View Larger Map

blue pin: visited; yellow pin: transit;

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 4: Surabaya

Bumbu Desa
I'm so happy to meet up with a few classmates from UNSW days, it was at least ten years since we saw each other. Our lunch was at Bumbu Desa which serves local cuisine. Thanks to Rona and Silvia for the treat!!

Lalapan (salad)

Gurame goreng (fried gurame fish)

Pepes ikan mas (gold fish)

Pepes is a type of cooking where the fish was steamed in a wrapped banana leaves and then grilled.

Ikan lele goreng (fried catfish)

Fried chicken intestines. Isn't it like Fear Factor? :D

Sambal cumi (squid with sambal sauce)

Quail eggs with tofu

Balarea juice, I couldn't remember the ingredients.

Avocado juice

After this, we went to Rona's house and had es kopyor. Es kopyor is a creamy version of coconut juice, something in between coconut juice and coconut milk. It was really good but too sinful!

Next, she drove us to ITC and we had our groceries shopping at Carrefour. It has been our tradition to "raid" the supermarket whenever we go to cheaper countries. :D

Really big thanks to her for accompanying us the whole day!

Pakuwon City
We had our dinner at a food court in Pakuwon City, a new housing estates built by Ciputra. Many of the estates have great facilities, so that residence could get everything they need within the area.

Food court

Kwetiau goreng Medan is my comfort food. The fried kwetiau is more similar to Penang style than Singapore's. I always have this when I go back home. Now I could have it anywhere hehe...

Kwetiau goreng Medan

He ordered nasi rawon which is the most famous local food. You could find it anywhere from roadside stall to high end Indonesian restaurants.

Nasi rawon (beef stew and rice in dark soup). The soup was spicy, tasted like bak kut teh.

No comments: