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08 Jun, 2012

Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Indian Food

Sometimes when we are really hungry, there’s nothing more satisfying than a large serving of banana leaf rice. A long-time favourite of ours is Nirwana in Bangsar.

Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
It will usually be crowded no matter what time it is, so waiting for a table is likely. There’s a reason why it’s crowded more often than not and that’s because the food is good! However, the trade-off is that service might not be the best around.

Banana Leaf Rice, Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju copy
The main appeal of Nirwana is the Banana Leaf rice. This vegetarian set came with rice, 3 types of vegetables and papadums. The Rasum (a South Indian soup) is an option which we quite fancy as well. There is a choice of drenching the rice with chicken curry, fish curry or dhal. Or a combination of those curries as well! We tend to stick with the chicken curry and the dhal, which we found to be excellent. The curry in Nirwana was flavourful and one of the best around. The 3 vegetables are random depending on the day, but the deep-fried bitter gourd (if they have it) is hands down our favourite!

Sotong Goreng (Fried Squid), Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
Another firm favourite of ours is the Sotong Goreng / Fried Squid. Priced at RM10, each squid ring was coated in a mouth-watering marinade and batter and deep-fried to perfection. Its taste was top-notch from the medley of spices.

Mutton Curry, Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju
A regular order for us would also be the Mutton Curry. We could tell the curry was fragrant with many Indian spices and the mutton pieces were always tender and a joy to bite into. This was a good accompaniment to the otherwise vegetarian meal!

Sri Nirwana Maju is a hugely popular establishment in Bangsar and it is another place that we frequent. While the service can be a bit hit and miss at times, the good food makes up for this fact. Do check it out for some good mamak food and banana leaf rice!

Restaurant Information
43 Jalan Telawi 3
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 – 2287 8445

7 Responses to "Restoran Sri Nirwana Maju"

1 | The Yum List

June 8th, 2012 at 7:36 am


This is such a colourful meal!

2 | Chong

June 8th, 2012 at 8:41 am


Haven’t to this place for quite a while. The crowd is madness during peak hours especially on weekends. It is said that they have one of the best fried bittergrouds and fish curry. For other fried stuff, I still prefer Kanna (the one in Section 17). 😀

3 | Choi Yen

June 8th, 2012 at 2:29 pm


pass by this shop a few weeks ago, I wonder why so crowded,,, 😛

4 | Bangsar Babe

June 8th, 2012 at 4:16 pm


It’s always crowded and I feel standard has dropped tremendously since it started 10 years ago. And I can’t stand their service. But the mutton varuval is good. :)

5 | Sean

June 8th, 2012 at 8:44 pm


loving the look of the thick curry! a guilty pleasure might be supper here, followed by cocktails next door at the social! 😀

6 | eatonlylar

June 11th, 2012 at 11:53 pm


The Yum List: We were also surprised at how well the colours turned out. Unexpectedly pleasant to the eye. =)

Chong: We definitely agree with you about the crowd. We always have to wait for a table! And the fried bitter gourd is simply amazing! Definitely our favourite thing there! We’ve tried Kanna too, but yet to blog about it. Maybe sometime in the near future =)

Choi Yen: Haha, maybe you can give it a try next time too!

Bangsar Babe: The standard overall really has declined over the past few years, especially the service. But we cant fault their banana leaf rice though and that’s why we do go back 😀

Sean: Haha, that sounds like a plan!

7 | Vishal Food & Catering, Brickfields Kuala Lumpur | Eat Only Lar!

August 21st, 2012 at 6:44 pm


[…] personally find that found all the banana leaf meals that we’ve had to date, Nirwana’s is hard to beat and is probably one of the best […]

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