Look what I've found in Hong Kong?
Asinan Bogor! A spicy, sweet and tangy picked fruits and vegetables dish that's super refreshing and absolutely perfect for warmer weather. Normally it's either fruits or vegetables, but they've gone untraditional by mixing both. The dish as chunks of cucumber, cabbage, jicama, mango, pineapple, topped with roasted peanuts and everything worked together b. I'll surely be going back often for this dish in summer.
The tahu telor is one of my favorite dishes from Padang. Crispy and fluffy fried eggs and tofu with soft filling, drizzled with flavorful sweet, almost smoky sauce, with crunch from the sprouts. A very satisfying dish despite having no meat.
My number one favorite dish from this place, anything with their wonderfully chewy handmade noodles. This Jakarta fried noodles showcase the noodles, accompanying it with a balance of flavors, a touch garlicky, just like what we have in Indonesia. There are so many components in this dish...crunchy, sweet veggies, hearty chunks of chicken, refreshing touch of pickled vegetables, topped with sliced fried eggs and crispy shallot...everything made it perfect. I can't dine here without ordering one of their noodle dishes.
The Padang roast chicken is super yummy, despite being so different from the typical "Padang" dishes served in Indonesia, which is normally very savory, spicy and coconut milky. This one has a lot more sweetness and smokiness to it, but I don't mind it at all, absolutely flavorful.
The sayur lodeh (vegetables cooked in coconut milk) would cure any Indonesian who's home sick. The flavors are spot on, just like what we have in Indonesia. The perfect tasty vegetable side dish.
Their sate might not be the best in Hong Kong, but the meat is tender, flavorful and it has the charcoal smokiness that you can't replicate at home. More than decent.
The nasi kuning (yellow rice) is nicely done too. Fragrant and delicious from all the herbs, spices and coconut milk in it. Only available on Saturdays and Sundays though ;)
The durian smoothie, very creamy, rich, full of durian flavor from fresh durian flesh. Absolutely sinful, but totally worth it.
I am not a big fan of durian es cendol, as I love my cendol (the green worm shaped bits made of rice flour) a bit chewier, and I dislike the "Hong Kong" addition such as red bean, whipped cream and the cherry on top.
If you're not a durian lover and would like to sample some Indonesian drink-dessert, try the es campur (mixed ice). It has all kinds of sweet goodies such as grass jelly chunks, young coconut flesh, young mango flesh, palm seeds, jackfruit, syrup and coconut mik. I am not a big fan, but ordered it from time to time when I am homesick :)
Padang Indonesia Restaurant
Shop 1&2, JP Plaza, 22-36 Paterson St, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2881 5075