I was invited to a food review session recently and when I read the name IndoBowl SS15, I thought it is a bowling alley. Being a bowler myself, that will be the first thing that came to mind for me. After when I read through the text properly, only then I realised that it’s a restaurant specialising in IndoMie cuisine with a fusion twist.
Located in the heart of Subang Jaya SS15 where I grew up, IndoBowl SS15 is a cozy place to have a quick cheap lunch or a hearty dinner with the family. It is not that difficult to spot the restaurant as it is located on the busy street near the newly opened (kinda) ‘Q’ Bistro. Just look on the left side of the road before that and you will easily spot the restaurant with the large IndoMie signage outside.
Once inside, you will immediately feel the comfort of being greeted by a nicely decorated place with pleasant ambiance. The smell of IndoMie is present but not too overwhelming. Nevertheless I felt hungry almost immediately.
When I looked at the menu, I noticed that the price is quite reasonable. One item on the menu caught my eye. It is the most expensive (but still affordable) item on the menu. I knew that I must give this one a try. The Mumbo Jumbo platter will cost you RM59 but what you will get is a hearty meal fit for at least 4 person. Topped with three types of sambal, from mild to super spicy, the Mumbo Jumbo also comes with lamb chops, ayam madura, Indonesian styled chicken satay sticks and four sunny side up eggs.
The lamb chops are lightly marinated, yet flavourful and also tender to each bite. The ayam (chicken) madura has a unique taste, something like what the Japanese would call as “Umami”. It’s simple but yet it has a nice kick to it. Of course the sambals are awesome. Red one is the hottest while the green one is packed with flavour. The third sambal is not hot at all but still adds a good punch to your taste buds.
Another IndoMie dish that I get to sample is the one that comes with salted egg chicken (RM11.90). I can tell you one thing right now that I absolutely LOVE salted egg dishes, may it be chicken or sotong or prawns, as long as it is cooked with salted egg, I will not hesitate to eat it. And what I had at IndoBowl is totally worth it. It may need a little bit of saltiness (just a little bit more) and also to finish the cooking process with an extra hint of butter. That would elevate the taste up a notch. But overall, I loved it.
Next dish on the menu is the Mumbo Jumbo Soto dish which is a soup based IndoMie dish (RM39.90) that comes with prawns, fish tofu, fish balls and a crispy chicken chop topped with the red hot sambal. The soup has a mild taste but the sambal made it taste nicer. The portion is huge, hence the name Mumbo Jumbo, so you have to share this dish and not eat alone. This is something nice to have on a cold rainy nights.
The IndoMie ayam Madura (RM12) is basically IndoMie that comes with this Ayam Madura, which is super yummy. I think this was my most favourite dish from the menu during the food review. I simply can’t get enough of this because it is so yummy. I don’t know about the others but I can eat this on it’s own again and again and again. The ayam Madura is topped with the third mentioned sambal which is mild but packed with flavours. The soy sauce adds an additional “twang” to it, as how Jamie Oliver would say it. This is on my list to order when I dine here again.
The Indonesian styled satay comes with the same mild sambal and soy sauce but not with the usual peanut sauce like ours. It may feels weird eating satay with different condiments but it still tasted great. The marinate is not on the sweet side but more towards savoury. What I tried is both the beef and chicken satay and both are really nice.
Before any of you readers judge me for saying all the positive things about the dishes here at IndoBowl, no, I did not get paid to give positive feedbacks. What I commented is all from my honest opinion. I love sampling new dishes, try new food from many places and to look for a good place to hangout with friends and families while enjoying good food. If or when I do find a good place, I will surely bring them along for a meal.
Having said that, I do have a few constructive comments that I would like to point out. First, the salted egg chicken needs a little more salt. Secondly, the drinks need to be less sweet (I had the iced cendol drink) – perhaps have an option for customers to add the sugar water or liquid gula Melaka to their liking on the side, don’t put it in the drinks yet when serving. Third, play some ambiance music on the background constantly so that the place is not too quiet. And that’s all I have to say on the (not so) negative points.
Overall, IndoBowl SS15 is a nice place to have a fusion IndoMie dishes. You don’t have to order any of the fusion ones because they do have the basic plain IndoMie too that will only cost you RM6. But what I would love to try the next time I visit IndoBowl SS15 is the IndoMie Iga (RM18), served with braised beef short ribs along with special mix of sweet and savoury soy sauce. They totally got me at short ribs.
Other than IndoMie dishes, they do have others such as rice or fried rice meals with varieties of chicken dishes to go along with it and some vegetables.
So if you’re in Subang Jaya and wondering what to have for a quick lunch or hearty dinner, head over to IndoBowl SS15. Have something simple if you’re in a rush but I guarantee that you will feel happy afterwards. Or have something huge like the Mumbo Jumbo IndoMie platter whenever you use the “I’m so hungry that I can eat a horse” phrase. Trust me, you will feel like you have eaten a horse after that. Either ways, it will be all worth it.
No 66, Jalan SS 15/4C
47500 Subang Jaya