Category Archives: Balinese Food

Balinese Food from Indonesia

The Waterlily Tropicana, Contemporary Balinese Bistro @ Mutiara Tropicana

We happened to be at The Waterlily Bistro at Mutiara Tropicana for our Valentine’s Day dinner. It was an unplanned one so we could count ourselves lucky for being able to even secure a table after a short wait.


This Balinese themed restaurant is owned by the same management of Ole Ole Bali and Bumbu Bali. If you have dined at any of the mentioned restaurants, expect their menus to be extremely familiar to the point they are like almost identical.


Nasi Campur @ RM33, a signature dish across all their branches may it be Bumbu Bali, Ole Ole Bali or Waterlily. This ultimate rice is a combination of Balinese Grilled Lemongrass Prawns, Squid, Fish, choice of Beef or Chicken Rendang, Sate Lilit served with beans salad, anchovy crackers, Sambel Terasi and Sambel Matah.

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Ole Ole Bali Balinese Specialties @ Solaris Mont Kiara

I have been reading about Tenji’s Japanese Buffet at SohoKL, Solaris Mont Kiara recently. It seemed like an deal too good to miss out for only RM49.90 for the full session. Being hooked on Japanese food recently, I am going to try it later this month before the luncheon buffet promotion ends.
But, first I need to find out how to go to SohoKL. All I know about Solaris Mont Kiara is that you would surely see it if you’re traveling in and out of [tag]Kuala Lumpur[/tag] via the highway. It is so huge you won’t miss it especially when it’s lighted at night, just like a bigger and better version of Autocity. Yesterday, we finally found the way to SohoKL via Sri Hartamas and had dinner at Ole Ole Bali shortly after that. Our choices were limited because it was New Year’s day, so many shops were closed.


Since Ole Ole Bali is a sister restaurant of Bumbu Bali (they are owned by the same management), the menu is very similar and perhaps too familiar for a long patron of Bumbu Bali like me. Most of the food on the grilled and main courses menu have been tried and tested except for [tag]seafood[/tag]. So, as an attempt to try something new, I had a Seafood Platter @ RM32


The Seafood Platter comes with a very generous portion of Grilled Dory Fillet, two fresh prawns and squid. Side dishes are a bowl of salad, some spicy fries and a slice of juicy, sweet watermelon. I think you could easily make out the prawns.. so the dory fillets are at the bottom, while the squid is that one piece sitting on top.
When Ole Ole Bali says generous portions, they really meant it – there were three dory fillets! Taste wise, the grilled seafood is lightly seasoned to put more emphasis on the natural, fresh flavor. But, if you like your food with a stronger taste, the brown sauce provided does a good job in enhancing the flavor.

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Bumbu Bali @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Yeah I am in Seri Kembangan already! And today was my first day at my new company. It didn’t go as well as I expected and the worst is, so many websites are blocked! They include all the web mails, some blogs and even image hosting sites! So, although I can access my blog, I couldn’t access my images :( Anyway I went to Bumbu Bali in [tag]Bandar Puteri Puchong[/tag] for lunch the day after I drove down from Penang. I have been yearning to return to this fantastic fusion concept restaurant ever since I left 2 years ago. I already knew Bumbu Bali’s awesomeness waaay before people started blogging about it!

Nasi Campur Bumbu Bali is a definitely must try. Look at the photo, do I need to say more?

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