It’s not typically that eating reviewer WENDY JOHNSON makes use of the work “cracker”. She saves it for particular dishes, similar to this week’s “cracker”, the Ayam Rendang in an unassuming cafe in O’Connor.
IT was a scrumptious shock to stumble throughout Kopiku Café, a family-run operation within the Sargood Avenue procuring part, O’Connor.
This small, unassuming café serves a variety of dishes, however the star part of the menu focuses on genuine and well-priced Indonesian. It’s fabulous.
We had been within the space, had been intrigued and walked out very comfortable having shared two important Indonesian specialties.
The eight-item Indonesian line-up of dishes included the Ayam Rendang, an absolute cracker, which we tucked into with gusto ($18). Two large rooster legs, braised in curry, had been served with fried potatoes, tomatoes and a boiled egg, which function in so many Indonesian dishes.
It was full of flavour and fantastically spicy. The rooster was tremendous tender, and we mopped up the gravy with spoonfuls of fluffy white rice. We had been silent as we ate, concentrating on the successful tastes.
Our second important was the Soto Tangkar ($20), a slow-cooked beef stew with wealthy spices. It, too, was served with tomatoes and a boiled egg. We had been anticipating a thick stew however weren’t upset with the “soupier” model. The meat was finely shredded, and the “soup” chalked filled with flavour.
Kopiku’s Indonesian dishes additionally embody Nasi Goreng and Mee Goreng ($18), the Lontong Sayur, a light-weight curry soup with lengthy beans, tempeh (fermented soybeans) and tahu (fried tofu) for $17. Additionally attractive is the Babi Kecap, slow-cooked pork stomach ($20).
Kopiku – past Indonesian delicacies – is a superb all-rounder café and has a well-earned status for its intensive brekkie menu. Gadgets vary from fundamental toast and banana bread by means of to heartier fare. The Kopiku roti, drizzled with creamy, wealthy condensed milk, sounds thrilling ($7.90).
For lunch, Kopiku caters for individuals who love burgers and people merely eager on a considerate sandwich or contemporary salad. Kopiku additionally creates pizzas (noticed a pair being served on the way in which out they usually appeared wonderful). Prospects can customise their very own pizza (10-inch, $13). Choose a base (garlic, tomato, pesto) and add as many toppings as desired ($2 to $4). Dishes for youths are all beneath $12.
Kopiku’s décor is fundamental with partitions of a metal gray color and shiny orange plastic chairs positioned round sq. wood tables. An enormous number of desserts is displayed by the money register. We had been too full, however thought onerous a few thick slice of salted caramel cheesecake ($6.90). Smaller sweets embody friands ($5.40), Florentines ($5.90), croissants ($5.50) and a choc and orange slice ($7).
Drinks, past the total vary of espresso and an honest number of high quality teas, embody contemporary juice, smoothies, milkshakes, thick shakes and ice drinks.
Kopiku Café is BYO. Dine indoors or within the small space out the entrance of the café.
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