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Experiencing Indo Food the Local Way

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So far we’ve always been eating out at the malls but each time we pass by these side-walk structures I’d always tell my husband I’d like to experience Indonesian street food someday.

So we finally did a couple of nights back πŸ™‚ It was definitely a novel experience – everybody was al fresco, our table was a bit wobbly with the uneven ground and we were right outside the kitchen, separated only by a wall.

There was live entertainment right in front of us in the form of live crabs :

live crabs

There was also some action going on to my right as coconuts were being prepped for serving their juice (that yellow chair is my husband’s just to show you the proximity).

Thankfully the lady stopped her chopping as she caught me sneaking alarmed glances at her sharp implement (and imagining it flying out of her hands):

fresh coconuts

We were in lively company.Β  That table in front of us was just vacated, in case you’re now wanting us to move away from the coconuts:

lively company

And best of all, the food was absolutely delicious!Β  We had ayam goreng bawang, cap cai, and cah kangkung.

Indonesian food

I loved it!Β  We walked back to our car shamelessly burping and rubbing our bellies with satisfaction.Β  Well, it was already dark and nobody there knew me/us so … πŸ˜‰

6 thoughts on “Experiencing Indo Food the Local Way”

  1. …how I envy you – you’re so lucky… Have you had a chance to try ayam manis or bandrek susu yet? Or even sticky rice (manis) :)? Enjoy the food, it’s so delicious… ❀ We also once had Sumatra food which was fantastic!!! A wee bit different than other parts of Indonesia.

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    1. I haven’t yet but I will put that on the list. Thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚ The food here is indeed yummy. When did you last visit Indonesia?

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      1. Oh don’t worry, I’m a chicken myself πŸ˜€ But I totally do recommend you to give it a try, or even try snorkelling! Some of the most beautiful things I’ve seen underwater were in Indonesia ❀

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