Delima Restaurant is one of those places you go to when your in the mood to to just chow down on food. Like after work when you stomach feels like it's going to ingest itself, when the word hangry becomes a verb rather than an adjective (I kid you not this has happened to me...on more than one occasion). There are plenty of places like this of course, I'm just making the choice easier for you ;). Indonesian food could be described as a great realm of comfort food - what with mounds of oily fried rice, delicious thick curries and more fried chicken than you can poke a stick at. Just what you crave when you've had a shitty week. Thankfully Delima offers all this and more (wait till you see what the more part means). And the place is reaaaaallly spaced out. We got seated at a table where we couldn't even SEE other diners or tables. It was quite good cos it was really relaxed and chilled out and we could actually have a relatively private conversation without having to talk over the din of other diners.
|Complimentary Prawn Crackers|
|Nasi Goreng - Indonesian Fried Rice|
|Sapi Rendang - Sumatran Style Coconut Based Beef Rendang|
|Fried Chicken (I was told this was why we should dine here, and it did not disappoint)|
All of the above was QUITE yum. Definitely great food to cure a bad mood.
So as usual we wanted to get dessert after our more "sophisticated" pigout (bear in mind I am comparing this to a maccas run). So we flip to the dessert page and find this...
I didn't know whether it was a dish made up by the restaurant or an actual legit Indonesian dish. Needless to say I didn't want dessert that night (no offence but my westernised taste buds are not accustomed to such a flavour combination...plus I hate cheese). So I went home and did a bit of research and found out it is an actual dish eaten as a snack and apparently it's quite popular in Indonesia. Given how much this makes me think of the atrocity that is the meatbox (which is actually an all savoury dish, but equally unappetising), I did not take well to this. Sounds like something one of my mates would eat after a night out drinking. Hard. (Not trying to sound obnoxious but it's the truth!)
Hmm. I'm sure it's lovely. But I think I'll pass.
Shop 69, Level 5
1 Dixon St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9267 7045