We recently visited this aesthetically pleasing restaurant in the heart of KL City Centre.
BoiBoi is located in the same area as the reknown Indian fine dine restaurant, FLOUR. It is a relatively quiter area, surrounded banglos and houses, low density buildings. Parking was easy. There is about 4 parking spots available within the BoiBois vicinity but if you visit during peak time, it will all be likely occupied. Worry not as there are ample parking outside the restaurant, by the roadside.
When we first arrived, customer service was not up to par. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor area but from the looks of it, the outdoor are was not in use during lunch hour because the tables were rather dirty and the chairs were all pushed together to the side (as you can see from the image above). The indoor was filled with people, fully occupied. We stood inside, near the entrance for quite a while, hoping a waiter will come attend to us. Usually, if you go to a Mamak restaurant or a chap fan restaurant, if it is full house, you know you’d have to wait for a table to empty. There is not expectations for a waiter to come over to assist you. On the other hand, for nicer establishments like BoiBoi, you’d atleast expect someone to assist you on where to sit. Simple questions like “how many person?”, “indoor or outdoor?” No questions were asked. We simply stood there for a while. As mentioned earlier, the outdoor area did not look like it was readied for customers. We had to wait for a while till we got their attention, asked them if we could sit outside. They said yes. We headed out and requested for someone to wipe the table. A waiter came to wipe the table eventually and also took some pillow from their store room to put onto the chair. Like I said, the outdoor area did not look like it was up for accepting customers. If it was indoor only, they could have told us that and we could have waited but since no one assisted us, we had to assist ourselves. So, customer service right up to the time where we were finally seated at a table was questionable. Everything after that though, was good. ** Shout out to the waitress, a Malay lady. She was great. Slow as it was, her smile and friendly nature helped keep us calm 😁
Between seating indoor and outdoor, best sit indoor if possible. With the scorching hot weather nowadays, the airconditioned area (indoors) helps in keeping the cool. We eventually moved inside for that reason.
BoiBoi Nasi Lemak Ikan Basung, RM 19.80
Okay, so when the dish first arrived at my table, I was a tad dissapointed. For almost RM 20, I’d expected the fish to be bigger 😅.
The dish was good though. I especially liked their sambal, it was similar to how a nasi lemak sambal tasted back in the day. It was flavorful, not too spicy and included onions, anchovies. The existence of the fish was irrelevant to me. I ordered this dish because it isnt everyday that I come across a Nasi Lemak with fish. It did add some extra ummphh to the dish though but yea, I think it would have enjoyed the Nasi Lemak regardless of wether there was fried fish or not.
Kolo Mee with Roasted Chicken, RM 19.80
This dish was yummy. I am a fan. It tasted like a dryer version of wan tan mee, with thinner noodles. I liked the minimal oil and mix of spring onions and fried onions as well. The simplicity was appealing. Together with the roasted chicken, this ended up being an enjoyable meal.
Address: 14, Jalan Inai, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.
Opening: Mon, Tue, Thurs – Sun, 10 am – 10 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.