Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dancing Fish

CNY Day 3 Lunch - Met up with friends and their children to have lunch at Dancing Fish restaurant (which I have never been to) in Bangsar Shopping Centre. I have eaten deep fried fish like this before at the "House of Sundanese" restaurant in Suria, KLCC a long time ago before the restaurant closed down. One of our friends told us that this is the same restaurant, just renamed but I could not verify his claim.

We started off with emping chips / crackers made of melinjo or belinjo (gnetum gnemon) nut (MYR6.90) a portion. It tasted slightly bitter but was delicious! I forgot to take a photo of it. Free flow of Barley drink at MYR7.90 per pax. Fresh fruit juice costs MYR12 a glass.

Dancing Fish with Kerabu Mango (Mango Salad) - MYR47.90


Plain Dancing Fish - MYR42.90, it came with a very appetising spicy dip. The fish is so crispy that you could eat almost all of it, not oily at all.

Deep fried egg tofu - MYR12.90 - I just quickly took the photos because the children need to eat fast and so all the photos turned out like this, a hastily taken look.

My bowl of yellow rice - MYR4 each. The plain white rice was refillable at MYR3 per pax but not this yellow rice.

Half a fried chicken - MYR 26.90 - I like this chicken because it was not oily and was quite firm and dry.

Terung Belado (Brinjal) - MYR13.80 - I find this brinjal quite oily but I finished the last few pieces when nobody wanted them anymore.

Sup Buntut - Oxtail Soup I guess - MYR18.90 - I find the soup very salty but the one piece of oxtail I ate was quite tender.

Half Bebek Bali - deep fried duck - MYR35.90, I am not sure which part of the duck this was. I did not take a photo of this dish after we sent it back to be cut. Maybe I was too full by then because I find that this way of cooking the duck did not give justice to the tastiness of duck meat.

The meal came up to MYR396++ for 6 adults and 4 children inclusive of rice and drinks. Parking at BSC costs MYR3 for the 1st hour and MYR2 for each subsequent hour.

Dancing Fish CNY decor on the table

28 comments:

  1. These foods look so yummy. Good for you for having a great time with your friends.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, good companions and good food made my day. :D

      Delete
  2. Food look great. Sudanese would be Indonesian, sort of, right? I'd love this kind of cuisine over all the rest like Japanese, Korean, Italian and so on anytime. Why is the oxtail called buntut (backside)? What fish is that? Looks like a tilapia to me...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are right, Sundanese is a local tribe in Indonesia. I think there is cows' backside meat in the soup. I think the fish is tilapia too.

      Delete
  3. WOW! Dancing fish!? Never heard of! The food looks stunning!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dancing fish is actually deep fried tilapia fish. :)

      Delete
  4. With children, I think the must-order dish is tofu with gravy, they can just eat that with rice.. That dancing fish looks so crispy and delicious. I could finish the whole plate!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Have you eaten dancing fish before?

      Delete
  5. Dancing fish! Interesting. My girl would enjoy this. She loves deep fried fishes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am sure she would love this deep fried fish.

      Delete
  6. haha you mentioned "House of Sundanese" and I remember that!! I've been dining there a few times, but I didn't realize it's already closed down.. hmm, so it's Little Penang there now??

    oh, so they named the restaurant after the dish, or the other way round?? like that must try their signature dish huh?? can't remember if I tried this dish at HoS but that emping chips and tofu egg are something I clearly remember.. I didn't like emping chips but as I tried more times I started to like it.. the bitterness isn't at all overwhelming but just a kick which I find nice..

    ah the chicken looks good and the duck, reminds me of the one I had in Bali which I enjoyed very much.. the chicken looks like those ayam penyet style?? lastly I wanna ask, are the decors on the table for the customers?? haha, did you bring them home?? :p

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, the space they vacated was not taken over by Little Penang. Restaurant named after the fish. Yes, must try the dancing fish. The chicken tastes almost the same. No, I don't think the decor is for customers so I did not bring them home.

      Delete
  7. Yes, I also ate most of the same dishes in KLCC before. Your friend could be right coz the dishes look really similar. It was also in the House of Sundanese when I first came across this dish called Dancing Fish (and done this way)...the fish is so crispy you can almost devour the whole fish from head to tail! :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. Haha blast from the past for me... I liked House of Sundanese as well, was working in KLCC at the time. Gosh but can't remember my favs already. The terung is one of them la.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Seems like House of Sundanese in KLCC was popular.

      Delete
  9. I think not just Bali style, that's how most Indonesians do ducks, they only panggang. I do agree that it is not the best way to cook a duck if you want to taste the duck meat.

    ReplyDelete
  10. House of Sudanese serves indonesian food? kinda confused now...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's Sundanese and not Sudanese :)

      Delete
    2. You are right Phong Hong!

      Delete
    3. So when are you going there?

      Delete
  11. Oh yes! I have been to The House of Sundanese at KLCC. I didn't not know that they have closed down. That fried fish is their signature dish, so this Dancing Fish must be them. I liked the fish a lot and the emping chips. If I remember correctly, they served it with sambal.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Closed down for quite some time now.

      Delete
  12. Indeed it looks like a Dancing Fish, twisting and turning like that.. very special dish, I can see... the presentation on the taufoo also looks very unique too!

    ReplyDelete
  13. So nice to be able to meet up with your friends and their children. I am sure you all have a wonderful time together over a nice, yummy meal. I would have enjoyed the two dancing fish dishes.

    ReplyDelete