Revisiting a Review: Indo Ranch
|Above: Before reheating. Below: After reheating.|
With so few Indonesian restaurants around, and so many that have come and gone without no one so much as noticing, I've decided it's good to, once in a while, check the pulse of the ones I actually frequent.
I'm happy to report that Indo Ranch--the Indonesian grocery and food-to-go shop in sleepy Lake Forest-- is still going. I won't say going strong, because during the two most recent visits I made on a week night, I was the only customer. It was the same when I first reviewed them a year ago, and it's the same now.See also:
Plans they made to open as a bonafide restaurant haven't come to fruition, but then again, I never really expected it to. The cuisine of the fourth most populous on earth has very low demand in a county that seems it would rather eat Thai.The food is still stored in display fridges, though it might as well be stowed away in the back because its packed inside opaque styrofoam boxes anyway. As before, there is no menu, no pictures, nothing that might guide you to what you might like. You just have to know what the various dishes they've scribbled on a whiteboard are, or be unafraid to ask. And since this list varies from day to day (with a Facebook page that is unreliably updated), it can be difficult and frustrating for the non-Indonesian speaker who wants to actually try something.
|Left: before reheating. Right: after reheating..|
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