It was sunny and gorgeous out when Steve and I met Jessie and Justin for lunch at Borobudur. That’s why all these photos turned out so nicely.
Steve ordered a snack for us to share as a starter, this fish cracker thing called Kerupuk Palembang. It’s not the first thing I would have chosen, but I was interested to try it.
It was rather like a cross between a shrimp chip (in flavor and texture) and a funnel cake (in appearance). As it was quite insubstantial, it wasn’t especially satisfying, but the spicy peanut dipping sauce was nice. I suppose since it wasn’t at all filling it was a reasonable appetizer.
Our lunches arrived and everybody’s food looked lovely, especially Jessie and Justin’s rice plates.
I don’t remember which plates they had, I think maybe the Nasi Uduk Lengkap? And something else? Whichever they had, all the rice plates are about 10 bucks, which is not a terrible price for a good amount of food, especially when some of it is white rice sculpted into a precious tower.
Steve had the barbecue chicken (ayam bakar cabe) which he said was just fine.
Borobudur runs a little rich for my blood, so chances are I won’t be back anytime soon. If you’re poor like me, or a bit miserly, I think it’s a good option if you’ve got guests; for lunch if you’re looking for something a little cleaner and prettier than your average Southeast Asian spot, or if you want to splurge a bit on dinner. I’d say, a nice place to take your parents.
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