Dancing Fish @Bangsar Shopping Center

Another great gathering after the previous one at Tamarind Springs. This time the group is getting larger with different races just what I like it to be, a Malaysian style gathering. The normal hangout locations for a Malaysian style gathering will never opting out mamak stalls, Starbucks, Old Town and Pappa Rich from their common list. Since I am the organizer, I got to be creative to find a best restaurant with great food and most importantly they served halal food! So here we are at Dancing Fish which is located at Bangsar Shopping Mall. 
Dancing Fish serves Malay-Indo cuisine so they will serve their most popular Indonesian Emping Belinjo as complimentary for us. It is a cracker with slight bitter taste. Not many people like the bitter taste of it but I am quite fine with it.
Coconut @RM11.90++. It is always a good option to try their coconut but it is a little too pricey for me.
Dancing Fish (Nila Goreng) in Mango Kerabu style @RM45.90++
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 5/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Overall: 4/5 - How can you miss their signature Dancing Fish in this restaurant? Look at how creative the fish is presented in front of you until you do not know where to start from. There are five types of gravy which you can choose to accompany with this fish which are Sambal Terasi and Kicap, Masam Kedondong Pedas, Belimbing Salad, Mango Kerabu, or Tangy Acar. We have chosen Mango Kerabu instead which brings a delightful sourish taste to entice the fresh and sweet fish meat.

Cumi Cumi @RM16.90++
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Overall: 3/5 - It is a perfect way to grill a cuttlefish. It is so tangy and everytime you chew on it the wok fragrance roaming around your mouth. The most important thing is the cuttlefish is really fresh unlike some which your teeth can sink into the meat on the first bite and stuck on your teeth. That's the sign of lack of freshness.

Ayam Panggang (BBQ Spring Chicken) - whole @RM25.90
Outlook: 4/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Overall: 3/5 - Young tender spring chicken, charcoal grilled over glowing embers. Marinated and basted with their special homemade BBQ sauce. Since it is a spring chicken, the portion is really small. As for the taste, I would say it is truly amazing. The moment you had your first bite, the charcoal fragrance and the juicy BBQ sauce are just playing around your taste bud. 

Gulai Pucuk Paku @RM11.90++
Outlook: 3/5
Creativity: 4/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 3/5
Overall: 3/5 - The young shoots of a local jungle fern cooked with turmeric, coconut milk and spices. Perfect with hot steaming white rice. I can assure you that you will need to refill a lot of rice to accompany with the coconut milk. 

Cendol @RM6.90++ serves in the glass . A recommended dessert to end your meal even though it is slightly sweet.
Ice Kacang @RM6.90++. You can pick their famous ABC with optional to add durian gelato or vanilla ice cream.
Overall, I find that this restaurant serves a variety of delicious food and with reasonable price. Usually when it is halal food, the price is higher but in this case I find that the price pays well for the quality. Of course, I have to thank my dear friends Thilak, Asma, Afiq and Yee Shyuan for gather around to make this mini gathering possible. I will be organizing another gathering again when the opportunity comes. It has been 15 years we have not seen each other. That's really long and I somehow feel guilty for not doing anything until now. It is always great to catch up your old schoolmates to refresh back some sweet and sour memories from the past.
Total Damage: RM209.85
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Food Serving Speed: Moderate
Will I Revisit?: Yes

Dancing Fish
3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Center
285, Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya,
59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2095 6663
Business Hours: 11.30am - 11.00pm (daily)

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