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“Interesting experience and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bumbu

Bumbu
Ranked #583 of 10,518 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Thai, Singaporean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Kampong Glam
Singapore, Singapore
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1,140 reviews
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“Interesting experience and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

This was our second visit over a few months. Enjoyed the Tom Yam soup and cold tofu with preserved eggs, but main standout was the green curry. There are many nasi padang restaurants nearby that you are spoilt for choice, but you should definitely give this a try. There is another shop along the same corridor towards Sultan Mosque that sells mango or durian cake rolls that are also heavenly.

  • Visited February 2013
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singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food at Great Prices!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Located at the quiet corner of the financial district near the Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Bumba offers many Indonesian food that is both tasty and affordable. Loved the atmospher and the great service rendred by the waitresses.

The green curry is pretty good, and if you cant take spicy food can request for less spicy. The tomyam soup is one of the better ones served in Sg. It's filled with fresh seafood and has a kind of spicy sweet taste that is rich, not salty. Very unlike most tomyam soup in Sg.

If you are not into spicy food, try the spring rolls (prob the best I have ever tried), gado gado (an Asian salad that consist of fried toufu served with raw beanspouts, long beans, crackers and a tasty sweet peanut sauce) and the tahu telor (fried egg white with super soft toufu and dark sauce)!

  • Visited December 2012
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Bremen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thai-Indonesian in Singapore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

When I walking around in Kampong Glam, actually I plan to try India or Middle east restaurant. Then, the plan only a plan.. We came to this place because being curious why this little restaurant had many visitors. I took Coffee chicken and nasi. Delicious and so tasty.

  • Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Good food but no beer :(”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Went to Bumbu this week after work. The little house feels nicely Thai, if a little pungent odour-wise. Furniture was a bit of an assortment but comfy enough.

The menu looked like someone schoolchild had put it together as a project about 3 years ago - seriously amateur. But the food was wonderful.

My buggest gripe: NO BEER ! I have some to associate Thai food with a nice cold Chang / Singha, but not at Bumbu.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Andrew C
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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“Serendipity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Was staying in he area and was looking for a restaurant to spend a quiet evening meal with friends. This looked like a restaurant that most people would walk by without a second look. but there were some reviews on the net which made it sound interesting, So after walking around the area we dived in, Got a table and looked around. Deco can be described as 'pseudo' antique but very well done. Mainly families eating there, good atmosphere and the menu was Indonesia..Food arrived 10 minutes later. Excellent authentic and tasty food Great service and when we left a $6 tip, the waiter almost gave it back to us as they are not used to tips. bill was $ 50 for starters and mains for 3 hungry chaps
Hala' and so no booze but the juices were great. Chicken with basil, squid, indonesian rice.- all the dishes were good .
A bit diffficult to find but well worth the search.

  • Visited September 2012
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