Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine
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Banana Leaf: Malaysian Cuisine is located in Philadelphia's Chinatown, the ideal location for its blend of Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian cuisine. In addition to being a BYOB eat-in location, delivery and catering services are also offered. Getting started is easy with so many appetizer choices, such as Indian pancake, pasembur, martabak, roti telur, baby oyster omelet, achat and poh piah. The Banana Leaf: Malaysian Cuisine wait staff is happy to explain dishes to those new to the cuisine.
A number of menu items are perfect for those wanting something unique. For example, the salted cabbage fish head soup or the chicken feet with Chinese vegetables are far from the normal American diet, but are nevertheless worth experiencing. So is one of the Banana Leaf: Malaysian Cuisine house specialties - the green curry in clay pot with choice of chicken, beef, seafood or vegetables.
Malaysian all-time favorite, crispy style pancake with a curry chicken and potato dipping sauce.
A traditional Indian pancake filled with egg, onions, and served with a curry chicken and potato dipping sauce.
A traditional Indian pancake filled with diced beef, egg, and onion served with curry chicken and potato dipping sauce.
Shredded Cucumber, jicama, and bean sprouts with shrimp pancake, sliced tofu, and hard-boiled eggs with Chef's special sauce.
Banana Leaf's famous fruit salad served with shrimp paste sauce.
Scalded bean sprouts with Chef's special sauce.
A Malaysian specialty, with your choice of protein, and served with a peanut sauce. Chicken, Beef, Mixed and Tofu.
Fried squid tentacles in Chef's special sauce.
A fan and house favorite, Marinated chicken wings wrapped in screw-pine leaves that is then lightly fried, served with a sweet chili dipping sauce.
Eggplant, green pepper, and tofu stuffed with fish meat, served with your choice of either a clear chicken broth or curry sauce.
Steamed Malaysian spring roll stuffed with jicama, fried tofu, egg and bean sprouts.
A Malaysian favorite, pan-fried baby oyster with egg.
Vegetable pickled in turmeric powder and spicy herbs with sesame seeds.
Deep fried minced shrimp wrapped with bacon.
Crispy fried spiced pork roll, fried tofu, and fried shrimp pancake served with two sauces: hoisin plum and chili.
Sliced mango, sliced cucumber, and carrot mixed with sweet and spicy Thai sauce.
Stir-fried vermicelli with tofu, shrimp, and bean sprouts in spicy Thai chili sauce, sprinkled with grounded peanuts, and topped with sliced hard-boiled eggs.
Special egg noodles cooked with shrimp, scallop, squid, straw mushrooms, and mixed vegetables.
Flat noodles or rice noodles in Malaysian soy sauce with shrimp, chicken, and pork.
Special egg noodles served in homemade soy sauce with mushroom and shredded chicken.
Special egg noodles served in homemade soy sauce with ginger and duck.
Flat noodles with shrimp, chicken, onion, Chinese broccoli, chili, and basil leaves.
Our house special version of the Pad Thai, a thin-flat noodle dish from Thailand. Made and cooked with shrimp, tofu, egg, bean sprouts, and then topped with crushed peanuts.
Malaysian Famous stir-fried flat rice noodles with fresh shrimp, squid, bean sprouts, eggs, soy sauce, and chili paste.
Thick yellow noodles cooked in heavily flavored soy sauce with pork, shrimp, squid, and vegetables.
Indian style stir-fried egg noodles in an authentic mild dried squid sauce with tofu, potatoes, shrimp, egg, grounded peanuts, and bean sprouts.
Singapore style stir-fried rice noodles in special mild sauce with shrimp, bean sprouts, egg, and Chinese cabbage.
Stir-fried flat noodles in special sauce with beef, scallion egg, and bean sprouts.
Stir-fried flat noodles on light brown egg sauce topped with seafood and vegetable.
Stir-fried noodles in a special sauce with shrimp, pork, egg, scallion, and bean sprouts.
Stir-fried rice noodles with salted fish, chicken, vegetables & beansprouts.
Noodle in Soup
Egg noodles, shredded pork, shrimp, vegetables, and bean sprouts served in a spicy shrimp broth.
Spicy and sour rice noodles served in Chef's special lemon grass broth with fish flakes.
Flat Noodles with shredded chicken and shrimp in a chicken broth.
Pearl noodles with minced shrimp, pork, and egg in a clay pot.
Special egg noodles served in a homemade soy sauce with ginger and duck meat.
