Java Garden quick-lunch

Java GardenJava Garden, neatly replacing the “China” on the existing sign with “Java,” still offers a Chinese buffet at lunch. There is an Indonesian (and Chinese) luncheon menu, but we truly did need a quick lunch. The hot and sour soup was genuinely and deliciously hot. The egg rolls, mostly cabbage with some carrot it appeared, were light and tasty, prepared in fresh, not stale and over-used, oil. The chicken dishes were from the good parts of the chicken and the sauces were not over-thick with cornstarch. The rice had not sat around a long time and was excellent. People were picking up food to go and there’s also delivery available within a certain area (call 385-8858) for more information. The Chron reports that the Java Gardens people are the original Java Noodles people. If you see vehicles in the parking lot of the departed Albertsons on Pleasant Valley, the chances are good that they belong to people dining at Java Garden. The 10% discount for students is still available. The soup was so especially delicious that I want to return and try the Indonesian menu at dinnertime, or perhaps on a Sunday, when the buffet is entirely Indonesian and changes every week to incorporate the chef’s specials.

1 Comment so far

  1. Victoria Wing (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 8:15 am

    I grew up eating home-cooked Indonesian food and I love Java Gardens. When I was there for Sunday brunch, I met almost the entire staff, a wonderful and uniquely Indonesian experience. I wish I could tell you what I have eaten, but I have only my family’s names for the dishes!

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