As you may or may not know, we were due to go to Bali and didn’t quite make it there no thanks to the volcano. Whyyyy, why you must erupt *sad face*. There was a silver lining in the end but no, we didn’t make it to Bali. For now, I’ll just have to find Indonesian food here. We came across Pondok Daun right before we were supposed to leave for Bali and found many dishes close to home for me. How did the meals fare? Pretty good.
We popped in for an early lunch, around 11.30am, just before the lunch rush. I had a very tough time deciding because everything on the menu was right up my alley. The menu offers plenty of hawker and street food favourites like satay, fried chicken, grilled prawn, chicken or squid, whole fried fish, nasi goreng, mee goreng, bakso, rojak mee….I should stop listing the menu.
Indonesian White Coffee and Black Coffee $2 each
For drinks we opted to have some Indonesian Kopi Hitam (Black Coffee) and Kopi Putih (White Coffee). A little change from the usual cappuccino for me.
Satay Chicken $9.80
Satay is a must have in our books so we ordered a serve of Chicken Satay. It was a serve of six succulent skewers of well marinated chicken drenched in delicious satay sauce. On the side was some Ketupat (pressed rice), raw red onions and cucumber. That was some good satay.
Mr Foodie went for the Breakfast Set ($5.50) comprising of coffee, Kaya toast and two soft boiled eggs. The best I can describe Kaya is a coconut jam made from coconut, eggs and milk and sometimes pandan. It’s texture is more like a custard really. Anyway, it’s delicious, you should try it if you haven’t but the ready made jar stuff from Chinatown is crap. Not fragrant in my opinion.
Fried Chicken in Spicy Sauce $9.80
We also ordered Ayam Balado – Fried Chicken in Spicy Sauce with steamed rice, sambal and soup because spicy sauce makes everything better and Mr. Foodie didn’t want to eat a tilapia fish with bones in it. The fried chicken was very fragrant, the spices this chicken maryland had been coated in ticked all the boxes for me. The spicy sauce is also full of flavour and actually not that spicy so it’s very pleasant to eat. I would think the soup was chicken stock which was a nice moisture component to the dish. I like to pour some soup on my rice for flavour. Yum
Pondok Daun is a good little place sitting on Currie Street. Delicious, decent serving size and very affordable. For the sweet tooths, there’s a variety of ice desserts perfect for summer including Es Campur or as we Malaysians call it Air Batu Campur (ABC) or Ais Kacang. Definitely a place I’ll come back to, next time I’m getting that fish!
Pondok Daun 94 Currie Street Adelaide SA 5000 08 8212 1449