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Padi San Leandro for authentic Indonesian fare

Posted in Reviews by Padibayarea

By Jessica Yadegaran Indonesian chef and restaurateur Jimmy Sujanto saw a need and fed it — twice. Within a year of opening his popular restaurant Padi in Berkeley’s Elmwood district, where aromas of spicy sambal, a condiment made from ground Thai chilies, waft along College Avenue, Sujanto has unveiled a second restaurant in San Leandro.

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Liputan Feature VOA

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Dengan konsentrasi komunitas Indonesia tertinggi bermukim di daerah pantai Barat Amerika, ditambahnya cukup terbukanya warga Amerika di daerah ini akan makanan khas non Amerika, tak heran kalau banyak restoran Indonesia berkembang, terutama di negara bagian California. Padi adalah restoran Indonesia terbaru di California, tepatnya di Berkeley, yang merupakan lokasi University of California, Berkeley, tak jauh

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Padi heats up Berkeley with Indonesian grub

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For years, Jimmy Sujanto has been providing Bay Area Indonesian expats with a taste of home through his catering business. For a minimum of $70, Sujanto prepares the fragrant and fiery food of his native Sumatra and delivers it to homes and offices from San Jose to Sacramento. Now, with Padi, Sujanto’s restaurant in the

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The School of Sambal

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Padi provides a taste of home for Indonesian expats. For the rest of us, it’s a great introduction to the fiery pleasures of Sumatran-style cooking. At first, I couldn’t decide whether Padi, the new Indonesian restaurant in Berkeley’s Elmwood district, passed my Eyeball Test of Authenticity for Asian restaurants — that arbitrary set of criteria

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Goodbye Falafel, Hello Gado-Gado

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When I get a hankering for falafel, I head for Holy Land on College and Ashby in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley. Run by a retired Israeli couple and their daughter, Holy Land is the closest one can get to Tel Aviv without flying out of SFO. So I was very surprised to have recently

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