Cilok/Cimol IDR 11K
Both cilok and cimol are popular snacks originated from West Java, made from Tapioca starch (tepung kanji) then served with peanut sauce, sweet soy sauce and chili sauce. Both of these snacks are very addictive because of the taste and chewy textures that make you crave for more!
Cireng IDR 12K
Cireng is another version of West Java’s popular tapioca starch snack, fried version. This is usually eaten just like that, but in case we want more flavor, the abang gorengan sometimes gives us the peanut sauce and friends in separated plastic bag.
Es Doger IDR 11K
Whenever I think about es doger, my mind will go to the beautiful pink mixed ice drink that I first knew back in school. With main ingredients of coconut slices, pacar cina, avocado, fermented cassava (tape), black glutinous rice, and added with condensed milk, this mixed ice drink is undoubtedly colorful. However, after I came back, I just realized how I miss the good old days when things were considered cheap and a big cup of this only costed IDR 2K that time!
Serabi Notosuman IDR 5K each
One of the highlights in my visit this time was the Serabi Notosuman, a very popular (or should I say, “legendary”?) serabi in Indonesia. Originally comes from Solo, Central Java, Serabi Notosuman is a must try when you visit Solo, just eat the fresh one or buy some to bring back home for gift. Firstly founded in 1920s, the serabi is one of the most original existing serabi ever. And although I feel ashamed that I had never tried this before until yesterday, I am so glad I had this opportunity this time. The serabi looks very similar to kue ape, but because it’s made using thick coconut milk, the taste is crazily rich and flavorful. Each serabi is rolled inside banana wrap, ensuring the freshness, softness, and adding extra fragrance. This comes in 2 flavors: original and chocolate.
Buah Lontar IDR 12K & Air Lontar IDR 10K
Local festival is never complete without this cart selling buah lontar. I remember when I was a kid, I used to buy this so often, because I love seeing how the seller “carve” the fruit open. From that big, round fruit, usually the edible fruits are quite small in size and if we’re lucky, the fruits are juicy and contains lots of fluid inside. Some of the carts I found in the past were located outdoor under direct sunlight, so if I bought the ones that were already put inside plastic bags, usually they were already dry and hard. These ones were still fresh and juicy, so lucky! While the fruits were nice and naturally sweet, the air lontar was horrible: too sweet and already smelly.
Kerak Telor Bebek IDR 20K
Kerak Telor is a popular Batavia food that is made using glutinous rice as the main ingredient. Mixed with eggs (here you can choose chicken or duck eggs), it becomes something like wrap, then cooked with seasonings and others, voila, you’ve got a meal. In Jakarta, it’s not difficult to find this food, as some of the stalls usually sell this around evening near Kemayoran area.
Es Durian Special Besar IDR 30K
I never can resist durian so I just had to buy this. Iko Gantinyo is a famous durian ice shop from Padang, West Sumatera. What is interesting about their durian ice is that they put many other toppings too, such as nata de coco, grass jelly, etc. I bought the special one in big size, and it is put in a big plastic container with lid. The difference between the regular and special one is the additional scoops of ice cream. The container itself is quite big but the contents were not full when I opened it. The ice creams were strawberry and frankly speaking, I never can understand the concept of durian and other ice cream flavors combined into one. The durian was not much, and honestly, I wasn’t really happy with this. Next time, I will probably try this in the restaurant (they have branch in Gading Serpong), maybe it is better.
Gulali Harum Manis IDR 7K each
I was so glad that this was also available for sale during this event. The red and green candy that I used to buy for only IDR 0.1K or 100 friggin’ rupiah was there too!! God, these are sooooooo nostalgic and I won’t forget the happy face of my nephew when he saw this =)