Java Spice

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Regarded by locals (this is true, the Mayor himself recommended this when I talked to him) as the best restaurant in Swan Hill, Java Spice is tucked away just outskirt of the city centre. The easiest way to find this is to look for Bunnings and find the restaurant in opposite. Upon entering, I can clearly see that the owner has well thought everything in place from the traditional styled entrance, the various statues along the way. the dimmed lighting. It really feels like I am in different place, back home in traditional Indonesian restaurant. The restaurant is quite big, separated into two main dining areas both with enough rooms to cater large group of people.

Gazing at the menu, I was quite overwhelmed with the number of choices I was presented. From various delightful entrees, salad and stir fry dishes to exotic curry and amazing chef selection. It took a while for me to decide but in the end, I had to go with traditional curry and satay dishes.

To open up, Thai satay skewer. Amazingly tender chicken, tasty peanut sauce and well presented dish. Truly enjoyable entree to start off my dinner. The star ingredient had to go to the sauce. It was well balanced, tasty, and full.

Moving up to the main dish, I went with Kari Kambing Jawa "Goat is the most eaten meat in the world! This dish is a favourite throughout Indonesia. Pieces of meat slowly cooked in a curry sauce. A unique and delicious flavour". As soon as I saw "Goat", I knew I had to try, and it didn't disappoint. The meat was so tender, with the curry sauce that was full and balanced in taste. To my pleasant surprise, the sauce was salty, not sweet and it went really well with the meat. It was a really large portion, enough to satisfy my appetite for the night. Overall, truly enjoyable and magnificent dish.

I really enjoyed my experience here, I can vouch for the mayor and declare Java Spice to be one of the best food I tasted in Swan Hill. The service was also exceptional. Highly recommended.

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Java Spice
+6135033 0511
17 Beveridge St
Swan Hill VIC 3585