June 9th, 2014. I went to Sabang area to have late lunch at Rumate and Bofet Maknyos. Actually, I had seen Rumate a couple of times, but never had chance to try it. So, when I got chance to eat there, I took it. I went there alone, got a cab to take me there. A little bit confused with the location, but I finally arrived there.
They had outdoor area and indoor area. The place wasn’t big but quite nice. Dominated by red colour, made the place looked colourful. The weather was so hot, but I had to continue my culinary journey hohohoho..
Nasi Bakar Cakalang 32k
This was the first time I ate nasi bakar cakalang. I thought it would be full of spices, but fortunately, it was quite good. Maybe I’m getting used to eat spicy food. Maybe. Well, that’s a good sign. It means I can eat any kind of food hahaha.. Ok, back to the dish.. It was a bowl of rice, with the cakalang on one side, and sunny side up with kemangi leaves on the other side. The portion was quite big for one person. I guaranteed you’ll be satisfied. The cakalang was sweet and spicy, really a nice combination for a fish.
Skipjack tuna is used extensively in Japanese cuisine, where it is known as katsuo (鰹 or かつお). Besides being eaten seared (katsuo tataki, 鰹のタタキ) and raw in sushi (寿司 or すし) and sashimi (刺身 or さしみ), it is also smoked and dried to make katsuobushi(鰹節 or かつおぶし), the central ingredient in dashi (出汁 or だし) (a common Japanese fish stock). It is also a key ingredient in katsuo no shiokara (塩辛 or しおから).
In Indonesian cuisine, skipjack tuna is known as cakalang. Most popular dish from skipjack tuna is cakalang fufu from Minahasa. It is a cured and smoked skipjack tuna clipped on a bamboo frame. Skipjack is also integral to Maldivian cuisine.
Ketan Bumbu 16.5k
This sticky rice was savoury. They had 3 kinds of sticky rice. One of them was this “ketan bumbu.” This wasn’t the sweet one. They served this sticky rice with serundeng and shredded chicken. I finished this “ketan bumbu” in an instant hahahaha.. The sticky rice was delightful and enticing. Now, I am drooling while writing this zz zz zz
Serundeng is an Indonesian sauteed grated coconut that is often used as a side dish to accompany rice. First, spices and seasonings like onions, chili peppers, garlic, onion, coriander, turmeric, sugar, tamarind, bay leaves (daun salam), lime leaves (daun jeruk purut), and galangal are ground to a paste and fried. Then grated coconut is fried until golden brown and mixed with the seasoning paste and roasted peanuts. Freshly shredded coconut, instead of grated coconut left over from making coconut milk, gives a richer taste. Serundeng can be mixed with meat in dishes such as serundeng daging (beef serundeng) or sprinkled on top of other dishes such as soto or ketan (sticky rice).
Ketan Srikaya 18k
This is another sticky rice. They used srikaya jam to make it a sweet sticky rice. I loooooooove srikaya jam. But I prefer the “ketan bumbu” than this one. I think sticky rice was more delicious when it savoury than sweet.
Kaya, also called Srikaya or coconut egg jam, is a sweet creamy coconut spread made from coconut milk (also known as santan), duck or chickeneggs which are flavored by pandan leaf and sweetened with sugar. The colour varies depending on the colour of the egg yolks, the amount of pandan and extent of caramelisation of the sugar. As a popular local spread, kaya is typically spread on toast to make kaya toast and eaten in the morning but is enjoyed throughout the day.
Teh Rosella Tajin 15.6k
Cooked with starch water (air tajin) and rosella petals. Tasted sour. But they provide sugar cubes to be mixed with this tea. So, for those who don’t like the sour flavour, can still drink this tea.
Teh Anti-Flu 22.3k
It’s a tea made from ginger, lemonade and lemongrass. It’s good for your body. It warmed you and made you relax. So for those who catch common cold, this is a good way to warm your body and I hope it will make you better.
Infused Water 14.5k
Infused water is a beverage, which consist of water and fruits. Infused water known as refreshing and very healthy. And you know what, drinking water will be fun with fruits hahaha.. It’s like a variation of drinking water. Some people now drink infused water everyday to become more healthy. I like this beverage, add an ice cube for those who like cold drinks. So fresh!!
Thanks Rumate and Bofet Maknyos for the late lunch.