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Jakarta Corner, RIP

omnivoracious May 23, 2007 11:31 AM

Jakarta Corner in Alston's Super 88, my favorite place in the Boston area for Indonesian food -- and run by the sweetest couple ever to don aprons and chef's hats -- is no more. They actually retired a few months ago, but I've only now emerged from my beef rendang/kalasan fried chicken/sambal/rijstafel withdrawal.

There actually IS still an Indonesian restaurant in the same place, but it's a pale imitation of its predecessor: smaller portions, less flavorful sauces, tougher beef rendang, and just plain less tasty all around.

We're living in a poorer city these days, and I doff my cap to the Jakarta Corner that was.

  1. ErstwhileEditor May 23, 2007 12:10 PM

    That's too bad, but I must say I didn't think their fare was that great, Perhaps that's because I used to cook a lot of Indonesian food myself. The folks who ran it were quite nice though.

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    1. re: ErstwhileEditor
      Sgt Snackers May 23, 2007 03:22 PM

      I had the 'mini rijstaafel' there not long ago and it was fine - though very small portions - I did enjoy the beef rendang and the fact that the food was not really 'dumbed down' - so I would still recommend it for someone with a hankering for Indonesian.

      Any other Indonesian spots in the area?

    2. Joanie May 23, 2007 12:03 PM

      I went there once a couple months ago. I assume it was the same couple, the two people there were certainly very nice and I enjoyed my noodles. That's too bad.

      1. limster May 23, 2007 11:52 AM

        that's a serious bummer.... Anyone tried spice king lately?

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