Pondok Betawi

“If my stomach was the size of a football field, I would probably order all the food on their menu…”

Da Le Pau

“…an area where there are a lot of cool cafes, and this new Padang place fits the vibe.”

Tambo Ciek

I was really excited to see a social media post about a new “restaurant” whose name was a phrase in the dialect of a part of Indonesia known for having delicious, spicy cuisine. Sadly, my high expectations were not 100% fulfilled. Whether this was because the business just opened or the launch was rushed before…

Dapur Indo

“… a relaxing atmosphere, similar to enjoying our parents’ cooking.”

Blok M Express

“… somewhere for fast and serviceable Indonesian food in the CBD.”

Nelayan CBD

There are several options for Indonesian-style eateries in Melbourne now from more formal restaurants with table service to hip fast food style joints. There are also very, very casual places reminiscent of the warung back home. With somewhat limited menu choices and no table service the overheads for this kind of place are a little…

Salero Kito Padang

The atmosphere of this restaurant makes you feel just like you are in Jakarta (I like Padang food which is everywhere in the capital, but I have never been to Sumatra). The difference is the level of spiciness which has been adjusted to the palettes of Melbournians. For people who like spiciness, though, don’t be…