Friday, February 10, 2012

Ole Ole Bali


We were in a mood for some Balinese food to relive our experience at the majestic island last year, so it was perfect when we found the Ole-ole Bali Restaurant, Sunway Pyramid. Stepping into the outlet, Balinese music greeted us and the decor was also well-thought out to reflect the island's heavy Hindu influence. You can choose to sit either at the normal tables or sit cross-legged at the platform with low tables.

For starters, I went for the Fredo which is blended milk accompanied by a small shot of strong coffee. The coffee is very bitter on its own, but you must pour it into the blended milk and stir. Then the taste turned creamy and delicious.

My wife went for the honey-mint-honeydew combo, which was served in a big glass. The taste was okay but the mint flavour was a bit too strong.

Lamb would be a major feature in a Balinese menu, so we ordered the grilled lamb chop. The meat was tender and marinated perfectly. Although this is considered a western dish, the spice, sauce and garnish served together with the lamb was enough to bring some Balinese elements into it.

We also had the nasi campur, where perhaps the rice was a bit too little-portioned. However the accompanying lauk were plenty - beef/chicken rendang, satay lilit, grilled fish, prawns, calamari and vegetables.This dish is something you can get across Bali - from Kintamani to Ubud, so order this if you want a little of everything.

When paying the bill, do present your Jusco Card to get a 10% discount. And spend some time to admire the Balinese decor - for us, it was nostalgic to relive some parts of our trip to one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

As for the Ole-ole Bali Restaurant, I would like to recommend it for your special occasions. The price might be a bit expensive, so choose your dish wisely. Selamat Makan!


Ice Room Bangi


First things first, the Halal issue. Ice Room outlets, especially in Bangi, did not go for Halal certification early on. So it is to their credit that now they have done so. You can even request to see their certifications, which is kept in a big folder.

With that out of the way, we can indulge in their signature snow ices. Pictured above is the Durian variety, and below is the Blueberry. Both were pretty good and smooth.

We also ordered the Mushroom Soup, which was served in a teapot and accompanied with two small bowls. You pour the soup into the bowl and sip it. It was served with a difference, and we liked it.

For the main dish, we went for the fish fillet. The fish was quite small but the sauce was generous. 

Ice Room is a great place to hang out with your family - the children will like the snow ices, and there are a few snack dishes you can try out as well. Don't expect anything heavy though, and you will not be disappointed.