I constantly had this suggestion come to me. So, when the craving kicked in, I took the bus to Kingsford, for my Indonesian food feast.
Kingsford is an eastern suburb of Sydney under the government of City of Randwick. It consists mainly residential area with University of New South Wales (UNSW) within the locality. All the Indonesian restaurants are along Anzac Parade Road.
|The bus stop where we alighted|
|Anzac Parade Road in Kingsford|
|There's construction work along this road|
Any internet search I did of 'top Indonesian restaurants in Kingsford', Ayam Goreng 99 popped up as the top result. This is the restaurant that serve Indonesian fried chickens and grilled chickens as their favourite items. However, I was not lucky. The restaurant was closed for Christmas break until end of January 2017.
After walking around and searching for another recommendation in the internet, we decided to pay a visit to Indo Rasa Restaurant. The restaurant was quite full that time. We ordered a plate of nasi kuning (yellow coconut rice), beef rendang, ayam goreng (fried chicken), sambal goreng (spicy tofu-tempe-long bean) and chilli sauce plus a plate of gado-gado (Indonesian mixed vegetable with peanut sauce). We also ordered a plate of chicken satay. I was not really into the rendang but the rest were amazing. We swept all of them clean! I went into food comma with AUD 30 (~SGD 34).
|Indo Rasa Restaurant|
|Inside the restaurant|
|It's how we finished all of them|
Another strong recommendation is Rosebery Martabak. Martabak is traditional Indonesian sweet pancake. The batter is poured in a stone pan on top of fire stove, the filling can be crushed peanuts, chocolate sprinkles, sesame, cheese and anything you can imagine.
It is quite actually difficult to find good martabak outside my hometown. But this one is actually pretty good, even better than the best that I could find in Singapore.
|A box of 8 pieces|
|The Indonesian pancake called martabak manis|
University of New South Wales is located in this suburb of Kensington. It was established in 1949, until today it is one of the top 8 university in Australia.
|Students, oh, how young they are|
|One of the lawns|
|The study corner|
|The view from the study corner|
|It looks like the centre of the campus|
Love is in the air,