If you ask Javanese people what is the java language of chilli, the anwer must be Lombok. Is that why the food here taste spicy? Spent 4 days in Lombok, I’m looking reference in google “delicious food in Lombok” and let’s start the culinary tour!
AYAM TALIWANG RM KANIA
It’s not valid if you come to Lombok but haven’t eat ayam taliwang, the sentence is right! Many restaurant here sell ayam taliwang but why I choose RM Kania? The answer because the position near to my hotel. I stayed in Airy Rooms Maktal 8, near to Mataram Mall. I’m order rice, ayam taliwang, and sambel plecing kangkung.
After the food coming the first time I think “the chicken is big usually the portion of ayam taliwang is small, can I eat all of the chicken?”, but I fell so hungry let’s just eat. Sambel plecing kangkung is the champion, it’s spicy eventhough I order the medium level.
Overall after finished eat, I feel not in vain for walking to this restaurant from hotel around 15 minutes. The score for this food is 9 from 10.
Kalo kata Pak Bondan mah maknyus! And one thing I like the price is not expensive, for a portion ayam taliwang only 45.000 (September 2016). Eat for 2 persons only 120.000. Worth it to try!
SATE REMBIGA DAKOTA
On the advice from our guide also our driver, he bring us to sate rembiga restaurant at Jalan Dakota. There are many restaurant here and we eat in the hut. I’m order rice and sate rembiga, also sop balungan for eat together.
My first impression when the food come “whaaat the portion is so small”. But it taste delicious, the taste same like sate maranggi because both made from beef, but it taste a bit spicy. For sop balungan taste like rib soup.
So for this food I give score 8 from 10, if the size of sate is bigger I will definitely give higher score. My advice if you want eat don’t in very-very hungry position, or better you order 2 portions. If i’m not mistaken, price for a portion sate rembiga is 20.000 or 25.000 and sop balungan is 35.000.
NASI BALAP PUYUNG RM CAHAYA
Just landed in Lombok International Airport? Don’t be hurry to go to Mataram city or Senggigi. Not far from airport complex there is RM Cahaya that sell nasi balap puyung. What is that?
In my opinion nasi balap pulung is like mixed rice, there are fried chicken small portion, sauteed green beans, and sliced fried potato. When I came, the place is crowd and mostly is local came here.
The score for this food is 7 from 10. But for the price is quite cheap, it’s only 15.000 or 20.000 for a portion of nasi balap puyung. It’s suitable to fill your stomach after arrive in Lombok.