Bali Bali: robust Indonesian home-cooking in London

(MENAFN – Asia Times)


Centrally located in London’s gorgeous entertainment land in Piccadilly, Bali Bali has been portion authentic Indonesian food for decades.

A modest-looking, family-run grill with about 10 tables, a menu offers an endless operation of sharp as good as milder dishes from Indonesia and Malaysia. Their Beef Rendang – beef baked in chili and coconut divert – contingency be one of a many authentic in London, tender, textured slow-cooked beef in a deeply savoury and abounding sauce.

The daily Must-reads from opposite Asia – directly to your inbox Rendang beef. Photo: Jennifer Wong

Other classics such as Sambal Goreng Terong, or sharp aubergine baked in chili and tomato sauce, and Kangkong Belacan, or H2O spinach with shrimp paste, move out a flavors of smoothly seasoned uninformed vegetables.

Kangkong Belacan. Photo: Jennifer Wong

Their Rendang lamb in chili is positively a burning attainment for a brave-hearted, since residence specials such as Nasi Goreng and Daging Semur – beef baked in Indonesian honeyed soy salsa – safety a Indonesian take on soy-based dishes.

Rendang lamb. Photo: Jennifer Wong Bali Bali owners Zulfan. Photo: Jennifer Wong

According to Zulfan, a owner, a grill has a constant following. It is also obvious in a Indonesian village and regulars embody embassy staff and Indonesian students. The grill also offers rival pre-theatre menus and support for organisation events or corporate celebrations, that also assistance to widespread their repute within a community.

Nasi Goreng. Photo: Jennifer Wong

Despite a prevalence of sequence restaurants and eateries, there is a endearing peculiarity about family-run restaurants like Bali Bali. Zulfan says a recipes have been upheld down from one era to a next, with a concentration on uninformed mixture and delayed cooking. Proud of his Indonesian heritage, he plays an active purpose in using a business, from sourcing mixture to creation certain that a food meets a expectations of customers. He knows his unchanging clients by their name.

Kue Dadar. Photo: Jennifer Wong

The list of desserts embody Lapis Legit, or Indonesian layered cake, a renouned choice. Kue Dadar, an Indonesian pancake served with coconut milk, is a gratifying end to a meal.

Bali Bali restaurant, London. Photo: Jennifer Wong

Address: 150 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL.
Reservations +44 (0)20 7836 2644

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