Sunday, January 6, 2008

Kanna Curry House @ Petaling Jaya

As the saying goes, once a "fan tong", forever a "fan tong".

Maybe not everyone has heard about that saying, but as another believe goes; If you are a Chinese, you got to eat rice.

Well apparently, i am not alone as the whole country of Malaysia favours rice as their staple diet of carbohydrates. Whether you eat in a Chinese restaurant, Indian restaurant or a Malay restaurant, you will find rice being served.

So it wasnt a surprise that we were served exactly that in Kanna.

Dont have to look far, here you go.


A buffet of white fluffy rice, assorted vegetables, a pot of curry sauce and deep fried papadams. (RM 4.50)

Enjoying it under the shade of trees and the natural unreliable air-con of the wind. Whenever i have the craving for the most simple staple food in Malaysia, i resort to banana leaf rice. Where else can one enjoy the carbs that is seen to be the most vicious enemy to human beings as they add inches to your waist?

A wholesome mutton curry (RM5) to add some protein to the meal. The hours of cooking has resulted in tender pieces sticking to the gravy like glue. If there was one request, more rice please.

The freshly fried calamari ring with a light batter, curry leaves and onions (RM7.50) was a delight to chew after taking a rest from the filling rice and curry. I definitely had no complaints other then the price i came to know later.

Address and contact details:

No. 29 Jalan 17/45
46400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor

t: 603-79584814
f: 603-79582829

Rating: 3 stars out of 5 stars. I had cheaper and better ones then the one here. Although this is the first time i have documented how i get my fix, i swear this shall not be my last time. The accompanying vegetables were not exactly very memorable and i had trouble getting them to refill me what was meant to be a "buffet" on a banana leave. Otherwise, the freshly fried seafood of fish, prawns and calamari was a delight to have.

29 comments:

Jun said...

kanna is one of the more expensive indian curry houses in town. i wudn't go back there, as, u're rite, there are better and cheaper alternatives.

Big Boys Oven said...

Wah this place sound expensive. is it anyway exclusive?

Tummythoz said...

OooOOooOoO char-siew spirit come a calling OoOoo .. no nitemare, caramelised sweet dreams guaranteed.
Had similar stuff at their Manjalara branch. Service was incredible as they kept 'shoving' their wares like the dimsum restaurants.

wenching & esiong said...

Yeah, it sounds a little expensive. I've been to restaurants like this at a similar price too, don't really think it's worth it.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Joe, I really love your pictures...they are very nice.

BTW, I need to update my blogroll, need to add you and lots of other MY floggers. :)

Happy eating 2008!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jun: haha i m spoilt for choice at brickfields..

bbo: other then freshly fried chicken, fish and other seafood, dont think so..

tummythoz: yeah i know! i think they try to shove me dessert like 5 times!

w&e: well it depends on how one looks at it, we can spend over RM50 a meal and sometimes say its worth it, so why isnt any meal below that worth it? Then again, you can get cheaper..

rasa malaysia: wow, coming from someone whose photos i idolize..thanks!

celine said...

The fried calamari is so seductive ler...

yammylicious said...

kanan curry house!! =( craving for banana leaf for a month! really really enjoy eating wif my finger.. and finger licking good! sob... C-R-A-V-I-N-G banana leaf joeeeeeeeeee~

Bernsy said...

Have to concede your pics are really sharp, crisp, and bright. So nice to look at... the color are so vibrant..

I will be contributing my banana leafs soon... :D

Christy said...

The calamari looked red and spicy!!!:p

daphne said...

i think my comment died just now on blogger. haha.

your photography skills r gooood! makes me want to eat the photos.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

celine: haha i was sold by it as well..

yammy: haha thats about as long as i "tahan" before i concede..

bernsy: the pics r alright la..still lots of room for improvement..

christy: i think it was just the powder and batter used, it wasnt spicy at all..

daphne:thanks thanks..dont knock ur head onto the monitor

team bsg said...

probably you have the richman'a look so they charge you rich !
these guys are very popular during lunch , and very fast too, tho the prefrieds can be a bit soggy

ling239 said...

hahaha... occasionally we go there for lunch, the fried chicken is very nice leh ~ ^_^

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

team bsg: aiyoh..my day off wear t shirt also look rich meh?..thats y i ask them to special fry haha..so not soggy

ling239: i prefer the sotong lor..the chicken is quite good also..

Jessica said...

Happy New Year, Joe! I been here and pigged out too, damn nice lar their fried stuff.

Cynthia said...

Here is the Caribbean too, rice is the carb we use daily. I love eating with my fingers :)

ling239 said...

if u like fried sotong must go try at Bestari lor ~ ^_^

.: babelearner :. said...

Always have their Thosai Rawa Telur Bawang in Manjalara branch, very nice =D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jessica: hahah i know..

cynthia: i have yet to master that skill of eating with fingers..but will attempt hopefully..fingers crossed

ling239: ok ok i will keep in mind

babelearner: ohh..what is it inside?

kennymah said...

Was recently exposed to them. Expensive yes but damn if their fried tenggiri ain't excellent! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

kennymah: haha exposed to them eh? hope u didnt get too addicted!

Jackson said...

wow... mamak food photo also can be that good... i think i should consider to invest in a good camera!

Nic (KHKL) said...

wah, a bit expensive, eh? but your pics really amplified the dishes lar...it's a wonder what a 50mm lens can do, eh? bravo!

tigerfish said...

Is there a FAN tong CLUB, somewhere out there?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jackson: harloo..u hav a very good camera la..

nic: time to invest..remember macro too!

tigerfish: i shud start 1 up la haha

Anonymous said...

I went there, after listening and reading all about this restaurant. Being a Malaysian Indian, I had travelled various parts to taste good Banana Leaf Restaurants.

Today, sunday May 11, 2008..My family and I went there. First instance, we were immediately "attack" by there waiters, with all sorts of "fried stuffs" on tray. And you knnow what, they have not even serve the Banana Leaf and rice. Immediately asked us, if you like..fried fish , chicken..etc etc.....

When food came and the fried fish came, phew...belive me..I had tasted better fried fish eleswhere and cheaper too. KANNA CURRY HOUSE IS CERTAINLY EXPENSIVE, AND THE FOOD...HMM....I WOULD SAY..GO FIND OTHER PLACES AND DONT GET CARRIED BY..THE TREMENDOUS PUBLICITY GIVEN TO THIS RESTAURANT. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY, EVEN KARI KEPALA IKAN SENTUL IS A BETTER CHOICE, OR TRY SOME "HIDDEN" DELIGHTS AT JLN KG ATTAP, MAMAK STALL AT THE CORNER. FOOD IS CERTAINLY BETTER THERE AND CHEAPER.

I WILL NOT BE GOING TO KANNA CURRY HOUSE AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

Very shorts, simple and easy to understand, bet some more comments from your side would be great

LunchKaki said...

Yes its a bit pricey, but personally i like the food very much!