Whether you remember Dancing Fish as a dish, or as a restaurant, it doesn’t matter, as the name has well-represented both for a good 8 years, since 2010. Talk to any food connoisseur in KL about Dancing Fish, they would probably know you are referring to a famous Malay-Indo restaurant at Bangsar Shopping Centre, popular for its deep fried fish in “dancing-style”.
You too, might already tried out this place before. It is definitely not easy to survive in this competitive F&B industry for years. But Dancing Fish has successfully proved themselves through its unique West Indonesia inspired cuisine, quality food with consistency, excellent staff services and comfortable dining ambience – the key that keeps them standing strong as one of the best Malay-Indo restaurants in this city till today.
Just recently, Dancing Fish has revamped their menu, breathing in fresh, new flavours into their exciting dishes list, at the same time keeping most of the signatures and guests’ favourites. Ask their friendly staffs for recommendation, they will be more than happy to introduce.
Dancing Fish Appetizer Platter RM49.90
We began with Dancing Fish Appetizer Platter – a starter that put together some of their top-sellers, namely Charcoal-grilled Chicken Satay, Cumi Cumi Goreng, Tahu Bakar with Spicy Peanut Sauce, Seafood Sate Lilit and Spicy Green Apple Salad with Salted Fish.
Hard to tell which one is better, and we love each of them but if you want us to pick a favourite, it will be the charcoal grilled chicken satay.It is meaty and tender, with a thin coat of honey sweetness over the slightly-charred-at-the-edges chicken chunks. Great eating on its own; dip into chunky, peanuty sauce for extra flavours.
Highly recommend you to order this 4-in-1 combo if you dine in Dancing Fish in a group of 4 pax and above. Taste a bit of everything, and you may add-on more according to your preference if you wish too.
Emping with Sambal Terasi RM7.90
Emping is a type of Indonesia snack, crunchy like our local fish crackers but less airy, with hints of bitter nutty taste. Dancing Fish’s version is made 100% from the melinjo nuts, original flavour, pairs really well with their homemade sambal terasi.
Dancing Fish with Sambal Dabu-dabu RM53.35
Dancing Fish, a dish that worth a few shots from your camera before you start tucking in. It tastes as good as its look, and you can literally eat the entire fish- from the crispy skin to moist flesh, down to the bone. Just to be careful, and bite slowly when eating the bones. Served with traditional salsa sauce from Manado, Indonesia. All-time-favourite, must-order whenever you are here in Dancing Fish.
Udang Masak Lemak Chili Padi Nenas RM93.50
Udang Masak Lemak Chili Padi Nenas, new on Dancing Fish menu. It is inspired from the classic Malacca Nyonya prawn curry, added with chef’s very own creativity twist by slow-cooking fresh tiger prawns with tumeric, spices, herbs and pineapple. Sauce is non-spicy despite its colour. It highlights more on the beautiful flavours of herbs and spices, in a pleasing way.
BBQ Beef ribs with Sambal Matah RM79.90
BBQ Beef ribs with Sambal Matah, our top favourite aside from Dancing Fish and Charcoal-grilled Satay. Australian beef ribs marinated and braised in aromatic herbs, spices, then barbecued over charcoal. Love how the full-flavour meat is easily fall off the bone,yet still remaining the succulent texture, not just plain softness. Topped with dressing prepared from chopped red chillies, green chillies, onion to balanced up the flavours.
Bebek Panggang (BBQ Duck) with Percik Sauce RM49.90
In Dancing Fish, all panggang items are grilled over charcoal fire. Take this Bebek Panggang for example, the duck is carefully marinated overnight for 24-hours with herbs & spices, then grilled over glowing charcoal amber so that you can get the tasty charred surface with aroma that you can hardly get from using an oven. Enjoy with Sambal Matah, Belado Chilli, Sambal Hijau and Sambal Merah, or with Percik Sauce.
Gulai Pucuck Paku RM19.60
Young jungle fern shoots cooked with tumeric, coconut milk and spices. Douse the delicious sauce onto your hot steaming white rice. Perfect.
Sweet Potato with coconut scrapping, palm sugar and vanilla ice cream RM13.35
Ice Cendol with Durian Gelato RM13.80
End the meal sweet with this awesome sweet potato dessert. Warm mashed sweet potato with coconut scrapping, palm sugar and vanilla ice cream – An Asian-Western concoctions that taste surprisingly delightful. Also, needless to mention, Ice Cendol with Durian Gelato easily became the crowd favourite that evening. That Durian Gelato is definitely on-point.
Dancing Fish Bangsar
Lot T120, 121 & 122 285, 3rd Floor,
Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 11.30AM – 10PM
Contact: 03-2095 6663