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Banana Leaf Modern Filipino Street Food Truck


So, what’s your favourite Filipino dish? Hmmm. Okay… have you ever tried Filipino food?
No? … Let’s change that shall we!

Filipino cuisine isn’t as well known in Perth as the Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines that make up a large part of Perth’s Asian food scene, but the team from Banana Leaf are hoping to change that with their delish offerings!

Banana Leaf Modern Filipino Street Food fuses together authentic Filipino and classic Asian cuisine; everything is fresh and delicious, with authentic Filipino flavours.

They are hard to miss, whether they are parked around at various spots around Perth in their bight green truck, or set up at the Perth CBD Hawkers Markets with their huge green and yellow Banana Leaf sign on their tent.



They have a whole range of tasty treats on their menu but I can personally recommend the delicious Bao buns- you can choose from pork belly with lechon sauce , slow cooked pulled beef with aoli or crispy crumbed chicken with mayochup (exactly what it sounds like – a delish mix of mayo and ketchup!)

Another personal fave was their absolutely scrumptious pork satay skewers. Who doesn’t love the smell and sound of satay sticks sizzling away on the BBQ’s, it’s enough to make you drool! Unlike the traditional peanut-ty satays that are so popular in Malaysia, Filipino satay is a lot more savoury flavoured and incredibly more-ish! You can get these on their own, or if you are feeling extra hungry with a side of rice.

If your belly isn’t too full after all the tasty savoury treats, how about something sweet? I recommend trying their Turon, which is Saba banana and jackfruit wrapped in crispy pasty, deep-fried and dipped in cinnamon and sugar. As someone who generally doesn’t like cooked fruit, I was really surprised how much I loved these! The crispy pastry and cinnamon sugar combo complimented the fruit favours perfectly, they were absolutely delicious and my only regret was having to share them!

The best way to finish off a delicious Filipino meal (especially on a hot summer night) is with a refreshing Calamansi Juice. Also known as Filipino lemonade, it’s made with the juice of the Calamansi which is a type of citrus fruit, and is sort of like a cross between lemon and lime. It is super refreshing and sort of tastes like flat 7-up, but obviously without all the crappy additives and preservatives!



If all of this has gotten your tastebuds excited, you’ll need to know where to find them. Catch them at the Twilight Hawkers Markets in Forest Chase on Fridays nights, out the front of H&M (old Post Office building). Otherwise if you check out their Facebook page, you can see where their food truck is going to stop next!
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/bananaleafmodernfilipinostreetfood

Hot tip: make sure you get in early before the inevitable queue starts to form… the word is getting out and people just can’t get enough of their Filipino food!

As always, let us know what you think! When you take your #fatfriday Insta pics of your tasty Bao buns and satay sticks make sure to tag #perthhappenings so we can see what you’re up to!

Leah Worthington‎

Hi! I’m a country girl at heart though having moved around a lot when I was young; I’ve lived in the Goldfields, the Wheatbelt and the Avon Valley, but I’ve spent most of my life in Busselton in the South West.

I love going to live gigs and events, and on weekends you’ll often find me in cafes embarrassing my boyfriend by taking terrible photos of our food #brunchclub or taking way too many selfies with Cleo.

I love discovering new things to do in Perth and trying new places, which is why I’m so excited to be writing for Perth Happenings, where I can do just that!




Leah Worthington‎

Hi! I’m a country girl at heart though having moved around a lot when I was young; I’ve lived in the Goldfields, the Wheatbelt and the Avon Valley, but I’ve spent most of my life in Busselton in the South West.

I love going to live gigs and events, and on weekends you’ll often find me in cafes embarrassing my boyfriend by taking terrible photos of our food #brunchclub or taking way too many selfies with Cleo.

I love discovering new things to do in Perth and trying new places, which is why I’m so excited to be writing for Perth Happenings, where I can do just that!