Thursday, November 01, 2007

Bali Laguna

I am not really a big fan of Indonesian cuisine (why not have Thai?) but I was happy to give Bali Laguna a try. Set in a beautiful Jing An Park it's a good hideout from the busy city.

We started with satay prawns. They were deliciously flavoured! They could easily the best prawn satay had the prawns been bigger.

Spring rolls and some kind of minced beef pockets. Very greasy and why the same (straight out of supermarket rack) dip?

My favourite Indonesian dish: nasi goreng. It was nicely cooked but we were worried about the raw yolk.

Broccoli with garlic. Not bad.

Black pepper beef - not sure if it's Indonesian but it was very delicious nonetheless. Meat was meaty and lean and nicely marinated.

Chicken Sumatra style. We didn't know what we were going to get and we were disappointed when we got the dish. It's basically huge chicken pieces (with bones) in a thin curry-based stew rich in coconut taste. It was bland and very awkward to eat.

Lunch for 3 with 3 glasses of wine came to RMB580. We thought it was pricey given the food and service quality but I guess tranquility comes with a price tag.

1649 Nanjing Rd. West (inside Jing An Park), Shanghai. Tel: 6248-6970

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