Curtains on both sides shield the customers and lend them some privacy inside the makeshift tent as the go about doing a very essential daily ritual - EAT!
When in Rome eat as the Romans!? In Bogor eat like the Bogorese! Roadside eating is at its modesty best in Bogor. Modesty curtains are utilised to protect the diners privacy. The gulf is indeed wide when compare to the Jojakartans who have no problems eating Gudeg Ayam while sitting on the floor along the pavement next to the busy main road.
I have eaten here on 2-3 other occasions and have 2 complaints. 1) The food is extremely spicy. Its like spicy and hot food unplugged. 2) The other is the ambiance. You don't expect much. Like our mamak roadside joints, do not look down at the floor. Enough said!
But this is a gathering place of the common folks wanting to eat out as they are not able to cook. Or when a pregnant lady dictated where to eat - she will brook no opposition! The husband and I follow tamely.
All said I like the half-cooked blood cockles and grilled petai (still in the pods). Both to be eaten with local sambal. Sadly both were sold out.
Pecel Lele (Fried Catfish) - My favourite at the Nasi Uduk roadside stalls. Soft and sweet meat that holds together. These fishes are farmed and are a hot favourite for Nasi Uduk fans.
Authentic Chili Crabs. Fiery and lips-numbing hot!! There are 2 varieties of chili. One that has a delay but eye-popping fiery aftermath. The other burn the lips on contact till it is difficult to eat (for me).
Sotong in chili and sweet sauce. Fresh and addictive. I wish they add thickened tamarind sauce for the extra oomph.