kali ini akan aku bahas tentang Depot Mie Mapan yang ada di Rungkut, Surabaya, ngga sengaja lihat tempat ini pas kita pergi jemput cewe dede aku minggu lalu. Ternyata Mie Mapan ini sangat well reviewed di Google, kebetulan kita lagi mau makan diluar secara papa aku udah terlalu lapar buat nunggu masak ahahaha.
So, ini depot buka dari jam 07:30-21:30 WIB. Waktu kita kesana kurang lebih jam 19:15 tempatnya udah rame banget ! kita sampai nunggu meja kosong buat kita bertiga dan mereka punya meja di luar dan di dalem. Tempatnya asik, bersih dan ngga panas karena mereka taruh kipas angin gede.
Pelayan akan dateng buat nawarin kita gorengan ke tamu tamu yang baru dapet meja, so buat yang lagi laper berat, mereka ngga akan baper dan marah nungguin mie mereka dimasak (**strategi yang pintar**). Habis mikir lama, kita mutusin buat order 2 song mie ayam jamur dan 1 mie bakwan, semuanya ukuran jumbo karena selisihnya cuman 2000 rupiah.
Nunggu cukup lama, akhirnya makanan kita datang. So sorry, yang ada cuman penampakan mie bakwan secara karena terlalu lapar, aku lupa ambil foto dari Song Mie ayam jamur.
Ini penampakan si Mie Bakwan
Berdasarkan penilaian kita bertiga, ini depot YES banget. Karena :
+ Pelayanan bagus, sigap dan ramah
+ Tempatnya bersih
+ Menunya lengkap, rasanya enak
+ Harga standard, dengan harga minuman yang terjangkau, jadi pas buat kantung anak muda juga
satu satunya yang kurang dari tempat ini, kalian musti dateng jauh sebelum jam makan karena banyak yang udah habis waktu kita kesana jam 19:15 an itu. Bahkan jam 8:30 an song mie nya juga udah habis
Penting : kalau mau bungkus, ordernya pas order buat makan disana sekalian supaya dah disiapin sama mereka.
it’s been quite a while since I ate a good mille crepes cake, in Melbourne it was infamously known among Asians that the best mille crepes can be found in a Thai restaurant in Richmond. As the rage for mille crepes growing in Australia, i also witnessed its growth in Indonesia through social media.
When I was in my course, some of my friends who are avid foodies, also recommended me this place, and she does know what she is talking about, hence without further ado when my brother’s girlfriend came over to Surabaya to visit and we happened to hang out in Tunjungan Plaza, we decided to have some cakes to share after tasting some samples offered.
My brother, a picky cake eater, decided to get the original flavor and green tea. So, here they are :
Verdict : the cakes are really good, they were light, it was not too rich that makes you feel sick either. It had thumbs up from my brother and he does not normally like cakes.
Would I eat it again? Absolutely, and next time I would try the Belgian chocolate flavour
My sister and her boyfriend invited me to have lunch with them. It’s not an ordinary lunch，it was a lunch hopping wohoooo !! Something that we have planned to do for ages finally happen
So the idea behind this lunch hopping is that we go to several restaurants to have lunch， we do not have that big stomach and metabolism of a blackhole so we go halves for every plate of food.
It was decided that we will eat 2 Babi Guling rice from 2 different restaurants and Siantar noodle after， all located within the proximity of Jl. Karang Empat.
It was my first time in Karang Empat， and all you can see from both the left and right side of the streets is that everyone selling foods 💖， cheap yummy traditional foods. Legend said that there is an infamous fried duck from this area called Bebek Karang Empat that has existed since the teenage years of my parents.
And so long story short， the first place we went to is called “Warung Babi Guling Ibu Ayu Komang”. This place served Babi Guling in traditional Balinese style， with the crispy pork skin， free pork soup and a little bit of every other things.
The plate was very generous serving， with a mix of red and white rice， the whole dish was beautifully executed. They ran out of the pork satays， so we didn’t taste any， but for IDR 30.000 per plates， this is very well recommended.
Onto the next Babi Guling : Depot Babi Guling Grace. We shared a plate of Nasi Campur Babi. This plate is different to the first one， instead of having a crispy pork skin in traditional Balinese style， Depot Babi Guling Grace has deep fried crispy pork belly， shredded chicken plecing (shredded chicken cooked with sambal)， and Pork satays that is cooked Banjar style.
We agreed that this one has more of Surabayan flavor profile to it while still keeping the integrity of Balinese style Babi Guling. The food is just more salty and spiced like other Surabayan foods， and the deep fried pork belly.. I really liked how crunchy it was and hoe it gave off very interesting texture combination compared to the first Babi Guling we had. Basically to compare it easy， one was like spider man swinging in your mouth， and this one was like hulk playing WWE in your mouth 💖.
The soup was better in the first one， but this one also quite fragrant on its own. If I were to choose between the two， i would go halves with both !!
