I didn’t know that Australia has a well known beach called Bondi which apparently is the nearest beach to Sydney. In fact, the beach is not only famous for its sun-bathing and surfing activities but equally appealing are the cafes and restaurants. I guess this is where Bondi Junction at Setia Walk draws its inspiration from. When I first stepped into the restaurant, memorabilia of Bondi beach were abound, which gave me the impression that the owner must have fell in love with the beach.
I was invited for a food review with FOOD Malaysia and what a privilege it was to dine in this restaurant. Bear in mind though that there are no air conditioning at this place which means customers could feel rather warm inside. I guess this is in line with keeping the ambiance as authentic as possible since Bondi beach is known for its sunny weather.
The first dish that came out from the kitchen was Focaccia Bread (RM 25.00).
According to the owner, the bread is freshly made and a good way to start off a meal with. There were pieces of black olives spread on the surface with four types of dipping (sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, black olives and balsamic vinegar) to add some twist to its taste.
The dough was soft and I could taste the freshness by its fluffy texture.
Being a fan of mushroom soup, Bondi Junction’s Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 11.00) didn’t disappoint. The soup came with a nice creamy texture with crispy toasts by the side.
Their Roasted Pumpkin & Red Capsicum Soup (RM 11.00) was equally good although I preferred the Wild Mushroom simply because I am sucker for any mushroom variant soup. Still, the sweetness from the fresh pumpkin will find its crowd.
Chicken Cordon Bleu (RM 30.00) is another item featured during the food review.
The innards of the chicken cullet was filled a slice of ham with melted cheese to give a variety to the otherwise bland taste of chicken alone. Complimenting the meat was brown sauce and served with Greek salad and potato wedges.
If you prefer something a little fishier, check out the Bondi Junction’s Roasted Salmon with Red Pesto sauce (RM 32.00). The dish is a simple as it gets. A fresh piece of Norwegian salmon which is oven roasted with the special pesto sauce to dip the fish into.
Bondi Junction serves a variety of pizza as well. I got a chance to try their Bondi Special (RM 27.00) which comes with basil pesto, olive, sundried tomatoes, capsicum, pepperoni, egg, onion and mozzarella cheese.
That’s certainly a mouthful of ingredients and true enough, the restaurant does not skimp the quantity of ingredients in their food.
Check out how loaded the pizza was!
Are you a meat lover? Then try out Bondi Junction’s Meat Lover pizza (RM 25.00).
The pizza was packed with turkey, ham, pepperoni, minced meat, beef, onion, capsicum, olive and mozerella cheese.
I noticed that their pizza came in a rectangular shape rather than the conventional round shaped variant found elsewhere.
I liked their Chicken Lagsana (RM 18.00) which was prepared with layered pasta with white sauce and chicken. The first thing that struck me was the generous amount of cheese on top. Not a bad thing, of course since I love cheese. And the texture was wonderfully soft as well.
Another unique dish at Bondi Junction is the Stuffed Seafood Chicken (RM 32.00).
As the name implies, the sliced chicken meat was filled with chopped seafood and served with pistachio sauce, braised green and grilled herb potatoes.
As for the dessert, I was given a chance to try out the Classic Apple Pie (RM 10.00) which came with vanilla ice cream.
I personally like their Creme Brulee (RM 10.00) though as the dessert was pleasantly sweet with a soft custard texture.
If you like some food serve with ‘Australian flavour’ in it, Bondi Junction is a place worth trying. I was told that the chef emphasize a lot of the quality of its ingredients used to ensure that the food taste good. Did I also mention that the food served at Bondi Junction are MSG free?
Bondi Junction (above Ding Tea)
No. F-03-1, Block F, Setia Walk
Persiaran Wawasan Pusat Bandar Puchong
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 019 3112816
Business Hour: Tuesday – Saturday (8:00 am – 10:00 pm) & Sunday (10:00 am – 10:00 pm)
For easy access, park at zone A2 and use Lift F3.