Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Revisited Rumah Makan Pondok Laguna, Jakarta Indonesia

Selba, this Malaysian friend of mine also brought us here. Guess you were right about it being an expat haunt. =D For those confused and curious, do click here to salivate at the food I savoured on my maiden visit and Selba's comment.

The revisit allowed me to savour my favourites again. They are the restaurant's bestsellers, obviously. Every table orders them.

I had a fabulous holiday!

Tahu Kipas (Fresh shrimps fried in batter)
Ikan Gurame aka Dancing Fish (Deep fried fresh water fish)
Cumi-cumi Bakar (Grilled Squid). Steadfastly my ultimate favourite!
Sambal kangkung (Spicy stirfried greens)
New dishes (to me) were:-

Kepiting (Crab) err cannot remember type of cooking. Local meat crab slathered in a spicy sweet sour sauce. Just cannot stop licking the shell.
Sambal Kacang Buncis (Spicy stirfried long beans). Forgettable.
All good to go with this pungent salivacious Sambal Belacan. Serving equivalent to a sauce plate.
Tried to diffused the fiery food with Fresh Young Coconut Water.Companions recommended to enhanced the drinks with a squeeze of lime. Somehow, I'm not taken with it. Tasted odd to me.
Bill: Sir V bought. Did I say I had a fabulous holiday?

For an idea of the prices and location, please skip over to my previous post by clicking here.


Selba said...

Hahaha... see... who can resist from eating at this restaurant?

The tahu kipas is also my favorite dish! I think it's the best in town.. that's why it's quite pricey ;)

550ml jar of faith said...

Hmm the taste of lime in coconut is suspect to me too! That crab though, is undoubtedly lickalicious!!

J2Kfm said...

cumi cumi? hahahah ... sotong sotong. wonder what ciki will think ... hahaha.

backStreetGluttons said...

You Indonesian Boyfriend sure wants to keep you in a happy daze , and ultimately motivated eh ?
such believable pampering

sc said...

the tahu and sotong looks droolicious! and that fiery sambal..i remember that feeling of spiciness in my mouth..hehe

Tummythoz said...

Selba, it's good but I'll swap that fried beancurd for the squid in a flash. =D

550ml jar of faith, some things are better natural huh.

J2Kfm, you trying to be ciki-ciki? (cheeky)

backStreetGluttons, aaahhhh it's a beauteefooool world.

*pass sc a cooling coconut. And more tissue*

mimid3vils said...

The crabs look like salted egg crabs~~

Nic (KHKL) said...

adui, sedap looking nyer....all good with nasi putih! the fish look interesting. if it was in a chinese restaurant, the head must be up d...some fengshui thing, i guess..hehe

jason said...

Dah balik? :)

Tummythoz said...

mimid3vils, maybe due to my blurred pic.

Nic(KHKL), so true. Better if got golden fountain spurting out of fish to shower all for superb prosperity? =P

jason, balik setengah hati aje. Still have not finished my gems.

teckiee said...

ohh interesting fish.. and lime in coconut ah.. wont it taste like spoilt coconut juice?

thenomadGourmand said...

oh? managed to tear urself away frm the TV set to blog? ;P

CUMI & CIKI said...

Cumi-cumi Bakar is your fav.. how bout cumiciki? hehe:P

Life for Beginners said...

The Ikan Gurame is a work of art in itself, no? A crispy, fishy scuplture... ;)

worldwindows said...

I have a bit of a hang-up eating guarame in Indonesia as it sounds like an aquarium fish. But once I dig in lost all inhibitions. Wow so much variety!

Tummythoz said...

teckiee, that's what it tasted like to me.

thenomadgourmand, certain parts of that long-winded drama series are just too boring and tedious.

Cumi & ciki, definitely raw, nor grilled please!

Life for Beginners, wonder how it's held while frying.

worldwindows, hmm call it African Fish then. Since in Cantonese, Fei-chau-yu.

sue said...

Hmm, lime with coconut,never tried that combination before. I'm assuming it will taste pretty refreshing. Maybe I should try it on my own one day. Don't think we have it here in M'sia right? Prolly have to request for a side of limes. Haha

Tummythoz said...

sue, haven't tried nor seen anyone doing it here either. Hmm think the vendor will give funny look.

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