An Indonesian Feast With Friends Is a Good Way to Start 2018

Lamb Kebab, Ribeye Rendang and Avocado Smoothies in Glendale

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Honestly, we don't commend you on your choice of places to live often enough.

But you did a truly outstanding job.

Going where bomb cyclones don't.

Going where lamb kebabs with avocado smoothies are always just a major freeway away.

Going directly to Rinjani, a new authentic specialist in elevated Indonesian cooking seeking to ply you with dishes you may not have even heard of yet. It's now open in Glendale. Check it out.

Hanging out with friends over authentic Indonesian cuisine is something you don't get to do enough of in L.A. And something you get to do even less of in a hyper-intimate room under moss walls, striking metal masks and Balinese wood carvings. Unless you've been keeping secrets from us.

You'll find your place amongst an oaken communal table and proceed to totally not blow it by ordering the avocado smoothie before even looking at a menu. When you are, at last, ready, you'll find it thoughtfully composed of dishes from across Indonesia from a well-traveled native.

Ordering for your group, start with a satay sampler to try all the skewers. Then move into something like the ribeye rendang with coconut milk or the fried fish with sambal along with a side of corn fritters and something noodle-y.

Or everyone could just share the rijsttafel, a feast prepared for the whole table that's a bit of a greatest hits of historic Indonesian dishes.

That's pronounced rijsttafel.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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