Finally I had my chance, back to Indonesia to check on a work among denizens that live in a squatter colony placed very near (6-7 feet) to the railway track. It is rather unfortunate and can happen anywhere as I have visited colonies like this in my own backyard in Jalan Othman, Petaling Jaya just about 20 years ago.
My favourite Bakso Sapi A Fung joint is found in the Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta. It is on the Arrival Level. Once out from the Customs and exiting turn right and walk straight ahead. A Fung is there waiting arms open wide for the intrepid traveller welcoming him/her home or biding them Selamat Jalan after a good meal. What a comfort!
Very good and polite 'front office'. Should have no complaints as this fast food can be prepared in a jiffy. Service was as good as McDonald. Once the selection is made and if there is a queue staff will bring the food to the table.
Looks familiar. Like those in Malaysia. Simple operations. Simple menu. Quick service. Clean. Cheap for airport price.I was given 3 types of sauces, presumably, soy sauce, chili and sweet sauce. And a lime. Hardly use them as I preferred my food to come 'unplugged'. The beef is 100% sirloin. The tahu (tofu stuffed full an deep with beef paste). Tofu has a rough and tough texture and slightly salty. Not those sissy smooth tofu. Full-bodied and when chewed, released the soya goodness. The beef paste was as rough as the tofu and very juicy. The soya and beef goodness intermingled to give a powerful and intoxicating addiction.
Then comes 2 beef discs with beef paste minced till smithereens therefore very smooth and fine. It was surprisingly springy. Thirdly, the beef balls were made to have a lined and layered textured giving it the elasticity and it felt good in the mouth. All these smelt and tasted very beefy but not overpowering. Then there were the tripes and beef slices. Both are forgettable. Don't order it. Finally, the broth was very good and brought comfort not just to the stomach but also the soul.