There are not many Indonesian restaurants in Singapore and Indobox Indonesian restaurant is one of them. Dining alone, I thought Indobox would be appropriate as Indonesian cuisine has quite a number of one-plate noodle and rice dishes which are suitable for a quick lonely lunch.
As you can see, the Indobox Indonesian restaurant is quite tastefully decorated. The abundant use of natural wood finishes and the carefully directed spot lighting gave the place a calm and classy look. The menu is quite extensive and they serve most types of Indonesian food I can think of and more. Here are pages from their menu of noodle and rice dishes as well as the seafood section which I thought looked very interesting.
I decided on item 27 – Bak Mee Ayam Pangsit. ($9.50) Apparently it is a popular street noodle with chopped chicken and mushrooms. As there is only one dish to show you today, you will get a good look at it.
The tabletop is covered with a laminate that has nice old Peranakan tile motifs which acts as an attractive backdrop for the food placed on the table. The Bak Mee was well presented, topped with some fried wantons and served with some soup and chilli paste on the side. I thought it was very good. The minced chicken and noodles reminded me of bak chor mee – with the pork being replaced by the chicken. The chilli sauce was excellent. It was not one-dimensionally spicy but had other slightly sour and sweet notes. The only downside of the dish was that the gravy with the minced chicken was quite oily.
Total costs of this meal at the Indobox Indonesian restaurant was $11.55 including service charge, GST and 30 cents for a glass of water. Quite reasonable overall I thought, for a lunch in a nice restaurant in the heart of Orchard Road, although the idea of being charged for tap water is still something I personally dislike.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Indobox Indonesian restaurant
#B3-24 Ion Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Tel: +65 6509 8600
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Nearby Stations: Orchard