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 🙂

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)

The Apartment@The Curve, Damansara

Demona: From the newly opened Bubba Shrimp, porky Bavarian Bierhaus, buttery sweet Paddington’s, to the funky interior decorated Apartment, we were in a dilemma on which eatery to try out. To be honest, we’ve become skeptics towards the many restaurants in Klang Valley which throughout the years, have gradually raised their food prices (and we understand that if the food quality is kept in good hands). More often than not, many turn out otherwise.

After much comtemplation, we decided to give “The Apartment” a try.

Demona: The restaurant was surprisingly empty, despite being there a peak dinner time (730 pm, Sunday).

I must admit, I gotta’ give heads up to the person-in-charge of the restaurant’s interior decorations. It is strange, quirky, yet lovely and cozy. You can choose to have your food in the dining hall, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom (???). I guess, the concept subconcsciously makes one’s mind linked with the idea of eating at home (some of us even bring our food to our beds on lazy days).

We almost wanted to switch our dining hall eating area to the bathroom area. Haha. Just for the kick of having a showerhead above our heads while we eat.

The menu had a simple, cool design to it. The contents were printed on grid papers. Reminded me of my painful mathematical days. Dogma took a picture of me posing with the menu and my favourite Erbitux pen, as if I was filling up a survey form.

Demona: We ordered a bacon and egg sandwich, with watercress chips. The portion of the bacon layers was pretty generous. Its taste however, was just average. Bacon just doesn’t feel right if it isn’t pork. 🙂

Demona: The sandwich set also comes with 2 poached eggs, which also tasted average. The bread however, was an expected major disappointment. It looked hard, and tasted as how it looked too. There wasn’t much flavour in the bread as well. I left it aside.

The watercress chips however, were pretty interesting. They were very thinly sliced, and deep fried to perfection making them extremely crunchy, which is an important criteria for a successful chip. The portion was generous too. A little hill full of watercress chips on the plate.

The price tag was RM 13.90. I would say it was decently priced for the generous portion which was given. This bacon and egg sandwich beats BAKERZIN’s version downright flat. The one from BAKERZIN was a big time rip off. Do not waste your time on ordering that from there, readers!

Demona: We also ordered a main course, piquant chicken with mustard pepper sauce, with mashed potatoes and salad. Dogma enjoyed the mashed potatoes very much, although we could not tell whether it was real potato blended or powdered form.

The salad was fairly enjoyable as well. The smell of garlic was strongly present, on these olive oil drizzled leafy greens.

The chicken meat was very tender, I believe it was baked to perfection. The portion however, was quite small compared to average chicken meat meal portions in many restaurants. Definitely not enough for Doggie Dogma and I to share. (Knifes and forks clink-clanking with one another fighting for meat. Grrrrrr)

The spicy pepper sweet sour mustard sauce drizzled over the chicken was a pleasant match to the meat. The sauce was too little, which was the slack part.

The price tag was RM 24.90. Not cheap, but not overly priced either.

Demona: I still find it absolutely ridiculous whenever restaurants charge on plain water. How much of water can one drink? I’m sure the profits from the food charged are enough to cover a glass or two. Except this lousy part, the meal which we had here was not crazily fantastic, but at least we did not leave the restaurant feeling lousy and cheated.

I expressed my keenness on ordering their fishcakes as our appetizer. Thank god Dogma stopped me from doing so, telling my his gut instincts was that the dish would be lousy. After reading this and looking at its picture :

http://www.sooyin.com/index.php/2007/08/12/food-review-the-apartment/

I was glad I listened to him.