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“Hidden gem found because of a miserable nights weather”

Bababoi Kitchen & Bar
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Was a miserable night weather wise, so we didn’t want to venture far from our accommodation. Plan was to order takeaway . Found this place on our way to another restaurant nearby, stopped to check out the menu & ended up staying for dinner. It is a small, unassuming home in the wall - literally. Furniture is ver basic, but and you would be forgiven if you walked past as it doesn’t really make much of an impact upon presentation. (We actually initially thought it was the kebab place next to it - D2 is obsessed with kebabs).
Had it not been pelting down with rain, I will confidently say that we would not have looked at this place.

Negatives first:
Only one person working there at the time we arrived, so despite us being the only crazies out in a storm, service was a little slow... but given her was waiter, bar tender chef & server, he did really well. That’s it for the negatives

Positives:
Food. Really really good food. And LOTS of it! So much so that we ended up taking it away & having leftovers for dinner the next night (which I still couldn’t finish!). Hubby went back for more roti to have with his leftovers.
D2, who is going through an “I’m not eating phase” absolutely scoffed her dinner.
D1 has a nut allergy, & our host/chef/waiter was very happy to accommodate this.

Really grateful for the horrible weather, or we would never have found this place!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

Went for dinner as a family of 6. Serves were very generous and we could have ordered less. Food was tasty. Very economical. Had a nice glass of wine with the meal. Limited gluten free options.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank G C
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

Nothing authentic at all about the food here. Service was unsmiling and the meals very unpleasant. One curry meal was bland and really just a puddle of oil. The rendang was the the most tasteless I've ever had. A glass of wine ordered was completely off and they had the gall to charge for it. Never again.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Lynne M
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Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

Bababoi sells delicious inexpensive Malaysian meals with big portions,and the only bummer being that everything is quite greasy and laden with oil.

Service could be a bit laidback but no complaints and ambiance is quite okayish.

Instead of expecting high-end restaurant serving over the top meals..Expect decent meals including vegan and vegetarian meals.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
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Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

Don’t order the mee goreng, acar on pancake or Teh tarik.

Order the hee Jieh.

Sambal long beans & ikan goreng (disappointingly come as fillets rather than whole) are ok.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LC888
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