shaun the foodie made us walk a torturous distance all the way from bugis mrt to haji lane to try this Indonesian restaurant called Bumbu. check it out here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/bumbu_restaurant_kandahar_street/
the place has a pretty elaborate and authentic interior, although given my lack of knowledge about indon culture, it looks slightly more peranakan than indon to me.
the restaurant owner recommended us a few of their popular dishes, so we ordered them in the smallest size so that we could sample the maximum amount of dishes. the portions are pretty generous also! a small size portion (usually to serve for 4 people) was surprisingly sufficient for the 9 of us. sufficient meaning like 1-2 scoops la, and if greedier, maybe a little more.
i think in total we ordered at least 10 different dishes though. let me test my memory:
butter oat squid – damn awesome, must try!
mango salad soft shell crab
sambal kang kong
tahu telur- some tofu cubes that are super yummy!
broccoli with crab meat sauce
sweet and sour chicken?? i know its some other flavour, but tastes like sweet and sour anw
coffee chicken- very salty, yuck
some fish thingy
overall i really enjoyed the food, and i’d definitely come back again sometime! the service there is not bad too. they’re not all obnoxious despite having awesome reviews, unlike the eng seng crab place people ugh.
on a side note, i’m so sad that today is the last weekday of freedom before school starts ):