FOOD REVIEW: Must-try Western dishes at Bombastic Cafe
NESTLED IN the middle of the urban landscape of Padungan, Bombastic Café is calling for food enthusiasts to come and indulge in their mouthwatering choices of delicious Western dishes here.
The café which opens from 6pm to 12pm daily (except on Tuesdays) serves a variety of seafood, pasta, spaghetti, burgers, and other main courses which consist of beef, chicken, lamb and fish. The café does not serve pork and uses halal ingredients.
According to the chef of the café, Yong Yau, 25, who had worked in various restaurants before including a fish and chips restaurant in Australia where he studied hospitality, he uses healthy ingredients and herbs in his cooking which is best for health-conscious food lovers.
He served up five of his Western dishes: grilled chicken chop with cheese and beef bacon, grilled lamb chop with a choice of either black pepper or mushroom sauce, baked cheese mussels, grilled beef steak and fish and chips with tartar sauce.
The grilled chicken chop topped with melted cheese and beef bacon was one of my favourites. The chicken was moist, tender and the beef bacon gave it a nice, extra crunch.
The grilled lamb, which is pretty much my favorite kind of meat, was cooked just short of well done, giving it a very pleasant, juicy taste. The texture was also tender and gave off a mouthwatering aroma. The mushroom sauce enhanced the flavor of the lamb chop.
The cheese baked mussels with turkey toast should be the first dish you try straight out of the oven. The delicate flavor of the mussels mixed with the strong taste of baked cheese made it look and taste delightful. I’m intrigued with how the baked cheese went well with the mussels. Wonderful taste indeed.
The combination of the black pepper sauce with the grilled beef ensured that every bite was exceptionally flavorful, incredibly tender and naturally juicy.
The fish and chips dish stuck to the classics of this popular dish. The tartar sauce accompanying the fish had a strong, piquant taste which went well with the dory fish. Straight out of the frying pan, the fish had a tasty, crispy outer layer that complemented the perfectly cooked fish inside.
Yong graduated with a Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) from Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) and has specialised in Western, Japanese and Chinese cuisines.
“I opened this café in 2012 hoping to learn a lot especially in running a business with my family and I am mostly happy that most of the customers who been here before and tasted our foods enjoyed my cooking very much, they even say that they can’t praise enough of all the choices of food they’ve tasted.”
Besides Western food Bombastic cafe usually caters for dinner, the café also serves Chinese food including butter milk chicken and prawn, and their own invention: secret sauce chicken.
The prices are extremely reasonable, offered at cheaper prices compared to other restaurants which serve similar choices of cuisine.
For those interested in trying out their delicious dishes, they are located opposite the Padungan fire station and can be contacted through 0111-4022829 or 016-5893910 and 012-8822567.