Egg noodles served in a sweet and spicy dried squid gravy, with shrimp, shrimp pancake, potatoes, and egg.
Special egg noodles served with wonton in a homemade sauce and chicken broth.
Stewed beef tripe with thin noodle soup.
Special egg noodles served with spare ribs in house sauce and chicken broth.
Special thick yellow noodles covered in heavily flavored egg sauce with shrimp, scallop, squid, straw mushrooms, and mixed vegetables in soup.
Noodles in a curry soup with your choice of protein: Chicken, Beef Tripe, Fish Ball.
Rice noodles served in a spicy and sour lemon grass broth with seafood and straw mushrooms.
Noodles served with eggplant, green pepper, and tofu stuffed with fish meat, served in your choice of a clear chicken broth, or curry sauce.
Home-style noodles with vegetables, pork, shrimp, and squid served in a clay pot.
Mixed vegetables served in a clay pot with a spicy curry broth.
Our house version of this Malaysian special delicacy, made with your choice of flavoring.
House special green curry cooked with lemon grass, spiced chili, and your choice of protein, served in a clay pot.
Subtly flavored chicken rice served with Hainanese steamed chicken served with Chef's special soy sauce.
Rice with steamed chicken topped with Chef's special spicy Thai sauce.
Coconut rice flavored with cloves and screw-pine leaves. Served with a chili anchovy curry chicken and topped with hard boiled eggs.
Special coconut rice fried with mixed vegetables, eggs, and shrimp in a ginger sauce.
Traditional fried rice with your choice of protein: Chicken, Beef, Vegetable, Shrimp, Salted Fish, Mixed Seafood.
Fried rice with shrimp, cashew nuts, fresh pepper, egg, and shrimp pasted served in a pineapple.
Our house curry sauce served on rice with your choice of:
Our special Dried Curry (Rendang) sauce served over rice with your choice of protein:
Rice cooked with ginger & scallions with your choice of protein: Duck (Bone-in), Chicken (boneless).
A combination of scallops, shrimp, and squid.
Marinated spareribs lightly fried with a special sauce.
Deep fried pork chop served in an authentic B.B.Q. sauce.
A lightly battered Pork chop served with the Chef's special sauce.
Spare ribs simmered with exotic spices along with lemon grass in coconut milk.
Poultry & Beef
Both a customer favorite and house special! We take your choice of protein, cover it with a special chili flavor, and fry it until it is perfectly golden.
Steamed chicken served room temperature along with Chef's soy sauce.
Steamed chicken served at room temperature topped with Chef's special onion based thai sauce.
Chicken cooked with exotic spices along with lemon grass on coconut curry.
Shaped fried taro with boneless chicken, corn, snow peas, and black mushrooms topped with cashew nut.
Squids cooked with spicy grounded dried shrimp in an authentic sauce.
Squids cooked with spicy grounded curry sauce.
Anchovies with shrimp paste, sliced onion, chili, and tamarind sauce.
Fillet of fish with shredded mango, red pepper, onion in a sweet and sour sauce Choice of Striped Bass, Catfish, or Red Snapper.
Malaysian green peas & shrimp sautéed and then served in a spicy Malaysian shrimp paste.
Frogs sauteed in your choice of sauce: Kung Pao, Ginger & Scallion.
Clams cooked in your choice of sauce: Black Bean, Thai Basil.
A Malaysian specialty. Hard shell crabs marinated with exotic spices, cooked with shredded lemon grass.
Lobster cooked with spicy grounded dried shrimp in authentic sauce.
The following selections are priced based on the current market price. The Deep Fried Fish is your choice of Red Snapper, Pampano, Tilapia, or Striped Bass.
A Banana Leaf favorite, sautéed Kang Kung (water spinach) with spicy Malaysian shrimp paste sauce.
Sautéed shrimp and okra with spicy Malaysian shrimp paste sauce.
Sautéed shrimp & string bean with spicy Malaysian shrimp paste sauce.
Mixed vegetable with bean curd skin and Chinese mushrooms served in Chef's special sauce.
Sautéed tofu with shredded mango served in a sweet and spicy mango sauce.
Homemade tofu served with Chinese mushrooms, snow peas in a shrimp and lobster sauce.
Lady fingers, snow peas, and string bean served with Belacan sauce.
Beverages & Desserts
Shaved ice with red bean, corn, plum seeds, jelly, red rose syrup, and milk.
Our signature sweet and fried pancake filled with a peanut spread, sautéed peanuts and corn.
Crispy fried banana served with ice cream.