Finally tried the new Indonesian on East 4th St, near First Ave.
While not as awesome as the lady who cooks at the Indonesian Consulate, what I had was quite good. I was told that the chef used to cook at Nusantara (an Indonesian restaurant in midtown that was always empty).
I liked the rendang padang best. It was in a delicate sauce, as opposed to the rendang from Nyonya which packs a punch. Even though I love the Nyonya version, a change of pace is good.
The apps I tried were the martabak and the gado gado. Nice peanut sauce on the gado gado, and $5.50 gets you quite a lot. The lontong (pressed rice cubes) that came with it however was nuked in a microwave. The martabak could use some curry dipping sauce to go with it.
Bakmi goreng was ok, nothing special.
Will definitely return to try the rest of the menu. The fish dishes looked interesting.
Michael, have you tried it yet?
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