Food: BWB Flaming On Table, Desa Sri Hartamas
If you fancy watching someone cook in front of you, perhaps you'll be intrigued with how BWB Flaming On Table (formerly known as BWB Yakitori) serves its signature dishes.
For the signature flaming series dishes, be prepared to whip out your camera and spam your shutter to take the nicest picture as the staff 'set your dish on fire'. Be quick as this will only last for seconds. Then, smirk at your beautiful picture you've captured and post on Instagram or Facebook. Anyway, that's exactly what I did:
1. Ocean On Fire - Ocean trout, scallop and prawn
2. Angry bird - chicken drumstick
3. Oink-oink on burning - Sakura pork rib
As you can see, the flaming series dishes looks really nice. Besides the great food presentation, they also taste really good. Also I have to mention this: all their poached eggs are on point!
Fragyu - pan fried wagyu top with foie gras. The wagyu is not of the best cut but it's still good - after all it's a wagyu beef meat we are talking about!
Salmon Carpaccio - raw ocean trout served with carpaccio sauce and salad. I really love this. Salmon was really fresh and the carpaccio sauce complements the salmon.
Truffle butter toast - mini french toast served with truffles butter and caviar topping. One of the favourite dish from the night. Simple and perfect combination.
Cup noodle - pan fried bacon chips, dry chilli, aglio and thyme. It was alright for me. A little dry for my liking.
Salted shrimp - fried shrimp with assorted chilli spices. Most people were commenting that it was a little too salty for them.
Seafood Pasta - prawn, mussel, trout and scallop served with tomato sauce and herbs. Can't go wrong with this.
Chicken bun chicken pulled with cucumber, cabbage, onion ring. Nothing too spectacular about this.
Beef Macaroni - home cook beef brisket served with egg and green peas. Love the beef brisket, they were tender.
Chicken drumstick from Angry Bird (Flaming On Table flaming dish series).
Petai Toast - toast served with sambal petai and egg. I personally feel that the sambal petai is actually underwhelming so I'm guessing those who don't take petai may actually consider having this.
Bolognese Toast - toast served with minced pork and egg. Again, this is one of those dish that isn't there to impress but my, look at that egg!
Piggy Burger - sakura mince meat, oat, onion served with sunny bun. Felt that the patty was just OK - bordering a little too dry for my liking.
Even more food (I didn't manage to try the food from this point onwards):
Piccante Mussels - mussels in spicy tomato sauce.
Ebi Niniku (shrimp), Bacon Cheese Asparagus, and Sazae Niniku (escargot).
Calamari salsa - fried baby baby calamari with salsa sauce.
Sizzling seafood - prawn, salmon, squid, oyster and mussel with sizzling spicy sauce.
Secco Seppia - grill marinated sun fried pulled cuttlefish.
Yellow Bomb - lobster salad with caviar cucumber and mango.
Traditional Spaghetti - tomato, minced pork, carrot, onion and herb.
Beef roll- slice beef wrapped with golden mushrooms.
Clockwise from top: seasalt, truffle bacon, matcha green tea, passion fruit and XO cherry (middle). Fancy flavours. Although I didn't get to try them, everyone who did were praising how good the ice creams were and I could tell that all of them wanted more.
Based on my personal observation, the restaurant was understaffed and the kitchen area was quite slow in dishing out orders. However for a pub-restaurant, I was really impressed with the wide selection of food on the menu.
Price wise, keeping in mind that the location is in Desa Sri Hartamas (popularly known as a more 'atas' area) I feel divided about the value as some dish are reasonably priced while others are slightly more than what I would pay for. That being said, BWB does offer a brunch menu which offers some really deal.
As usual, parking could be a problem at Desa Sri Hartamas but there's an open air carpark right outside BWB F.O.T. but of course it comes with a (high) price. Even on a weekend, the carpark was relatively empty, so I figure many of us don't really want to pay but for convenience and rather than going rounds finding for a spot, the money you pay may be just worth it.
Food: 6/10 (Try the signature flaming series dishes)
Atmosphere: 5/10 (Place is quite noisy but it's quite normal for a pub setting)
BWB Flaming On Table
8, Jalan 27/70A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
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