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Indonesian at Borobodur.

mikeb | Sep 18, 2002 12:27 AM

I finally got to visit one of the Indonesian restaurants on Post Street. I decided on Borobudur only because it was the first one I saw. It’s just west of Jones. I went a week ago for a late solo lunch.

It was a good weekday meal; the service was quick but not rushed. To start, I had the ground beef Martabak Goreng. This is spiced ground beef and onions sandwiched between some dough and then panfried. It was very crispy and had a nice light curry taste, not greasy at all.

For the entrée I had the Ayam Pangang Bumbu Rujak. This is grilled or roasted chicken cooked in a hot and spicy coconut milk sauce. It is a dish that is popular in Java. It’s not as hot at Borobudur, but they did denote on their menu that it only rated mild on their scale of chilies. The sauce tasted nice and the chicken retained its body. By that, I mean is that the chicken didn’t absorb the sauce and become soggy.

With a Tiger beer the whole meal cost around $20 with tax and tip. I definitely enjoyed myself and if I am in the neighbourhood again, I will go back. Or maybe I’ll try Indonesian Restaurant, which was on the next block. It would have been nice if they had an Indonesian beer like Bali Hai or even Bintang.

Borobodur
700 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-6106
Phone: (415) 775-1512

P.S. I didn’t end up having it, because I was set on having the Martabak, but they also had a workday special combo where you could pick two items from a list and get salad, soup and steamed rice for 7.25.

Link: http://www.borobudursf.com/

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