With regards to location, there are not many better than this. The small manicured Jing’an Park, with it small pond and overhanging trees, is a great location that the Bali Laguna makes the most of.
The restaurant, both inside and out, is littered with countless statues and fittings, all imported from Indonesia, along with a high-vaulted ceiling which helps give the restaurant an almost tropical, beach-hut feel. With help from the serene pond - complete with lily pads and fountains - you could almost forget you were in the middle of one the biggest and noisiest cities in the world.
Shanghai has quite a few Malaysian and Singaporean restaurants but not quite so many Indonesian ones, so I was pleased to get a chance to try Made in Indonesia in the new Shanghai Bay Ordos Building next to the Pudong entrance of the Fuxing Tunnel.
For those who have not tried Indonesian food before, it shares a lot of similarities with Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine. In fact there are plenty of dishes that all three countries would claim to be their own, such as chicken satay or nasi goreng. Although I’m not too bothered where food comes from, so long as it tastes good.