Kabayan – A Restaurant in Bogor

24 December 2011

Bogor Restaurant - Kabayan

[EN] We had a family lunch in Bogor this afternoon. Bogor is a small town near Jakarta. From my place in South Jakarta, it is around 55 km. This morning, we left at 10.30 am and reached the restaurant in Bogor at 12.10 pm. That’s 1 hour 40 minutes. It was a longer trip because at the Jagorawi Toll Road, it was packed with cars before the ticket gate at Cibubur.

Despite the long trip, it was a good lunch, though. The food at Kabayan was quite good. It was Sundanese cuisine (Western Java). The location of restaurant was practically at the end of the main Bogor toll road exit.

Recommended food: Pepes mercon (fish cooked in bamboo), Gurame bakar sambal mangga nanas (gurame fish barbecued with chilly mixed with mango and pineapple).

Recommended drink: Lidah buaya (aloe vera; note that the literal meaning of lidah buaya is crocodile tounge, but that’s the Indonesian word for aloe vera).

[ID] Kami sekeluarga makan siang di Bogor siang ini. Bogor adalah kota kecil dekat Jakarta. Dari rumah saya di Jakarta Selatan, jaraknya 55 km. Pagi ini, kami berangkat jam 10.30 am dan sampai di restoran di Bogor jam 12.10 pm. Perjalanannya 1 jam 40 menit. Perjalanannya lebih lama karena di Tol Jagorawi padat sekali diwaktu mau memasuki gerbang tiket di Cibubur.

Meskipun perjalanan memakan waktu lama, makan siangnya lumayan enak. Makanan di Kabayan cukup enak, makanan Sunda. Lokasi restoran tersebut ada di ujung exit utama tol Bogor.

Rekomendasi makanan: Pepes mercon, Gurame bakar dengan sambal mangga nanas.

Rekomendasi minuman: Lidah buaya.

GPS = -6.60481122457305, 106.80830955505371

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Rachel December 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Wow! That’s a long way to go for lunch! LOL! I am glad that the companionship and the food made it worth it. I’ve never had Sudanese food. I’ve had Thai food, Chinese food and Sushi. Now you have piqued my curiosity and I must go and see what sort of Sudanese delicacies I have been missing out on. My mouth is watering at the thought of trying something different! – A Merry Christmas to you too, Zakton!

zakton December 25, 2011 at 10:36 am

Long way for lunch, but it’s sometimes difficult to have the six of us together (my wife, my four children and myself), so it was good to be together.
Have to make a clarification in relation to your comment, Rachel. Sundanese food is from Sunda or Western Java, part of Indonesia. The favorites are barbecued or fried gurame (type of fish) and sambal (crushed chillies).
Indonesia has many local cuisines. Amongst my favorites are Padang (West Sumatra) and Sundanese.

Rachel December 27, 2011 at 12:35 am

LOL! Yes, I needed that clarification. I looked up Sudanese restaurants but then I found all sorts of things about the people from Sudan and have already watched several movies about their plight. I surely went off on a rabbit trail with that one! LOL! Now I am back on the right track.

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