Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cheeni's Banana Leaf @ Sri Hartamas

Cheeni's is helmed by a husband-&-wife team who honour their culinary heritage: Hubby specialises in banana leaf rice & south Indian recipes in a tribute to his late mother Cheeni, while his wife seeks to serve Peranakan recipes from her own family. For now, only the former is available; expect Nyonya-style nasi ulam, ayam pongteh & buah keluak to emerge later.

 This new restaurant is off to a satisfactory start - a daily-changing assortment of meat & veggies can be selected for your banana leaf rice meal, which may include the likes of mint squid, mutton varuval, fish head curry, tauhu sambal & brinjal kuttu. Our flavoursome meal for two, complete with textured, fresh-tasting components, plus two protein sides & lassi beverages (one subtly tinged with beetroot, the other with pomegranate), clocked in at RM52. Not a bad bet for banana leaf hunters.

Cheeni's Banana Leaf
K-01, Ground Floor, Dorchester Apartment, Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Daily, 8am-10pm.

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10 comments:

  1. I'm in! Love Indian and love banana leaf! I wish we had one here. :(

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    1. Suituapui: ooo, i didn't realise you don't have a banana leaf outlet in your town!

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  2. I think this is probably the only place I've come across where one can indulge in banana leaf rice as early as 8 am! O_o

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    1. Contact.ewew: ooo, i wonder whether they start serving blr from 8am onwards ... maybe it's roti early in the morning and then rice a couple of hours later ... hmmmm ...

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  3. Banana leaf rice and curries are my weakness. Yes, would love to come here and sample what they have to offer.

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    1. Phong Hong: i actually only eat banana leaf rice once every three or four months on average. but i do like it. hopefully you'll enjoy cheenis! :D

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  4. You know what would be 'unique'? Banana leaf Nyonya feast! :P
    chap chye, rice, pongteh, sambal on a banana leaf .lol

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    1. Rebecca: that's a brilliant idea! and since they plan to serve nyonya food here, they could easily make your suggestion a reality!

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  5. Traditionally, we also serve the food on banana leaves. I think it makes the food more fragrant actually. Nice. Some restaurants here are doing this too.

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    1. Lux: you're right i think - and there's also the beautiful visual appeal of the banana leaves! :)

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