Confusing but tasty
So the concept here is that the waiter puts like 12-14 plates in front of you. I think you can ask for certain things too, but I didn’t get too far just trying with English. You also get a big bowl of rice. From the dishes in front of you, you eat what you like, but you’ll be charged per dish. So if you don’t like the big plate of anchovies, tell the waiter to take it away. Or you can choose not to touch the stuff you don’t want. I found that to be really strange because how do they know that you didn’t touch the item. I guess it’s trust. The things I did pick were pretty tasty. Some items were cold like the chicken rendang, but this was seriously tasty food. Best beef rendang I’ve had. Each item is about 28000 Rp, so at the end you just pay for the plates you’ve had. They had a plate of this gelatinous looking stuff. I tried to poke it to find any meat but there was none. I was later told that it’s beef skin. Yuck.
31 Mar 2018
Simply too many dishes to choose from!
Immediately after I enter the place, sit down, a lot of dishes were served on my table a minute later. Classic Padang style, meant putting a bunch of plates or bowls bearing different types of dishes on the table, allowing you to choose what you want. You can choose from beef, lamb, chicken, or sambal-swathed hard-boiled eggs to top your rice; Indonesia’s greatest hits: beef rendang, a spicy (an easy-to-abuse adjective around an Indonesian table), ayam gulag (special chicken in Indonesia curry) and Udang super (lobster) were my favorites. Portions are smallish (not that you can complain about much at this price) because the meat or vegetables are there as an accent, to flavor the rice. If you need something to quench the fire, order one of the Indonesian milk drinks, made with unlikely combinations like milk, grenadine-like syrup and avocado. Or grab a box of Teh Botol, a sweetened dark tea drink. You don’t have to eat everything they put on the table. You won’t be charged for what you don’t eat. Untouched platters are taken away and served to other guests. Not everybody will think this is a sanitary way to serve food. Your dish may have visited a number of other tables before it lands on yours. Cholesterol levels be damned. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…
03 Mar 2018
Happy Tummy Happy Me
There were lots of Nasi Padang restaurant in Indonesia but this is the best. The Alpukat & Soursop juice were very smooth and creamy. The dishes were all tasty. Although the restaurant may look posh but the bill will not burnt your pocket.
06 Dec 2017
Sari Ratu - Plaza Indonesia
Plaza Indonesia, Lantai Basement, Jl. MH Thamrin, Jakarta, Indonesia