Sunday, August 12, 2007

Enjoying Our Dinner at Bora Asmara

Was quite tired throughout weekend. Even though nothing pressurising, late night sleep didn't help. But that's my life, kept busy going out with friends.

On Saturday night we (with friends) went over to Bora Asmara, a Balinese-style restaurant hiding somewhere in Kg. Sg. Penchala.

Where's that? That was what my friends asked when I suggested the place. Located amongst the kampung (village) area, the quietness made it exotic unlike the fast paced city area or the nearby Mont Kiara/Sri Hartamas or One Utama.
If you are coming from SS2/Motorola bridge, take the ramp going up to the Mont Kiara tunnel, right after passing One Utama on your left. Email me if you want to know the exact place.

Good thing I made booking on Tuesday as it was packed yesterday. My friends quoted that the place was quite dark and can't see clearly what was being served especially those with curry paste. The place was arranged nicely as their area was really large thus customers were spread out all over the restaurant.

There was an air-conditioned room and it was reserved for a party. The rest of the seating areas were with the usual tables/chairs settings.

We managed to get a place at the 'bisek' and we were worried that we do not have enough place to sit. It was a small hut area with cushions on the floor and large big bolster-like for you to lean back. I had nothing to lean as I was just sitting at the entrace with the 2 steps staircase behind me.

Never mind, we ate while holding our plates as there were 9 adults and 3 kids. The dishes/drinks occupied the large table already. A bit troublesome for ladies who wear dress/skirt. You literally sit on a flat floor (with cushions) cross legged. I have to kneel, sit, stand throughout my dinner as we really packed that small area given to us.

Nice place to chit-chat after your meal, it was windy that night and surprisingly, no mosquitoes even though there were many plants around the place.

Ordered their signature Otak Seafood dish that came with blazing fire on its aluminium wrapper. This received thumbs up from all of us. Their Kangkong Belacan was solid too.

The food was a bit too pricey for such local malay dishes. Due to that people may not come frequently and the other dishes were not really up to our high taste for food.

As per other bloggers' comments, the food quality doesn't match the restaurant's ambience.

The ambience was quiet, with a group of malay musicians playing the guitar, cello, accordian and a congo drum. The musicians serenaded us with a birthday song (we were there to celebrate a friend's birthday also) and 3 chinese songs. Well done!
Tags: Bora Asmara, Kg Sg Penchala, Bali Style, Restaurant, Food, Otak Seafood, Kangkong Belacan



Anonymous xin said...

i just went there, and i like both the place and food :D

02 June, 2008 16:47  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

tat's good. so, u are willing to travel to find nice food too

02 June, 2008 17:12  
Anonymous man said...

can u email me the map to go there...

16 March, 2009 15:54  
Anonymous beeha said...

email me da map or da direction to go there :)

07 September, 2009 15:06  

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