Many people wish to become a time-traveler, well, for me, I don’t need it as I went to Kopitiam Oey, I already felt like back in early 70s. I’ve been here three times and really in love with the ambience and off course the food.
Kopitiam Oey as well known as KTO, have 5 branches here in Jakarta, 1 in Solo, 1 in Bali and 1 in Makassar. The founder is Bondan Winarno, who is famous in the Culinary Industry here in Indonesia.
I’ve never been to the other branches, but for me the one in Sabang (it’s their first branch) is a top notch! Even though the place is quite small, it’s always full of foodie, from the morning breeze till the dusk of the night.
The atmosphere will brings you ages ago and feels like you’re in the middle of Chinatown. The decoration is really vintage.
In here, they didn’t serve all food in a day. They divided it into three sections, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. You only be able to try it in its time. While the snacks and drinks, they do serves it whole day.
The famous dish for breakfast is ’Sego Irenk' (@ Rp. 16.000). It’s blackened rice with shredded chicken and egg. It’s actually like a ‘Nasi Uduk’ but this one used blackened rice. The rice itself was cooked well, it’s very smooth and rich. The chicken and egg really a great combination for the dish. There just lots of flavor in one plate. You shouldn’t miss it!
As for the drinks, I like ’Wedang Oewoeh Imogiri’ (@ Rp. 14.000) and also ’Ijs Kopi Soesoe Indotjina' (@ Rp. 16.000). The wedang is a traditional javanese herbal tea. They used lots of herbal. I barely know all of it! What’s good about this drink is the richness of the herbal and also the ginger is very good for our body. They served it with sugar-rock rather than normal sugar.
The Ijs Kopi Soesoe Indotjina is basically the famous Vietnamese Coffee. As I sipped it, the strong flavor of the coffee hit me right away! The coffee wasn’t too bitter but it’s really good. I like the flavor. I bet you’ll be awake for hours after drink this.
You might wanna try their Banana Flambe and Dutch Croquettes too. It’s unbelievable delicious! They served the banana flambe with a dollop of cream topped with a cherry and drizzled with lots of chocolate sauce. The banana was very smooth. The sweetness of the banana mixed with the richness of the chocolate perfects to boost your mood. While the Dutch Croquettes were delicate and crispy in the outside. They served it with mustard sauce. The tangy mustard sauce melted with the creaminess of the croquettes will blow you away!
Due to its always packed, you’d better go there not in rush hour, so that you can enjoy the food and the ambience to the max. Cheers!