Seafood a la Madura in Between Mountain and Shore

Madurasa is located deeper in the forest, but its easy to find

Madurasa is located deeper in the forest, but its easy to find

About one kilometer to the west from Bangkalan city, East Java province, a food stall stands on the edge of the shore. It is Madurasa. This stall is located near the mangrove forest spread out along the west side of Madura island. Following the instinct to eat, I visited here. Soon, the ambiance of mountain range and shore welcomed me. Continue Reading →

The Tenderness of Young Goat’s Meat

A serve of sate Barongan

At Sepanjang street, Sidoarjo, you may possibly bump into this view: a pushcart display of a goat meat. The goat is about still intact, fresh, and small (that means it is still young). Sweet-scented smoke that signifies a grill emerges. You’re quite monk if you don’t drool in seconds. Warung Sate Barongan Pak Uniq (Mr. Uniq’s Barongan Brochettes Stall), that’s the name of this stand, open from noon until night. Continue Reading →

Kya-Kya Kembang Jepun, Nasibmu Kini ….

In Memoriam, Kya-Kya yang pernah jadi kebanggaan orang Surabaya

Beberapa tahun yang lalu kita disuguhi dengan proyek prestisius Pemerintah Kota Surabaya yang didasari oleh ide seorang CEO salah satu media nasional asal Surabaya. Wuih, pemberitaannya kala itu sangat bombastis dan terkesan ada advertising tersembunyi. “Advetorial” itu terbukti mampu menyedot pengunjung yang demikian antusias terhadap tempat jajanan bergaya Cina itu. Continue Reading →