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$10 for $20 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine at Banana Leaf

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In a Nutshell

Cooks make roti canai in a semi-open kitchen beneath a thatched roof, as well as craft more than 250 authentic Malaysian dishes

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid towards alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$10 for $20 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine

The menu includes more than 250 authentic dishes, including stir-fried water spinach with preserved bean curd sauce ($8.50) and a fish head casserole made with the chef’s special coconut curry ($17.50).

Banana Leaf

To thin their roti canai flatbreads, the chefs at Banana Leaf toss and tug circles of dough on a thatch-roofed counter in the restaurant’s semi-open kitchen. When the disks are ready, they lay them on a hot griddle before serving the crispy Indian pancakes with curry dipping sauce. The Houston Chronicle and Houston Press both laud the way Banana Leaf’s team of Malaysian cooks craft this staple of Malaysian cuisine. The kitchen maestros have more up their sleeves than this flaky dish, however—they prepare more than 250 authentic dishes from their homeland.

Flat-screen TVs beside every table broadcast images of these dishes, which range from fried, housemade tofu stuffed with cucumber and bean sprouts to calamari doused in a spicy sambal sauce. To offset spicy appetizers and main courses, the Chronicle recommends the restaurant’s “delightful” shakes and fruit slushies, which include flavors such as strawberry and mango. Houston Press sums up the whole experience best: “You don't have to be an expert in Malaysian food to enjoy Banana Leaf; you just have to possess a mouth.”


Just about everything I have ordered has been very delicious/flavorful.

Stanford M., Yelp, 10/23/12

Calamari is handled particularly well here, notably in a silky, sautéed version tossed with vivid sweet peppers, onions and a red-chile, sweet-sour sambal sauce.

Alison Cook, Houston Chronicle, 01/28/2009

You don't have to be an expert in Malaysian food to enjoy Banana Leaf; you just have to possess a mouth.

Katharine Shilcutt, Houston Press, 07/08/2009


  • “Lots of things with seafood but if you are allergic they will take it out.”

  • “Coconut milkshake was great as was the food and reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.”

  • “Amazing food :) totally worth the wait, when it gets busy. ”

  1. A

    Banana Leaf I

    9889 Bellaire Blvd.

    Suite 311

    Houston, Texas 77036

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  2. B

    Banana Leaf II

    9896 Bellaire Blvd.

    Suite A

    Houston, Texas 77036

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