RS Deli

Disclaimer: owners are friends of friends.

New Indon-themed cafe/deli that opened up along the busy stretch of Upper Thompson Road. Young, breezy and cheerful, open design. Simple menu with a fast food ordering concept, but delivered to your table (a la Mos Burger). Unfortunately, the menu lacked fish and vegetable (vegetarian) options. The rice sets portions were on the small side, but is in accordance with the price. Like a typical Indonesian food, the curry and sauces tend to be on the sweet side which I found to be a tad too sweet. Both the beef rendang and chicken gulai need to be stewed longer and served hotter. As said, I'd prefer it to be less sweet and more spicy. The nasi lemak's chicken wing was on the dry side; the otak was really good but pity too thin and too small. All the rice sets were served with eggplants, excellent home-made sambal and potato-dried shrimps keropok thingy and rice. Each set has a different rice: plain rice, yellow rice and coconut rice. I felt that they should make it an option for the diner to choose, for which I would pick the yellow rice, but as explained by the chef-owner, each rice was chosen to specifically complement the main dish. The satay burger came in a bigger portion than the rice set and was also price-size appropriate. The chicken was juicy, but the satay sauce again lacked heat (both figuratively and literally) and veered towards being too sweet. Free iced water (self-serve) always a plus! Coffee's from Highlander which is also another plus.

Verdict: Good place for a casual Indonesian dining but do not expect to be easily filled; will come back if in the area and looking for Malay food.


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