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Posted by Buleh on 06/18/2008
Perhaps my nostalgia for authentic Indonesian food has become skewed over time, but my trip to Sanur didn't really leave me satisfied. The food wasn't bad, but it really didn't live up to the quality or taste of my favorite restaurants in Jakarta.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/17/2008
Excellent place, the food is very tasty and authentic, and definitely beats my expectation. Not to mention the bargain price! The restaurant had a variety of Malaysian and Indonesian food, but my group only orders the classic Indonesian dishes: - Satay Ayam: I should say that the satay here is probaby the best in NY. I've had satays in various Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants, but this one is definitely the best. The chicken satay at most places are usually dry and covered with a little sauce, but the chicken meat in the skewer here is so tender and juicy, and the peanut sauce is abundant. Very authentic and perhaps even better than the one back home. - Beef Rendang (beef dried curry): The rendang is also amazing here. The beef is unbelievably soo soft. It's like melting in your tongue once you put it in your mouth. Those two are the ones that I found exceptional. We've also ordered Squid in House Special Sauce (Sambal Sauce), Gado-gado, and Chicken Curry - all of them realy taste like what you find back home.
Posted by Tanster on 01/01/2007
This used to be known as "Malaysia Indonesia Restaurant". The food is still great and they serve specifically Indonesian cuisine such as Mee Rebus (with a sweet instead of a savory sauce), Lontong and Sotoh Ayam (dishes that their only possible rival on Elizabeth Street, Penang, does not serve). They also do a better job of Mee Siam (also fried in Indonesian style instead of with a savory sauce in Singapore style) than Penang does. They usually have a large selection of "kueh" or Indonesian/Malay cakes available and the selections vary from Kueh Lapis to Ang Koo Kueh and Kueh Talam. And their curry puffs, when available, are more Indian in style (smooth shells rather than puff pastry). But what they have varies. All in all, quite authentic in their dishes and consistently good as well. I always come here for Indonesian street fare when my culinary cravings make themselves known but I don't have the time to schlep to Queens or Brooklyn to sate my desires.
Posted by ilium47 on 04/13/2006
An atmospheric Chinatown side street brings you into a small brightly lit basic basement dining room with travel poster decor. Menu is extensive and relatively cheap. Start off w/a roti appetizer and then move on to Nasi Goreng or the Indonesian fried rice. The shrimp with curry sauce and rice, swimming in a coconut broth with okra & miniature eggplant is as good as I imagine my Batak grandmother could have prepared. Multilayered flavors of spice, but not hot peppered. Go with a large group so that a variety of dishes can be ordered. Well worth the trip.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/29/2005
Very small place, but great authentic food. Squid in banana leaf, butter shrimp are good. So is seafood noodle with egg (? something like that). If you are adventurous, try asam laksa , which have a very pungent smell that most people don't like it, though I find it pretty good. Curry noodle is really good and it's the best compared to other places I've tried (and I know what it should taste like since I've lived in singapore for a while). The price is really inexpensive. Oh, and if you are interested, try the sticky cakelike dessert. (called kui lapis or ang ku kui...etc). It's some authentic homemade dessert.