Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New Langsam Cafe, Bali

Jimbaran is famous for it's fresh seafood, beautiful sunset and perfect ambience for the romantic night out..Or so I was told by my friends before I went..
But I had the same warning told repeatedly, by my concerned friends, Be prepared to pay

We were recommended to go to New Langsam Cafe as the restaurant I wanted to go was destroyed by tsunami (or so I was told).

New Langsam Cafe does have a nice ambience, very cozy and romantic. But I went there with 3 other girlfriends, romance was not that important that night..hehe
Got the menu and scanned the price, the price was somewhat like Malaysia's, but their live lobsters and some fish were more expensive than Msia.
We had grilled garoupa..

Flesh was sweet, but I feel that the spices and marination was just too strong, after a few bites, I could hardly taste the fish..

The grilled squid was next.. ..It was fine, springy texture, had the smoky flavour. Though at times can be a tad chewy..

The grilled chicken was too dry and well, burnt..
The veg was normal...

But the worst dish of the night goes to the crabs!!! WF and Bollywood Q took the trouble to pick live crabs, and knowing it's fresh, wanted it to be steamed..

The cooks insisted that we have grilled, but we still wanted steamed. We were really curious on the cook's insistent.. And we finally understood why. The crab's flesh was soft, to the brink of mushy. Lots of ginger and spices to cover the fishy smell. We were very sure they did not serve us the live crabs we chose. These are definitely dead crabs, not even fresh.

We did not enjoy our meal and with the price of RM180 (total bill), I will kiss their @$$ if I ever return to this place. If you really wanna try this place (ambience over food?), it's located at Kedonganan Bay, Bali. Note: One of my friend ate at ths restaurant 4 years ago and said that the seafood as really fresh. Guess either the food's detiorarated or we were just plain unlucky..

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Blogger babe_kl said...

cutting corners perhaps? i remembered i went to one Uluwatu Cafe along this beach. Was surprised that can bargain the seafood that we picked. I knew it wasn't expensive nor overpriced but that was back in year 2000.

16 August, 2007  
Blogger wmw said...

hahaha...let's hope you won't return to this place later on and will link to this post and remind yourself that you will have to kiss their @$$. ROFL....

16 August, 2007  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

You made my sum yuk yuk, fingers itch itch...wanna go airasia website to book for bali oledi.

16 August, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

babe: this place i went was definitely non negotiable.. :(

wmw: if i ever return to jimbaran in the future, there's so many restaurants to choose from.. will never end up kissing this @$$! haha

precious pea: aiyo, you've been travelling so extensively this year and you still wanna include bali?;)

16 August, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Me too. I oso 'heart-move-move' wanna go Bali again.

16 August, 2007  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Aiks! Sounds like a tourist trap. I guess they thought they could get away with not fresh crabs.

17 August, 2007  
Anonymous tankiasu said...

Wah your blog is getting the 18SG and 18SX rating liau. Kiss your @$$ huh? :P Kkekekeke

17 August, 2007  
Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

its horrible..mushy crabz and they charge so much..will definitely avoid this place if i go bali

17 August, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tummy: really?hehe..quite nice lar, must do lil homework though before u go..

boo: yes, and i'm the one that kena!! :(

tankiasu: got meh? not as nice as the change to sexy beast wor..

kbcg: yes, horrible horrible sick sick people! do not ever go!

17 August, 2007  

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