Bumbu Bali in Puchong
[Pork-free] For delectable Balinese food, check out Bumbu Bali in Puchong.
Located in Bandar Puteri Puchong, Bumbu Bali is one of the more popular restaurants in the area serving authentic Balinese food.
Ming last visited this restaurant almost a decade ago and remembered the food to be good. Our recent cravings for a good Balinese dinner brought us to Bumbu Bali a few weeks ago.
Bumbu Bali in Puchong
Occupying a corner shoplot in Puchong, Bumbu Bali has a very distinctive Balinese decor.
Dimly lit with heavy timber accents, the restaurant is tastefully decorated with statues, paintings and other peripherals sourced from Ubud.
In fact, some of these items are for sale – in case you plan to take a piece of Bali back home.
The cozy space does transport one to the heart of Bali – and makes for a very comfortable space for family meals and gatherings with friends.
We do advise coming early or making reservations for weekend dinners as the place can get quite full by 7pm.
Bumbu Bali features a diverse menu
Just like its name (Bumbu means spices in Bahasa Indonesia), Bumbu Bali offers quite a diverse range of dishes on its menu.
Aside from Balinese dishes such as Nasi Campur, Siap Mepanggang, and Rempeyek, Bumbu Bali also serves Western delights such as Fish & Chips, burgers and steak with a Balinese twist.
Since we were craving for Balinese food – we were quite focused and ordered Nasi Campur and Siap Bumbu for ourselves.
Nasi Campur ala Bali
Do not be alarmed by its name.
The mention of Nasi Campur usually brings to mind affordable economy rice with dishes of the day at the local Warung. Hence, the Nasi Campur here for RM44 might seem very steep.
However, the Nasi Campur here is a bountiful platter that consists of Nasi Sela, grilled lemongrass prawns, squid, fish, beef/chicken rendang and sate lilit served with Lawar Kacang (beans salad), Rempeyek (anchovies crackers), Sambal Terasi and Sambal Goreng.
It was definitely a very big portion for one person.
Featuring Nasi Sela (rice with sweet potato), we found the rice to be exquisitely fragrance with a lovely lemongrass scent.
The beef rendang was tender and flavourful – and we loved the strong hint of Gula Melaka sweetness in the spices. We also found it to be reasonably less spicy than the typical Minang-style rendang.
Among the grilled proteins, the squid was the standout as it was grilled to perfect tenderness (not rubbery) with a lovely hint of smokiness.
Max also enjoyed his order of Siap Bumbu (RM39) which features a half chicken roasted with lemongrass and Betutu (Balinese pesto) sauce.
The Nasi Kuning (turmeric rice) served with this dish was aromatic and we liked the amount of fried shallots served with it.
We found the chicken to be tender and enjoyed the savoury peppery flavours of the marinade.
Both the Nasi Campur and Siap Bumbu are served with long beans salad, and anchovies crackers which reminded us of chickpea and spices used for Muruku.
We ended our meal with the Es Campur (RM19) – the Balinese version of Ais Kacang.
However the shaved iced here is made from coconut for the natural sweetness, and is served with sago, banana, jackfruit, honeydew, watermelon and sweet shredded coconut.
The portion is quite huge and could be easily shared among four persons, in our view.
Overall, we enjoyed our meal here at Bumbu Bali, as we managed to satiate our craving for Balinese food.
This space is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a nice and comfortable spot for dinner in Puchong.
Address: 18 & 18-1, Persiaran Puteri 1, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Hours: 11am-9pm Daily
Phone: 03-8061 8699
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