Monday, December 13, 2010

Dancing Fish

Shimmying straight into BSC's sea of restaurants, Dancing Fish excels in a repertoire of recipes from Bali, Java and other parts of Indonesia.

Emping melinjo. Crunchy, bittersweet crackers made from crushed nuts, served with a mildly spicy sambal terasi, the Indonesian shrimp chili sauce version of our sambal belacan.

Karedok, a Javanese salad comprising freshly cut cucumber, cabbage & long beans, tossed in a peanut-&-herb sauce. Reminiscent of gado-gado, but with no boiled eggs or potatoes.

Bebek Goreng Bali. Crispy duck, marinated in Balinese herbs & spices for 24 hours, then fried. Absolutely addictive; not the healthiest way to cook a duck, but we gobbled up every sliver of this fowl's tender, fragrant flesh.

Nila Goreng, Dancing Fish's namesake. Now that KLCC's House of Sundanese is no more, this is where to get our fix of this gorgeously presented deep-fried fish.

Nasi putih & nasi kunyit. Unnecessary carbs, since we had no curries or gravies in our meal, but the rice looked irresistible in these traditional pots.

Astica Chardonnay (Argentina). Wine is available on request (by both the bottle and the glass), though the selection is sorely limited for now.

The setting is serene and service is stellar. Thumbs up, totally.

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

15 comments:

  1. u didnt take pic of the restaurant name on the entrance? my friend designed it. hehe, I love sambal terasi. and how convenient that it's located at BSC!

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  2. augustdiners: whoops, we walked in without really looking at the signboard ... i did snap a photo of the name/logo on their menu, but forgot to upload it, heheh. and yeah, bsc is my current favorite mall for restaurants! :D

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  3. I walked past the place the other day after lunch at Grand Imperial. Felt that it kinda had a funny name, Dancing Fish. My sister thought that it was some fish and chippery.

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  4. woweee.. you sure ate up a storm.. and i see you blog faster than me toooooo :P

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  5. Michelle: heheh, the name is catchy! Luckily when I heard of it, it was mentioned as an Indonesian restaurant, so I didn't have to wonder what it served =)
    Ciki: the problem here was deciding what to order! I think you'd like this place ... lotsa salads, soups and starters to choose from!

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  6. Mmm. Well, sometimes (or is it most times?) the unhealthier preparation = yummier taste. :) :)

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  7. j: oh yeah, so true, let's pray that butter never ever gets banned! :D

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  8. LOL!! And I still have mountains of unposted blogs to write... pai seh :P

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  9. leo: yeah, sometimes i wish we could just hire somebody to write all our posts for us, right? it'll save us a few hours every month :D

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  10. Oooh... an Indon restaurant - not many of those around! And looks like a lovely place - must go soon!

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  11. pureglutton: yep, one of the most comfortable indonesian outlets in kl, for sure! and maybe the only one that also serves wine? :D

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  12. the food looks interesting but i was very attracted with the deco. Good to have something different at BSC.

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  13. Eiling: ya, it's a nice look, combining both modern, sleek elements with some traditional furnishing and artwork. And yep, the diversity at bsc is definitely exciting! :D

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  14. Oh, emping is SO addictive, aitelyu...

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  15. lfb: it's the gastronomic world's version of crack. not that i've ever done crack before, mind you :D

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