Bu Kris - Crushed Fried Chicken & Kue Lekker
Dua menu tradisional ini amat populer di Surabaya. Kue Lekker dan Ayam Penyet.
Kebetulan di bu Kris cabang Manyar Kertoarjo, ada penjaja Kue Lekker yang biasa mangkal setiap hari, bisa dijadikan jujugan untuk yang sedang keranjingan kue Lekker. Berhubung sudah terlalu sering pesan ayam penyet sebelumnya, kunjungan kali ini kita mencoba hidangan lainnya
This post about two fo the most popular food in Surabaya. First is the famous Ayam Penyet, or translated as Crushed Fried Chicken, while the other is Lekker kue. Though the namesake of the eatery is crushed fried chicken, this time we ordered a 'Crushed Eggplant' or Terong Penyet and a popular peranakan dish, Lontong Cap Gomeh
Lontong Cap Go Meh
|Lontong Cap Go Meh - Bu Kris|
Yang di Bu Kris ini cukup enak, berhubung empunya resto cukup pandai meramu bumbu sambal, kuah lontong ini cukup kaya rasa dan bumbu.
This dish is quite nice, one of the peranakan dish that is pretty popular in Indonesia, usually consumed during Lunar New Year festival. Nowadays it can be haved any day, you don't have to wait until Chinese new year to savor it.
Here is a description of the dish taken From wikipedia :Lontong Cap Go Meh is a Peranakan Chinese Indonesian take on traditional Indonesian dishes, more precisely Javanese cuisine.
It is lontong served with rich opor ayam, sayur lodeh, sambal goreng ati (beef liver in sambal), acar, telur pindang (hard boiled marble egg), abon (beef floss), and koya powder (mixture of soy and dried shrimp powder), sambal, and kerupuk (prawn crackers).
Lontong Cap Go Meh usually consumed by Chinese Indonesian community during Cap go meh celebration.
OriginChinese cuisine influences on Indonesian cuisine is evident in Indonesian take on Chinese dishes, such as mie goreng, lumpia, bakso and siomay. However the culinary influences is also took another way around.
Vice versa, peranakan Chinese Indonesian also been influenced by native Indonesian cuisine. It is believed that lontong cap go meh is a peranakan Chinese Indonesian take on traditional Indonesian dishes.
Early Chinese immigrants in Indonesia settled in northern coastal cities of Java, such as Semarang, Pekalongan, Lasem, and Surabaya, as early as Majapahit period.
During that time only male Chinese settled in Java and they intermarried with local Javanese women and create a Javanese-Chinese Peranakan culture. To celebrate Chinese New Year, during Cap go meh, peranakan of Java replaced the traditional yuanxiao (rice ball) with local lontong accompanied with array of Javanese dishes such as opor ayam and sambal goreng ati (spicy beef liver).
|Yuan Xiao (Wikipedia)|
It is believed that the dish reflect the assimilation among Chinese immigrants and local Javanese community. It is believed that lontong cap go meh conceived good fortune symbols; the thick rice cake is considered richer compared to thin watery bubur (rice congee) which is often associated as food of poors. The elongated form of lontong also symbolize longevity. While eggs symbolize good fortune and yellowish turmeric-coconut milk broth represents gold and fortune.
Lontong Cap Go Meh was stricly a Peranakan-Javanese phenomena; peranakans in Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo are not familiar with this dish.
It is commonly associated with Imlek traditions of Chinese Indonesians in Javan cities, especially Semarang. Since Betawi people (native Jakartans) was also heavily influenced by Chinese Indonesian peranakan culture, Lontong Cap Go Meh is also considered as one of Betawi cuisine.
|Warung Bu Kris - Terong Penyet|
|Warung Bu Kris - Es cao & rumput laut - Rp 8.500|
|Warung Bu Kris - Dawet gula dipisah / Ice Dawet with seperate sugar - Rp 8.500|
Untuk penggemar jajanan kue Leker, di depan warung bu Kris ini ada penjaja leker yang tiap hari mangkal di depannya. Rasa kue Lekernya cukup enak dan tidak mahal.
There's also a lekker seller, lekker itself is a street food, sort of like a crispy crepe, with banana, cheese or chocolate fillling.
|Wajan Kue Lekker|
|Warung Bu Kris - Menu|
|Warung Bu Kris - Menu|
Warung Bu Kris
Jl. Manyar Kertoarjo IV No. 23, Surabaya