Bananabro @ Berjaya Times Square: It's A Malaysian Thing!

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Food is something that many Malaysian lives for and most of the time, we would go the limit to hunt for good food. One of the many celebrated local delicacies is the banana leaf. Fragrant white rice generously drizzled with aromatic curry paired with 3-4 vegetable sides, it just leave me feeling satisfying both on my palate and stomach whenever I had my banana leaf.

Most of the banana leaf restaurants can be quite hot and stuffy due to the kitchen constantly frying and cooking the food. On top of this, you'd definitely walk out from the restaurant smelling like banana leaf. However, there's a new banana leaf restaurant in town that serves decent food minus the hot and sweat!

Opened in 5th March 2018, Bananabro is a new addition at Berjaya Times Square. Occupying the Lower Ground East entrance, Bananabro serves authentic banana leaf meals using only fresh ingredients with intense flavours. Taking inspiration from India's street, art and cultures, Bananabro elevates the dining experience of authentic southern region through modern and contemporary touches in their dishes and drinks.

Surrounded by glass windows, the interior of Bananabro is very cosy and spacious.

The Craving Set (RM 12.90). Basic banana leaf rice set consists of rice, 3 vegetable sides, rasam, yoghurt, papadum and 4 different curries to choose from. If one serving is not enough, feel free to ask for refill!

Fried Squid (RM 9.90). Usually I'd add on some other dishes, and one of them is fried squid. Springy squid with crispy aromatic batter.

Chicken 65 (RM 7.50). Instead of the entire fried chicken, I prefer Chicken 65. They have chopped up the chicken into smaller pieces, which is so much easier to eat and work best as a sharing option too!

Fried Chicken (RM 5.90). Alternatively, you can opt to have the entire juicy fried chicken to yourself.

Fried Tenggiri (RM 8.90).

Mutton of the Day (RM 9.90). Apart from the deep fried options, their Mutton of the Day is a must try too. Tender mutton pieces served in aromatic gravy, I actually went back the 2nd time and ordered it again.

Apart from banana leaf rice meals, Bananabro serves Nasi Lemak Fried Chicken (RM 11.90) too. Starting from 8:30am to 11:30pm you can enjoy your nasi lemak with tender juicy fried chicken and acar at the side.

Teh-Tarik Lawa - Cold (RM 4.90). Tea is a must have and somehow a perfect pairing when it comes to banana leaf. The Teh-Tarik Lawa is smooth to the taste and it's not too sweet.

Lassi (RM 6.90). Lassi is a popular traditional yoghurt-based drink from India and it's both cooling and refreshing to have, especially when you are having heavily-spiced food such as banana leaf. There are 4 different flavours to choose from - Original, Strawberry, Mango and Soursop.

Whenever it comes to modernizing traditional food or cuisine, I usually find them to have more misses than hits. However, Bananabro has definitely hit many marks when it comes to their food. If you are around KL or at Berjaya Times Square, do visit and give them a try. Also, if you have yet to try, go for their Mung Bean Curry!

Bananabro will be opening their 2nd outlet at Gardens Midvally by end of the year. Do lookout for their new outlet.

To know more updates on Bananabro, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: LG-59B, Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 8:30am to 9:30pm DAILY
Contact: +603 2732 4605

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