24 Thursday, 24 September 2009 London Lite Olympic opening ceremony could be a bit of a BlurTalks: Albarn met 2012 chiefs Eattonight ...Indonesiannoodles BalI BalI Theres even more choice for Indonesian noodle fans at small family eatery Bali Bali. You might just feel like youre back on the holiday island once youve tucked into the likes of ketroprak (7.10), made up of stir-fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, tahu and spicy peanut sauce. Or theres char kway teow (7.10) -- fat egg noodles stir-fried with egg, chicken, shrimp and mixed veg. 150 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (020 7836 2644) Chris Beanland Read1,ooosofpubandrestaurant reviewsandbookonlineat thisislondon.co.uk/lite Nusa Dua FOr top-notch noodles, head to Nusa Dua, a soho haven for fans of southeast Asian food. If you want the best authentic bak me goreng ayam, well you can get it here for a measly 6.45. For your money you get stir-fried, thin egg noodles in a lip-smacking sauce served up with chicken, bean sprouts, spring onion and a range of fresh green vegetables. Or if you like it hot and spicy, try the saos panggang, a coconut and chilli sauce on top of duck, chicken or snapper (from 6.25). 11-12 Dean Street, W1 (020 7437 3559) DAMON AlbArN is in the running to be artistic director for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, it was claimed today. It is believed the award-winning blur and Gorillaz frontman has held preliminary talks with the london Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic by maRk blunden Games (locog), as part of a wide consultation for the position. Albarn, 41, who grew up in leytonstone, east london, worked with artist and Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett to create the animated title sequences and music to accompany the bbCs coverage of the 2008 beijing Games. Another name in the frame for artistic director is Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry. The 48-year-old, whose movies include billy Elliot, The Hours and The reader, is believed to be the preferred choice of much of the arts establishment. However, some people feel Albarn -- a leading figure in the Nineties britpop scene -- would deliver an innovative and quintes- sentially british ceremony. It is believed locog has not ruled out having more than one artistic director, with different themed sections of the opening ceremony. The appointment is expected to be announced in the new year and locog has declined to reveal the contenders for directing the ceremony. A locog spokeswoman said of the name claims: It is complete speculation. The committee has played down expectations that londons ceremony can match the extravaganza in beijing, which was watched by more than three billion people on TV. damOn alBarn tipped tO Be artistiC direCtOr fOr 2012 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html