Friday, June 8, 2012

Bibiwok Nyonya Thai Restaurant (Bandar Puteri, Puchong)


Mum and me? We go back many many years down the good, bad and ugly road. We are still going on strong, albeit we can't avoid the clash of the titans. Mum, the old fashioned typical Indian lady and me, the modern, trendy and outspoken woman. We still clash crazily until sometimes I just stay away from her for, sometimes one month. She makes me so angry until I feel its better I avoid her instead of, god knows what will become the outcome. Whatever said, at the end of the day, I am a good daughter. Yeh! I know self praise is a disgrace, but I will never forget mum on mothers day. She must be made to feel special for the sacrifices she made. Married at 14, by 17 years old she had to care for my dad and the three of us. Not easy I know, not with dad who, most of the time loses his focus whether family or alchohol is important. Sad, isn't it, call us the typical Indian family where money is the major problem, but mum, I have to salute her. She brought us up.


Not by giving all the best, in fact, many bad memories, then again, mum is special. Last year, mum and the whole family gang dined in Bumbu Bali, this year we opted for Bibiwok Nyonya Thai Restaurant (same row). Lunch. I personally feel that dinner is crazy, every restaurant is literally spilling over, so, lunch definitely is a better option. Ordering in Bibiwok Nyonya Thai Restaurant was super quick, good that they had Mothers Day special menu. Nyonya & Thai Combination Entree Set B is a complete full course meal, except drinks are not included. To start off, we snacked over the two types of tidbits, thereafter each of the dishes came cruising simultaneously.

Lemongrass Grilled Kebab consisted of lemongrass meat skewers, batter fried prawns, julienne turnip and carrot with some coriander leaves to be stuffed into the crispy pastry hats/ top hats/pie tie and two types of chilli dips. Just then we realise kebab is beef, so, aside to the skewers, we happily tucked into crispy fried batter coated prawns, top hat is something new for my family, but they quite liked it as well.  
Tom yam Seafood. A rather spicy Thai soup, family members wouldn't dare slurp in, but mum, other half-half and I were fine. Lovely. Spicy-rich broth soaking up prawns, fish, sotong and vegetables.  
All of us didn't mind Beancurd In Traditional Nyonya Style. Soft tofu, green veggie and mushrooms seated in a lightly soy flavoured sauce.  
Big and bold were the flavours of Lemak Nenas Prawn or Pineapple Prawn Curry. The spoken about authentic typical Nyonya dish. Succulent prawns in a thick, spicy, sweet and creamy curry, with pineapple pieces.  My favourite. I dived in immediately, mum was okay with it and family members tasted a bit.    
Next came the Creamy Salted Egg Squid, Thai Chilli Garlic Steamed Snapper and Devil Chicken/ Ayam Buah Keluak. Okay, goes like this. Chewable squids in a salty thick gravy with onion and topped with cekur manis/sweet leaves, Creamy Salted Egg Squid was the least favourite. Really, wonder why because half-half and I liked it. Weird family members, they can only be satisfied with Indian curries I suppose.  
Fresh snapper totally soaked in a tangy, spicy, garlicky, light and aromatic sauce definitely was the winner, finished off with minutes. And Keruak Devil Curry, another signature Nyonya dish my family have never heard of, they really were not keen. Mmm! This dish with cracked up Malacca "hard nuts' and succulent chicken in a chilli reddish gravy, I was the only want who ate. Half-half does not eat chicken, so I can blame him.  

Our choices of drinks were - 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, even my dad wouldn't stop helping himself.   
I won't mind returning to Bibiwok Nyonya Thai Restaurant, definitely without my family members. I love this kind of Nyonya food. 
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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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