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Pondok Buyung

Restaurants, Indonesian Kensington
Pondok Buyung.
Photograph: Nicholas Jordan

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Never have the words 'help yourself' been as inviting as they are at this Kensington mainstay

In Padang, Sumatra, the traditional style of restaurant service is to pre-make all the food, serve it on plates to your table and have you pick what you want. It’s generally coconut-heavy, spicy and revolves around rice and a wide variety of curries. Pondok Buyung is the Sydney version of that. There’s not much in terms of a menu, just prices based on how many things you want with rice, so let loose, pay $10-$12 and pick away from the 20-odd dishes in the bains-marie. Don't be afraid to try the brains.

By: Nicholas Jordan



Address: 140 Anzac Pde
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 11am-8pm; Thu 11am-7pm
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