All We Can Eat are posts focused on all the cheap and/or street food that Megan and Tyler devour.
Regardless of the name, this restaurant is NOT actually owned by Run DMC’s Reverend Run. It is, however, owned by the next best thing…a local gal who can do some amazing things with fried rice.
Nasi goreng basically translates “fried rice” in Indonesian, and it’s not so dissimilar to how you’d come across it in the U.S. The main discrepancy is that instead of blending the egg into the rice, they keep that piece on the side (which actually makes it a local breakfast staple.) Another key difference is that fried rice in typical Western restaurants can end up tasting like rice with peas and baby carrot bits in it—but in Run’s skillful woks, it was a rap battle of ingredients and flavor (I may or may not have mixed my Runs up in that statement.)
To start, this place has no chairs. I soon realized that after not having sat cross legged for over 30 years, “sitting Indian style” is not like riding a bike. I had to eat my food while leaning up against the wall, and let me tell you…It’s Tricky (sorry) to eat that way, but Run’s was worth it.
The kitchen is little with only two people working the place—Run’s in green (not in Her Adidas) and her assistant/server is in orange. In this tiny space they produce fruit juices, over 20 different eating options and they do it all with service that caters to each individual (I said I like my food spicy, so Run made a bowl of special chilli sauce just for me.)
The flavors were pretty damn big for being so simple (and for only $1.20!) Megan got fried chicken (no the Colonel’s version) and I got the nasi goreng. For rice, this dish had a TON going on. It came across earthier and heartier than just rice—more like spelt and quinoa. How did she do that? It’s sorcery, I tell ya! And that special chilli sauce was just that—it was so good, it deserves it’s own holiday…like Christmas Time in Hollis Queens (that was forced, and I’m sorry.)
Run will cook you up a duck if you order a day in advance, so get ready for that post in the near future. Until then, Run’s Warung gets 4 Sucker MCs (or swaying Tylers) out of 5.
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