Monday, August 6, 2012

A Taste of South East Asia in one sitting

Food is the next best thing I love, hahaha I love to try new dishes that every place can offer. So do you want to have a culinary tour of South East Asia in just one sitting?? That's awesome right, no need to travel abroad just to taste their cuisine and specialty foods.

The food of SEA (South East Asia) is indeed one of the tastiest food in the world. It is sweet, tangy, and spicy all at the same time, it's a beautiful burst of flavors. It is true that the richness of the Asian tradition can be found in its food because it is a mixture of different influences from India, China and Eurpe adopted by each country to create that unique taste.

South East Asian foods can never be bland because Asia is where the Europeans discovered spices, wow this really means that countries in Asia are so blessed to have the spices which can really spice up your dishes. The common thread  that binds the South East Asian  food is the ingredients which are mainly coconut milk, lemon grass, sugar, basil, fish paste and chili. Do you want to taste all of those food in one sitting?? Well good news because you don't need to buy plane tickets just to have it in one sitting, there's one restaurant which can offer you all of those wonderful experience, it's Bananaleaf.
A classic Banana Leaf dinner will start with Roti Canai from Malaysia dipped in either curry sauce or condensed milk. For the main dish you can have Hainanese Chicken from Singapore, Thai Green Curry Chicken and Vietnamese Fried Rice.  They offer the best Asian food prepared true to it’s tradition. This is the exact Tom Yum Soup or Pad Thai that you fell in love with in Thailand. The Roti, Satay, Char Kuay Teow that you wanted to go back to in Malaysia. The Chili Crab and Laksa that you can’t have enough of in Singapore. The spring rolls of Vietnam that makes you crave for more. The Sambal and Goreng in Indonesia that you can’t forget.

Deep Fried Pomfret with Malayan Seafood Curry
Not only that, when Bananaleaf says authentic it means business because main ingredients are sourced form their country of origin and prepared by Asian chefs in all branches day in and day out. That's one thing that they are really proud of. It will definitely gives their customer world class cusisines. Me and my fiance have tried to eat there once, and it never failed us, we felt like we were in Malaysia or Singapore the spices are just the same if you eat there. I've been to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur years back.

No wonder it has become a restaurant of choice among Asian expats and Pinoy travelers who have fallen in love with Asian food. With it's excellence in offering traditional Asian food it has also managed to stay in the list of Philippine Tatler's Philippines Best Restaurant from 2004-2011. 

Hainanese Chicken




Oh there's one more thing I love about Banana Leaf, aside from the good food, they also have nice interiors. There are intricate wood designs that is uniquely Asian and of course literally eating on a Banana which really gives you one great eating experience and adventure. 

your plate at Banana Leaf :-)

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