Bambu (Invited)

Monday, September 04, 2017 Sharon Halim 1 Comments

Bambu is a brand new asian fusion casual dining sitting on the front part of South Melbourne market. It prides them self in serving quick bite or dining in Modern Australian cuisine fusing with Asian-inspired hawker street food.

I came in on a Friday 1pm and they were absolutely busy. People come and go so quickly, table get filled even faster. I love the vibe straight away, with loud hype music, it lifted up my spirit straight away. Bambu has an indoor with open kitchen and outdoor sheltered space. I choose outdoor for better lighting and their heater was just nice, not too hot, not too cold. We started with Mocktail ($10) and Matcha Latte ($4.5), with their mocktail you can tell them your flavour profile then they'll customs it for you. Both of my mocktail were refreshing with perfect balance of sweet and sour. Love it.

Salmon Sashimi - mild coconut, Thai herbs ($13) & Wok Tumeric Chicken Ribs - chilli, onion, spiced powder ($9.5). I love the freshness of the salmon combine with light curry, I literally finish the whole portion my self. One of my friend went to Bambu and he said their tumeric chicken was delicious, he was right. Very well marinated, tender and packed full of flavour to bits but I would like a lil bit more tumeric in it.

BBQ Singapore Otak-Otak - salmon fillet in banana leaf, chilli jam, coconut cream ($19.5). My mom wanted to order this, it used to be snapper but recently the change it to salmon. She does not really like salmon but she loves this dish, she ate most of it by her self. The banana leaf provides aroma and aromatic flavour to the salmon mixed in with creamy coconut and chilli, just simply yum. Even though, the otak-otak dish I know it's more like grilled fish cake but hey it's fusion.

Red Curry Braised Duck - thai basil, green beans, cherry tomato, pineapple ($18.5). This was the least of our favourite, not that there's something wrong with it. We just want it to be slightly richer and thicker in consistency. The duck was super tender and lychee is certainly a nice addition to the dish.

CKT - char kway teow rice noodles, duck, lap cheong, smoky soy ($16.5) with Japanese Silken tofu ($9.5) as a side. We were debating between rice or kway teo and Riley, the manager suggested the kway teow. She did mention that many of the customers said that it taste different than the regular ckt. They are right, the flavour was sweet similar to pad see ew, Thai noodle dish rather than ckt. But the duck was perfectly cooked and delicious so does the lap cheong. I had some left and bring it home for my husband, he loves sweet flavour. That's why he loves this dish so much.

Sweet Thai Milk Tea Creme Brulee - caramelised cinnamon sugar ($12). This was the absolute pinnacle of the meal, the perfect way to end a rich, strong flavoured meal is with something delicate and creamy. The smooth Thai milk tea under the crispy crackling sugar is just decadently delicious without being too sweet or too rich. Must try!

I honestly love my experience at Bambu, with so many Asian fusion casual dining the standard has rise so high and Bambu lift up to it. Riley, the manager is absolutely energetic, friendly and sincere. I would love to have a manager like her if I own a restaurant. I told her I will be back to try their Thai fried rice and many other dishes soon.

Bambu Asian Eating House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

+6139686 1608
92/116 Cecil St
South Melbourne VIC 3205

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