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Friday, July 30, 2010

Istana Bambu Restaurant @ Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang

A Padi-Field Concept Serving Live Seafood & Nusantara Cuisine ...
  • When I first arrived to this restaurant, my mouth was widely opened ' WOW' ... and wondering am I at the right restaurant ... should be I guess as the restaurant destination is Istana Bambu 'Bamboo Palace' and the area is made from bamboo.
  • I really did not know that KL have such a unique restaurant. Must be wondering what am I doing here ... of course for food but most important event is to celebrate CK Lam's birthday ... a famous celebrity food blogger from Penang. Together with me for the dinner is Sidney, Sidney's Mom, Sunny and Teo (CK's husband).

The main entrance of the restaurant ... love the arch architecture, made from bamboos.


They have a small green pond at their restaurant ... lovely view ...


Lots of green plants in here ...


One of the dining area concept @ this Pondok 'Hut'


Here is my dining area in this small and cute little hut.


Long House dining area concept which can cater a large group of diners ... very good for company event who wish to organize an event at this place.


Oh yeah, before entering to the hut, need to remove your shoes cause you will be seating and eating the malay traditional way like in kampung 'village'.

Ooo la la...I can smell some charcoal burning from far ... guess will have some grilled seafood served ...

Nothing is made from plastic or metal ... purely from rotans and bamboos ...


Malay traditional music instrument ... ooops, what is it called? anyone got any idea ...




Lovely night view of the restaurant ...








The entrance walk-way in night scene ...


The main dining area ... guess what, it was fully packed when comes to dinner time at 7.30 - 8pm ...






Tables and chairs also made from bamboo rotans.


When I was a scout, I remember this knot and this rope ... but I can't recalled the name of the rope now.

Fragrant Coconut ... I have many of this ... sweet, fragrant and a refreshing drink ...


White rice served in rotan basket ...

Here comes our Tomyam Seafood Soup ... when I see the soup colour, I know this will be a very good and tasty tomyam soup ... taste yummy indeed!




Lots of seafood and ingredients in it ... prawn ... my fav!


Dry Butter Prawns ... this is cooked in Nusantara way and I felt a bit similar to chinese cooking ... very delicious indeed ... love the strong butter smell soaked into the fresh prawn meat.

When this dish came, everyone was wondering what dish is it ... take your wild guess and see if you are correct before you read my answer ... it is actually Salted Egg Squid ... we love this sinful dish so much ... really crispy when you bite and love the taste of it.

For fresh seafood lovers , you might want to come and try their Hot & Spicy Chilli Crab ... totally awesome dish with its fresh crabs on the serving and love the hot & spicy sauce ... it is not that really spicy to me but just nice ....


Fried Hong Kong Kailan with Salted Fish ...


Stir-fried Dried Chilli Chicken with Cashew Nuts ... taste exclusively yummy ...


Fried Crispy Beef ... hohoho ... we all love this dish ... the beef is strongly flavoured and yes it was crispy indeed ... that's why this is the dish finish the fastest ...


One of their signature dish was the Deep Fried 3 taste Siakap Fish ... to me it was sweet, sour and spicy taste ... very unique flavour and dish indeed ... my first trying it.


Ikan Bakar ... delicious!


Coming at the end of our dinner ... we have a small cute little pink oink oink birthday cake made by Sunny to celebrate CK Lam's birthday ... she said no pics of her and doesn't want to reveal her actual candles ...
  • Oh yeah, if you are worried of mosquitoe bites when dine in this such environment ... FEAR NOT, cause we did not even got a single mosquito bite at all ...
  • I had a glorious dining experience at this Istana Bambu restaurant ... love the concept, food and environment a lot.
  • Location address details:-

    Istana Bambu Restaurant
    Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang - Ampang,
    68000 Ampang, Selangor

    Tel: 603-4251 4717 / 012 3714204
    email: info@istanabambu.com.my

28 comments:

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

whoaa very nice place to dine! n very authentic style. lol! oink oink! haha happy bday to ur fren. :D

fufu said...

a very nice place!!! looks like those in thailand or indonesia!! hahaha ops tomyam... DHL some to brazil for me ok? it\s winter here...cool ><

uLi.佑莉 said...

