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Sticky Mango Taste Of Indonesia Review

Thursday night we visited Sticky Mango to sample chef Peter Lloyd’s Indonesian Tasting Menu. The restaurant itself is gorgeous and I fell in love with its three separate dining areas.
The Taste of Indonesia tasting menu celebrates the flavours and styles of the Indonesian islands as it was inspired by Chef Lloyd’s visit to Bali in July 2019. Chef Lloyd told us about how he was invited to Indonesia by Wonderful Indonesia (the national tourism organisation) and wass immersed in the local food culture from working in paddy fields to making fresh palm sugar, harvesting sea salt and catching tuna at dawn.  Whilst there he also had the opportunity to learn from three of the country’s leading chefs to discover ancient traditions and modern fine dining interpretations.
The TASTE OF INDONESIA 11 Course Tasting Menu is priced at £45 pp and is an absolute bargain. It’s available until 31st October and arrives in time forfor London’s celebration of Indonesian culture – Indonesia Weekend which takes place 7-8 September. 
From start to finish, there menu is amazing. There simply wasn’t a dish I didn’t enjoy. Pretty unusual for me when it comes to such a large tasting menu. Especially as Chef Lloyd happily removed cucumber from some of my dishes as it’s definitely not a favourite of mine. I won’t bore you dear readers with a play by play of my thoughts of each course but instead check out the amazing menu and some of the beautiful pictures of what you could be sampling.

Peanut, Kaffir Lime and Chilli Crackers (3 Sambals)

Central Java

Prawn, Sweetcorn and Young Coconut Soup

Manado

Octopus Asinan, Dehydrated Pineapple, Cucumber and Radish

Jakarta

Chicken Sate, Peanut Sauce, Crispy Skin

Mandura 

BBQ Sea Bass Wrapped in Banana Leaf, Pickled Vegetables

West Java

Balinese Suckling Pig, Green Bean & Crispy Shallot Salad

Bali

Prawn & Squid Nasi Goreng, Spring Onion Omelette, Sweet Soy

Indonesia

Short-Rib Rendang, Apple, Jicama, Toasted Coconut, Gula Jawa

Padang

Asian Fruits, Iced Coconut Broth

Indonesia

Peanut Nougat Sate, Smoked Chocolate Ganache, Charcoal Ice Cream

Mango, Black Sticky Rice

Make sure you visit Sticky Mango to try this menu for yourself. You won’t be disappointed, though you may roll out like we did. Top hint: the lovely staff are also happy to recommend wine pairings for each course. I highly recommend doing that. If not… the cocktails are pretty damn special too.

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Written by Tegan Lebon