one very late night, we finished closing our booths at bout 11pm plus and we havent had dinner. so i think it was param or leon who suggested to have banana leaf rice at the famous nirvana maju... which is just about 5 mins walk from bangsar village.
i remember nirvana though ive never been there (actually it was my FIRST banana leaf experience! char kuew teow on banana leaf doesnt count!) through cassie (she was my lecturer-uber cool & open minded!) who always ask the class who wants to join her for banana leaf at nirvana bangsar. thats how the name got registered into my mind.
nirvana is always packed at any hour of the day. its as though people around there dont work, linger around bangsar village and eat at nirvana... ahhh such is life for the rich.
anyway, it was pretty fun... the banana leaf experience. definitely an eye opener for a n00b like me, at least now i know how the whole thing works!
you can opt for plain white rice or nasi briyani. i chose the latter. the basic package is rice, fried bittergourd (or was it cucumber??), vege and cucumber salad indian style on banana leaf. the fried bittergourd was SO AWESOME! now, i dont take bittergourd but after it was fried it was so good i wish i could ta pau home and have them as snacks!
p/s: yes calvin, bittergourd is nice... BUT only fried ones!
it was indeed a treat for us to have such scrumptious dinner-supper... we felt so full and overjoyed after that. it wasnt cheap though, we paid an average of rm20 per person.
*vain pics you know you wanna see!*
restoran nirvana maju
43, jalan telawi 3,
59100 kuala lumpur.
[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]