Again, we found a new opened restaurant in Batam Centre area, named as Ikan Bakar Cianjur. Actually this restaurant was quite popular in Java Island since they opened some branches there. Mr. BD recommended this restaurant to Ms. BD due to he had tried this restaurant many times in Semarang, his hometown. Well, at our first visit on last Thursday, the service was good. And since we had planned to have a small meeting with team of Share Food Share Smile charity event on last Sunday, we decided to come back to this restaurant and try their signature menus for your reference. 😉
The place was huge and clean. It can accommodate up to 200 customers. The atmosphere was nice as they used air conditioner inside. The greatest point of their ambience was they turned on Sunda traditional music which is very unique in Batam. A great place to chit chats or spends your quality time with your fellas or family.
After chose our table, we were welcomed with a glass of water for each of us. They have waiter/waitress more than 10 persons, not including the kitchen staff. So, no wonder their serving time was quite fast. And here is what we ordered.
Nasi Liwet is a traditional Javanese way of cooking rice in coconut milk. The rice is cooked with coconut milk, salam leaves, and lemon grass in a traditional rice pot. This way made the rice a rich and aromatic taste. It also topped with braised ikan teri. And the taste become more unique and delicious. With only IDR25,000, this one pot of rice was enough for 5 persons. It’s cheap and tasty, so, you should try it out. 🙂
This menu is recommended by our waiter. A fresh-water carp fish which fried and cooked in a Sundanese yellow sauce style with a mix of herbs, chilies, and tomatoes. By looking at the presentation, you may underestimate the taste. But, at the first sip of the yellow sauce, hmm,,, it’s yummy! Sweet, sour, and salt taste were mixed very well and combined into one. The fish itself was not smelly. Unfortunately, the sauce taste was not absorbed well into the fish. The portion was big and it costs us at IDR98,000 only. Another recommended menu for you guys..
Grilled chicken with soy sauce. The chicken was not too burnt but the texture was tender, perfect! We can tasted the soy sauce until inside of the chicken, not only at the skin. As usual, you can also add in sambal (chili sauce) for another sensation.
Veal ribs cooked in a clear soup with some Indonesian ground spices. The clear soup was not well seasoned. The meat also was not well seasoned but the texture was tender.
The saute water spinach was not overcooked and the taste was good.
Recently kailan become one of our favorite vegetable as we felt that this menu is suitable to accompany any kind of food. The kailan’s color was good, shown that this vegetable also not overcooked. But, the way they cut the kalian was not nice and they didn’t separate the good one and remove the bad one.
They have three kind of chili sauces. The left one and the right one (soy sauce) were suitable to accompany our fish or chicken. The middle one was for Sop Iga and you can also put the lime into the soup. It’s free of charge and you can ask for extra sambal if you want.
Es Campur Tempo Doeloe
It’s a combination of young coconut, grass jelly, jell-o, sour sop, avocado, and fermented cassava, topped with shaved ice and coconut milk. The portion was big and Mr. BD just finished it alone! It was fresh and delicious. They named this beverage as “Tempo Doeloe” due to they would like to remind us about old days of Indonesia’s authentic culture through a drink. 🙂
A mix of fermented black glutinous rice, young coconut, avocado, and jell-o, topped with shaved ice and condensed milk. The color was not really appetizing. When we mixed all the ingredients, it didn’t give us a better value. We felt that the fermented black glutinous rice was not suitable for this mixing. However, this is a traditional beverage of the original place of this restaurant, Cianjur.
Mixed ice of longan, young coconut, pineapple, avocado, and raisins with crispy astor cookie. Even though it was fresh, the taste was not very fascinating. From 3 kinds of mixed ice we tried, we recommend you to try Es Campur Tempo Doeloe as the best one.
Price and Recommended Menu
|Es Campur Tempo Doeloe||IDR22,000||Recommended|
|Es Jeruk Kelapa Muda||IDR20,000|
|Sambal||Free of charge|
Price is excluded 10% tax.
Ikan Bakar Cianjur
Jl. Engku Putri, Core Batam Centre No. 8
Tel. +62-778-466-722 / +62-778-466-333
Mon – Sun: 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM
A little update about Share Food Share Smile charity event, first, let us introduce some of our greatest friends who are willing to help us on this event. 🙂
Actually, this is not the full team as we still have some friends whom cannot join us at that time, Ms. Catherine and Ms. Nely. Hope you guys can see them soon. 😉
Okay, what we discussed on last meeting? We decided that Ms. Monic is the event coordinator, what a big job girl! Haha.. And, another thing is we also start to collect second clothes and books for the orphanage. So, if you guys have some clothes that no longer used for children age of 3-18 years old, we are welcomed to receive it for this event. Feel free to contact Ms. BD at +62-812-7686-2965 for the donation.
“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving” ~ Mother Teresa
Till next time, stay healthy and happy guys!