Situated in an old house in Aberdeen Street, the rooms of which as well as the enclosed veranda make for a variety of dining areas, Tasik Indonesian has been around for quite a while, always popular with lunch specials appealing to the workers from nearby businesses.
It is BYO and wine glasses and ice buckets are provided, with no corkage charged.
Stopping in for lunch last week we began with a plate of fried tofu – crisply fried soft tofu – creamy melting centre and a spot of dipping sauce to add a bit of extra flavour – a pleasant, light beginning.
Then on we went to a couple of generously sized mains – firstly Ikan Balado – fried cubes of fish – juicy and moist inside the crunchy exterior – and topped with Indonesian chilli sauce – and this added quite a hefty whack of chilli intensity – with tears flowing we tucked in – a very good dish for those who enjoy a chilli zing.
Our second dish, again fish, this time Ikan Kecap Manis – fried in a sauce of tomato, onion and kecap manis the dark, sweet soy sauce of Indonesia. Much milder with salty, slightly sweet notes – but again the fish cooked well, moist and succulent.
Both dishes came with a plate of steamed rice.
Tasik is well worth a visit – friendly and welcoming waiters, the food very well turned out, and excellent value for money – our meal came to a tad over $40, which we considered outstanding for the quality, and quantity.