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.
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