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Deliciously hot and saucy fare

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MY partner and I are currently competing to see who can get the most delicious meal for the least rupiah. I’d say I am in the lead. My triumphant meal is nothing elaborate; a significant bowl of steamed white rice, and equally generous bowl of deliciously saucy vegetables. Grand total? 20,000 rupiah — about $2.25 — and that included two bottles of ice-cold water. Admittedly, I stepped into an eating venue that my partner immediately labelled the “cholera café” as he dashed away with the children. The view included a 2m high, 4m wide pile of rubbish, old shrine offerings, rubble, a few blow dogs and a cement mixer parked immediately in front — engine running, cement rumbling, and the gentle aroma of exhaust fumes. The decor on the dirt is an ancient, wonky structure of thin grey plywood with a faded plastic “cloth”, probably nailed on in the 1970s. Stars for atmosphere? You could safely say that the “big bang” has yet to happen here. But the food is good — simple and genuinely yummy.

What possessed me to enter this place was that few other westerners eat there. Surely this is a sign of subsequent health. Later my son’s delight in making up other names for these “establishments” — such as Bistro Barf and Diarrhoea Diner, and “would you like some Hepatitis A with your meal madam?”. This becomes prophecy when we later spot a large kitchen supply outlet called “Gastro” which has clearly hoped to make a nickname out of the more sophisticated French “gastronome” and come up tres petite. I am also on the hunt for real Indonesian delights. Getting around on foot is the best way to find the intimate local warungs and give them the once over. The fun ones are free of sweaty white faces, have no menu and no Coca-Cola.

Stars for atmosphere: No big bang but the food is good I found a beautiful and very clean-looking one on the back streets of Sanur while having a walk with my son — if a

9956 6444 25 Chapman Road, Geraldton 6530

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$319,000

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Huge value and a huge home, complete with 6 beds, 2 baths, air - conditioned living room, lounge and huge games room near the equally impressive below ground pool. Set on a double block with monster powered shed plus single garage and carport.

The perfect way to beat the rent cycle and this great size 3 bed 1 bath home offers trouble free living having undergone recent renovations. A large children friendly block and great enclosed patio, entertaining area is sure to please.

44 CRAWFROD STREET

119B SHENTON STREET

$275,000

walk constitutes dodging bikes, cars, dogs and rubbish in our local street. It was called Warung Shanti (Restaurant Bliss) — a good sign, given what life-challenging events occurred on the way there. None of the women looked like they knew what to do with me. Another good sign, I think, that this should be strictly local cooking. I’ve learnt to ask for Nasi Campur (Champur) — rice with today’s special dishes which is a sort of tasting plate with chicken sticks and beautifully prepared individ-

ual vegetable dishes. One of these had delicious coconut shavings. While I ate finely and nearly burnt a hole through my brain, when the kiddies saw the way I was panting, they stuck to their bowls of plain rice and tehbotal, an absurdly sweet, black cold tea in a coke-looking bottle. My winning price? 35000 rp ($4) for three drinks, one meal and two bowls of rice. And this place had atmosphere with fountains, gardens and teak furniture and a sulky street dog at our feet!

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GG347471

TELEPHONE 9921 2966 CNR URCH AND PHELPS STREET GERALDTON

So close to town and the beaches, this delightful studio style home with loft and study offers a rather unique lifestyle right in the heart of town. 3 beds 1 bath.

DARRELL BAYLISS 0407 471 113 darrell@fngn.com.au

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Midwest!

GG345251

Another rent beater and this one has the added advantage of possible future sub-division potential (subject to approvals). Features include 3 good size bedrooms, full walk in store room or 4th bed, open plan living, sunroom and single lock up

PH: 9964 2303 98 Flores Road, Geraldton

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