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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pondok Tempo Doeloe

Pondok Tempo Doeloe name suggest a traditional  home-style Indonesian dining, with Pondok referring to Small Hut while Temopo Doeloe is a known Indonesian Phrase which suggest old times.

They are one of the successful national franchises (IBC Group) providing Indonesian Cuisine. If you worry about exploring the road side stalls that serves Indonesian Cuisine, you may want to consider taking a trip down to Pondok Tempo Doeloe.

Environment is clean and with decors are stylish with Indonesian settings with solid tables and chairs while menu was extensive.

Pondok Tempo Doeloe
A good opening dish to our meals, Tilapia's Pesmol. The Tilapia was pan fried and then cooked in Sundanese Style with mixes of herbs, tomatoes and chillies. Simply love its tangy but not too spicy taste.

Tilapia's Pesmol
Pucuk Labu, also known as the pumpkin sprouts was totally something new to my vegetables list from the restaurant. Crunchy and not too oily.

Sauteed Pucuk Labu
Another fish to the table, the deep fried carp. This freshwater fish was fried to perfection with a consistent color with meat being spread out evenly. The crispy meat goes best with the original sauce of IBC.

Deep Fried Carp
Another interesting Sundanese dish whipped out from the kitchen, a vegetable salad mixed in peanut dressing. Quite appetizing to the palettes.

While Sauteed Water Spinach was rather straight forward, just plain water spinach cooked without any other ingredients seen. It looked abit oily though.

Sauteed Water Spinach

The "Black" soup is the East Javanese Style of beef broth mixed with numerous spices. The black colour from the soup was due to the use of Keluak (Fruit of Kepayang Tree). Beef was tender and soft and we skip the soup as it was too salty for us to take.

Black Soup

The lamb stew was prepared in coconut milk and curry sauce which comes with onions and belinjo crackers. For those who seldom take lamb, the smell from the lamb maybe a tad challenging. Likewise, meat was tender and soup was salty.

Kulai Kambing
Indonesian dishes are well known for its grilled / barbaque chicken and having them placed in front of my eyes just excites me further. It was well grilled with parts of the thigh charred, the grilled chicken comes with a special seasoning, one of the best dishes out of all.

IBC's Grilled Chicken
Meals ended well with fruits platter as our good bye dish to the restaurant. 3 types of fruits (papaya, watermelon and honeydew) was served chilled to our tables.

Fruits after meal
With its large tables and upscale Indonesian surroundings, Pondok Tempo Doeloe is one of the recommended place if you want to enjoy authentic Indonesian Food and not worrying about the seats.

 Rating: 3 / 5

Pondok Tempo Doeloe
Location: Jl. Sunset Road 8, Kuta
Operating Hours:  10:00 - 22:00

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