Borneo Baruk Club @ Kia Peng

December 4, 2009

Not a bad place to duck into while waiting for traffic to ease after work.

The Borneo-themed ambience might seem tacky, but let's award them points for effort. Too bad the live music can get unbearably loud even before 8 p.m.

Manok Pansoh, chicken stuffed in bamboo and cooked with lemongrass and tapioca leaves. Not bad at all; this took no short cuts with the traditional recipe, resulting in fragrant, tender meat that left us wholly satisfied.

Less successful was the Laksa Sarawak, rice vermicelli served with chicken and egg strips. The soup lacked zing, leaving us with extremely bland beehoon.

White Rajah cocktail and Virgin Daiquiri mocktail.

Borneo Baruk Club,
Jalan Kia Peng.