Besides Nasi Lemak, Banana Leaf Rice surely is one of Malaysians’ favorite food. My favorite places for this Southern Indian dish includes Kanna Curry House at Section 17, Raju’s Banana Leaf at Jalan Gasing and Sri Nirwana Maju at Bangsar.
Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju is a mamak-style restaurant serving one of the best banana leaf rice in Klang Valley. Located opposite Bangsar Village II and next to Foodtique, this restaurant is always packed during lunch and dinner hours.
This restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating.
Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju is famous for its banana leaf rice and most of the patrons ordered this dish. However, if you’re not in the mood for banana leaf rice, Nirwana Maju also serve a variety of Mamak food such as Maggi Goreng, Nasi Goreng, Roti Canai, Masala Dosa and etc.
Vegetarian Banana Leaf Rice set (RM8)
This is a basic set which comes with white rice, 3 vegetarian side dishes (cucumber salad, melon curry & fried bitter gourd), dried chili, tamarind rasam (South Indian soup), papadum and poured with your choice of gravy(chicken curry, fish curry or dhall). This basic set is suitable for vegetarians but if you would like to have some meat to go with your rice, there are a variety of side dishes to choose from like fried chicken, fried sotong, fried tenggiri, mutton curry, chicken masala and more.
Chicken Biryani Rice set (RM12)
Instead of white rice, I opt for chicken biryani rice which consists of a piece of chicken drumstick and reddish-orange colored rice with strong spiced flavor. My set also comes with 3 side dishes, dried chili, tamarind rasam and papadum. I highly recommend the ayam biryani rice cox it’s wonderfully tasty and flavorful. The fried bitter gourd is definitely one of Nirwana Maju’s signature dish. It’s crispy, tasty and real addictive.
Verdict: Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju at Bangsar is famous for its delicious banana leaf rice. Price starts from RM8 for a basic set of banana leaf rice and you can order a variety of side dishes to go with your rice. Besides banana leaf rice, Nirwana Maju also serve a wide selection of Mamak food such as Maggi Goreng, Nasi Goreng, Mee Goreng, Masala Dosa and more. This place is always packed during lunch and dinner hours, so do come early or be prepared to wait. Parking can be hard to find in Bangsar area but you can always park in Bangsar Village.
Address: 43, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2287 8445
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10:00am – 1.30am