If you like Indonesian food, Kintamani should definitely be on your list, if not already. After all, it is a well-known institution established since 1985 (older than me!) and offers traditional Halal Balinese cuisine over either a buffet spread or savoury ala carte menu.
Just the tahu telur (tahu = beancurd; telur = eggs) alone will bring me back to Kintamani in an instant. Wonderfully crispy and eggy on the inside, moist and meltingly soft on the inside, drizzled with a rich peanut sauce, so good! Both the charcoal grilled red snapper and deep-fried buttered prawns tossed with egg yolk and curry leaves were fresh and worth a try too.
The only dish I didn’t like was the slipper lobster coated with chilli – the sauce was sweet instead of spicy, and lacked an oomph factor.
Tahu Telur Surabaya ($12++)
javanese beancurd, omelette, shredded cucumber, carrot, spicy peanut sauce
Udang Galah Sambel Belado ($28++)
fried slipper lobster, chilli
Ikan Bakar Jimbaran ($32++)
charcoal grilled red snapper, jimbaran sauce “sambel matah” chilli
Udang Goreng Mentega ($28++)
deep-fried buttered prawns, egg yolk, curry leaves
My thanks to Li-lin and Jun for hosting dinner!
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
405 Havelock Road