Friday, April 13, 2012

Istana Bambu, Ampang KL

Wednesday was a public holiday because of the Installation of the 14th Agong of Malaysia. What do you do when you don't have to go to work? You go far, far away to explore and eat. That's right, folks! That's what we did.

Mr CAV recently flew back from BKK and read in the Going Places magazine of a magical place called, "Istana Bambu". Location? Jalan Hulu Kelang, Ampang, KL. And so we went there on a beautiful Wednesday night in 3 cars no less. The makan gang was me, Mr Hubs, Ms CAV, Ms CAL, Ms JL, Ms FN, Ms TEL and Mr LSY.

The entrance to Istana Bambu

Random fish basket as lamp holder

Cashier counter

Mini paddy field within the compound of the restaurant

For private or big groups. Sini kena duduk bersila, jangan main-main

Main dining area

Walkway to the washroom and private dining area

Loads of plants to create ambiance

 Bamboo and Balinese style deco

Smaller dining / group private dining area

 Mini pond

The menu

Salted Egg Squid (yumz!) everyone agreed that this is the best dish of the night.

Green Curry Beef

Kangkung Belacan

Seafood Tomyam. Very spicy and it contains flower crabs

Stir fried HK Kailan with Garlic

Braised Tofu with Broccoli and Mushroom. Very chinese style. We all sapu this.

Eggs cooked with long bean. Not sufficient for us coz this portion is small.

If I'm not mistaken this is Deep Fried Kerabu Mango Chicken. So-so only coz it tastes like cempedak.

Thai Steamed Fish. Not so fresh and oversteamed in our opinion.

Overall, the food served here is okay. Not too outstanding and not too bad. Service could improve more and a bit more attention should be paid to customers would be good. Do not order the drinks here, safe bets are canned drinks. Reason? Ms CAL and Ms FN's Grapefruit Juice tastes like Soya Bean. Don't believe me? Try it yourself, if you want to waste a couple of bucks on a drink that you probably won't finish. 

Istana Bambu Restaurant
 Lot 841-842, Jalan Hulu Kelang - Ampang,
68000 Ampang, Selangor.
03-4251 4717 / 03-4252 4718 / 010-254 0131
GPS Location : 3.175203,101.758000 (Latitude,Longitude) 
The operation hours was taken from for everyone's convenience.


  1. mini padi fields-real good ambience.

    1. Yeah, it's definitely a cool place to dine


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