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felice | Dec 29, 2003 03:44 AM

I went 2 weeks ago with 2 other friends (let's hope I can remember everything). Since there are already a few posts on this place, the only thing new to report is that the beef rendang was awesome. I don't remember seeing a recommendation for this particular dish, so I'm piping in. The beef was so tender you could eat each muscle fiber piece by piece with chopsticks. Flavor was...pure beef. It's like a really good beef stew. The flavor permeated the chunks of beef, so that the interior was flavorful as well.

And here's what I thought of everything else:

Roti was delicious - as previously mentioned on this board. Very filling. I agree with previous posts that the curry sauce is just okay, so instead, I used the sauce from our second appetizer (see below).

2nd Appetizer: Beef wrapped in something like an egg roll wrapper and deep fried - delicious as well, my second favorite dish that night. Sauce was great and the wrapper was crispy, not oily. Someone else on this board recommended it and I thank them.

Noodles, the first item in the noodle section of the menu - good, but seemed a lot like chow mein so it wasn't anything new. I was better than a lot of chow meins I've had though.

Rijstaffel (sp?) - $20, we got one order and shared. It was a way to sample a lot of different dishes. Here's what I thought:
egg roll: very good - crispy and flavorful filling (similar to the beef appetizer but I prefer the beef)
salad: standard - a mix of greens, some of them (e.g. cabbage) lightly boiled, with a peanut sauce
soup: okay, had a lot of bean vermicelli
green beans with dried shrimp: I thought it was good, but my companions felt there was too much dried shrimp. There was a LOT of dried shrimp; it was definitely the dominant flavor.
Tofu dish: liked it a lot, spicy and slightly sweet
shrimp curry dish: curry was good but the shrimp were a little overcooked
chicken curry dish: also good
chicken satay: good, the chicken was not overcooked
beef rendang: as described above

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