Monday, May 11, 2009

Java Jamboree: Lunch at Surabaya

Lunchtime came early during the first day in Surabaya. We had had not a proper breakfast, having just alighted from the plane and then, visiting a mosque. The first eating shop our guide took us to was closed and it was no wonder - It's Dirgahayu Indonesia when we were in Surabaya. Indonesia was celebrating Independence Day. So, we settle for some Mie Kocok and Cendol in another eating shop which was supposed to be popular in Surabaya. Mie Kocok looked like Chinese-influenced. The name suggested that the noodle was cooked by dipping in boiling water like the Chinese Cheng T'ng Mee, which literally means Clear Soup Noodle. Both noodle and dessert were superb; the Cendol in fact tasted quite different from the one we had at home. In Surabaya, I think they added jackfruit; it smelled like there was jackfruit among the ingredients. A satay stall which operated near the shop was supposed to offer tasty satay too but we had had enough and besides, the satay stall did not look at all hygienic...




Going out for lunch in Surabaya...



Selling Satay by the roadside...






An eating shop offering noodles and the sweet dessert, Cendol...






Mie Kocok...



Cendol...



Traveling Tip: Eat at a clean place!

4 comments:

Liudmila said...

Oh, I forgot about this your blog!!! And there are so many new interesting posts!!!

What were that "worms" in the Cendol?

footiam said...

The 'worms' are made from glutinous flour, I think- it's plant based and tasty!

Thomas C B Chua said...

Travel Pang
Your posting changes my view on Indonesia travel. Would consider Surabaya after our Bali trip.

footiam said...

While in Surabaya, don't forget Mount Bromo especially if you are into nature.

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!