23.3.05

My SMS review of Bumbu

This one's for Adri.
Thai-Indon place, halal. One outlet at Far East Sq, further down from Carnegie's. Other outlet at Kandahar St. Food is excellent at both, but decor at K St is better, more antique-y and nostalgic. Can eat for $15 per head, a bit more with seafood, desserts and drinks are cheap, $1.50-$3. Will put more details on my blog.
So here's the "more details" bit:
  • Must-try dishes: stuffed chicken wings, stuffed brinjals, century egg salad, beef rendang, seafood curry served in a whole coconut.
  • Favourite drinks: Terz's is lemongrass, while I tend to stick with good ol' lime juice.
  • Favourite dessert: The durian with glutinous rice, of course! Though all the others are very tasty too.
  • Bonus: If you're at the Kandahar Street restaurant, you must visit the restroom, for it not only has an open window that offers a moody view of the neighbourhood, but is also adorned with the poster for the "Stop At Two" population campaign of the 1970s. It seems that one of the owners of the restaurant designed the poster way back when. Now that's retro chic.

Bumbu (pronounced boom-boo)
44 Kandahar Street, 6392-8628
(I can't find an address for the Far East Square one, but I'll be there tomorrow night, so will grab a card.) 31 Pekin Street #01-01 Far East Square, 6536-8636

With apologies to those friends overseas (especially Stellou, whom I introduced to the restaurant last summer) who have just gone apoplectic over the tantalizing hints of regional flavour radiating from this blog entry.

3 Comments:

At 3/23/2005 9:43 pm , Blogger SilverBullet said...

Yummm.... Kandahar Street... oh magical street that it is... of yummy pandan and durian rolls... yummy Malay food and now this indonesian spice paste place to check out. That's another place for us to go when we get back.

Speaking of asian food, I've been dreaming about prata and nonya food pretty often nowadays.

 
At 3/24/2005 1:33 am , Blogger Popagandhi said...

Thank you. You have no idea how much I am in need of halal dining suggestions. (No, not for myself.) I will definitely try it soon.. until then, I'm still thinking about masala chicken wrap from toast!

 
At 3/24/2005 3:08 pm , Blogger  said...

that's making me really hungry. and btw, Carnegie's has closed.

 

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