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Mar 22, 2009 07:33 AM

Banana Island (Malaysian, Singapore, Thai), Daly City report w/ pics

Tip on how to find this place: If you can find Cost Plus/Trader Joe's, it's Behind the Blockbuster Video Store @ Westfield Shopping Center. There's a parking lot behind there and it's on the Left side - next to Blockbuster's.

Glad it's open Daily 11:30am-10pm. We had dinner at like 4pm. Awesome cuz there's No Wait for a table. First time there so don't know if there ever is.

We got:
2 orders of Roti Canal (Indian pancake) $3.95 - either it gets cold fast or they just reheat, but it's served kinda cold. Still I love watching them make it. It was just ok though, sauce is ok too.

Hainanese chicken - half is $9.95 - chicken w/ ginger/red hot sauce combo w/ some sliced cucumbers and sliced tomato. Meat is kinda tough, maybe cooked too long. Just ok.

Eggplant Malaysian style $9.95 - lots of sauteed eggplant w/ shrimp paste sauce & some shrimp. Just ok.

Lamb Rendang $12.95 - lots of chunks of lamb- ok, sauce was ok.

Chow Kueh Teow $8.50 - noodles were ok, I prefer a chow-fun style noodle but that's just me, bean sprouts (not my favorite), shrimp, squid. Just ok.

chicken broth rice $1.25 - a yellow colored rice from the broth I hope, small bowl we shared.

Malaysian iced tea $2.5 - tasted fine, like HK milk tea almost.

Separate bathrooms in the back Left side. Credit cards taken.

My pics:

Banana Island
311 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA 94015

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  1. Is anything good here? It appears that this place is "just ok." I love Malaysian but I like good Malaysian. Your pix made the food look pretty good though.


    2 Replies
    1. re: Bon Vivant

      Correction: It's a Hollywood Video Store, not Blockbuster.

      Food is just average, is there any good Malaysian food out there in the SF Bay Area?

      1. re: hhc

        Yes, there is, or at least Singaporean. Try Kopitiam in Lafayette- they are known for the chicken rice.

    2. Here's a link to my post from last year, when I got takeout nasi lemak.

      I ate there again a few weeks after that, and shared the roti canai and two non-memorable stir-fry dishes. I thought overall quality wasn't great, except for the roti which was ok.