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Bali Restaurant, Richmond Hill - Toronto's answer to Indonesian Cuisine?!

Charles Yu | Sep 29, 201305:12 PM

Located in an obscure strip plaza across from 'World Bowl' just off Leslie, this pseudo-Indonesian restaurant was brought to my attention by ex-chowhounder skylineR33. His food recommendation to me was surprisingly NOT the popular and traditional Indonesian Satays, Meat Randangs or Gado-Gado salad but a 'not-to-miss' - Indonesian Roast Chicken dish!
Our small party of two limited us from ordering too many dishes, especially when the lady owner warned us that their food portions are pretty generous. As such, we only had the following:

- Green Mango Salad
- Yellow Prawn Curry and rice
- House Special Indonesian Roast Chicken
- Complimentary Taro, Beans and Sago dessert soup.

The green mango salad was refreshingly tasty. The sweet and not too tangy vinaigrette was spot on. Infusion of chopped cilantro was a nice touch and really elevated the taste profile.

The 'homey' curry was IMO under seasoned and a bit too mild for my liking. However, the sweet crunchy prawns was of good quality and better than a lot of bland tasteless products offered out there nowadays.

Next came the 'pieces de resistance'! This chicken dish was quite amazing! The lacquered gossamer like skin must be the crispiest piece of animal membrane I have eaten in Toronto. Meat was ultra juicy and paired well with the sweet peanut based satay dipping sauce. Great call skylineR33!!

BTW, the place was surprisingly modern, clean and cozy with neutral white and grey decor. Service was friendly and efficient. Meal came to $32 inclusive of tax.

I'll be back later on to try out their Satays and Randangs.

Bali Restaurant
19 East Wilmort Street, Unit 5
Richmond Hill, L4B 1G9
Tel: 905 882 0772

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