From their website, I learned that “subak” actually meant the highly intricate and ritualised water irrigation system practised in Bali’s rice fields. It is an inspirational tradition of sharing life-giving water that sustain rice terraces in Bali.
From the main entrance, we walked up a slope…
… you can choose a quiet private corner and dine in total romantic privacy… see how well hidden that couple was!
The setting sun, together with the lit lamps, cast some lovely golden shadows on the surroundings…
For starters, we had their highly recommended Gado Gado Ibu Yati (RM12). The freshly shredded sengkuang & cucumber topped with slices of boiled egg, with kerepek emping at the sides went very well with their excellent peanut sauce – with just the right touches of sweetness, sourness & spiciness.
Like I have mentioned before, LL is the King of Fried Rice and he just could not resist ordering their Balinese Fried Rice (RM25). Served with skewers of Grilled Chicken Satay, bull’s eye fried egg, 1 huge grilled prawn and kerepek emping on the sides, LL had no complaints about this comfort dish.
Pan-fried Medallion of Cod Fish with Butterfried Prawn (RM45) was my choice. The thick cut of cod fish was very fresh and it came on a bed of sliced baby potatoes & mushroom. The prawn, though, was a bit overdone & kinda tough but I can forgive that as the excellent cod fish more than made up for that little mistake.
Subak is helmed by the soft-spoken smiley Executive Chef Hassan Abdullah. Chef Hassan was formerly with Avillion Port Dickson before setting up Subak and prior to that, he has the distinction of being the first malay ever appointed as Executive Chef in the Hilton Chain.
Lot 3213 Jalan Penchala Indah
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 7729 9030/31
Visit their website for map & directions!
My rating: 8/10