Thanks to Eating in Translation we made it to Astoria today for an Indonesian food fest. A bit smaller in size an the Burmese it was nonetheless as good and as interesting. Unfortunately we noshed a little in Flushing prior to so we did not sample as much as we'd have liked. We had:
Sate combo; lamb, chicken and beef. My BH basically ate them...she liked them and the peanut sauce was homemade. In additon, they dribbled a soy sauce (kecap manis?) on top. I didn't see (waiting on another line)
A noodle soup dish; with chopped beef and mushrooms, broth, and beef meatballs. Garnished with scallions, fried shallots (I think) and topped with sambal. Meatballs were a little rubbery bu the sambal gave it a nice kick. I enjoyed this alot
Steamed fish dumplings. These were pretty dense and had some fish aste but very mild. They were topped with peanut sauce and I think, kecap manis. hey were served luke warm. Interesting, but not memorable.
A cold sweet drink made with milk, coconut milk, green leafy i don't know what, ice, what we were told was rice (had the texture of gummybears) and molasses type syrup. Very refreshing and very sweet (too sweet for my BH).
Finally, we had two types of fritters. One was like a fried wanton stuffed with a piece of chicken; served room temp, it would have been better hot. The second was a mini-pancake sized flat bun. It had ground meat and scallions. It was the better of the two.
We unfortunately did not take any pictures of the food. I wish we had, altho I can't seem to upload (download?) them onto my posts a anyway (help?). I have several from the Burmese fest that I 've tried to post several times without any success.
There were at least seven or eight other table with foods to sample. By this time we were full.
I would definitely say that along with the Burmese fest, this fest deserves to be on Hound calenders for next summer.
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