Friday, June 8, 2012

Bibiwok Nyonya Thai Restaurant (Bandar Puteri, Puchong)


Mum and me? We go back many many years down the road and still going on the good, the bad and the ugly moments. The ugly truth is the clash of the titans because mum the conservative typical Indian lady and I, liberal, vocal and loud. Mum is loud as well, thus, either one have to give in. Anyway, her way or my way, despite the long winded road we have gone through, mum is always precious and for Mother's day, I dragged her out of the kitchen and into Bibiwok (same row with Bumbu Bali). 

Ordering was pretty convenient as we opted for Mother's day set B, surely a complete meal but drinks not included. Before the start to this lunch, we snacked the two tidbits, thereafter the dishes with rice. 

The Nyonya & Thai Combination Entree. - lemongrass grilled kebab, batter fried prawns, julienne turnip and carrot with some coriander leaves as stuffing for the crispy pastry hats/ top hats or pie tie and two types of chilli dips. The kebab we then realise is beef, so kept it aside. The prawns we happily crunched the crispiness and the top hats, a new item for the family but they were pleased with the soft mild flavours of sengkuang into the hats and drizzle with the not so spicy dips. 
Tom yam Seafood  - family members couldn't take the spiciness whereas mum, half-half and myself absolutely loved the spicy-rich broth with cooked to the right texture prawns, fish, sotong and vegetables.  
The Beancurd In Traditional Nyonya Style - everyone tucked into the soft tofu, green veggie and mushrooms in a lightly soy flavoured sauce and compliments this dish received for the subtle hints. 
Big and bold were the flavours of Lemak Nenas Prawn or Pineapple Prawn Curry as an authentic typical Nyonya dish. The succulent medium size prawns seemed the better half for some compared to the thick, spicy, rich and coconut milk gravy and the pineapples. I however love such a dish, thus, the gravy I tipped over the rice and eat with the tangy-tart fruit.  
Next came the Creamy Salted Egg Squid, Thai Chilli Garlic Steamed Snapper and the Devil Chicken/ Ayam Buah Keluak. Okay, goes like this now.- the chewable squids in the salty thick gravy with onion and topped with cekur manis/sweet leaves the least favourable. Really, I wasn't sure why because half-half and I liked it. 
The fresh snapper totally soaked in a tangy, spicy, garlicky, light and aromatic sauce definitely the winner and finished off within 10 minutes or so. And the chicken curry, another signature Nyonya dish the family never heard of neither were they interested. Mmm?? This dish with cracked up Malacca "hard nuts' and succulent chicken in a chilli reddish gravy, I was the only want who ate and so much only I could eat. 

The drinks as per individual choices - hot lemongrass herbal tea. 
Hot lemon honey tea
Ice lemon
Ice lemon tea
Mint Fizzy
The finale was a large bowl of ice kacang - red beans, rice flour cendol, palm syrup and generously drenched with coconut milk, popular among all especially "daddy cool".  
Bibiwok offering authentic Nyonya and Thai food in an authentic Nyonya ambiance, I would love to return to but the family I think will be happy with curries and fried chicken at Indian restaurants.  

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21 comments:

  1. that was really sweet of you Ms.Nava..I was not really that close to my Mom because I had a painful childhood experience but she is still my Mom and my love for her didn't change..I'm glad your Mom enjoyed it Ms.Nava and it was such a happy family bonding experience..stay happy and fulfilled and it was such a heavy food..and I was intrigued on how the devil chicken on the menu looked like..it looks really and I bet it is super hot and spicy hehehe..visiting you Ms.Nava ;)

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  2. will certainly check out this place!!!!

    near where? Is it opposite Citibank?

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    1. check here hehe
      http://bibiwok.blogspot.com/

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  3. Kathy - I think its somewhere around the bank though I am not sure exactly where.

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    1. Oh...I think agak sham I know where already. near awet thai restaurant. Thank you. :)

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  4. I think I tried there b4.
    Is that the retaurant that opp to Bumbu Bali?

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  5. Simple Person - its already stated in my review that its opp to Bumbu Bali. I think you missed reading it.

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  6. That is great array of dishes Nava. I like the tea collection.

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  7. I must check this out. Strangely I never noted this place despite visiting Bumbu Bali rather often.

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  8. I think I would be having set B, no matter if it was mother's day or not. Lots of delicious food here-the lemongrass kebabs have really peaked my tastebuds! You did pick a winner for Mom-I am sure it made for a very special day.

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  9. I brought my mum for some nyonya food too *high five*. But the food at park royal wasn't good.

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  10. Great post, dear! That's quite a feast for your mom & I'm proud of u :) I'm sure she's smiling so sweetly!

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  11. ayam buah keluak should be the best nyonya food for me :) i'd love to try this!

    Latest: Happy Father's Day

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  12. The ice kacang looks more like cendol! And it is a huge serving!

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  13. I love how much food you had to eat! Amazing :)

    BUZZED

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  14. hi nava, wow! the dishes all look really good..especially the steamed snapper, prawns and lemon grass kebab... makes me hungry.... ooops
    have a great week ahead

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  15. booked about 60 pax with the restaurant din't even give any discount at all, food portion is not so big only. cus tried before, and the menu is really only simple dishes like fish, chicken and prawns, but it cost about Rm 300, later we only found out that the set that they offered actually rice is not included, so we got to pay another RM 2 per head for rice. it's just like airasia being sneaky with their charges.

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  16. Everything looks wow!! This is a must visit place. Love it :)

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  17. THai food lovers would love this place.

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