Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sate & Gule Kambing 29 @ Semarang, Indonesia

Today, we were touring Semarang in Central Java, Indonesia. As it was already lunch hour, we were pretty hungry and looking out for a good place to have lunch. There was a 'favourite' shop of the locals just across the Blenduk Church in Kota Lama and we decided to try this shop instead. Unlike my previous trip last month to the Province of West Sumatra where we could not find mutton or lamb, here the favourite meat seems to be that of mutton cooked in various manners. 

Sate & Gule Kambing 29 @ Kota Lama, Semarang
In this shop, the signature dishes were Sate Kambing (mutton sate) and Gule Kambing (Mutton Curry). Sate is meat on bamboo skewers and are found in abundance in Malaysia and Indonesia. However, in Malaysia, the common meat used for this purpose is chicken and beef. In contrary, in Indonesia, there is Mutton Satay, Chicken Satay, Beef Satay, Pork Satay and Horse Satay. In this province, beef seemed a little less popular (perhaps due to the influence of Hinduism in ancient times) but the other types of meat mentioned, are quite common.

Lunch Just Arrived
Sate Kambing
It all comes in standard portion sizes and is eaten with white rice. The sate was good and well prepared and the curry was also good, but not like the Indian method of preparation which we are more accustomed to. The Indian method is thicker and spicier but this was nice too, for a change. Cost, of course was very low as food in Indonesia is very cheap.

Gule Kambing @ Mutton Curry (Javanese Style)

On the whole, the meal though simple was good. It was good to sit among the locals and try the various dishes here. Felt more authentic. If you happen to be in this city, I would strongly recommend you to try out this restaurant. 

Address: Jl. Letjen Suprapto, No. 32 Tanjung Mas,
             Semarang Utara, Semarang, Jawa Tengah, 

Opening Hours: 1030 - 1500 Daily

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