Docking at Ancol Marina after our 2D1N Putri Island stay-over, we began a new page in exploring Jakarta with a traditional Indonesian lunch at Putri Duyung Nyiur Resto & Cafe and giving our green fingers a stretch with the neighbouring Ancol Eco Park.
Spotting classical indigenous roofing, the cafe’s visage takes a cultural bite into the Putri Duyung Resort skyline.
Ample outdoor and indoor seating accented with bamboos and wooded hints cajole tradition to blend with the modern.
We eased into lunch with Tempe Mendoan (Rp20,000), which is fried soy bean cakes in a savoury batter that fires up the taste buds when eaten with the small but spicy green chilli bulbs.
Sate Udang Kemangi – Grilled prawns skewers with spicy herbs and kemangi (Rp50,000); Sup Iga Sapi Asam Pedas – Hot and sour spare rubs soup (Rp40,000); and Pecak Gurame – Fried marinated carp in coconut milk with herbs (Rp48,000).
Amongst the delectable at Ayiur Cafe, my favour went to Sop Buntut (Indonesian oxtail soup, Rp47,000).
And no meal would be complete with staples eaten with Nyiur Cafe’s tongue-flaming concoction of chilli paste and sauces!
Our gastronomic journey at Nyiur Cafe came to a sweet ending with an assortment of mocktails and the delicious Pisnag Goreng Keju (banana fritters topped with flaked cheese, Rp20,000).
Putri Duyung Nyiur Resto & Cafe
Address : Putri Duyung Ancol, J1. Lodan Timur No. 7 Ancol, North Jakarta
Tel : +62 21 2601 680