Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sate in Jakarta

Last nite, me tried sate with a friend. The sate stall was located at Jln Sabang, near Sarinah complex. There are many stalls to be found. The first stall we past by has alot of customer, but not on Jln Sabang. But the one we were looking for is called Pak Herri on Jln Sabang. As we entered Jln Sabang, we started to look for Pak Herri's stall. Found the stall. But there wasn't any customer at this stall. Hmm.. 'Should we eat here?', for me any stall will do. So I have to play the tourist role. 'Any stall that you think is good', was my answer to 'Which stall you would like to try.' Hehehe.. I felt funny looking at my friend deciding the place. Then my friend asked someone to recommend. Of we went to Pak Herri, as that was the stall recommended. Sorry no photo of sate from this stall. Upon misson accomplished at Pak Herri stall, we walked further down the street for another sate.
This sate was dipped in different sauce. The sauce is spicy. Oh, this sate was using beef and tongue. I can't remember taking tongue from a cow. It taste good, maybe because of the sauce. And it was served on banana leaf. I cleaned up the sauce. Hehehe.. Ok, this sate is called sate padang. I would like to try this again as the sauce is good.
Actually I have tried sate at a number of places. Most of them look like the photo on the right. The satay is already dipped with sauce. I saw this sate outside a restaurant selling ice cream and drinks. I have to order the sate first before going into the restaurant. This sate was bigger in size. Bigger in size mean bigger in price. Usually the sate of 10 sticks cost no more than 10,000 rupiah. This satay cost me 15,000 rupiah! 'Aiya I can afford la', as I was arguing within my self.
This was what the stall looks like. It sat itself at the entrance to the restaurant selling ice cream. The sate was cooked over a charcoal stove. I was wondering how did the guy carry that thing around. Hmm.. What I can think of is maybe there is a small lorry to carry it back. It sound feasible. This where I placed my order. Then I went in then came out again to take this photo.
There were many people in there. Almost out of table for me to take my sate. Beside the sate, I order an orange juice and a mineral water. The location of this sate is behind Istiqlal Mosque. There was a few restaurants located in the same block.

Ok, to summarize it. Many local mentioned the sate in Jln Sabang is famous. And I have tried it. It is good. And found new sate taste there too. I guess it is good to have a local to take us around to get the different taste of food in Jakarta. Hehehe.. not bad for me, I have a good tour guide. To my tour guide, thanks alot.

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PhotoCrazy said...

property investment, thanks.

annoyingmous, thank you, jangan spam gue..

SooHK said...

hahaha you got spam .... wow the first picture of the satay with the sauce looks interesting..never seen that kind of color... Thailand sate is almost the same as malaysia...

Selba said...

hi... I'm going to use your sate ayam picture for my blog, got tagged by Leecs' wife. It's ok right? :)

oly said...

the ice cream restaurant is Ragusa,the address: Jl. Veteran I/10, Central Jakarta. This ice cream restaurant is quite famous for "orang Jakarta" cos it's homemade and its history.

Anyway just found this blog and like the way you did it.

PhotoCrazy said...

Oops.. didn't know about the ice cream.. and I missed it!!