07 June 2011

Ayam Goreng 99: Indonesian, Kingsford (3 Mar 2010)

464 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032

It tastes better than it looks

This long-standing student friendly restaurant serves up the very popular crispy chicken of Ayam Goreng ($6) with a no fuss presentation along side the slightly different flavoured Ayam Kalasan Thigh ($6). The skins are crispy as hoped with fairly moist meat although could be better for my liking. Try not to be put off by the small serving of Rendang Curry Beef ($4) which likens itself to a pile (blob) of brown . It’s very tender and flavoursome and has obviously been cooked for a very long time. The cheap Tahu (Tofu) Deep Fried ($2) is simply what you’d expect although something I probably wouldn’t necessarily order again unless I was vegetarian, although you probably wouldn’t be here in the first place if you were.

Equally popular to the chicken seems to be the Sate Kambing and Lontong ($9.50). You don’t often find compressed rice in other restaurants and there’s no shortage of flavour from the peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce and fried onion lathered on top. For an extra hit of flavour add some hot chill and oil in the mix if your taste buds and stomach can handle the fire. Ordering dishes is via writing them up on a piece of paper so I guess if you get the order wrong you can only blame yourself (and your hand writing).

PROS: Very cheap, Tasty options, Mainly Asian customers (so it must be good, right?)
CONS: No fuss presentation of dishes, Can get a little crowded and noisy when busy, Need to write out your own order
WORTH TRYING: Sate Kambing and Lontong

Rendang Curry Beef ($4)

Tahu (Tofu) Deep Fried ($2)

Ayam Goreng ($6), Ayam Kalasan Thigh ($6)

Hot chill and oil

Sate Kambing and Lontong: Charcoal Grilled Marinated 5 Lamb Satay Sticks served with Peanut Sauce, Sweet soy sauce and fried onion ($9.50)

Self hand write your order


Help yourself to water in colourful plastic cups


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Joseph - Up For A Feed said...

Love all the different types of chicken at this place , haven't been there in a long time you post makes me want to go now...

Richard Elliot said...

You can't argue with the prices. $4 for the Rendang!

sugarpuffi said...

that rendang curry beef is only $4? gimme some of that!

Miss Vodka said...

Yumm! I want to go. I am doing another trip to Syd in November. loved all the food there!!

Anh said...

I know this place inside out. The food is cheap, but the service is horrible. :( Sometimes I just don't bother anymore.

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

A helpful looking menu :) The rendang blob looks awfully good!

Anonymous said...

Self hand-written ordering... guess they didn't have enough money for the touch screens :) Cheap and tasty = winner.

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