Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bubu @ Tengkat Tong Shin


We noticed Bubu while walking along Tengkat Tong Shin in mid-March but ignored it, since it looked like a sleazy pub from outside. Thankfully, we realized our mistake and headed here after 3iLinG revealed recently that it's a nice restaurant.


Sea bass fillet with tomato herb relish & balsamico reduction. A fleshy fish, not as bland and dry as sea bass tends to be.


Grilled king prawns. Fresh seafood seems to be this outlet's forte; these crustaceans were as plump and juicy as we could reasonably hope for.


Swordfish thermidor. The natural flavour of the fish was overwhelmed by the mustard, mushroom & tarragon sauce, but we couldn't really complain, since the sauce turned out to be deliciously creamy in its own right.


Grilled garoupa. Very bony, but still sweet and succulent enough to recommend.


Cuvee Prestige (France).






Bubu,
Tengkat Tong Shin, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang.
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14 comments:

  1. Hey the seafood looks fab. What's "Bubu" anyway?

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  2. qwazymonkey: bubu is apparently some kinda bamboo trap used by local fisherman :D

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  3. don't judge a book by its cover :P

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  4. I have this urge to go straighten all their pictures!

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  5. leo: yep, learned the lesson , heheh :D
    lemongrass: maybe it's meant to be part of their charm :D

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  6. Ok, i'm a veg lover & I'm "impressed" with the amt they plied on each dish!
    I guess the name "bubu" suits it too, since they seem to serve a lot of sea creatures!

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  7. tng: ya, and more impressively, they don't just use the same veggies on every plate! :D yep, tried to focus on the seafood, but they do have the usual lamb, beef n chicken too...

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  8. Seafood surprise? :D

    Glad to hear this is a great place for seafood, been having a craving for it post-Tokyo.

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  9. lfb: maybe it's time for a trip to some seaside for freshly caught fish :D

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  10. I can never get enough of fresh seafood prepared well. And I don't believe I've ever equated the word thermidor with anything more than "stuffy colonial" before this post. I want! A whole cauldron pls!

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  11. min: yeah, i've never equated thermidor with anything other than lobster before ... but come to think of it, i might never even have had lobster thermidor before...

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  12. Gonzalo just called me yesterday and asking me when I will be going to Bubu again?!! Lol.. I told him that you said the food was not bad. He just changed the menu 2 days ago.

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  13. you know, i had the same misconception like you. i guess this place is worth to be place in my 555 buku

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  14. eiling: oooh, new menu? time to revisit! :D
    babe_kl: heheh yeah ... though the air-conditioned interior is a bit small, so it can probably accommodate only 5-6 tables...

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