Surinamese food surfaces so rarely around here, maybe once every few years, that even a single recent dispatch from Warung Kario is headline news for Chowhounds. DaveCook recommends a dish of fried potatoes and chicken liver, and a plantain dish in peanut sauce called bakabana.

Indonesian cuisine has left its stamp on the food of this former Dutch colony. The owner of this family operation in Richmond Hill, Queens, strongly recommends saoto, a Suriname-style spin on the Javanese chicken soup soto ayam. If you’re unfamiliar with this cuisine—and most hounds are—just ask the accommodating servers to fix you a plate. They’ll take care of you, Dave promises.

Warung Kario [Richmond Hill]
128-12 Liberty Avenue (between 128th and 129th streets), Richmond Hill, Queens
718-322-4774

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