This review is brought to you in part by Bali & Spice.

Bali & Spice is wrapped in warm smiles, courtesy of the cheerful service team and the black-and-white portraits of Balinese residents that were taken specially for this restaurant. It’s no surprise that this is becoming one of the Da:men mall’s busiest eateries, with the sight, sound and scent of grilling from an open kitchen setting the scene for a fun feast of Balinese flavours.

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Signature platters

Head here hungry: Bali & Spice’s signature platters prove heartier than predicted, each a cornucopia of potently marinated meat or seafood, complemented by possibilities that range from nasi kuning (turmeric rice) to seasoned fried potatoes, tempeh-and-bean salads to anchovy crackers, plus flavour-packed, fiery condiments like sambal matah and sambal terasi.

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One introduction to this venue could be the Bali Trio (RM49; ideal for sharing), which includes sate lilit (minced chicken and seafood skewers) on lemongrass stalks, cumi-cumi goreng (deep-fried squid) and sayap panggang (grilled chicken wings), partnered with sambal and coriander mayo.

Savoury Balinese delights

We enjoyed everything we sampled – iga sampi bakar (RM43; char-broiled beef ribs with coconut and palm sugar, teamed with tamarind peanut sauce), kambing bumbu (RM33; stir-fried minced lamb with chilli and spices) and siap mepanggang (RM31; half a char-broiled chicken with spicy coconut sauce), rich and robust, in huge portions.

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Some of these offerings may seem familiar: Bali & Spice is helmed by the experienced team that runs the Ole-Ole Bali family of restaurants.

Other dishes, desserts and drinks also convey memorable dynamics – thumbs up for the tipat cantuk (RM19), a warm vegetable salad with delectable dimensions, assembling grilled chicken with deep-fried tofu, rice cakes and hard-boiled eggs, a pleasure when mixed together with Bali & Spice’s tamarind peanut dressing.

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For customers who love fusion recipes, check out the Balinese aglio olio, an addictive indulgence of sauteed pasta flavoured with sambal matah, diced tomatoes, fried shallots and lime, tossed with a choice of grilled prawns, fish and squid (RM35), sauteed lamb (RM29) or grilled chicken (RM27).

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Desserts and drinks you can’t skip

Don’t skip dessert – both the Pisang Bakar (RM13; grilled caramelised banana with premium vanilla ice cream, sweet shredded coconut and peanut candy toppings) and Es Campur (RM15; an ice-blended ensemble with sago, jackfruit, banana, honeydew, watermelon & shredded coconut) are lip-smacking enough to merit their significant calories.

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Wash down with the avocado-endowed kopi apokat (RM15), a cinnamon-tinged, froth-layered espresso (RM15), chilli-mango soda mocktail (RM13) and creamy pulut hitam blend of coconut milk with palm sugar and black glutinous rice (RM12).

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Many thanks to the Bali & Spice team for having us here.

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Location & Details

Bali & Spice by Ole-Ole Bali

LG-17, Lower Ground Floor, Da:men USJ 1, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Daily, 11am-10pm.

Tel: 03-8011-8752

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10 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Yanisha Murali May 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Yohashini Chandramohan Yosheeka Chandramohan u guys mite like this place

    • Yosheeka Chandramohan May 9, 2016 Subscriber

      did you try it akka?

    • Yanisha Murali May 9, 2016 Subscriber

      I have tried ole ole bali it was a good Balinese cuisine , at publika now has one branch at sunway pyramid.. this restaurant is under them aswell with diff name… I supposed the food would be good aswell as the menu is similar… try out girl

    • Yosheeka Chandramohan May 9, 2016 Subscriber

      we’ll wait till u can come join us for lunch one day

    • Yanisha Murali May 9, 2016 Subscriber

      Hahaha aww sweet , i don’t know whn that would be ? u try frst v go next time whn i meet u ?

    • Yosheeka Chandramohan May 9, 2016 Subscriber

      okay i try first then i’ll let u know how hahaha

    • Yanisha Murali May 9, 2016 Subscriber

      Hahahah … okay sure ?

  2. Kenneth Lee May 9, 2016 Subscriber

    Loke Lin Sie

  3. Ailie Kong May 8, 2016 Subscriber

    Hong Qing Yeng Melvin Disastra

    • Melvin Disastra May 8, 2016 Subscriber

      ey this looks pretty alright
      except for the coconut on the banana wtf. and prices.

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