Although one shouldn't judge a restaurant on its specials, the specials are excellent choices. This cozy little restaurant provides delicious gourmet comfort food. Don't expect to eat and have room for dessert and be ready to chow down somewhere else. The dinners are substantial.
Children love helping Mum or Dad in the kitchen. Teach them how to peel the potatoes or an apple. This will also help them with their fine motor skills. Try using some cutting items to cut it into shapes and make it fun. When it is cooked ask the child to check if it is cooked and even taste it. This will reduce the drama at meal time as they will have an advanced tasting session.
For dinner I had the Moussaka, a baked eggplant with spiced beef topped with Bechamel sauce. It was quite good and was $13.00. Hubby had lamb shanks in the slow cooker , he loves Lamb and I rarely make it at home. That was a reasonable $14.99 for a good size portion but he had to order sides as well. They offer Salmon and Shrimp as well as TIlapia. You can also go Italian they have a long list of Italian selections.I can't imagine going to a Greek restaurant for Italian food but there must be a demand for it or it wouldn't be on the menu. Still, it seemed odd.
The New Zealander's specialty, however, is its meat-filled pub pies. They are delicious. These pastry-like "snacks" come in a variety of flavors -- mince, mince with cheese, steak with cheese, lamb curry, minted lamb, chicken with mushroom, curried vegetable, and spinach with feta - a pie for every taste bud. But if you're in the mood for a good, old-fashioned burger and fries, the American Burger with Roasted Reds ranks as one of my personal favorites.
We stopped at a spice booth, offering bags of spices as well as assortments. Strolling past produce booths, Mudi showed us some of the local fruit, such as jackfruit and lichee. Roving merchants accosted us offering necklaces, Tanzanian soccer jerseys and CDs. We passed a booth with some beautiful scarves, one of which Ellen picked up for about $4, and poked around several curio shops. At one point our guide identified some amplified chanting as the work of a traditional witch doctor, which many locals still trust. Our walk continued through an old Arab fort with a grassy courtyard that had become an impromptu art market featuring touristy paintings.
On the way to the town of Golden, our next destination, we stopped to hike to Johnston Canyon, a worthwhile trek! The falls were splendid! The journey curried lamb took us less than an hour. It was a little crowded, even with the rain, but by the time we reached the falls, there were very few people around. On the road again, we encountered four majestically antlered elk! They know they are VIPs, and don't allow us people to hurry them along. They promenade along the road and graze gracefully by the roadside.
Using vegetables in other dishes will also allow you to come up with various low fat dinner recipes. Look into the individual ingredients of the dish and find out which ones may be substituted with less fatty options. By doing this, you would be able to eat the authentic lamb curry that you enjoy the most without gaining weight.
Most likely you'll be really thirsty from eating all of that wonderful Indonesian food, so that have a large choice of beverages such as Es Teler Seger Bener which is avocado, young coconut, jackfruit, condensed milk, Sekoteng which is made with palm seed, bread, mungbean, milk and ginger and my favorite is the Soto Jasmine tea served cold. Of course if you desire a more traditional beverage, Tempo Doeloe also serves soft drinks, sweet tea and juices. Tempo Doeloe is opened Monday-Wednesday, closed on Thursdays's and opened again on Friday-Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight. The bottom-line: Family friendly, Great Indonesian Food, Price point from $4.00 to $8.00 for lunch or dinner.