The last NUS exam period ever for me is around the corner. As I'm taking a short break, I shall come up with an update at least once before my first paper this coming Saturday. Fancy Indonesian cuisine with a Western twist? Head down to RS Deli, where RS stands for Rasa Sayang (lit. affection), a famous bakery based in Jakarta. Pika's advice: This is the place to get Indonesian snacks and cakes, such as kue lapis (lit. layer cake)!
Gado-Gado Green Salad S$4.00
I've never been a huge fan of gado-gado, which in this case is a salad dish of ingredients such as cucumbers, iceberg and romaine lettuce, topped with garlic crackers and peanut sauce). I ordered the dish to fulfil my daily needs of vegetables, and I didn't regret my decision at all. All of the vegetables were fresh and crisp, and the peanut sauce was pretty smooth and fragrant without being overly sweet.
Sweet and Spicy Belado Wings (2pcs) S$3.00
I've had a variety of chicken wings from Western eateries (esp. pizza joints). However, it was my very first time having fried chicken wings tossed in the traditional Indonesian chili sauce. While the chicken wings were pretty juicy, the chili sauce wasn't as good as expected. I believe it could be less wet and oily.
Ikan Bakar Yellow Rice S$8.00
Chicken Satay Burger S$9.00
Snuggled in between lightly toasted bread were a slab of char-grilled chicken thigh and a sheet of iceberg lettuce drizzled with peanut sauce. The meat was pretty tender, while the peanut sauce was as good as the one used for the gado-gado. The french fries were addictive, and the coleslaw was topped with peanut crumbs instead of being laden with buttermilk and mayonnaise.
Pisang Saleh S$4.00
Pulut Hitam with Coconut Ice Cream S$4.00
I'd love to try their nasi lemak (Malay rice dish cooked in coconut milk with pandan leaves) burger when I have the chance to drop by the eatery in the near future!
244R Upper Thomson Road
Thomson Garden Estate
(Tue-Thu 11.00am - 10.00pm; Fri-Sun: 11.00am - 10.30pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,Cliff(y)