Sumatra symphony (2008)

Upi Jaya

This year brought a crop of Sumatran restaurants to Elmhurst. Back in Indonesia, these islanders are known as the best cooks, and they demonstrated that in Queens by serving up inky beef rendangs, jackfruit in an impressive array of contexts, and miniature satays mounted on cubes of compressed rice called longtong. While Upi Jaya is a serious restaurant with a lush gado-gado salad and cow-tongue satays, Minang Asli is more of a lighthearted café, with a penchant for jackfruit curry and the aforementioned longtong.


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