Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bandariya @ Solaris Dutamas

A frugally furnished outlet at Solaris Dutamas, with lots of natural light. Service is enthusiastic, and several staff members certainly qualify as eye candy.

Village chicken (ayam kampung) is the specialty here. We received a freshly fried batch, crispy and piping-hot. Of course, this wasn't as meaty or tender as regular chicken, but it was still _ to borrow a phrase _ finger-lickin' good (thanks perhaps to secret herbs & spices?).

Daging cincang. Melt-in-the-mouth bits of beef and unidentifiable organs, swimming in subtly sweet curry. Superbly addictive.

Daging kerutuk. This, however, was terribly tough. A pity, since it was tasty in its own way.

Sayur dalca. Basically lady's fingers in extremely oily curry? Not the healthiest way to consume veggies, but we nevertheless finished every soft, juicy slice.

All the curries went really well with the fragrant, nicely cooked rice.

Sambal belacan. Perhaps the spiciest we've ever had; we were sweating like crazy while eating this. Still, it wasn't as flavorsome as the ones I recall from my Malaccan childhood.

Bandariya Ayam Kampung,
Solaris Dutamas.


  1. That's a lot of curry going on!

  2. new joint in Dutamas??? I have yet to go back for my 3rd visit :P

  3. michelle: too much in the end, i think! :D
    joe: was too shy to snap their pics. and they kept moving around a lot =)
    leo: yeah, solaris dutamas has been booming in the past three months. it's amazing! :D

  4. Dear me. All I see is oil. My pores are crying.

  5. Lemongrass: give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning burning burning ;D

  6. mim: seemed quite reasonable. about rm4.50 for each piece of chicken, and around rm4 for the other dishes...

  7. Yummy! I do get craving fr curries!
    perfect fr those days!

  8. Tng: heheh luckily I don't get curry cravings! My stomach would probably complain about the spiciness anyway :D

  9. almost misinterpret it as Bandaraya! Haha.. it does look very empty and "hard"

  10. eiling: dewan bandaraya? :D yeah, it could definitely use a bit more decorating, but i guess the focus is on the food...