What’s your favorite type of food? My all time top favorites are Malaysian, Thai and Japanese. I find it nearly impossible to find great tasting authentic Malaysian food in Vancouver, let alone the Lower Mainland. There is one that is aaaamazing, drool worthy and finger licking good, and that’s the Banana Leaf. With 5 locations in Vancouver and a massive menu of all your favorites, you can’t go wrong!
I’m loving the renovations they finished just in time for the holidays, super colourful and a little more modern but keeping the Asian look and feel. The food is just as good as ever too! Loved their cocktail menu, tried the Red Lotus Lychee cocktail that was slushy and even had a raw lychee on top! We started off with the Kerabu salad that they split for us, so refreshing and jam packed with flavours. Then for some appies, we had my 2 favorites, Roti Canai and Chicken Satay. The sauce they use with the roti is out of this world, it’s so amazing, you need extra for sure! Gimme a tub of it!
For dinner with tried some new items. The seafood Gulai was a delight. Full of scallops, prawns, mussels, clams and more! The sauce was perfect, a concoction of tumeric, tamarind, galangal, lemongrass, ginger and my fav, coconut milk. Mmmm perfect over some coconut rice! We also tried the pineapple fried rice that came in a fresh pineapple which was fun and exciting! Another suggestion that is my fav there but we didn’t have this night is their Mee Goreng, one of my favourite noodle dishes from my trip to Malaysia years ago. Mmm so good. Lastly for dessert we tried the deep friend bananas, mmm a typical dessert that never gets old.
My suggestion would be, make a reso and order the chefs choice 11 course meal. Ya you can get the other smaller course meals but why not just go for the 11 course? Try everything! You won’t be disappointed with their authentic flavours!
They have 5 locations across Vancouver, from Broadway, Kits, Robson, Denman, and Davie. My fav is the newly renovated Broadway location at 820 W Broadway. Find out more here;