Indonesians like Indonesian food
Western food is bland and Thai or Indian food tastes like medicine
I hear the generalisastions over and over again, sadly they remain true at least to some extent
Fresh coriander leaf is simply not part of the Indonesian cuisine nor is fresh lemongrass, in-fact fresh itself is pretty much low on the list... hence its true for most Indonesians the bulk of Thai dishes taste quite weird, with their focus on fish sauce, coriander and lemongrass.
So whats the answer?.... Thai express, the Thai food you have when your not having Thai food, brought to you in mall style express service, looks like Indonesian food, tastes like Indonesian food, but look its got a thai name !
Basically if you know and like Thai food, simply don't bother, get on airplane, your in the wrong country
But if you dont know or perhaps dont like Thai food... Then yeahaa !!! this is one more exciting fast and fairly yummy way to experience and Indonesian interpretation of Thai cuisine