WHEN eating or drinking in Sitara Indian Restaurant, Denpasar, we are not just satisfied with the delicious menus. However, we will also get full of information about Indian culture, ranging from the cuisines, music, ornaments, interior to every sense and meaning of the objects displayed in the restaurant. Such uniqueness makes the ambience of restaurant located on Jalan Teuku Umar Denpasar 137 different.
On coming into the restaurant, visitors will encounter the atmosphere of India. Having got meals, visitors will not rush to go home, but are very feeling homey and lingering because they get a lot of information like why people worship Lord Ganesha, why there is Krishna, and why Hindus should not eat beef as well as information on yoga and other Indian culture.
According to the owner Sonia Kaur, Sitara Indian restaurant had a meaning of star that was always shining and a part of the planet Earth. If the stars were extinct, the earth would also be simultaneously destroyed. The establishment of restaurant with a capacity of 210 people was the Surabaya branch and it did not only pursue the profits. However, more importantly it also would like to spread positive culture to everyone, so that many people could understand about the Indian culture being not much different from the Hindu culture in Bali.
Moreover, with the location in the city’s culinary area, the Sitara Indian Restaurant established in February 2010 will surely draw a wider market. The price set up is relatively cheap because the owner wants its presence can be enjoyed by all walks of life, not for a certain group only. There are about 110 types of menu starting from the opening course, main course to desserts and drinks.
Some menus offered have tasteful flavor and sharp flavor of Indian spices. However, some others are also adapted to the international tongue, so that it can be enjoyed by people from all countries. “The menus predominantly pursued by teenagers are tandoor (clay oven using charcoal fuel). It offers a better barbeque menu to give an impression of privileges,” said Sonia while adding that her party had opened a branch in the Ubud tourist resort.Beginners usually try martabak, cane bread and samosas. Meanwhile, the expats have been familiar with the Indian cuisines. Even, they dare to try the quite spicy menus to the extreme ones.
“We also provide birthday packages, wedding, indoor or outdoor party. There are also daily feast day package, new comer package and those having no cooking preparation and catering,” she added. (BTN/015)