Sun, 01 March 2020
When you are looking to satisfy those mid-week Chinese food cravings, look no further than David’s Stir Fry Crazy and Bambudha for a fresh and flavourful Asian-inspired meal.
David’s Stir Fry Crazy was started in Riffa back in 2009 by David and his wife Anne, who were looking to serve real comfort food away from home. “We built a tradition of relying on our passion for cooking, taking inspiration from the home kitchen,” says David. “We added a little flair with good old-fashioned creativity. And that tradition carried on to our branch in Adliya, which was established on the day of 12/12/12.”
Playing around with bold flavours and creating them into popular dishes has earned the restaurant multiple awards and, in recent years, the success has led to the opening of a new eatery, Bambudha.
"Our creation and cooking are inspired by the diaspora of Chinese living in all the corners of the world, adapted and adopted to local produce and the environment,” David adds. “Some dishes reflect the tropical nature and climate of Southeast Asia and the seasonal chill of the Far East. The street food scenes and the flavours have been incorporated. The emphasis is fresh, fresh, fresh."
David has been associated with the food industry ever since he first set foot on the island three decades ago. His career began with Hong Kong restaurant, where he was intricately involved with the production of the dishes.
Anne has been involved with the restaurant scene for about the same time, albeit behind the scenes. Her knack for recognising great dishes and a keen sense of taste, have served to complement David's concoctions.
Food is prepared daily from scratch and can’t get any fresher, with everything made in-house. “We have built ourselves a reputation of serving impossibly fresh food selecting the freshest produce. Cooked with passion, sprinkled with a good dose of love. Don’t ask us but rather the multitude of guests who have tried our food,” says David.
The restaurant has won awards for both Best Service 2015 and Best Chinese 2016-2018 and its signature dishes, including Roast Peking Duck, Scorpion Prawns and Tree Climbing Squirrel Fish, are firm favourites time and again.
Call 17 540-188.
Looking to give the public something new, the couple has ventured into setting up a new venue, Bambudha, in 2019. Located in the heart of Juffair, the restaurant offers a completely different concept and menu.
“After the success of David's Stir Fry Crazy, there was this desire to create a whole new dining concept. The street food dotted around Asian cities has been a source of inspiration and has been providing generations with comfort food. We grew up in that kind of vibrant environment. So, my wife and I thought, why not bring that inspired street food into a bistro style environment? That would not be enough, so we tweaked it a bit, added some flair and made it into gourmet fare,” explains David.
Live cooking is the focus here in addition to churning out rich Asian-inspired meat broths and a variety of delectable stir-fries. Signature dishes include the Korean Beef Bulgogi Bibimbap, Black Pepper Beef and Potatoes and Vietnamese Braised Beef Noodle Soup. The venue has quickly earned its reputation as the go-to place for a comfort Chinese meal, and not surprisingly with all the lip-smacking dishes it has to offer!
Call 17 100-188.