In this entry, I’d like to present two vendors of gado-gado. The first one is a legendary vendor in Kelapa Gading (where Thatha grew up), and the second one is famous in Puri (where Riri grew up).
1. Gado Gado Lely, Kelapa Gading. Ibu Lely is the one sitting at cashier table, wearing purple t-shirt.
The food and drink menu are quite extensive. The food menu is quite interesting, such as Rujak Banci (banci means sissy).
The gado gado uses a quite unique ingredient: jantung pisang.
I saw cincau hijau on the drink menu, so I ordered it since it’s one of Riri’s favourite traditional Indonesian drinks but I have never tried it before.
2. Gado Gado Bu Bietje, Puri Indah. According to some sources, Bu Bietje started selling gado gado about 20 years ago. I really liked the peanut dressing, as well as the very fresh boiled vegetables. Sadly, there isn’t any emping.
It was so refreshing to drink fresh coconut after eating gado gado. I like drinking the water, but I’m too lazy to scrap the flesh.
It’s amazing that Jembatan Lima has so many food stalls and kiosks that serve authentic Pontianak or Kalimantan cuisine. One of them is Nasi Campur AFA Kalimantan. There are many options of nasi campur (Chinese mixed rice) on this street, such as Yung Yung 99 and Acong 36 [it’s funny how Chinese like to include lucky numbers in its brand name], but I read from reviews that AFA offers the best one. You can easily notice the bright orange and yellow colour when you pass Jl. Krendang Raya.
Wow! They are very generous in the portion of meats per serving.
Meat type 1: Crispy Roast Pork – I love the crispy part the most, and I’m happy that the fatty layer is very thin. Meat type 2: Char Siu – flaming red colour
Meat type 3: Roast Chicken
I rearranged the plating. I enjoyed eating every composition of this nasi campur, including the “sayur asin” (salty veggie), the soup that tastes like “Ang Kak” (Red Goji) chicken broth with a touch of ginger, and the Pontianak style “sambal terasi” (chilli paste).
I managed to clean my plate. I never felt as carnivore as right now. To accompany my food, I had a glass of homemade soybean milk – no sugar, no ice.
Time of Serving ●●●●●
Nasi Campur = IDR 27.000
Soybean milk = IDR 5.000
Unlike other street congee vendors, Bubur Ayam Spesial Brebes Berhias (Bang Jaya), is located in a “ruko” (building) with seating area in Pesanggrahan, Puri Indah.
The cart size is bigger than the size of usual mobile street congee vendors. There’s an interesting menu: “Bubur Ga Pake Ayam” (Porridge without Chicken). They also offer delivery with an extra charge of IDR 5.000.
They offer many kinds of satay, including “Telur Muda” / “Uritan” (Young Egg / Unfinished Egg), which is an egg is taken out of a hen but hasn’t fully formed.
I ordered Bubur Ayam 1 Porsi (Full portion of chicken congee). This chicken congee is indeed very special. The soup broth is very tasty, the chicken is flavoured and the congee is thick.
Also, the chilli is spicy. Although the serving bowl looks expensive, but the food price here is actually very reasonable compared to its quality.
Time of Serving ●●●●○
Bubur Ayam 1 Porsi = IDR 13.000
Aqua botol = IDR 4.000