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Pagi Sore Indonesian

I would never have set foot into Pagi Sore if not for Umami's craving for Indonesian food when she was back from Paris. So thanks to her request, I rounded up a few foodies for lunch and finally ate at one of the most well-known Indonesian restaurants in Singapore. The place was packed with a line waiting to get in. Reservations are definitely a must and I was glad I got special advanced warning.

The experts / regulars of Pagi Sore took charge and ordered multiple orders of their specials. From top to bottom, left to right, the group of us ate: ayam bali (marinated grilled chicken), omelette, sambal kangkong, udang pedas (sambal prawns with petai), ikan otah kukus (steamed fish with otah seasoning), cumi bali (grilled squid with sweet sauce) and tauhu telor (fried tofu with egg). The few who had to satisfy a sweet tooth ordered the ice chendol.

My favourite dish was the sambal kangkong. I loved that the greens were very fresh and remained slightly crunchy at the stems, and the sambal was oh-so-addictive, being spicy but not overly chili-hot, full of minced "hae-bee" that lended a strong flavour but yet not dominating the overall flavour. This dish certainly could surprise you with the amount of rice you could eat. Yes, it was that addictive. To tempt you further, there is unlimited serving of steamed rice ($1.50 per person), that comes neatly in a steamed banana leaf package, which lended an additional fragrance.

My least favourite was the prawns and petai beans. It was exhorbitantly expensive ($21.50) for that small platter that did not leave much of an impression. All I remembered was that the sambal sauce was strangely sweetish and I did not bother with the unshelled prawns.

Otherwise, I was pleased that the gathering went well - the food was overall good and the company made up for any other flaws. I hope Umami was happy with one of her last lunches in Singapore before she has to return to France.

I think we were both pleasantly surprised with Weylin's early xmas gift. Not only did the pretty and detailed packaging..........
.............melt my heart, the cookies were also prettily iced and delicious! Thanks babe!

Pagi Sore
No. 88 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: 6225-6002


MamaBoK said…
Ahhh.. so she is already home.. ;) say hi for me ya. . :) i love sambal kang kong too..!

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