Saturday, June 27, 2009

Java Jamboree: Javanese Delights

I remember having a rather sumptuous Javanese dinner on the last night in Surabaya. We had returned from the Agro Park and it seemed like in no time at all that we landed on this spacious posh Javanese Restaurant. Walking into its big hall, we were confronted with tables and chairs where patrons could sit and enjoy their food while enjoying a performance on the stage. Traditional handicrafts like masks and wayang kulit puppets spruced up the place and there was a crowd of smiling young men and women dressed in traditional Javanese costumes to wait on the guests. Very soon, we were ushered into a room of our own. There were antiques like old gramophone etc. and on the table was a spread of Javanese food. Of course, there was tempeh or tempe, this popular Javanese food made by fermenting soybeans. My friends were visibly delighted with the dinner...

At a Javanese Restaurant...











Traveling Tip: Try something local!

6 comments:

Liudmila said...

Little local restaurants are often so nice. Well, they have to attract people...

footiam said...

The food must be nice too; otherwise, what's the point?

Liudmila said...

Yes, but we choose them to satisfy the eyes first of all, I think.

footiam said...

It is the same thing as choosing a girl; I suppose. The look comes first, than the heart!

Liudmila said...

Mmmm... I think, I've never choosed a girl... :0)))

footiam said...

It's the same when choosing a man, no?

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!