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Rijstaffel for the hounds -- Indo Cafe report

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Rijstaffel for the hounds -- Indo Cafe report

Chowpatty | Mar 7, 2005 02:48 PM

I thought I'd kick off this report, and then anyone who likes can add comments on their favorite dishes or or other opinions. The Indo Cafe staff was very friendly and our group of 35 or so completely filled the small, Indonesian-decor restaurant.
We started with large, artisanal style shrimp chips and rolled squiggly ones. Then on to a tasty chicken curryish soup with glass noodles and fried betel nut slices on top (!). Then we had a corn and beansprout fritter served with a slightly dry soybean cake, both for dipping in sweet chili sauce. Then a traditional gado gado salad with potatoes, egg, tofu, etc. in peanut sauce, and another fritter, this time mashed potatoes with corned beef, I believe. Then some nicely charred beef and chicken sate, excellent beef rendang and a medium spicy chicken coconut curry.
My observations: The peanut sauce can get a bit repetitive. We liked almost everything except the soybean cake, especially the corn fritter, beef rendang and chicken curry.
Another vegetable dish might have been nice. Indonesian food is even heavier on the potatoes than I had remembered.
Although we asked for some spiciness, most of us could have taken even more. I would also liked to have tried the avocado milkshake.
Thanks to Jimbo and Sandra for organizing.

Link: http://www.eatingla.blogspot.com/

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