Last night, I wanna try to eat in a food stall which sells Madurese dishes. If any of you haven’t heard about Madura before, I would like to tell a bit about this place. Madura is a small island located in northeastern of Java Island and it’s included in East Java Province Area, Indonesia. Madura is famous with karapan sapi, which is a kind of traditional bull racing and like other Indonesian areas, this place also has authentic dishes like madura satay, soto, duck, and any other dishes, which also famous for the chilli paste or sauce. I spent my childhood in Surabaya, East Java which not far from Madura, so I know that the place has many delicious food. In Jakarta, I haven’t met any madurese dishes before, one of the reason why I tried to eat there last night.
The food stall where I ate, is located among other food stalls in front of a shopping center’s lobby. All of the food stalls there are opened daily from 6.30 pm until 00.30 am.
My dinner time is usually ontime, around 6 pm, but this time I would like to try the dish here which I had never tried before so i had to wait for more than 30 minutes to eat my dinner last night. When I came there around 6.20 pm, the sellers were pulling their wagons to sell the food to the area.
The food stall where I ate.
The seller was preparing for the orders.
Many people also came to this place to eat, even some had come before the sellers.
The seller also baked some fish here.
After waiting for 20 minutes, My Mom and I could enjoy our food order. Mine was fried chicken and rice (with chilli sauce), and my mom tried to order honey kalasan chicken and rice (with chilli sauce too). And the chilli sauce was delicious, although it was not too spicy. The East Java food is usually savory, exactly like our dinner tasted.
The food were all delicious, we could see many other people came there to eat also felt satisfy with the taste. And also the price were affordable.
We could say that even the place was just simple, but the food were extraordinary. We could also try many dishes here, the food stalls sell many kind of Indonesian food. They sell Javanese food (east or central), Padangnese, Madurese and many other food. There are more than 20 food stalls here.
You could also try to eat on a mat here, in Indonesian we called it ‘lesehan’.
Overall I enjoyed my last night dinner, I couldn’t wait to try another menu next time I came there soon.