Pondok Buyung Review.
Location: 140 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033
An Indonesian restaurant that serve Padang style food. If you guys do not know what is a Padang food, its a type of culinary that originate from Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia. The style of the food is full of coconut milk, so its really creamy and rich in flavour and tons of spices and that makes them really flavourful as well !
If you have never tried it, I highly recommend you to give it a try and you might just fall in love but be warn don't eat it everyday! Your cholesterol level will spike up!
Verdict for this store: One of the nicest Indonesian Padang restaurant that I've tried so far in Sydney, Australia. Go for it! I believe it will be worth of your time!
Below is how the store looks like, it have the same style with the one in Indonesia.
What you do is that you comes in and order from a counter style, they have a few combination such as 2 meats and 1 veg for AUD $9.5 or 3 meats for AUD $10 and few other options that I can't remember. They have a number of options over there.
The lady was just serving me and putting the food that I chose into a hot steaming pile of rice.
This is what I got, a bean sprout, 'babat' and 'beef rendang' . The bean sprout, well just a standard bean sprout with garlicky base sauce, its good and I liked it!
The one in yellowish colour is 'babat', its the stomach of the cow if I got it correctly, it has a very chewy texture and cook in an Indonesian style curry sauce.
The one in brown is 'beef rendang', its beef coated with spices and lots of them. It has savoury flavour, the right amount of spiciness to it and its a pretty unique flavour when you compare it to the standard Chinese food or Western food. The beef was tender and I LOVE it. Whenever I come to this store, one of my choice will definitely be the beef rendang.
Below is an extra that I bought to take home, its called kikil. Its a mixture of meat and fats all together in a creamy coconut base curry broth. Its very sinful but extremely yummy and it goes really well with the rice.