Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rumah Makan Pondok Laguna, Jakarta Indonesia

Food in Jakarta was very tasty. It only took a 3 days stay to convert my taste buds. When I came back, everything tasted bland for weeks. Thirstily tasty. The sweet drinks almost tooth-aching, the salty dishes quadrupled dehydration speed. We were emptying bottles of drinking water like marathon runners. Lucky the toilets at the shopping malls and restaurants were clean and bright. To my utmost delight, free. Show you later, k.

I took so many pictures as we partook in many meals – big medium small. Unfortunately most are blur and needed heavy editing due to hurried snapping. Whenever I whip out my camera, Superb Host would exclaim to dining companions ‘Food critic! Food critic from M’sia!’.You say I shy or not? "((@_@))”

A quick check around and found Selba claiming that this is a favourite with expatriates.

On that Saturday night it was packed with locals too. Please proceed to salivate.

A local favourite drink, Jeruk (we know it as Mandarin Orange juice with Coconut Flesh).My favourite of the night:- Cumi-cumi Bakar ie Grilled Squid! Smothered in sticky sweet black sauce it was spoon and fork licking good. Fingers and palms if your companions allow it. How should I describe it? Springy but not chewy? Hankering for some now!
Thank you Superb Host for buying us:- (divide 3,000 to get approx. amount in RM. This meal cost RM162)


Life for Beginners said...

Darn and double-darn, u sure are making me miss Indonesian food. And you didn't have to pull out the ultimate showstopper: Their Blended Avocado drink with Chocolate Swirls!

Oh, for that I could diesss....

550ml jar of faith said...

Ooh... I await your Indon toilet post with much anticipation! Anything to show us kampung flers what toilets are meant to be...

Precious Pea said...

Amazing how toilets in Thailand and Indonesia can be so much cleaner than our country hor? Toilet training should be made a compulsory subject in school.

sc said...

woah, the squids looks delicious!! Happy New Year tummythoz, may next year bring you lots of good food and erm, interesting looking toilet :p

backStreetGluttons said...

wai u got so mani Super Good Host to give you eat so nice ?

Happy New Year !

Nic (KHKL) said...

lol! ya lor, so farny when ppl start to call us food critics etc etc....i get really embarrassed and dunno what to do lor, at times...hehehe...

Jackson said...

OMG! Indonesian food!! love it!

Big Boys Oven said...

oh you make indonesian food so tasty and so wanting!

Selba said...

Happy New Year!

Did you see a lot expatriates there while you were dining? ;)

Beside the "ikan gurame goreng", the "tahu kipas" is very famous because so yummy.

PureGlutton said...

WOw...the grilled sotong is making me so hungry now! I heard indon food is really yummy - i hv yet to try the real thing!

zwan said...

Wonder if ikan gurame goreng is a top dish in Jakarta, almost all restaurants have them, very garing to eat, can eat almost all parts of the fish.

worldwindows said...

Really miss the cumi-cumi and gurame! Sigh.... Even the deep fried (in oil) kepiting (crabs).

thenomadGourmand said...

hi hi!
been awy fr blogging for a while hence the late wishes-- Happy New yr!!!
Ohh i luvv indo food and it seems that u had a blast there hor?

Tummythoz said...

Life for Beginners, so very the dramatic-lor.

550ml Jars of Faith, didn't see any highly innovative ones but as long as no icky wet floors, I'm sold!

Precious Pea, err recall toilets at my schools were real dumps. Lucky no practical training there.

sc, hope 2009 & beyond brings u more crazy food trips too.

backStreetGluttons, recruitment still open! hehe.

Nic(KHKL), with your sensual reads & attractive photographs, qualify-lah!

Jackson, is there any food u don't like? =D

Big Boys Oven, compliments to the chefs of course.

Selba, *pushing gurame & tahu aside* Gimme cumi-cumi!

PureGlutton, droolicious Itelu!

zwan, hello there!

worldwindows, pity I didn't get to do any kepiting this trip. Lucky I'm going again soon.

theNomadGourmand, being far away from work is ALWAYS a blast. ;D

paket liburan murah said...

hhhhmmmmm, hungry

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