464 Anzac Parade
Kingsford, NSW 2032
Ayam Goreng 99 really appeals to the Uni student. Situated right next to the University of NSW campus, it’s haphazard, not-so-clean and you’re-in-you’re-out. And that’s why I love it. It brings me back to my Uni days where we were always there gorging ourselves silly. If there’s anything that I like more than fine-dining in a gorgeous classy restaurant, it’s chomping down on cheap food in a dirty restaurant 😉
Typically Indonesian, you get a box of tissues and a help-yourself box filled with cutlery and sauces. Chinese tea and water are also self-serve and complimentary. The decor definitely won’t make anyone wax lyrical – it’s, erm, tacky Indonesian-style wall hangings. But it adds to the charm of the place 🙂 Filled with Indonesian students, it’s a sure sign that the food is authentic and good. And nothing beats a good, cheap feed.
Ayam Goreng 99
We got our age-old favourites. The obligatory Nasi Kuning (coconut rice), which is so so so much better than regular ‘ol plain white rice. And also far unhealthier, whoops. It’s basically riced boiled in coconut milk instead of water.. giving it a fantastic smell and flavour. So satisfying. As Chris said, “I could just eat this alone and be happy!”
Nasi Kuning $3
We didn’t order any veggie dishes, of course. Who wants to waste precious stomach space on such lousy stuff?! So we got meat dishes instead. Beef Rendang which was a hunk of soft flaky beef in a thick Rendang gravy. I found the gravy a little too much, a bit too salty for my liking. However, paired with a big mouthful of rice, it helped mute the flavour. The beef was super soft and obviously cooked for hours, the texture was lovely.
Beef Rendang $3
Also got some Chicken Satay, which IMHO is one of their specialities. Succulent little chunks of chicken swathed in a lusciously thick and creamy peanut/soy sauce. It’s sublime. They make satay PROPERLY, not that weird pseudo “chicken kebab” things they actually dare to call “satay” in foodcourts here. For shame!
Chicken Satay $7
Dessert was a shared Alpucat (avocado with mocha, shaved ice and milk). Seems that everyone was ordering it, so we decided to jump on the bandwagon. The blended avocado was smooth, creamy and chilled.. whilst the mocha added welcome sweetness and helped take away the ‘fullness’ of the creamy avocado taste. Absolutely delectable!! Will definitely order it again 🙂
And if you know myself or Chris, you’ll know that we just CANNOT physically be in the Kingsford area down South and not pay Kingsford Chinese (I can practically her angels singing “Hallelujah!!” when I say the name) a visit. So of course, we paid Kingsford Chinese a visit 😉 It was just some takeaway to have tomorrow or something. Our old favourites, of course.
Fried rice with mince beef and egg
Peking spare ribs
Not to be forgotten, it should also be said that Bondi Westfield’s food court was visited for lunch earlier in the day. The dish of choice was an Indian set meal, with lamb & spinach curry, potato & pea curry, naan bread, rice, pappadum and veggie samosa.. with a mango lassi drink. WHEW! Was mind-bogglingly stuffed afterwards, but the food was great 😉