Today, I'm taking you to experience Mid-Javanese cuisine brought nicely by Warung Wong Solo.. This small eatery, located in Serpong area, serves cuisine originated from Solo, Central Java.. The eatery was very simple, a home/office turned into a -hopefully- decent restaurant, filled with basic chairs and tables..
On every table, you will find a small tray filled with tempe and tahu bacem 2k each, which looked very appetizing.. See those brown color, it was the result of boiling tempe and tahu along with spices and palm sugar, creating a sweet and savory taste.. Yums! A good sign for their upcoming main courses.. That day we ordered nasi liwet biasa 15k, nasi langgi 19k and kupat tahu biasa 12k..
Nasi liwet is traditional Javanese rice dish cooked in coconut milk and chicken broth, then served with chicken cooked in coconut milk, telor pindang and labu siam.. Personally, I think a good nasi liwet lies in the rice taste and this one was fragrant perfect.. The condiments were another treats.. I loved my labu siam which was perfectly cooked in coconut milk broth, creating a unique and addictive taste..
Nasi langgi is also traditional Javanese rice dish, cooked in coconut milk, but served with different condiments, this one had spicy potato chips, telur pindang, sambal ati and gepuk (shredded beef patty).. This is my companion's pick and I only taste a little bit of it.. He said it was just mediocre and wished he had ordered the nasi liwet instead.. I gave credit to the spicy potato chips though, they were delicious!
Kupat tahu is another traditional dish consisted of ketupat, fried tofu, cabbage, beansprout, peanuts and bakwan (fried veggies patty), drenched in sweet-sour-spicy sauce.. The sauce tasted similar to pempek sauce.. This was maknyus *quoting the famous Pak Bondan*.. Loving every bit of this dish.. The hot, newly fried tofu and bakwan somehow went really well with that brown sauce.. It was unique and definitely not something you would find commonly..
I guessed I did have a nice lunch experiencing those Javanese cuisine.. Definitely will come back for more thanks to the yummy dishes and smart prices..
Warung Wong Solo
Jl. Boulevard AA4 no. 28-30