Delicious, Spicy, Hot & Cheap
|Sego Sambal SS - Surabaya (Sambal Terong - Rp 3.000)|
One of the most popular dish in Surabaya is Penyetan which usually consists of some protein and spicy chilli sauce called Sambal. This particular restaurant is all about the Sambal and aptly named Sego Sambal (SS). The first time I encountered the restaurant is in Yogyakarta city around 2009. It's been a while since the last time I tried them, so I'm quite excited when they open up branch in Surabaya.
|Sego Sambal SS Arjuno|
|Interior Warung SS|
Konsepnya sedikit berbeda dengan waktu di Yogyakarta dahulu, kalau dahulu harga lombok memang belum semahal sekarang, dan mungkin juga orang Yogyakarta tidak se-mania sambal seperti di Surabaya. Dahulu di cabang Yogyakarta bebas mengambil sambal yang beragam, kalau tidak salah ada dua belas jenis dari sambal bajak, bawang, sambal hijau, sambal pencit dan banyak jenis lainnya.
Sedangkan kalau di Sego Sambal SS Surabaya, sambalnya langsung disertakan dalam tiap hidangan yang dipesan, bisa juga menambah sambal lain tanpa lauk, dengan beragam harga dan pilihan.
Their store concept is a bit different from the one in Yogyakarta, probably due to chilli sauce being not as expensive as today and people in Yogyakarta not as chilli crazed as Surabaya peps.
In Yogyakarta, we can choose freely from 12 kinds of sambal (chilli sauce), there were Sambal Bajak, Garlic Sambal, Green Sambal, Sour Manggo Sambal etc.
In Surabaya the Sambal / Chili sauce is put on every dish you ordered, or you can order just the sambal from the selection, but you gotta pay for each order of sambal.
|Sego Sambal - Sambal Udang Pedas (Rp 10.000)|
|Warung SS - Ca Tauge, (Rp 3.500)|
The food here is quite nice, portion wise quite small, but it's suitable for the price. Dishes are simple with fresh ingredients, done right and the sambals (chilli sauce) are all spicy goodness.
|Warung SS - Cumi Goreng Tepung. (Rp 7.000)|
|Sego Sambal - Ca Jamur (Rp 6.000)|
The problem we had here were about the service, because we visited the place on Sunday, we did have to wait 45 minutes for the food to arrive, to makes thing worse, another table that comes after us were served first. A few while after eating, our glass were empty and we need another round of drinks, this also presents a problem, half an hour passed and we still haven't got the drinks, so I resorted to waiting in front of their kitchen to get a fresh lime juice :D
|Warung SS - Plencing Kangkung (Rp 3.000)|
|Warung SS - Ayam Goreng Paha (Rp 9.000)|
|Warung Sego Sambal (SS) - Menu|
Taste : 3.5 / 5
Atmosphere : 2 / 5
Service : 2 / 5
Value : 4 / 5
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