Thursday, July 23, 2009

DINNER @ BLOK M EXPRESS, 380 LT. BOURKE ST., MELBOURNE

This is the other end of Little Bourke Street, away from Chinatown; quiet street in the evening, although this part houses numerous eateries. And this split-level Indonesian restaurant has some neat setup without the kitsch. The restaurant is more about its owner, a vagabond of sort, who wanders from his home turf, Blok M, to Bali and meets his Australian girl, marries and sets up shop to remind him of his early days in Indonesia; his tale is inscribed on the board adorning the walls.

By and large the majority of the diners are Indonesians students. Its prices are reasonable, befitting the students' budget. If I'm not mistaken, all of its offerings are one-platers.

Buntut Goreng

We have the deep-fried oxtail with soup, and salad and sambal accompaniment...

Lele Balado

... and deep-fried catfish with hot & spicy sauce. The potions for both items are huge in comparison to the bowl of rice given; by the time the rice is finished, there is still a large chunks of the fish and oxtail left. The sambal is hot and appetizing. A very satisfying meal.
Es Kopyo & Es Alpukat

To finish off, we have an iced coconut Bandung and a avocado smoothie. Just like the ones in Jakarta. Ditto for the food.

2 comments:

albusperi said...

I thought buntut is kay ka ch'ng oh. Haha.

Kong-Kay said...

and that is one big ass!

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