Indo Cafe Monopolizes the Indonesian Cuisine Market It's hard to believe that a city the size of Seattle has only one of anything.
Sure, there's only one Space Needle, but this is a town with a dozen Fortune 500 companies and fou Read More... Indo Cafe Monopolizes the Indonesian Cuisine Market It's hard to believe that a city the size of Seattle has only one of anything.
And yet, somehow, there is only one Indonesian restaurant: the Indo Cafe, nestled in the back of a cheesy little strip of stores just a block from Northgate Mall.
To specify an Indonesian cuisine is problematic—most of the islands can agree on the use of fish, coconut, and chilies, but regional cuisines run the gamut: There's a strong Thai influence in the north, and centuries of Dutch colonization and decades of Japanese occupation have both left their culinary marks.
The menu at Indo Cafe reflects this culinary diversity, celebrating it through a widely varied series of dishes that share only the sense that they were all conceived by the seaside, under a hot tropical sun.