October 13, 2014
When I received the invitation to Bolo Bolo’s grand opening, I was caught by surprise due to the great resemblance to my last life blog name – Boulou Boulou. For the whole story, please read it here.
Bolo Bolo specialized in meatballs. When I learned that, I wasn’t to keen on going to the grand opening, but I knew Mr.Butter would be interested. And, I wasn’t wrong.
For some unexplained reason, I was expecting another hipster restaurant with industrial decor everywhere. I’m not against that concept, but it seems overplayed. Bolo Bolo must have sensed my expectation, and surprised me with its laid-back concept. If I could describe this place with my utmost capability, I would say it is the modern version of McKibbins Irish Pub. Why? A play with modernized drinks and more importantly, a live band. Yes, the live band sold me. I hope it is a concept that would remain after the grand opening.
Disregarding everything, how’s the food – especially from a point of view of a non-meatball fan. I am being very unbiased and fair. The meatballs are FANTASTIC. Bolo Bolo has successfully converted me into a meatball head.
On the other hand, the drinks didn’t win my heart. Their special cocktails were merely a novelty; I wouldn’t order a second one.
Unlike how the name states it, it wasn’t magical at all.
Mac n cheese balls.
These deep fried mac n cheese shaped in a ball were delicious. They were perfectly fried – not too hard and not too soft that the content were droopy. Knowing how difficult I am with deep fried food, a regular reader would understand these balls were incredible.
Le negroni deconstruit
When I said the drinks were merely a novelty, I was especially thinking of Le Negroni deconstruit. Sure, the presentation was fresh and unique. But I would describe it as an IKEA drink. You have to “build” the drink. After the first time, I found the “building” steps unnecessary.
These meatballs were tenderly juicy. Hitting all the checklist of a perfect meatball. Although it wasn’t a fancy meatball, the fact that it was a simple traditional meatball in tomato sauce showed how Bolo Bolo really knew how to cook their meatballs.
Smokin’Hot Bloody with a Ball
A very brilliant drink. If you are starving and can’t wait for main meals to be served, order this drink because it has a meatball! The meatball was actually very delicious!
The star of the picture isn’t the margarita, but the fries. Damn those fries got me hooked. They were nicely crispy and spiced. Like chips but slightly thicker. One more word, addictive.
I have to thank Bolo Bolo to have completely changed my mind on meatballs. No doubt, they are the meatball specialist in town!
I would like to add that that Bolo Bolo opens till 4 am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.