Monday, 3 August 2009

January 2009 - The Bali, 5-6 New Parade, London Rd, Dorking

(01306 887860)

A very pleasant, stylish restaurant with good staff.

Starters: Lyn - Prawn Satay; Paul - Mixed Satay; Chris - Won Ton Goreng - plus prawn crackers.

Mains: Kari Ayam (Chicken Curry); Abon Daging (Crispy beef with vermicelli) and Bali Kambing Hajau Kari (a northern Malaysian lamb curry) - plus coconut rice and special fried rice.

Drinks: Singha beers all round.

Cost: £72.00 plus tip.

Actually, I originally ordered the Peanuts and Ikan Bilis Tidbits for my starter, but the waiter came straight back with the sad news that it was no longer available.

With the sole exception of the Won Ton Goreng, the food was all cooked and delicious. The Won Ton were dark, dry and seemingly overdone, with a dry and tasteless filling. - though the dip was nice. The prawns were excellent, tasting of the grill and perfectly cooked. The satay sauce was very good, with plenty of peanut.

This restaurant will certainly be visited for an ad-hoc nosebag at some point.

Our rating: FOUR STARS

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