Saturday, September 25, 2010

Banana Leaf - Vancouver

We went there for lunch during weekday. It was around 1 pm and the lunch rush was over. We were seated within a few minutes. But then I realized that there were a few other tables available. I don't know why they couldn't seat us sooner than that. But no complaint since we still had to wait for my sis-in-law that went to park the car. Parking though was a bit challenging since street parking wasn't available and building was about a block away.

We shared half hainamese chicken, chow kuey tiaw with seafood, nasi lemak, sole fillet grilled in banana leaf, sambal chili fried okra, eggplant and green bean. We also had another order of coconut rice on the side. All dishes were excellent except for the fish. If I went back in the future I wouldn't order hainamese chicken just because it's not worth it. The dish was like $8.99 and there were only a few pieces of  chicken. Same thing with fish, nothing quite special about it. The banana leaf was used only at the bottom of the fish so there wasn't much smell of banana leaf infused in the fish.

Banana Leaf
820 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.

Reservations: 604-731-6333