Waterlily Balinese Bistro and Ole Ole Bali. The same family members maybe. Correct me if I am wrong. Wrong or right, lemme tell you about our dining experience in Bumbu Bali. A family gathering. 7 of us in Bumbu Bali and Bumbu Bali, is all things nice Balinese concept. Including the dishes you will see listed on their menu. Aplenty choices mind you and trust me, if you are first timer in Bumbu Bali, you will bounce back and forth on what to order because, everything is equally tempting.
Hot Lemongrass Tea
Rosehip Salted Plum
The standout amongst all these drinks had to Hot Lemongrass Tea coming with a peanut biscuit. Mum definitely didn't care much about the biscuit, but she sure praised the drink. Awesome scent of lemongrass and the best part of it all, sugar served separately. The other drink worth being mentioned is Rosehip Salted Plum I sipped into. Subtle hints from fruit of rose plant, sweetness and sourness definitely working in tandem as an appreciated pleasure. Up next, within the next 5 minutes or so? Food tucking in.
Apple Sesame Coleslaw. Not bad. The other door to the standard cabbage coleslaw. Thin stripes of apples, mayonnaise and roasted sesame seeds atop.
Ayam Goreng Bumbu. Crispy fried chicken pieces, accompanied by fried potato and a spicy dip. Fried chicken and fried potatoes and kids? Tell me about it? They will never complain.
Bumbu Seafood Platter. Grilled prawns, grilled squids, grilled fish and potato chips, salad and a brown sauce for dipping. Plus, a piece of watermelon. What and what not? Enjoyable. Nice. Except that sauce was rather salty.
Nasi Kambing (Lamb) Bumbu. Yellow rice, lamb cooked with green capsicum, red capsicum, shallots, spices and coriander leaves and spring onion garnished. Plus, long bean kerabu (salad), two dipping sauces and fried fritter. Like a wonder hearty meal. Nothing no could be faulted.
Bali Trio. Fried chicken wings, lemongrass grilled chicken, fried squids, salad and three dipping sauces. Another winner among the kids. I told you? Frying will always make kids happy and we adults too didn't mind.
Nasi Campur Chicken. Another rice wholesome platter. Almost the same as Nasi Kambing Bumbu, except for the white rice and sambal.
Lamb Paste. Oh my goodness. Became a favourite. Pasta, lamb, chillies, spices, capsicum and crispy fried shallots in a thick gravy. Delicious
Were we done yet? No. Me being the hero, I called for ES Campur and Pisang Bakar to be shared amongst us.
ES Campur. Ice Kacang Balinese style. Shaved ice, coconut milk, colorful fruits, dried sugary coconut strips layered in a tall glass.
Pisang Bakar. Grilled bananas in coconut milk, palm sugar syrup and coconut strips. Really sweet desserts. But we managed to finished off.
All in all, Bumbu Bali didn't fail us (RM300.00) though I think we ordered more than we can handle. Logically then, instead of wasting, we packed back the balance.