Indonesia March – May 2012 : Surabaya

My birth city Surabaya, I was there quite long but as I flipped through the photos, there weren’t that many photos I made there with the big camera. I suppose I enjoyed my time too much there that I didn’t care about taking photos. But some that I took I’m sharing with you today. Mostly of food 🙂 Happy midweek!

I stayed at one of my sweetest friend home Mbak R. She is a known name for homebaked goods especially for this klappertaart. Check her drool worthy website here. And yes I’m not biased, this was the best klappy I ever tasted, ever! Not too sweet and filling, good balance of tartiness and sweetnes and the texture from the young coconut meat, raisins and almond made it a pleasant experience for your palate.

And eh, in front of her house I found what I believe the Surabaya version of Whitty?

One of my fave dish of Surabaya, tahu campur.

There are many dishes from Surabaya that are made from petis (fish paste) and this one is no exception, tahu campur (literally means mixed tofu). Egg noodle, tofu, lento (fried cassava fritter), salad leaves, beef brisket with savoury petis based soup, topped with krupuk. Divine!

We also went to the Padangnese restaurant. Now the way of eating in this restaurant is different than the other. First the waiter will bring you many plates of side dishes but afraid not, you don’t have to finish everything. The rule is when you take one plate of side dish then you have to pay for them.

See the waiter with his hands full of dishes.

Shopping malls in Indonesia are crazy. Some open until 2am in the weekend just to proof it we went there and it was still packed with mall goers. Wondering when will that ever happen here in Holland?

And as any other bizzare things in Indonesia, found this guy just laying down relaxed on top of a moving vehicle.

For Mbak R daughter’s birthday, we celebrated at this cozy traditional restaurant, Dewa Ndaru.

Must say that I was addicted to the morning glory tempura style on the left. It was crunchy with sweet savoury sauce. So much I loved that dish that I actually forgotten what the rest was. @_@

The birthday cake that I helped making with Mbak R’s sister. Yes it would be a waste if you stayed with one top cake maker if you didn’t learn a thing or two.

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Madura

Gresik

Semarang

Bandung

Jakarta Part I

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