I brought my parents to Banana Leaf Greenbelt on July 23, 2011 for lunch. First off, our waiter was good. He served well and with enthusiasm.
We ordered the following:
- Grilled Squid: Took a while before the dish was served (we were told beforehand that it would take 15 mins to prepare). Pretty good, not spectacular, but this was the best dish we got from the restaurant.
- Pad Thai (Thai Style): A very different take on Pad Thai, and not good at all. Quite bland. As I would naturally expect from pad thai, I thought that there would be crushed peanuts somehow. There was none. I asked for crushed peanuts and I was charged Php 35 for peanut sauce. I felt I was in a fast food, and this is considering that I think crushed peanuts is an ingredient of pad thai. Anyway... avoid this dish here at all cost.
- Stir Fried Chinese Kangkong with Sambal Sauce: Pretty good, simple dish. The sambal sauce made the dish very interesting (as it should be). Small portion though.
- Stir Fried Oat Prawns Singaporean Style: The prawns were overcooked, and therefore, came out very dry. Definitely not worth the cost.
- Barbecue Roasted Whole Baby Back Ribs: Yet another bland dish. Way too much sauce as if the meat is being hidden.
- Penang Fried Rice with Salted Fish and Chicken: Very oily, and a bit tasteless.
Overall, the only redeeming value of the lunch was the pretty attentive service, so I would rate this as 2/5 (I think I am being generous here). BTW, the restaurant uses plastic for water glasses.
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