Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dancing Fish @ Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Yesterday I appealed to you dear readers for a donation. A pity I have yet to receive a single donation. Please consider again to donating a small sum for charity, particularly to the Oxfam where I will be one of the many teams attending their charity 100km Brisbane Trailwalker in June. It is for a good cause and particularly to the Australians, it is tax deductible too!


Back to my trip to Kuala Lumpur. 

Despite all that craving for food before the trip, I was feeling rather flat by the end of it of all with the running and driving. So 2 days before we had to fly off, my friend asked where I wanted to eat and catch up. 

Feeling all lazy, I let her choose and we ended up in Bangsar Shopping Centre which turns out to be a good decision except for the ridiculous parking charges (although who am I to complain when Australia charges multiples of that for parking). 

Many more restaurants have sprouted in this place, who knew that what looked like a dying place could have been bought back into life.

I decided that  I wanted Asian cuisine and Dancing Fish fit that criteria serving a mix of Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine.

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The Crackers with the Fiery Sambal was a good start since I had actually didn't really eat breakfast and it was close to lunch time.

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The less spicy Sambal Eggplant was much more appetising without burning my tongue right through.

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The Taufu Telur was alright with the sauce too watery but the taufu very smooth within. I still remember the best I had (which was the first time I had it) from a stall at the KLCC food court yonks ago, a pity it is no longer there. Anyone know which stall I am talking about? 

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The Bebek Bali, the crispy duck that everyone talks about when they go to Bali. While I loved the crispy bits that they sprinkle on top of the duck, the meat was cooked to the point of being dry. Was it a re-frying job, I wonder? 

I know I haven't taken a picture but when you call out for rice, take the yellow option, the fragrance from the spices calls out to you for another scoop during the course of the meal.

All in all, a pleasant meal but prices as expected in shopping malls are quite expensive, setting you back RM50 per pax.

Address and contact details:

Dancing Fish Malay-Indo Cuisine,
3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 2095-6663

Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Looking for that combination of Malaysian-Indonesian cuisine, this fits the plate with its offerings. Food is pleasant in a swanky environment. 


J said...

Starting off with a guilt trip, I see? Anyway, my RM isn't worth very much worr... :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: no amount is too small. i believe the website accepts any amount via the credit card and if everyone would to think like you, i won't get any funds at all!!

J said...

I will donate... just warning you to not laugh at my donation after conversion to AUD :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: all i got was a big smile from ear to ear! thank u so much!! no donation is too small and i thought your donation was rather huge! must make sure i finish the 100km race!

babe_kl said...

oh yeah I do remember that Indonesian stall in KLCC. they were doing so well, dunno why hv to close down :(

Michelle Chin said...

Man, I was so tempted to try this when I was in Msia! Donation wise, I donate blood. :) That's very valuable too!

Bangsar-bAbE said...

I have yet to try this! And I live in front of the shopping complex. LOL.

A bit expensive la...for Indo-Malay cuisine, no?

traveleo said...

Been there but the shopping mall is too much of a snob full of attitude place and the restaurant - mediocre at best.

I avoid BSC like a plague although it's less than 5 mins walk from home...

Jason said...

Em... no offense but the food look like a mess... @.@

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: no offense to me.. then again how "pretty" can the dishes look anyways.

traveleo: well a niche market for the snob looks like a good bet isnt?

bbabe: dpds on how u define expensive lor, a cleaner environment, aircon and in a shopping centre are all extras compared to the makcik beside the road.

mchin: donating blood is good but blood doesnt help poverty so if you can think about the poor ones when you go for your fine dining, maybe make a token donation.

babekl: the rental for those stalls are ridiculously expensive, not surprising.

Michael123 said...

Hey Joe, I am actually going to visit KL with my partner soon, any chance you can post more things about your trip and all the wonderful food you had?

Thank you