Our dear friend YY is due for her second baby in several days. The M&M group decided to have a great feast to celebrate this special occasion and also to catch up on each other’s lives..and most importantly have a good time!
To accomodate YY’s needs, we decided to meet at Empire, nearer to her home and left for her to decide the dinner venue… Ole Ole Bali!
Among 8 of us, K regularly dines here and knows what’s good and what’s not so good. We left the food ordering to the expert!
The appetizer platter is a must-order at Ole Ole. The portion is enough for 2-3 according to the menu. In my opinion however, we can make do with 4 or more.
The star items were the cumi cumi (fried calamari slices) and grilled minced meat with lemongrass sticks. Full of flavours! What would get you hooked on further was our little red buddy sambal.
Best sambal still belongs to the Indonesians!
The gado gado was ordinary to me, but the sliced chicken fillets were perfectly grilled. You could taste the burnt charcoal flavour, grilled with a bit of crunchy texture on the surface but yet maintained its juicy succulence on the inside. The peanut sauce however was a let down.
These were the main dishes we ordered to share. Essentially, the side dishes were all similar with the appetizer platters: stewed kangkungs, cumi cumis, sambal, and crackers, grilled chicken.
The only slight difference was that the rice were cooked differently (one plain and the other with saffron) and the grilled chicken gravy (rendang and spicy sauce).
Not knowing that every appetizer and main comes with cumi cumi side dishes, we actually ordered 2 more bowls of cumi cumi appetizers. In the end, we flocked oursevles with calamari overload…struggling to swallow every piece down even though they actually taste good.
For once an addiction cannot overcome the overload!
The total bill came up to nearly RM400 for 3 appetizer platter, 2 cumi cumi side dishes, 1 gado gado, 5 main courses and fruit drinks. Too much food for 8 pax.
It was a great session catching up with everyone, we laughed, we joked, we got serious, mama talks, baby talks, marriage talks, work talks…all from memories formed since 2006 and will continue on in the future.
As I am also a fan of Line app stickers, I could not help but had a cuteness rush when I saw the adorable stuffed Conys while accompanying YY in ToysRus!
Harlow foodie lovers!