Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine
Of the five locations, the Broadway spot between Cambie and Oak is still the most consistent in both food and service. Roti canai is the best in town and bespeaks Indian influences on this eclectic cuisine: fluffy, flaky flatbread dipped into sweet curry. Follow up with crisp sambal green beans tossed with shrimp and tomatoes. For a dose of protein, there’s braised lamb shank in cumin and star aniseÑfragrant, deeply spiced, and tender. But it’s the Singapore chili crab that keeps them coming back for more. Finger-lickingly phenomenal.