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Does anyone know of a good Indonesian restaurant in
the DC area?

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  1. Dave -- I haven't been there in years -- you should
    try Sabang (I think it's in Wheaton). I liked it when
    I was there long ago. I would avoid Sarinah Satay
    House (if it still exists) in Georgetown. It was
    pretty mediocre there.

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    1. re: Gary Cheong

      Gary,

      Many thanks for the info. We are looking for an
      Indonesian restaurant to go interview local
      Indonesians regarding the East Timor situation.

      Best,
      Dave

      1. re: Dave Sit

        Isn't that a little like looking for a beergarden in which to interview Hannah Arendt?

        1. re: Dave Sit

          "We are looking for an Indonesian restaurant to go
          interview local Indonesians regarding the East Timor
          situation."

          Dave, you probably thought of this, but have you asked
          the Indonesians themselves? Also, you may want to try
          the consulate and embassy, plus any trade
          organizations. I'd go down all the various
          "Indones..." listings in the white pages and ask
          quickly. Whole thing would probably take 10 minutes,
          you could have a secretary do it.

          CIAO

          1. re: Jim Leff

            Also, go to www.easttimor.com for lots of info, news
            and views. However, be prepared for some gruesome,
            graphic detail.

            I just got back from Indonesia where I met some of
            the UN people overseeing the recent East Timor vote.
            Even they felt East Timor should be given independence
            and that the corrupt military/police should be forced
            to stop the torture and genocide. By the way, most
            of the natives I spoke with felt the same way.

            The website (above) will give you more background and
            insight into this truly tragic situation.

      2. Ivy's in Cleveland Park used to be fine, but the menu has been edging toward Thai, inevitably, and it may be under different management. Try it and tell me what you think.