YY’s dinner celebration pre-Hann’s arrival@Ole Ole Bali, Empire Subang

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Cafe Bali@Seminyak Square area, Bali

Demona: Last night in Bali haven. As with all holiday trips, the last meal must always be the most memorable one. Our plan was to find a cozy place to chill, eat, talk about all the crazy ass things we did for the past couple of days and drink till our eyelids forcefully shut down.

We stumbled upon a lovely cafe, called Cafe Bali. Its theme was white. Somewhat like our local fnb, Fullhouse, but wayyyyy better. The chandeliers and lightings were unique, gorgeous. We were not allowed to snap picts as due respect to the designer (hmph.. ) Being typical rebels, we quietly, sneakily took anyway. Look above, ain’t it beautiful πŸ™‚

Demona: This dish came with 3 different types of rice: white, brown, and glutinous: served with otak otak. The otak otak was a great tummy kicker. Power packed with spice, flavour, fish meat. It went very well with the rice. Great thing abouve Bali food is that, they make awesome chilli sauces. Each having its own fiery flavour to blend in with the choice of food served.

Demona: The salmon cabonara was sinfully delicious. The right creamy texture with generous chunks of salmon slices. Not sure what cheese they added in though. Dogma should learn from this, march right into my home kitchen and start cooking right away.

Demona: Mashed potato fused minced meat all shaped into finger bite sizes, coated with breadcrumbs and fried to golden brown perfection. The feeling was almost like eating a savoury version of Kinder Bueno. Crunchy outside, and gooey deliciousness inside.

Demona: The satay was a wee tad disappointment. Satay Station of Mont Kiara has definitely set a high satay taste bud for Dogma and I.
Demona: The beef lasagna was soooooo…sinful. But, soooooo… yummy. These guys are seriously generous in their ingredients, either that, cheese must be cheap here. Needless to say more, the pict spoke for itself.

All in all. Great company, great ambience, great food, and.. cheap drinks! Except our Muslim friend, Yani who obviously did not drink, instead having to endure a horrible strawberry smoothie.
We went on through the night: Inglorious basterds style. Tris Glass! (only the other 4 of you will know what I mean)