Manise, up the highest finish of William Street, close to the mosque, serves up wonderful East Indonesian meals, at very low costs. There is a small printed menu, with black boarded specials –they usually typically add a pic of the day’s particular on Instagram to offer you discover earlier than they run out –so for those who like any such meals properly value following them! And they’re unlicensed however pleased to provide wine glasses.
I’ve been right here a variety of occasions and all the time loved the meals – on this event we tried a few dishes new to us, in addition to an previous favorite.
First cab off the rank –Tempeh Goreng, fried marinated tempeh with which we requested for a bowl of peanutty satay type sauce to dip – the tempeh might have been somewhat dry for our style, however the sauce solved that – nice starter.
Then Telur Balado, halved boiled eggs, deep fried and sloshed with a light chilli and tomato sauce – these have been a really pleasant dish, eggs had a bit of fried crust and the sauce was delicate, however with an excellent depth of flavour.
I ought to point out right here additionally they have a warmer house made chilli sauce is out there on the desk for many who like a bit of extra kick and it does ship one! So we indulged in that as properly with each the eggs and our subsequent dish, fried rice.
Nasi Goreng Kampung, vegetarian fried rice, properly shiny rice, cooked al dente, with chopped greens and a fried egg so as to add some oozy yolk – properly turned out dish to accompany our final selection – one we have now had earlier than – Ikan Bakar Manise – an entire fish, grilled, butterflied and topped with a mixture of chopped recent chilli, diced tomato and onion, with a superb slathering of sweetish sauce which complemented the chilli –fish was crispy, juicy and flaky – excellent certainly we thought.
Friendly, smiling, welcoming – Manise is definitely a spot to be visited for excellent Indonesian meals, at nice costs – beneficial. Will be again quickly!