Banana Leaf Rice (Vegetarian/ Fish)


Banana Leaf Rice, like its name suggest, is rice and side dishes served on a large banana leaf rice which replaces a plate. A popular Malaysian-Indian meal, it’s the top choice for Malaysian vegetarian or pescetarian.

This meal is always served with Dhal Curry – a vegetable curry made from lentils and various spices and vegetables such as turmeric, fenugreek, tomatoes, potatoes, and chillies. The will also be a side of meat or fish curry; refreshing cucumber raita salad; and poppadom, a cracker.

Savvy foodies will ask for rasam, a hot and sour Indian soup made from spices and tamarind. So potent, it’s served in a small bowl and you only need a few sips to enjoy the flavourful liquid.



In this menu, you will make:
  1. Indian Fish Curry (Pescatarian) OR Fried Bittergourd (Vegetarian)
  2. Dhal Curry (Vegetable Lentil Curry)
  3. Cabbage with Turmeric & Mustard Seeds
  4. Cucumber Raita
  5. Rasam (Indian Soup)



Morning class

  • 9:00 am: Meet at our home. Enjoy a glass of flower tea & appetiser from our organic garden
  • 9:15 am: Garden tour
  • 9:45 am: Cooking Class
  • 12:30 pm: Eat!
  • 1:00 pm: End of session

Note: Market tour (at an additional price) starts at 8 am 


  • Your booking will be confirmed via email within 24 hours
  • Payment of USD 85 (RM 350) is then made via Paypal or Bank Transfer
  • Additional charge for market tour (USD 27/RM 120)


TAXI (recommended): For convenience, take a GRAB taxi (like UBER) directly to the cooking class. It's about 20 minutes ride from the city. Taxi Fee: ~USD 6

TRAIN: My home is just 20 minutes train ride away from the city centre (Bukit Bintang MRT Station). Take a train to Taman Connaught MRT Station and exit at Gate C. We will pick you up there. Ticket fee: ~USD 1

PICK-UP: We also offer pick-up from and back to your hotel at an additional price of USD 50/ RM 200.

New Malaysian Kitchen
No.2, Jalan 11, Taman Lensen,
Cheras, 56000,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


I’m Sara Khong, a professional cook and author of four cookbooks: Malaysian Meals In 30 Minutes, One Pot Wonders, 3 Ingredient Recipes, and Slow Cooker Recipes.

I'm passionate about making authentic Malaysian cuisine and growing herbs and spices in my edible garden. I look forward to share with you Malaysia's most popular dishes made in my family's kitchen!

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