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Lollicup/Spice King, near BU, Boston


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Lollicup/Spice King, near BU, Boston

Limster | Mar 11, 2006 11:25 PM

Homey Indonesian food; not like the feastly Padang dishes served to royalty. If the beef rendang (fairly tender, spot-on balance of spices) is any indication, this is very good home cooking.

Looks like most dishes are served with nasi kuning (a yellow rice, not sure why they call it nasi uduk, which doesn't have the yellow flavour, maybe I should look this up). Good flavour and fragrance in the rice, a touch of pandan and/or coconut milk, caramelized shallots for added aroma.

I'll be back for multiple meals very soon. Maybe it's because I'm starved for Indonesian, having taken its availablity for granted most of life, but I liked it so much, I felt like I had to rush into McDonalds or something after my meal there, just to restore balance in the universe.

This place is totally worth nurturing, especially since it's been really hard to find Indonesian (even bad Indonesian) around here. Please hounds, eat there often and beg for more varieties of Indonesian dishes. (I have a hunch they're related to the folks that once did catering/delivery in the area that I read on this board, and the guys that ran an Indonesian food cart near Gov Centre a couple of years ago).

Thanks weathermasta for great chow tip!


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