If being adorable is a crime, Kedai is so guilty as charged. It's every little corner is so delightful, it's criminal! Unbelievable creativity is reflected on its entrance to its back corner, further to its creative menu, friendly crew, and delicious food...I stood in awe, speechless.
The place is pleasantly tinged with bright pastel hues, I felt like I was in a little wonderland.
A karambol table at a corner reminded me that I suck at it and should not make myself feel worse by attempting to play ever again. Haha!
The colanders hung upside down as lamp shades caught my eye. Darn it. Why didn't think of that first :)
The walls were full of old Indonesian posters, and I love the combination of Indonesian and Dutch colonial furniture, the mismatched chairs, and the pop corn machine at the corner! Wow!
Up to this point, I am pretty much speechless. Isn't every corner a surprise?
Busy gushing at the place, I almost forgot something important, the food. The dishes were creatively titled with Indonesian names, such as Nasi Goreng Jumat Kliwon (Jumat Kliwon Fried Rice. Jumat means Friday, kliwon indicates the fifth day in Javanese Calendar. In Indonesia, Jumat Kliwon is believed to have mystic association, so it creeps me out a little bit. I am sure the fried rice should be delicious though ^_^). The whole menu made me giggle.
Baked Rice (Nasi Panggang)
Delicious rice with bits of bacon, topped with cheese and baked. Need I say more?
Lemongrass Chicken (Ayam Serai)
Light and simple, yet fragrant and full of flavors.
and here comes my favorite...
Bakwan Komplit (Indonesian Mixed Balls in Clear Broth)
It has everything I want in a bakwan komplit. A perfect combination of beef balls, fried tofy, fried dumpling, fried fishball, in hot clear broth. It may look light, but it's hearty. Best eaten with lots of chilli. Nothing's more enjoyable than slurping the hot broth with sweat trickling down my face.
I opted for the drink that I crave every time I am back in Indonesia...
Teh Panas/ Es Teh (Hot/Iced Tea)
No lemon, no milk. Just plain ol' tea with a touch of sugar.
Happy trio at Kedai.
To all of my Indonesian friends living overseas, please forgive me for teasing you with this post ^_^
I bet you can't wait to visit this place.
Noticed something on top of the restaurant's entrance? Oh yeah, they have an adorable knick knacks shop, Bikin Barang, which is full of vintage and handmade goodies. Too bad it wasn't open when I was there, I am so gonna visit next time.
Not visiting this place? That's a crime.
Kedai & Bikin Barang
Jl, Benda Raya no 89, Kemang. Phone:021-7815114, Jakarta, Indonesia