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Jakarta, Indonesia Part IV
At night, my little sister kept on nagging for some good food. My picky little sister demanded for duck from Warung Bali-ku, a Balinese restaurant near our house. Since the place is not exactly ‘environmentally-friendly’, my mum called for delivery.
Lauk (Side Dishes): Kangkong belacan, onion grated chili, chili sambal and salted peanuts
The side dishes were delicious especially if you mix them all together and eat it with the mains.
Bebek Goreng (Fried duck)
The crispy meat is to die for, it is crispy yet soft. This is my little sister’s favourite.
Ayam Betutu Gilimanuk
This dish was my favourite, I loved the tender chicken meat that is soaked in gravy with many herbs, onion and chili.
Jl Pluit Indah Raya No. 25, Jakarta
Ternate is a small city in the Maluku Islands, most of my aunts and uncles were born there. This cake is a traditional Ternate cake, it has minced pork and a little bit of rice vermicelli (so-un). Its taste is quite sweet and the crust is very chewy.
On wednesday morning, I decided to visit my grandmothers’ graves in Gunung Gadung which is located at Bogor, a city in the West Java province. After the visit, we went for lunch.
The taste was sweet and creamy. The Laksa had chicken, tofu, egg, spinach and bihun in it. And it was sprinkled with lots of ‘bawang goreng’ (fried onion).
Soto Mie Bogor
This dish tasted quite plain, but after squeezing 2 limes, it tasted better. The soup had tomatoes cooked till very soft, beef and lumpia (fried spring roll).
Comblong is a kind of sago cake that has been fried with sugar. When you bite on it the sago stretches, it is so chewy that you feel like chattering your teeth to feel its bouncy taste. The sugar coating made it sweet and very delicious.
Angke is a famous Chinese restaurant in Indonesia that I’ve been very fond of ever since childhood. As you can probably see, I’ve been visiting the places/restaurants that I had grown comfortable to. Angke has two branches, one in Ketapang and the other in Kelapa Gading. Usually I would eat at the one in Ketapang, but this time I went to eat in Kelapa Gading because the place was newer. The restaurant serves Hakka food.
Es Jeruk Nipis (Orang juice)
Lindung Cap Fumak (Fried eel with vegetables)
Mun Haisom (Sea cucumber)
There are no other words than ‘fantastic’, Angke’s food standards had never went downwards. I loved the sea cucumber, it costed Rp. 300,000 but was so worth the try. The gooey mun sauce and jelly-like sea cucumber were outrageously good.
Jl. Zaenal Arifin
Complex Ketapang Indah
Phone: (021) 634-3030
Angke, Kelapa Gading
Jl. Raya Boulevard West
Palm Ivory Square
Phone: (021) 458-66333
My grandfather brought me Bihun Bebek (duck) takeaway, he said that it was good for health since the soup was cooked with lots of kichi seeds (a kind of red and small vegetable seed) and Wan Sui leaves. The Wan Sui was very aromatic and I liked how it tasted when you drowned it in soups.
There was the jelly-like pig’s blood again. The dish tasted like medicine soup but it was tasty.