Night view at the restaurant was great leh! Nice~

jason said...

Nice place... but sounds like very far

Hayley said...

Wah, the tomyam... *salivating*

Eh mind to tell me which camera mode you switch to when you shoot food? hehe.. I'm learning on photography ...

mimid3vils said...

Is this place near Look Out Point? So pandai lah u, can find a special restaurant like this~~

thule a.k.a leo said...

Did you pass Taman Kosas and Kampung Baru Ampang on your way here???
All the dishes seem to have Chinese influence in it :) except for the tomyam of course

lechua said...

very interesting set up.... the bamboo and all gives it a traditional feel... but yet equipped with modern looking cushions and all.

vialentino said...

caroline: yeah...like the concept, reminds of bali at ubud.

fufu: yes...like indonesia bali only....wahsei...u r in brazil...bro, u shud try their brazilian chili...can spice u up there already.

uli: yeah....nice place for gathering ... suprisingly no mosquito

jason: if u stay in KL , then is near ... anyway for good food, distance not a matter...hehehe

hayley: wat model u r using, lens type and u got flash? i am using manual mode.

mimidevils: aiyoh, me not familiar with ampang / hulu kelang...not sure where is the famous look out point also...hahaha.

thule leo: alamak...i dunno those two places mention by u... u can check out their website at www.istanabambu.com.my ... got direction there.

lechua: yeah....luckily the cushion is not made from bamboo...else sit long also buttock pain liow.

suituapui said...

Ooooo....so nice the place and the food! The kind that I would love... But I have a problem! If I go there and I sit on the floor, I will not be able to get up anymore! Will have to hire a crane to lift me up! Hahahahahahaha!!!!

Hayley said...

Oh, I'm using Nikon D5000, 18-55mm lens, no external flash..
When snapping on food, should we switch to Food mode?

Johanna said...

really lovely bamboo environment indeed...

Mei Teng said...

The dining huts are lovely. But am afraid there might be mosquitoes dining al-fresco there.

Yummy crabs! :)

smallkucing said...

Didnt know there is such a lovely restaurant here. Thanks for highlighting :D

ken said...

the architecture is nice =)

cHrIstInA_YY said...

Woah, this is one of the best places I've ever since!!! More like a resort or something for holiday...

Cath J said...

awesome place!!! tempted to go.. :)

taufulou said...

wow! so nice lei the place~

can plan to go there do phothoshoot liau. .. :)

ck lam said...

Nice meeting up with you, Johnson. It was a nice outing with everyone and thanks for the company.

ck lam said...

**Caroline Ng May Ling** - Thank you very much for the lovely wishes.

A Five Travel & Transport Services said...

the traditional instrument called "Angklung". 1 day I must come to this place.

Saif said...

Went to restoran ISTANA BAMBU @ MRR2 just now with the whole family (9 adults + 8 children)... after 90 minutes of waiting (8:30 pm – 10 pm), the dishes came one by one... 10 minutes apart... the main course? Never served... Near our table, a couple of Chinese patrons went off when only drinks came and not the dishes. No wonder the parking lot was half empty! I hope Bank Islam knows about this if the loan comes from them..

Jean said...

wow nice place.. and of course nice blog.. makes me wanna check out that place...

the bamboo instrument = 'angklung'

Moon said...

going there tonite..can't wait
also want to snap photo as much as i can..lol =)

Anonymous said...

Tempat mmg cantik, tapi service, mak datok lambatnya....kena fikir 7-8 kali utk dtg semula kat sini.....

MizaShoppe said...

nice place for dine in...the foods look tasty...

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