Sunday, August 16, 2009

Ole Ole Bali, Solaris KL

We planned a lazy Sunday lunch. A girls lunch to catch up on gossips and just yak away :)
I never like venturing to Solaris though, it's always packed, but with the exception of sunday mornings. Parking is almost a breeze :p
Ole Ole serves predominantly balinese food and also a selection of western food. Our focus were solely on the balinese food though.
Amy was pleased that they served Avocado Shake (RM10) here; something that she took aplenty when she was in Bali. Me on the other hand? I decided to have the Ice blended Pulut Hitam (RM9)
Amy's Avocado shake was creamy and smooth. Taste very much like vanilla milk shake with slight hint of avocado. Very nice. My Pulut Hitam tasted like the bubur pulut hitam blended with gula melaka and coconut milk. Lovely too, just a tad sweet.
The new MC decided that she should be adventurous, so she ordered Cucumber with Passion fruit cooler (RM11)
It was way too sour for my liking. MC seems to find it ok. Jun said it tasted like cough syrup :p
The Sop Buntut (RM14) was very rich..
More like beef stew, this balinese version of oxtail soup was very heavy in flavour. The beef was tender, and served with nasi impit- this bowl of soup could easily be a main meal for a light eater.
Our salad was Tipak Cantuk (RM13)
Is that another name for Gado Gado? I'm not sure but the ingredients do seemed very similar. All of us find it mediocre as the peanut sauce was too sweet and reek strong tamarind taste.
We all preferred the second salad better- Grilled squid salad (RM14)
Huge portion, this salad had generous amount of grilled cumi cumi (squids) and greens. The dressing was tangy yet refreshing- hence complemented the sweet vegetables wonderfully. The grilled squids had a subtle smoky aroma that goes well with the salad. My only gripe was the very hard keropok.
We were all captivated by the Ole Ole Trio platter (RM38)
The platter was generous and the colours were so pretty. A combo of sate lilit, cumi cumi goreng and grilled chicken wings. The sate lilit was juicy and well marinated, and goes very well with the sambal and herb sauce. Jun liked with deep fried squids- crunchy batter with softer squids. The grilled chicken was good too; it was smoky and a wee bit dry- tasted like those I had in Bali.
The Nasi Kambing Bumbu (RM26)..
The mutton was served with yellow rice and kangkung. The mutton was cooked dry in their spices and sauce- I liked this too. The slices of capsicums and caramelised onions balanced the meat perfectly. The rice and vegetables were nothing to shout about though.
Overall a satisfying experience at Ole Ole Bali. The food here does remind me of the food I had in Bali- ie, it's more on the dry cooking style, not much gravy and the balinese sambal is readily available. Though the sambal served here was not that fiery. Oh, and they dont serve bebek and babi guling (for obvious reason :p)
Ole Ole Bali is located at J-0G-15 & J0G-16, Soho KL, Solaris Mont Kiara, 2-J, Solaris KL.

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Blogger J2Kfm said...

wait, bebek not halal meh?

17 August, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: oh, bebek's halal, but i meant babi guling only. ok ok, maybe my sentence was rather ambiguous..

17 August, 2009  
Anonymous ck lam said...

A nice place for a visit. The platter looks interesting especially with the different condiments to go along with the meat.

17 August, 2009  
Blogger J said...

Mmmm... the soup looks good. Must try that next round. :) :) :D

17 August, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

ck lam: yes, the environment was relaxed and cozy. we liked the sambal and the herb sauce, tasted nice with the platter..

J: it's rather thick and strong though. not like those you get from mamak/ malay restuarant.

18 August, 2009  
Blogger Life for Beginners said...

Ooh what's with the big chunk of cucumber in drinks or served with nasi lemak these days? They just suddenly appeared everywhere, like a new trend.

Does SIZE really matter? :P

18 August, 2009  
Blogger PureGlutton said...

Have eaten a few times in their Puchong outlet - Bumbu Bali. Food is similar, i'm sure. yeah, Solaris is a killer place at any other time besides Sun mornings, i guess!

18 August, 2009  
Anonymous Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I like the decor here. Nice place to chill out.

18 August, 2009  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

whenever i think of solaris, i think of ole ole bali..haha. sad to say, i've yet to try because there's no babi guling...haha..joking la. i shd take note of the traffic and be there early on a sunday!

18 August, 2009  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

Big serving of food with lots of meats :P

18 August, 2009  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Pity no babi guling. Tho been to Bali, never had it. Sad huh.

18 August, 2009  
Blogger Selba said...

The food seriously looks so delicious.

Eh... Avocado shake is RM 10? Wooohoooo.... quite pricey, ya? hehehe..

18 August, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: i guess so for this restaurant :p but i must say, those were mutated versions :D

pureGlutton: oh, so it's really related to Bumbu Bali? no wonder my friend commented that the food's similar

lyrical lemongrass: yes, very nice place to chill alright :)

nic: oh, dont need to be that early.. i was there just before noon and parking was still a breeze.

mimid3vils: ok la, it was seafood and meat in our orders :p

tummythoz: ya ka? aiks, ze babi guling was quite nice actually..

selba: tasted good too. yes, we know we were overcharged for the drinks.. but what to do, hardly get such drinks in Msia :(

19 August, 2009  
Blogger backStreetGluttons said...

These must be the real sexy colors of Bi-Bali-ni , at the beach. Complete with bombs !

19 August, 2009  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

has service improved? lol

19 August, 2009  
Anonymous Vincent said...

The new MC????????? Bwahahahahahaha

23 August, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

backStreetGluttons: very nice colours indeed, sans the bomb (except for bombshells hotties :p)

cumi&ciki: it was fine when we went...

vincent: oi dude...give face abit la.. :p

23 August, 2009  
Blogger 550ml jar of faith said...

I'll have the Trio platter all to myself thanks! :-D Plenty of protein to beef me up good!

24 August, 2009  
Blogger David Jr said...

Hi, thanks for the review. I have passed this place over 10 times but never did I once think about trying it. I guess after reading your review, I will be making a trip there the next time I pass.

Malaysia Asia

09 September, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

550ml jar of faith: on a hungry day, think i can have the trio platter all on my own too :D

david jr: most welcome :) hope we share the same taste in food, else you may not like it..hehehe

09 September, 2009  

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