Jakarta Private Tour Guide Travel Post
Are you a food traveler? Especially those who like and want to taste traditional Indonesian food? This traditional Indonesian food we usually called “ketan” (sticky rice). Sticky rice is a food made from glutinous rice paired with grated coconut and soy powder. After processing it will be chewy texture with a savory taste.
Usually we as locals enjoy it as a complementary meal or become “snack time”. It can also be enjoyed at breakfast or in the afternoon with coffee or tea. Well, if you are visiting the city of Surabaya in East Java, it's not complete if you haven't enjoyed this traditional Indonesian food.
Especially if you come with local and foreign traveler friends while you can exchange experiences about your travel stories. Please note that this Surabaya “Punel” sticky rice cafe is very popular among global and domestic travelers.
COZY LOCATION AND ATMOSPHERE WITH TRADITIONAL STYLE LAYOUT
The “Punel” sticky rice cafe located on the side of the road Jl. Raya Darmo No.110, Wonokromo District, Surabaya City, East Java. Its shady, strategic and traditional location makes it feel like you are in a village atmosphere and its easily accessible from the city centre.
This cafe often used as a favourite place to meet friends, relieve fatigue and thirst or just to find inspiration for the uniqueness of the city. You can meet and socialize with various types of locals and other travelers while exchange experiences.
The layout of this cafe made simple as possible with traditional East Javanese cafe dressing without losing the elements of comfort and cleanliness.
SERVING “STICKY RICE” MENU WITH INTERISTING TOPPING
What make it unique and interesting is that this cafe serves main dish of sticky rice which is always updated with a variety of variants and toppings or additions that are appetizing.
Among them are sticky rice with toppings: durian fruit, milk chocolate, milk cheese, spicy “serundeng”, rainbow, shredded eggs, oreos, meses, “tape”, etc. While the beverages menu is like fresh or sweet tea, “Tarik” tea, wedang uwuh, bandrek, warm ginger, iced milk, ginger coffee, etc.
The full menu is as follows and its always updated:
AFFORDABLE PRICES WITH VARIOUS PROMOTIONS
The sticky rice cafe "Punel" offers affordable prices for sticky rice and drinks for local pockets, especially for local and foreign travelers. The price for food plus drinks is set at no more than IDR 50,000 per person. (around; US $ 3.5 / pax).
In addition to affordable prices, this cafe is quite unique which is often provides various kinds of cheap and even free promotions for visitors tailored to the various trending events in community. Among them are like:
- Free “Ketan Anti Golput” for residents who finish voting in General Election
- "Ketan Gratis After Vaccine" is free for residents who have been vaccinated against Covid-19
POPULAR AMONG FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRAVELERS
From the data we collected, there are a lot of foreign and local tourists who visit this "Punel" sticky rice cafe. This is very interesting for us to raise and convey because it could be increase local wisdom regarding the wealth of traditional food which in the end would promote tourism potential in city of Surabaya, East Java.
Apart from local residents, many domestic and foreign tourists also come to visit to socialize and enjoy this delicious and uniquely traditional sticky rice. Among them are comes from USA, Europe and Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
For you as a foreign traveler, its possible that enjoying this sticky rice food will be an interesting experience that will gonna be add to your insight into the richness and diversity as well as local wisdom of traditional food and life in Indonesia.
Most Indonesian people believe that sharing stories and experiences while enjoying traditional food is the most effective way to increase happiness and solve life problems that may exist. Hopefully you travelers would be feel it too.
Enjoy sharing experiences with sticky rice! 😊