Malaysian Food Adventures #9: Banana Leaf at Raju Restaurant

Every Malaysian will crave for Roti Canai and Banana Leaf Rice.

One year later and here I am again at Raju Restaurant. Raju Restaurant has been popular among the locals. Come down to Raju on a weekend and it is packed with families and friends indulging in Banana Leaf Rice and Roti Canai.  But don’t worry, there are usually plenty of seats around Raju as people come and go quickly.

As I was there during the morning, we had the Roti Canai (RM 1.80 per piece) which was soft and fluffy. Together with the dhal provided, it was full of flavour. At Raju, the Rice and Roti Canai are placed on banana leaves instead of plates.


Roti Canai


Three sauces to compliment the Roti Canai or the Banana Leaf Rice

We ordered a few dishes to complement the Roti Canai. We had the Fish Kembung (RM6), Onion Sotong (RM9) and Mutton Chops (RM9). The Mutton Chops  are my family’s favourite. The mutton was tender and soft. It fell off the bone easily and complements the thick sauce. It was flavoursome!


Mutton Chops

The Fish Kembung was also fresh and tasty with a little bit of a crisp as it was deep fried. You can choose from a range from their pre-marinated seafood at the front of the restaurant and they will cook it for you.


Fish Kembung

One of the most popular dishes at Raju is the Onion Sotong (Fried Onion Squid). The squid was deep fried to crisp on the outside with a chewy texture inside. Irresistible!


Onion Sotong


Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)

Because the food was good, my family and I came back for round two. Instead of the Roti Canai, we had the Banana Leaf Rice instead. It was absolutely delicious!


Banana Leaf Rice

Overall, apart from the food, the service was not too bad. We have never encountered a bad service so far during our many visits to Raju. For some mouth watering curries, delicious Banana Leaf Rice and fluffy Roti Canai, Raju is the place to be.

Mel’s Rating : mmmm (excellent)

Raju Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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