Two weeks after my son’s 8th birthday, we went to The Podium and had lunch with Justin’s lolo (grandfather) and Tita Meme (my younger sister) at Banana Leaf.
We ordered the following: Roti Canai, Deep-Fried Pandan Chicken, Tilapia Fillet with Assam Sambal Sauce, Malayan Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Barbecue Roasted Whole Baby Back Ribs.
This is one of our favorite Banana Leaf offerings. Roti Canai is a flaky and slightly crispy flatbread that is dipped in flavorful curry sauce. Like our previous visit to Banana Leaf last year, this was all our son had for lunch. We ordered more than one Roti Canai, and he ate a lot of it. Ergo, he was already full, and he didn’t want to touch any of the other food served on our table anymore.
Of course, this Deep-Fried Pandan Chicken is always included in our list of must-order food at Banana Leaf. It’s fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves. What you get is soft, juicy and perfectly seasoned chicken in every bite.
You can expect this Tilapia Fillet with Assam Sambal Sauce to be spicy as fresh chilis are the main ingredient for sambal sauce.
The thick, silky Thai curry sauce looks so inviting, and it wasn’t too spicy. This Malayan Chicken Curry with Potatoes was delicious!
This Barbecue Roasted Whole Baby Back Ribs was my least favorite in terms of taste, but hubby found it okay. The meat was also tender enough to enjoy.
You can guess from our smiling faces and the empty platters and banana leaves on our table that we had a satisfying lunch at Banana Leaf, but more than the food, it was the time that Justin’s lolo and Tita Meme spent with us that made this particular post-birthday treat memorable.
2nd Floor, The Podium