Es Kopi Susu (Iced Milk Coffee) is *still* trending in Jakarta and although I have tried most of them, I only reorder few ones that I really like. If you have ever heard about Kopi Kenangan, yes, it is one of my favorites and I usually order them by Go-Food. Recently, the group that manages Kopi Kenangan named Kenangan Group opened 2 other joints: Cabe Cabe & Bakmi Kenangan in Standard-Chartered Tower, Kuningan, Jakarta. Located inside Republik Makanan food court on the lobby level, the place is strategic especially during office hours, you can get yummy lunch with affordable prices.
Cabe Cabe offers rice in Chinese take-out boxes with 3 variants: Tempura Cabe-Cabean, Tempura Cabe-Cabean Gila, and Bakso & Sosis Cabe-Cabean Gila. For the sambal, there are sambal matah or chili oil, and you can also choose the level of spiciness from the less spicy (SMA), spicy (Kampus), and super spicy (Macan/Mama Cantik). Prices range from IDR 29,091 to 34,546 only.
My personal favorite is the Tempura Cabe-Cabean Gila Matah, although the chicken didn’t look at all like tempura chicken, but I didn’t mind as the chicken was all meaty and well-seasoned. Beside that, the sambal matah is fragrant and good enough to satisfy my cravings. And tell you what, the Macan level is actually quite spicy and kicking!
The Bakmi Kenangan stall is located next to Cabe Cabe, and it offers only simple menu of noodle. You can choose simple Chicken Noodle, with or without meatballs, and it also has Bakmi Baper (Bakmi Ayam Pedas Rica) but I believe I didn’t try it so I can’t really comment. Frankly speaking, I love the texture of the noodle, it’s the type of hard (in a good way of hard ramen noodle), chewy one and nicely seasoned and “oiled” without being too much. With price starting from IDR 26,364, spoil yourself with a little treat during lunch break.
Cabe Cabe & Bakmi Kenangan are good additions to what Kuningan offers around office area. If you are looking for good and affordable lunch and happen to be around the neighborhood, you shouldn’t miss visiting this place. I recommend trying the Tempura Cabe-Cabean (Gila or not), and try the sambal matah if you like it, as for the spiciness level, you can choose according to your own preference. For the Bakmi Kenangan, try Bakmi Special Ayam Bakso to get the most complete eating experience, add lots of chili sauce, and you are good!
And of course, it is not a complete visit without trying the Kopi Kenangan Mantan (IDR 18,000) by Kopi Kenangan! Beside that, you can also dare yourself to try their Kopi Mantan Menikah (ouch!), and although their stall is not located inside Republik Makanan just like the other 2 joints, you can still get these quirky coffee in Standard-Chartered Tower building as well as other 4 locations in Jakarta.
Best of luck!
* All prices are subject to 10% government tax
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CABE CABE & BAKMI KENANGAN
Standard Chartered Building Lobby Level
(inside Republik Makanan)
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio No. 164
South Jakarta 12930
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