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“Run down place with amazing Indonesian food”

Rice Bowl Chinese and Indonesian Restaurant
Ranked #2,150 of 8,311 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Chinese, Indonesian
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

This place is hidden behind the Mexican bakery when you are coming in from Fiesta. The lady at the counter accepts orders on phone and then you just go and pick it up. It works out better. Directly reaching and ordering will be pretty time consuming as on most days (even weekdays) there is a constant line for to-go orders.

In terms of food, I agree with earlier reviewers. Ask for Indonesian menu and order off it. I personally like the hot and spicy Toler Balado or the spicy fried eggs along with Indonesian fried rice (it is really fried with lots of oil!!)

PS: Order a soda along with their spicy menu items - you will need it ;-)

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Reviewed February 7, 2012

Ask anyone at the Indonesian consulate where to go for good, authentic Indonesian food and they'll say Rice Bowl. If that's not enough reason, when you can't get home made Indo food from you Mom or Tantes (aunties) come here, that's what I do. Indonesian is a mix of Chinese, Indian & Thai flavors. Easy starts: Gado Gado (salad with peanut sauce), Sate (chicken skewers), Ayam Cabe (grilled spicy chicken) and /or Nasi Goreng (fried rice) Kwetiau Goreng (fried rice noodles). If you're feeling spicy Rendang (like carne guisada and spicy) and Telor Belado (fried boiled egg with sambal) is super. Enjoy!

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Quality foot with large portions. Good Chineese food in a place that's clean also.

1  Thank PocketAces777
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

Really good Indonesian food. You have to know to ask for the separate Indonesian menu when you order, otherwise it's all Chinese. This isn't a fancy place as far as atmosphere goes but the prices are very affordable. It was less than $20 for 2 people. The satay chicken is yummy!

2  Thank Kim W
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