7 of the Best Cafés to Hangout in Surabaya – Great Places to Unwind

In Indonesia’s second largest metropolis and capital of East Java is the city of Surabaya. Surabaya is the next most developed city after Jakarta and is a large commercial and business center in itself. However, this city is not as busy or frantic as Jakarta is, and therefore offers a more relaxed and less exhausting experience. Finding Surabaya accommodation is rather convenient, with many residences such as the Ascott Waterplace Surabaya offering comfortable accommodation in a range of serviced apartments.

 

Of course, you will want to explore the beautiful city of Surabaya as it offers lots to see, but every now and then we all get that craving to just sit back and relax at a chilled out café. Luckily, Surabaya has many such cafes which are excellent for hanging out with your travel companions or family. You can sip on a hot coffee, nibble of a snack, and just chillout in these cafés.

 

One of the best cafes in Surabaya is the Surabi Gatel. With its simple design and a fine selection of food and beverages, Surabi Gatel is the ideal to place to go to if you want to unwind over a cup of coffee with your friends and family. Kedai Tua Baru is another great café in Surabaya that has excellent meals and is especially known for its desserts. The Canteen Café, with its minimalistic interior and delectable menu of delicious dishes and assortment of coffee, tea, and other drinks, is another café that is well worth visiting if you want to take a break from exploring the city. The One Dollar Café, with its outdoor seating, is very popular amongst the youth and its signature dishes such as Me Goreng Jawa are real hits. The Homu Café, with its library and delicious signature Spaghetti Voldemort, and the 360 Vintage Kitchen, with its decadent desserts, are great cafes too. The chilled out vibes of the Orange Café in Surabaya also make it a great café to hang out in.

 

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

 

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Dishes You Must Try in Indonesia

The attractive locality of Seminyak in Bali has secured a reputation as a significant tourist destination. If you are visiting the area and are considering restaurants in Seminyak make sure to try out those at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa. These appealing restaurants offer outstanding dishes that will satisfy the desires of all food lovers.

The vibrant nation of Indonesia offers many attractions for the visitor, and one of these is the distinctive local cuisine. The local culinary traditions offer many delectable dishes for the food lover, and some of the most popular are described below.

Naturally the best known and most popular Indonesian dish is the well-known nasi goreng. This dish consists of well-cooked fried rice combined with other ingredients like eggs, chicken, prawns, goat meat, dried fish or other elements of your personal choice along with vegetables and chilli. For variety make sure to sample mie goreng, which is the same dish prepared with fried noodles instead of rice.

Another local staple is the appealing mie ayam, which is a dish of noodles accompanied by chicken soup and topped with sweetened chicken, dumplings and scallions. Another equally well-known preparation is the savoury bakso, which is Indonesian style meatballs dipped in chicken soup, noodles or rice vermicelli, and garnished with celery, shallots and a special sambal (relish).

For breakfast many Indonesians like to savour the delectable bubur ayam, which is a porridge made from rice, accompanied by pieces of chicken, chopped scallions and shallots fried crisply. Another traditional highlight is nasi uduk, a mouth-watering preparation consisting of rice cooked within coconut milk – creating a distinctive flavour – combined with other local specialties like fried tempe, omelette and crisp crackers.

Meat lovers will be delighted by the delicious sate, a popular snack that consists of meat grilled on skewers, garnished with zesty peanut sauce. Many vendors prepare this specialty on the local streets, creating an irresistible aroma. These amazing Indonesian dishes never fail to delight the taste buds of the visitor.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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Balinese Cuisine – A Complex, Yet Mouthwatering Cuisine

Located on the western end of the Lesser Sundar Islands is the beautiful Indonesian province of Bali. This volcanic island is known for its pristine beaches, rich culture, luscious mountainous plains, and wide range of iconic attractions and landmarks, making it one of the most favored tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. When you travel to Indonesia, a great chain of hotels and resorts to accommodate yourself in is Starworld Indonesia, which has hotels and resorts in Indonesia’s hottest destinations.

There are many exciting features of Bali’s culture that make it truly intriguing, and one such feature is its cuisine. Combining meats, fish, fresh vegetables and a multitude of spices and herbs, this cuisine is known for delivering exotic and zesty flavors. Considered to be a sub-sect of Indonesian cuisines, Balinese cuisine offers a host of dishes and meals that are sure to keep you asking for more.

Influenced by traditional Chinese and Indian cuisines, the philosophy behind Balinese cuisine is quite simple; use the best and freshest basic components. The basic components of almost all Balinese dishes are spices, fragrance seeds and herbs, and fresh vegetables. These components are added to the main features of the dish (which is mostly chicken, pork, rice, and seafood), to give each dish a sensational flavor. Balinese chefs also use various kinds of seasoning such as shrimp paste, palm sugar, basa gede (a spicy paste), and sambal mantah (a mix of spices and sauces), to bring out vibrant flavors to add more tang and zest to the dishes. Using these ingredients and various traditional methods, Balinese cuisines offers a wide range of dishes to please any palate. Some of the most iconic Balinese dishes include Opor Ayam; a delicious chicken dish with vegetables and curry, Nasi Campur; a dish of tempered rice with an assortment of meats and spices, Babi Guling; a dish of succulent roasted pork, Tuna Sambal Matah; a dish with tuna accompanied with a spicy paste, and Bambu Bali Fish; a dish with chunks of fish cooked in coconut milk and served with rice.

 

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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