: Simple pleasure such as this, sometimes is the biggest joy.


  1. iamthewitch says:

    Oh my, what a deja vu! πŸ˜› I just ate in this restaurant a few days ago, but the I had it in the Puchong branch. So I can tell you how much the banana leaf set costs (if they are the same price in PJ) – the banana leaf set is RM4.50, while the fried chicken is RM4.50. I didn’t have the fish so I’m not sure. πŸ˜›

    • Cleffairy says:

      Whahahahhahaha….bocor rahsia my big bro and big sis. LOL…Eh.. the price very affordable. LOL… I never knew…can eat til vomit summore, cuz they keep add rice and veggies for you. I’m definitely gonna eat em again when I can. πŸ˜€ Thanks for telling me the price, witch. πŸ˜€ Else I’d be wondering day and night how much it was.

  2. Caroline says:

    *FAIINT* I think the last time i eat something like diz was 2 yrs ago??? n that too my very first time for this. and actualy forced my bf tht time to bring me go eat something like dat cz parents never allow me to eat this. πŸ™ anyway, i dunno how to use fingers to eat. n dat time my bf dnt allow me to do so too. πŸ™ but yea its fun! haha try something different! :p

  3. pete says:

    He he he, got one banana plant growing near my house….gonna chop some of the leaves to eat banana leaves rice…LOL

    Great to have some fun outing with our Bro and Sis!

  4. Gratitude says:

    Gosh, you have me drooling now! hehe Banana leaf meal is one of my favs, must hv it at least once a week. Kanna wuz a good choice, and their tea is well made too. πŸ™‚

    Flying papadum frisbees comes to mind too now! wakakakaka

    Have a peaceful week ahead, dear Fairy! Stay sweet & kewl ya! ^_^

  5. Spicy Mother says:

    I use my fingers to eat occasionally, really got more taste. It may be unhygienic but since there is a good chance the cook has “manhandled” the food while preparing and serving, it doesn’t make much difference.

  6. claire says:

    Long time i dint take indian rice on banana leaves, i dont know the right tactic to use my hands, the rice all get stuck in my fingernails.. urgh!! hahahaha… next time u teach me!
    so u cannot take bean sprouts.. too bad.. ipoh is famous for them.. short, crunchy and sweet…

    • Cleffairy says:

      LOL.. the trick is, Claire, kenot have long fingernails. LOL… if you got do manicure and stuff, den forget eating with your fingers. the rice sure go inside the fingernails wan. LOL… as for me… my fingernails always short. My fingernails not pretty wan. πŸ™ Author/pianist finger… fingernails are short. LOL…

      Hey, next time we go makan makan together, ok?

      Yea, i cannot take bean sprouts… sensitive to it. πŸ˜›

  7. June says:

    Cleffairy, banana leaf is my favorite! If u visit my blog.. I have many entries for banana leaves. I can’t help myself to eat with fingers. Yah, sometimes I might feel very geli but once u food into your mouth.. Yum yum.. finger licking good..

    I been b4 this curry house, I can see your photo you sit at across the road cover with shelters. But their service very nice.. very fast also.. Normally I go eat I take fried fish, other I ignore coz fish it’s not so oily lolz..

    LMAO.. my salivor it’s coming out.. drooling…

    • Cleffairy says:

      Eh, yes… their fish very nice… not as oily as the chicken. It’s certainly my favourite too. *sigh* I wanna go there and eat again. So nice… lol… dies la… addicted to banana leaf rice liao. i dunno what I’ve been missing all these while. Must go and eat again to make up for 15 years of loss! LOL…

  8. Annie Q says:

    Hmmmm…cannot remember i had banana leaf rice before or not. Maybe one day we can go and have some? Nearby my house there are few quite famous and nice.

    I remember when i am still young, i don’t like to eat, so my grandma use the trick to eat with hand, i find it’s so interesting, i finish the rice in no time.

    • Cleffairy says:

      Sure, thing, Annie… see when… we go and eat together…I still wanna have some of those banana leaf rice. The Kanna wan sure taste nice.

      LOL…actually, use finger to eat very fun lah. LOL… πŸ˜›

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