Kem­bang Goela

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WHY GO

A lit­tle off a busy main road, Kem­bang Goela serves tra­di­tional cui­sine mostly from Java and fo­cus­ing on Sun­danese and Ja­vanese dishes. The dé­cor is clas­sic colo­nial, which makes you feel like you’re in a pri­vate res­i­dence or a mu­seum, all of which adds to the tra­di­tional am­bi­ence.

tatler TIPS

If you are strug­gling to pick some­thing from the ex­ten­sive menu, try the tree curry pom­fret, which is both su­perb and gen­er­ous in size. Due its cen­tral lo­ca­tion, Kem­bang Goela is per­fect for of­fice-hour meet­ings or busi­ness din­ners, as for­eign as­so­ci­ates will re­ally en­joy the food and dé­cor.

• To start your meal, try the pop­u­lar so­sis oom yance, which is

a 1m-long chicken sausage served with mus­tard

• Then or­der some deng­deng baldo: In­doen­sian deep-fried

beef with a lovely chili rel­ish

• Or dive into a plate of iga bakar cabe idjo— a well-known

ribs dish with green chilies

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