While many of us cannot forget the image of Thali plates washed in a pothole of murky rainwater at the former Raj’s Banana Leaf Restaurant in Bangsar, the eatery outlet had reopened today (Aug 29) under a new name called RBL Banana Leaf (RBL).
According to The Star, its director Muhamad Rizal Abd Rahman said the incident in late May was a “sobering wake-up call for us.” The incident led to its closure the next day and its operating license was revoked.
In a statement, Rizal said the decision to revamp the shop and adopt a new name was their way to turn over a new (banana) leaf after learning the lessons.
“We would like to offer our unequivocal apology once again to everyone affected by our oversight.
“The incident served as a lesson for us to work on our shortcomings, improve operations and adhere to all regulations and relevant standards to offer customers the best possible experience when dining at RBL,” said the director.
FMT reported that the curry house had passed rigorous inspections by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the health ministry’s Food and Safety Division. The last round of inspection was completed on Monday (Aug 27), conducted by the officers from the Health and Environment Department of DBKL.
The new outlet features a layout that allows customers to view the preparation of food and the dish-washing process. The substantial renovation had furnished the shop with proper facilities for every operation at the kitchen, food and beverage, washing and serving areas. It was previously reported that the shop lacked a dish-washing area which led to the staffs washing in potholes at its back alley.