I was going to write a post recommending everyone visit Indolicious, a really excellent and strangely empty Indonesian restaurant down the southern end of Lygon st, but it looks like I was too late. A friend who lives around the corner reports that they've closed down.
Unsurprising I suppose as they were always completely empty, even when Ying Thai right next door was packed and there was a queue outside.
A Friday night at Indolicious
Despite their apparent troubles in attracting customers, the food was fantastic. The nasi iga penyet (grilled beef ribs with sambal) tasted exactly like they do on the streets of Jakarta. The sambal on top was sweet and spicy in all the right ways.
Nasi iga penyet
And.... The, ultimate test of an Indonesian (perhaps this can even be generalised to south-east Asian) restaurant, the nasi goreng (fried rice) was perfect.
Nasi goreng ikan asin
Vale Indolicious. I hope you open up again soon. Es Teler and that Padang place near Melbourne uni aren't really cutting it...