Original review here, along with address, but no pictures.
Since my first time at Bali Nusa Indah back in July, I’ve been back two more times, both times introducing the cuisine to two other people who’d never had it. These are the pictures of the food, with brief descriptions and yay or nay.
crispy wings // nan canai
salad with peanut dressing // traditional indonesian soup
$13.95 nasi rames platters… exact details can be found here on menupages
Since this was still only my 2nd time, I suggested to my friend we either order the $17.95 platter I’d gotten last time, or these other special platters. We opted for these and were pleased with all of the food, although my friend, being allergic to seafood, had a hard time with some of the items that included seafood. (I don’t recall why we would order that if we knew it was in the dish. That strikes me as odd.) I really enjoyed the curry and the satay (skewers). We also opted for two appetizers, being piggy (this was back in August but as it’s the same person I went to Soba-ya with, I have to point out I’m coming to the conclusion he’s a piggy and encourages me to be one, too!), the crispy wings which were really crispy and not too oily, with a great, slightly spicy dipping sauce. We also got the nan/roti canai, which we were familiar with from our Malaysian eating days, though this was much more nan-like in that the bread was super thick, which wasn’t my preference, though the curry they provide to dip it in was very good.
Finally feeling comfortable enough to order straight from the menu, though it was my b.’s first time with Indonesian, I chose to order our entire meal. We shared the crispy wings, which I knew he’d enjoy, and they came out piping hot and just as crispy as the last time, so yummy. The beef satay was super soft, with just the right amount of sauces and a yummy salad portion with the vinegary sauce I so love.
The curry, as you can see from my first review, was deliciously mellow and tasty. My b. really enjoyed it, which let me tell you, he’s pretty picky and I wasn’t sure how curry would go over with him. One thing I didn’t like was the lack of any vegetables whatsoever in the curry. It was all chicken. The chicken was good, although the larger pieces of white meat (white meat? I was also a little disappointed that it was all white meat) tended on the drier side. Still yum though, we easily finished that. Next time I know better: one curry dish between us two isn’t enough, so perhaps next time I will opt for one chicken curry and one vegetable curry, so that I can mix and get my fill of veggies.
Yvo says: Seriously, if you haven’t gone here yet, what are you waiting for? Yes, it’s a bit more expensive than certain other Asian cuisines (namely Chinese and Vietnamese), but it’s not expensive, and it’s truly yummy and worth it. Your belly will leave happy, full, and happy- what more could you ask for?!