Dancing Fish @ Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Our first encounter with  Indonesian food happened two years back in Bali island. It left us awestruck with the potential and range of Indonesian food that we never realized. We first hear about Dancing Fish located on the third floor of Bangsar Shopping Centre from a friend. It is a treasure trove of Malay-Indo dishes, we were told. Hence the very idea of savoring Indonesian cuisine among me and my friends took place at Dancing Place naturally.

The interior is decorated with an effort towards elegance. There is some subtle Indonesian cultural iconography that endorses the room as well.

Our formidable feast began with a mixture of nasi putih and nasi berempah kuning (RM3 per person, refillable). Nasi berempah kuning is essentially yellow rice cooked with coconut milk and turmeric. The rice was so fragrant and creamy that one can just eat it on its own. Moving on, we were served with Bebek Goreng Bali (RM 24 for 1/2 portion), a crispy rendition of Balinese duck dish. Marinated in Balinese herbs and spices for 24 hours, the duck was perfectly infused with flavours inside out and the parts were so crispy that we chewed through the bones. However, we found some part of the duck to be a tad too dry and requires some jaw exercises.

Dancing Fish (RM 39.90) is a dish that represent the restaurant so well. Expertly scoring the fish body parts to unfold and deep fried to resemble a fish in its most graceful movement; this was truly a beautiful dish. It was so crispy on the outside but remain tender and juicy on the inside.Patrons can also choose from a selection of sauces – zambal terasi and kicap, masam kedondong pedas, belimbing salad, mango kerabu, or tangy acar to complement the beautiful dish.

Other commendable dishes include Gulai Pucuk Paku (fernleaf in tumeric curry, RM 9.90) and Terong Sambal (grilled eggplant, RM 9.90) . Crunchy and delicate jungle ferns served in a creamy gravy with just the right combination of coconut milk, turmeric, shallots and daun salam. Topped with a special concoction of sambal and fried shallots, the egg plant dish imparted excellent flavour.

here’s just no substitute for ending the perfect meal with a perfect dessert. Generously drizzled with a generous amount of palm sugar and served along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, our order of Caramelized Banana (RM8.50) was delectably sweet, soft and sticky.

For excellent Indo-Chinese cuisine, sleek dining environment, remarkable service and reasonable prices, Dancing Fish is a refreshing addition to the city’s dining scene. Do yourself a favour and swing by this lovely restaurant to sample a myriad of Malay-Indo cuisine.
















Dancing Fish Malay-Indo Cuisine,
3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 2095-6663

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  • Michelle says:

    I wanted to try this place but my mom will not agree. :(

  • JD says:

    Surely the fish looks really appetizing and dancing as well. Will definitely try to swing by!

  • FiSh says:

    the fish can really stand there! that’s impressive :) will getta try when i pass by bangsar

    Latest: Penang Food Festival

  • Sam says:

    Every dish looks like it’s prepared with care and creativity. May I know how fast is their service?

  • KY says:

    fish looks fine, but that paku is what I really want!

  • Hmadouch says:

    I love the sambal its delicious…BSC rock!But the only not so nice restaurant is Vineria service sucks. My boss almost cut his lips because the glass they serve chipped. Yesterday my friends birthday we waited for 30mins after confirm table last week, best thing no body attend us. We went WIP and it was heaven…
    Your blog and pictures is awesome. I am going to get the dancing fish this week. Yeay…

  • Evelyn says:

    To whom it may concern at Dancing Fish, BSC

    Trying to call to make reservation for lunch today (15/5). Phone no is not in existence. Pls help.
    Need a table for 8 at 1pm today. I can be contacted at 012-7751705

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