Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe is the old Indonesian spelling of Kampung Tempo Dulu which means Kampung (Village) in the Past.
After pouring sweat at Pasar Senen, Nizar and I hopped on the cab. Nizar would like to take me to the event “Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe”; an annual event which showcase many Indonesian Foods from many regions in Indonesia. It was a perfect timing to pick Sunday to cruise around the city of Jakarta; less traffic! Yay!
In this event, you will see many different Indonesian foods from different regions. Since everything back to the old days, cleaning personals were also dressed up with Indonesian police costume during Dutch colonialism. We used coupons instead of the real Indonesian currency
Walking around in a hot sunny day wasn’t fun for two Indonesians who have been accustomed to Northern hemisphere’s climate. The heat was nothing as we saw many booths with many different foods and got us confused to choose.
Our belly was quite full but we didn’t want to leave the event. Time to take some shots at the area. Rujak Juhi (Salted Cuttlefish Salad), Asinan Jakarta (Jakarta Style Salad) and Kerak Telor (Spicy Omelette) sellers were caught my eyes. Those three foods are known as Betawinese, an ethnic group that lives predominantly in Jakarta. There are some differences between regular omelette and kerak telor. Beside the spiciness, kerak telor is added with glutinous rice (sticky rice) then topped with serundeng (spicy grated coconut), fried shallots and dried shrimps.
The belly had been rest for a while. I would love to have some bites of Manadonese (or Minahasan) Food. Manado (North Sulawesi) is very popular for its spicy dish beside Padang (West Sumatra). I was so excited but I have to say the Manado foods at this event had been toned down to Jakarta’s palate. Less hot and spicy! They were still good, thou!