I have been going to Bali Bali regularly for more than 15 years and I am absolutely shocked at the comments I have read. I agree with Michael that the previous review has been written by some spiteful individual and having been a regular for so long I will vouch that Bali Bali has no such named owner as Michael. Like Michael, I am just a great lover of Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine and having traveled to Indonesia a number of times I understand why there are so many Indonesians that dine at Bali Bali.
The food at Bali Bali is authentic, cooked from the heart, full of flavour and cooked with techniques that have been handed down through generations of the Ibrahim family that own and run this wonderful family establishment. The meat is halal (slaughtered humanely) and the traditional dishes such as the slow cooked coconut beef rendang and the punchy kick of the fiery sambal chicken or the lamb cooked in green chillies are where you need to be. When trying new food it's only normal to communicate more with staff, ask them what you should be trying and tell them what your preferences are, because Indonesian food truly caters for a million different pallets.
A plate of noodles are not enough to judge Bali Bali by, traditionally, Indonesian food does not consist of fried noodles and certain dishes may dishes have been adapted to cater for the London/tourist crowd. Supply and demand and a business needs to stay afloat and all that. It is not to say that I am condoning bad food, but your review is juvenile, insubstantial and definitely worth a reply.
Now if you can try the Rijstafel (Rice-Table - selection of authentic dishes) or the chefs selection of authentic dishes and you can still liken the food to £2 Chinese buffet meals, then sir, there is something even more wrong with your taste buds then i might have suspected.