Sunday, March 22, 2009

Warung Laos, Bandung, Indonesia

Braving the congested traffic in a slight drizzle, we stumbled upon a cosy Italian cafe right smack in the middle of the busy Cihampelas bargain street.Simple set-up, ran by locals, noisy. We were sceptical of the food quality so we decided to order just a few dishes good enough to tide us over until dinner time.Morale of the forthcoming story is NEVER ever judge a restaurant by what is playing on its blurry 21" box television (it was airing a rowdy local concert obviously held in an open field somewhere in the city).

Generous ingredients, attractive presentation, 2 thumbs up tasty! Potato Skins with Sausage Ommelette
In Indonesia, noticed that beef is the default meat, not chicken like on our shores. Please specify your preference if you are non-beef consumer like my friends. Else, a beef fan like me, be prepared to gag on the quantity. Lucky it was good though oily when cool.

Pollo Laos Pizza. He who does not drool at it is err blind? And err what do you call a smelling handicap?
Spaghetti Olio Ogeo. So simple yet so flavourful. Oops picture shows small portion due to the dish was forksfully attacked before it was wrestled away to capture a decent picture.
Bill:
The staff was unable to find me a namecard on that day so hopefully the address on the bill helps.
Shopfront looked like this:
Opposite it, this:
(shy) Shopping Qs and I.Note the small pot of syrup? Realising that we lack the powess of the locals' sweeter tooth, we got into the habit of asking for our drinks and syrup to be served separately throughout our trip in Indonesia.
Ahhh no work day with good food .. ahhhh...

16 comments:

thenomadGourmand said...

not bad.. gd italian grub in Indo..

Life for Beginners said...

Location of restaurant: INDONESIA.

Name of restaurant: LAOS.

Food served at restaurant: ITALIAN.

My, my, what an international place this is! :P

Selba said...

Hahaha...

LFB, you are so funny but so true...

Looking at the prices, that's quite cheap!

worldwindows said...

Land of surprises, the food just too much to mention. I hope to eat from Aceh (which I have) to Jayapura (Papua).

550ml jar of faith said...

Any place with that many potato skin variants has got my vote! But hahaha at LFB's observation... melting pot maximus!

wmw said...

Time to visit restaurants in Sec 17...hahaha

sc said...

the last picture's cute! so when are u guys visiting the elephant? me wanna join too! :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

at first glance the potato skin looks like coffee beans!

Tummythoz said...

thenomadGourmand, and flavourful. For once I did not ask for chilli flakes/sauce nor salt.

Selba, 550mil of Faith, Life for Beginners is observant-huh.

worldwindows, sounds very adventurous & ambitious. =)

wmw & sc, when??

Cumi & Ciki, hmm betul jugak.

Life VS Food said...

Hi Tummy Thoughts, Love your blog!
the pizza looks great and the spaghetti Olio Ogeo looks nice too ^^

Tummythoz said...

Life VS Food, you are just too kind. Bet yours is fab too!

Life VS Food said...

i have never been to bandung before, Tummy Thoughts!
the only place in Indonesia that i've been was Bali.
the italian there was great too!

Jason said...

Sausage omelette? But how come it look purplish geh?

Tummythoz said...

Life vs Food, Bali is Indonesia-meh? Hehe. Just quoting what most of friends claim. I've been there & yes, they do yummilicious western fare.

Jason, err maybe reflection from the purple lettuce added for garnishing?

thenomadGourmand said...

hey dear! been quiet lately! how r u?

Tummythoz said...

thenomadGourmand dear, I'm very well. Just got distracted by err gem. =P Will return real soon.

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