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Day 134: I Can Dig Banana Leaf Plates

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Day 134:  Eating off banana leaves.

Day 134: Eating off banana leaves.

There have been a few times now that we have been served food that is perfectly wrapped in a banana leaf envelope, so surprisingly that none of the contents spilled out. It seems like such a novelty, but more than that, it seems like eco-friendly and cheap packaging. Way to go Malaysia! I have been surprised by the amount of “green” marketing that is around the country from our hotels to the grocery store where they have “no plastic bag” days.

We got another dose of banana leaf usage at the No. 1 Top Curry House in Seremban where your plate is a banana leaf. Cool, right?!

And it helped that the Indian food was awesome as well.

I was quite happy with just the rice, papadums and the starter sauces, but then the real food came out. Typical Choy family dinner 😉 We were all rubbing our tummies when the lunch was over.

banana leaf restaurant top curry house seremban

When you’re done eating, you can fold your banana leaf plate over itself to free up some clean table space, but here’s the kicker: You fold your banana leaf up if the food was good, and fold it down if the food was bad. I’m so glad I learned this tip because I could have easily done the wrong thing!

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5 Responses to Day 134: I Can Dig Banana Leaf Plates

  1. Adriana May 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I love dishes on vegetable leaves, like the latinoamerican food. My dad is Venezuelan and I love when sometimes we set aside spanish food and eat something in a fancy leaf.

    Thanks for your blog!

    • Brooke May 18, 2011 at 12:20 am #

      Well thanks for stopping by and commenting! 😀

  2. BLuegreen Kirk May 18, 2011 at 1:53 am #

    Sounds like the food was great and you enjoyed yourself! A great use of a banana leaf good thing you found out about the folding up!

  3. Sophie May 18, 2011 at 2:07 am #

    I had a similar experience on my last trip in the Philippines, really nice to eat in a leaf.

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