Monthly Archives: August 2013

Warung Rujak Cingur Bu Sri

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If your tummy is already half full, you can try to dine in Warung Rujak Cingur Bu Sri.  It’s a healthy dish and not too much for your stomach.

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Rujak Cingur is the dish originated from Surabaya-East Java. Cingur means “mouth” in Javanese because it use shredded of boiled ox mouth. It also consists of assorted fruits such as: cucumber, bengkuang, young mango, pineapple, kedondong and assorted vegetables such as: bean sprout, watercress, string bean. All of that mixed with seasoning that made from shrimp paste, brown sugar, chili, fried peanut, fried red onion, salt & shredded of green seed banana.

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Its taste sweet….hmmm….frankly speaking, I can’t feel the savory of this dish. I find a better version of Rujak Cingur at Jakarta. To reduce its sweetness, I add a cracker as my side dish. Price 18 K.

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For dessert you can choose Es Kolak. Price 8 K. Well, unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy their dessert, because the banana is too tough to chew. I think they have to change the type of banana. Better they use banana that already ripe and taste sweet.

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Warung Rujak Cingur Bu Sri

 

Jl. Pekunden Timur I/2

Semarang

Phone: (024) 8411419

 

 

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Soto Bokoran

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This is my second time stay at Quest Hotel. I really like it because the location is very strategic for food lover. Many streetfood along this Plampitan road. One of them that become the most popular is Soto Bokoran.

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They started their business since 1970. From early morning this stall is already crowded with people. I came here at 8 am, and I have to queue for about 10 minutes.

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A bowl of indulgence came right away in front of my face. It’s consists of rice, vermicelli, shredded of chicken meat, fried garlic, celery and chicken broth soup that already mixed with their secret seasoning. You can add the chili and sweet soy sauce to enrich the soup. Super delicious!

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They also provide several skewers, such as: chicken skin, gizzard-liver, oyster & boiled egg that already marinated in sweet soy sauce. My favorite is oyster! So yummy and I just can’t stop eat that!

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And the whiz snack that you must order in this place is their Perkedel Kentang (Potato Fritter). It’s taste so crunchy outside and very savory inside. The skin of the fritter is so thin, I still don’t know what kind of flour they used. Trust me, you will get addicted by this awesome snack. I ate 4 pieces that morning, haha….Price between 10 K- 20 K.

Perkedel Bokoran

 

Soto Bokoran

 

Jl. Plampitan No. 55

Semarang

Phone: (024) 3567402

 

 

Toko Oen

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Toko Oen was originally begun around 1910 in Yogyakarta by Mrs. Liem Gien Nio (Grandma Oen). Until now, it’s still being run and managed by the direct descendants of the founders. Toko Oen sell a classic Dutch Colonial-style dishes, cookies & nostalgic ice cream.

This restaurant has become one of my childhood memories. My parents usually asked me to have ice cream on this place at the weekend. Because of this habit, right now I become a huge lover of dessert, including cookies & cake ;)

Today I try their cake: Roti Telur. Price 4 K. It’s an egg bread sprinkled with sugar powder on top. The outside texture is crunchy, but soft inside. Quite nice.

Roti Telur

Then I also try their Ontbijtkoek. Price 4 K. An Ontbijtkoek is a Dutch-Belgian spiced cake. They’re sometimes called as Peperkoek. Rye is its most important ingredient, coloring the cake a light brown. It is often spiced with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, succade and nutmeg. Well, I don’t think I like Toko Oen’s version, because the texture is too dry and made me hard to swallow. I need one small sip of water after one or two bites of cake.   

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Okay, now I order my favorite dessert in the world: Ice Cream! This time I order Rum Raisin Ice Cream. Price 15,5 K. The rum flavor is strong enough, perfectly mixed with the crunchiness of the raisin. Very good! I like it.

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Don’t forget to order their specialty flavor: Tutti Fruity. Price 28,5 K. It’s a chocolate and vanilla ice cream with sprinkled of dried fruit. The chocolate ice cream tastes bitter-sweet, not too milky. It’s perfectly blended with the sweetness of vanilla ice cream. And the dried fruit completed this dessert as a must-order flavor on this place.

Tutti Fruity

 

Toko Oen

 

Jl. Pemuda No. 52

Semarang

Phone: (024) 3541683