Food Court in an Open Market
|Citraland Fresh Market|
Citraland is a middle upper real estate area in Surabaya, usually you can't find a bargain dining in the area. There's an exception here, but the eatery is spartan and located inside in a fresh market of Citraland.
|Depot Karimun - Citraland Fresh Market|
Tempatnya terbuka, jadi jangan berharap terlalu banyak tentang kenyamanan bersantap. Saat musim hujan begini harus ekstra sigap untuk menepis serbuan lalat. Walaupun suasana ala kadar, makan di sini tetap nyaman, dan sesuai dengan harganya. Banyaknya lalat mengingatkan saya dengan resto Cina yang satu ini : Chong Qing, kalau nuansa kaki lima sih wajar banyak lalat, sedangkan kalau resto kelas menengah, amit-amit deh.
This food court is located in the same area as an open market or fresh market as it's called, so don't expect a nice ambiance. Having been there on a rainy season, we had to wrestle a bit with the relentless flies. It's still worth it though, since the food are quite nice. This somewhat uncomfortable dining experience reminded me of a similar one in a full service restaurant, Chong Qing, while it's acceptable to had this kind of experience in a simple food court, it's another case for a restaurant.
|Depot Karimun - Bihun Kuah (Rp 20.000)|
There's plenty of selection here, considering it's a small diner. There's Bihun, Mie Suah, Fried Rice, Noodle and Horfun. Since I was quite bored with eating Horfun, which seems to be abundant in Surabaya nowadays, I opted for the Bihun.
|Depot Karimun - Misua Kuah (Rp 20.000)|
Their best seller is the Misua, which is a rice based noodle. It tastes nice, a lot of meatball and meat were used, so the broth is quite delicious and the noodle soaks it up nicely.
|Depot Karimun - Misoa Kuah (Rp 20.000)|
Both the dishes tastes ok, but if I had to choose, I'd pick the Misua over the Bihun. The Misua tastes just right for my palate, the texture are nicer and it blends well with the broth.