When we were flying from Jakarta to New York with Eva Air on May 2013, we were forced to transit overnight in Taipei. The only connecting flight to New York would be available on the next evening. We warmly welcomed the delay, since it gave us an opportunity to visit Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world from 2004 until the completion of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. Not to mention that hotel and food were provided by the airline.
The Taipei 101 tower comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. It was not only the first building in the world to break the half-kilometer mark in height, but also formerly the world’s tallest building from March 2004 to 10 March 2010.
The main attraction of Lara Djonggrang is the decor, both exterior and interior. Starting from the large banyan tree in the front yard up to the inside of the home which was converted into a restaurant that is unique and a bit mystical. The rooms, the tables, the benches, the chairs, the lighting, the floor are all beautiful. Not to mention innumerable collections of antiques. The statue of Lara Djonggrang, a visualization of the mythical Javanese girl on her way to heavens is one of the Masterpieces in this Restaurant
This restaurant offers traditional food from all over Indonesia. All the food that we ordered were delicious.
Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4
Jakarta – 10350
Telp: +62 21 315 3252
Our Order and Price Range:
Date of Visit:
August 17, 2014. Dinner with Maga and Junior
This rice cake noodle soup is one of the many traditional dishes of East Java. I had lontong mie last week in Melati Cafe, Tugu Hotel Malang.
You will need:
250 gr sprouts, soak in hot water and drain
250 gr shrimps. Separate the head and the body
1 stalk chives, slice
5 cloves of garlic, slice
2 tea spoon of salt
2 table spoon of sweet soy sauce
6 glasses of water
2 table spoon of cooking oil
You will also need:
How to Cook:
Boil the water. Put the shrimp heads in. Keep on the heat until the shrimps heads floating. Strain the shrimp broth.
Saute the garlic, shallot and dried shrimps. Put it in the shrimp broth
Cook the shrimp broth, add pepper, salt, After it boils, put in shrimp, celery, chives and soy sauce until the shrimps are cooked.
How to Serve:
Slice rice cake and fried tofu. Put it in a bowl. Add egg noodle, sprout and shrimp. Pour the soup. Sprinkle with fried shallot. Serve the shrimp paste and shrimp crackers on separate plate.