Those who travel abroad learn countless secrets, including the fact that the British call french fries "chips" and call chips "potato nasties." Taste the fruits of other cultures with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$12 for $24 worth of Indonesian cuisine
$41 for an Indonesian dinner for four (up to a $91.70 total value), which includes:
- Two appetizers (up to a $6.95 value each)
- Four entrees (up to a $12.95 value each)
- Four beers or glasses of wine (up to a $6.50 value each)
The menu includes appetizers such as soybean cakes that have been dunked in Javanese-style batter and deep-fried as well as marinated, grilled chicken skewers topped with housemade peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce. Entrees include ayam cabe ijo—Padangnese-style chicken with spicy green-chili sauce—and mini rijsttafel plates, which come with a corn fritter, spicy egg, stir-fried vegetables, and a choice of main dish including crispy fried chicken and slow-cooked beef curry.
Formed from about 17,000 islands that stretch from the coast of Thailand to the border of Papua New Guinea, the nation of Indonesia encompasses many climates and cultures. Recognizing that diversity, Indo Cafe's chefs strive to serve up an authentic sampling of the country's eclectic cuisine. The smartly curated menu ranges from daging tuturuga—a curry beef stew from Manado, on the northern island of Sulawesi—to bakmi goreng jawa—a Javanese-style egg-noodle stir-fry. If you're stopping by for the first time or have had your memory wiped since the last time, Seattle Weekly's 2012 Voracious Dining Guide recommends the ayam goreng fried chicken, a pan-Indonesian specialty which Seattle Weekly calls "extra-crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and best topped with fiery chili paste and paired with cooling, slightly sweet coconut rice." Indonesian produce stars in the desserts; the chefs fill whole coconuts with their savory-sweet pudding and make their own avocado- and durian-flavored ice creams.
Framed Indonesian art accents Indo Cafe's main dining space as well as three private rooms that can each host a party of up to 30 people or two giants on a romantic dinner date. Strengthening the restaurant's international ties, its owners are also active supporters of the Children's Foundation of Southeast Asia, which rallies local business owners to help build children's homes and schools in Southeast Asia.