I wrote about the authentic Indonesian restaurant in Soho called East West Oriental a while ago, but unfortunately they closed down last year. Well, the guys that worked there opened up their own Indonesian restaurant in Bermondsey called Warung Padang.
It is a wonderfully authentic experience of Indonesian cuisine. Its a laid back atmosphere where everyone is friendly, the food is freshly made and absolutely delicious, and it is really well priced.
I recently went with Rebecca and we missed Indonesian food so much that we felt the need to try everything so we ended up ordering the whole menu. Or most of it anyway.
We had some prawn crackers with chili sauce, a Vietnamese Coffee (which is a strong filtered coffee that is mixed with condensed milk), a Nasi Padang Special (white rice with a couple of curries from the Padang region in Indonesia), and a Mie Bakso (a meatball and noodle soup).
We obviously ordered too much and had to take the rest home with us but it was all gorgeous and really reminded me of Indonesia – I almost forgot that I was in London. Glorious!