28 August 2012

Ori Bumbu @ Happy Mansion, Section 17

19/1/13: Just found out that this restaurant has closed down, and has been replaced by another restaurant, Foodlover. =( 

Price Range : Mid-range
Cuisine : Balinese
Recommended For : The cosy, hushed little eatery would be a good place for a casual date
Catphobia-Friendly? : It is, thank goodness!  

Before this, when our Bali Withdrawal Syndrome gets a little too uncontainable, we grab our car keys and immediately head to Ole Ole Bali. Now, we’re gleefully adding another satisfying Balinese fix on our list (mucho thanks to you, Cheryl, if you’re stalking this! Haha).

We started off with the quintessential Balinese appetizer, Sate Lilit (RM 13): intricately-flavoured minced chicken with its plethora of spices, wrapped around skewers of lemongrass. Add that with the highly addictive Deep Fried Kangkung (RM 5) and you’ve got the perfect combination to whet the appetite.

Reeling from the interesting introductions, we moved on to the main course with high hopes. And just as the Bebek Menggoreng (RM21.90) arrived on our table, we knew we were in for a good time. Bebek Menggoreng essentially is a dish made up of duck that is marinated in Balinese spices and fried to a crisp, served with white rice and side vegetables. The menu tells us to expect a quarter duck, but the piece we were served was so big it was practically half a bird! The portion far exceeds the price tag it comes with. The initial fork poke onto the crispy duck skin is met with a satisfying, salivating crunch. The fried duck is oh-so-amazing in so many ways; savour the moment when you first bite through the crispy skin, and onto the impossibly juicy, flavourful flesh. Gosh, just the memory of eating such a delicacy is making us want to bolt out the door to have this dish right now!

If you prefer your duck to be slathered in gravy, then opt for the Bebek Mepanggang (RM21.90), the grilled version. The duck is, once again, excellently prepared and served with this amazing chilli-based gravy, with distinct notes of lemongrass, ginger, garlic and candlenuts.

The Be Pasih Mepanggang (RM17.90) or Balinese Grilled Fish Rice Set is also worth trying. The marinated dory fish, wrapped in banana leaves, is grilled to perfection and also served with white rice and side vegetables. The faintly spicy sambal accompanying the grilled fish is as equally delicious as the grilled duck gravy.

With soothing jazzy tunes accompanying our bites, Ori Bumbu's chilled ambiance makes a meal here all the more enjoyable. 

We are so thankful for the existence of this restaurant, and our craving for crispy fried duck guarantees that we’ll be back here much too soon!

Ori Bumbu
Lot AG-5, Block A, Happy Mansion
Section 17, Petaling Jaya
46100 Selangor
T: +603 7931 2261 

Opening Hours:
12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. / 6.15 p.m. to 10 p.m.
(Monday – Saturday)
Closed on Sunday

3.123994, 101.634449

Free parking in the apartment grounds.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely setting inside. I love meals served on banana leaf. They look so good in photos. :-)