Now into our third meal， Mie Siantar (Siantar Noodle). I was already dying a little inside， dying from not being able to breathe. As i favored traditional Indonesian foods over anything else， my sister ate the most of the noodle. The place actually is still very traditional， with the front part of the place being used for restaurant and the back part it seems to be the house of the restaurant owner.
When we arrived， we ordered 2 Jumbo size of the noodle because the price isn’t much different between the regular and jumbo size.
My sister excitedly say “they sell badak (rhino) in here !!， you should try!”. My glutton mind was excited at the thought of tasting rhino meat and my confused mind thought “….but this animal is protected….” it turns out to be Medan style of Root Beer….，Why did I expect Rhino`s meat in the first place anyway， too much pork has blocked the information circuit in my brain.
The noodle was large !! Served the description of Jumbo size very well. The noodle itself was fragrant with the aroma of pork oil， better than Noodles in Jalan Tidar personally. Apparently this place is well known and well packed with customers in day to day operations. Served with charsiu， wonton， and quail eggs the taste can be described with the big smile on my sister’s face and her clean empty bowl
So， dear readers. I hope this post helps to give you some ideas of where to eat when pork cravings strikes. Now i need to go for a run up and down the stairs and few days of fasting.
My little brother has an accomplishment to celebrate， he close the deal on his first business transaction (I am so proud of him). So he took us to have dinner outside. My dad wants to eat bak kut teh， so off we went to this venue in Jl. Indragiri
We ordered 3 original Bak Kut Teh and my little brother opted for Dry Bak Kut Teh just to try.
When the Bak Kut Teh arrived I was surprised at how clear the soup is， it’s mainly taste of white pepper and stock. I always eat brown Bak Kut Teh which is boiled with a lot of Chinese herbs， and upon tasting I can say that I prefer the brown one even though this one is not bad either.
This dry Bak Kut Teh was not so bad either a new taste for me however my brother who used to live in Singapore said that it’s not up to par to the standard of Dry Bak Kut Teh in Singapore (He sounds like a Bak Kut Teh connoisseur)
My favorite part of pork ribs is these soft bones… Apparently it’s not common to eat it， but it contains a lot of Collagen. I remember in Junior High school I really loved to eat soft bones because my teeth were itching to bite
We also ordered the salt and pepper pork belly， but I forgot to take a picture of it， my family didn’t really like it because the belly pieces was pretty dry and hard and also there were some burnt pieces..， but we will definitely still be coming back for more Bak Kut Teh
My sister and brother had been planning to show me what I have been missing in Surabaya when I was away for 3 years. So after that trip today to Redback we went to another coffee shop called Monopole Coffee Lab. Monopole Coffee Lab located not too far away from the Redback so If you want to do cafe hopping， definitely you can put these two in your itinerary.
When I was still in Melbourne my sister sent me a photo of Monopole`s ice chocolate， my sister said it’s the best and creamiest ice chocolate she has ever found here in Surabaya， kind of similar to Max Brenner Italian Hot Chocolate but a cold version.
My brother on the other hand， vouch for the cold drip coffee， it’s very refreshing apparently and i just wanna try the good old latte with double espresso. So we ordered all three items and it didn’t take long for them to arrive in our table.
The really creamy Chocolate and refreshing cold drip
Truth to be told， the recommendations from my sister and brother actually SPOT ON. Normally I’m a strong coffee drinker but I actually enjoy the cold drip coffee here， it is very refreshing and perfect for our humid tropical weather. The iced chocolate is really good too， it’s thick， luscious， creamy and not overly sweet， i can say it’s better than some places in Melbourne if you are a fan of thick chocolate that is. The strong latte was smooth but it did not provide a sensation like the other twos
One day， my sister asked me what I would like to have for lunch. Considering I have not eaten REAL Indonesian foods for 3 years， my mouth salivating at the images of soto， penyetan， nasi campur and hundreds more floating in my head. I refuse to inhale everything down my throat just how i used to do everytime i went back to Surabaya for vacation because it was not a good move (read : 10 kg fatter in a month with neck nowhere to be found after)
So today， we decided to cross off one items on my list by going to Gudeg Pecel Bu Har to order of course the Gudeg Pecel. This place holds very dear memory to me as my dad introduce us to this place since we were kids and I always think this fusion of Jogja and Madiun food is a marriage made in heaven
I ordered the spiciest Gudeg Pecel and to my surprise my sister did too.. We were starving and luckily it didn’t take long for our foods to arrive. The Gudeg Pecel came with a rempeyek， sambal goreng kerecek (Beef skin curry)， a side of the kerecek sauce，and some fresh basil for that extra aroma
Did it manage to bring me back to my childhood? Absolutely， the flavor is still there， as delish as I have always remembered. It was a satisfying lunch， and to see my sister panicking from the heat was an added entertainment (it is always fun， to be honest)
Gudeg Pecel Bu Harnik. Jl.Dharmahusada no.112， Mojo， Gubeng， Surabaya， Jawa Timur, 602i50812-3111-0800