The Bali Brasserie on the Hove seafront is renowned for its Indonesian-Malaysian cuisine. The restaurant was established in the late 1980s, after moving from Worthing, where it was known as Sama Santa. The Bali Brasserie house speciality is the Indonesian Rijsttafel (Rice Table) that consists of 15 dishes, each a gastronomic delight. If you prefer something lighter, bar meals are available in the Tropical Bar. The dishes on the Bali Brasserie restaurant and bar menus come from two very distinct, but similar countries. Firstly Malaysia, bounded in the north by Thailand, and Singapore in the south. Secondly Indonesia, which stretches like a string of emeralds from the Asian land mass to the Australian continent, and comprises of more than three thousand islands. The population of Malaysia consists of the Malay, the Chinese, and groups of Indian origin. The dishes of the country reflect the presence of all three influences, and the Bali Brasserie represents them all. Indonesian food offers an invigorating contrast of flavours, with many regional variations from island to island. No other Far Eastern countries embrace so many influences and offer such a wide variety of dishes.