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I get the very strong cravings for some good and hearty banana leaf rice quite often. Usually I'd drive all the way to bangsar with my friends just to have some good ones and never leave feeling disappointed. On saturday that was the same case too.My friends and I were looking to have dinner at Nirvana. Except trying to get a table there on a saturday night is kind of crazy to say the least. There was a long line and the place was packed like sardins in a can. One look at that had us re-thinking
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I get the very strong cravings for some good and hearty banana leaf rice quite often. Usually I'd drive all the way to bangsar with my friends just to have some good ones and never leave feeling disappointed. On saturday that was the same case too.

My friends and I were looking to have dinner at Nirvana. Except trying to get a table there on a saturday night is kind of crazy to say the least. There was a long line and the place was packed like sardins in a can. One look at that had us re-thinking where to eat for the night so we walked behind Tous Les Jours to Raj's instead. I've heard good things about this place but never got the chance to try it until the other day.

Safe to say I would much rather dine here now. 
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We ordered a banana leaf rice each then for sides, we got a fried chicken thigh, squid and also some mutton varuval. All of it was super good, especially the mutton as the thick gravy had a good strong spice flavour while the meat was tender but also chewy. The fried squid was also good as the batter was nicely flavoured and being freshly fried just makes it that much better, plus it came with some deep fried onion too. Really loved the sides. 

The portions in which came as a basic banana leaf rice set was very substantial. There were braised cabbage, cucumber with yoghurt and some other veggie as sides, also som deep fried cucumber which was my absolute favourite. I had asked for extra of these and they happily gave me extra. And then the fish curry I doused over my rice tasted good too. Not overly watery and packed quite a good punch of flavour. 

This is now my favourite place to get banana leaf rice. So I'd definitely be back there more often and am already craving for the food there now.
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