After a long night of clubbing, there is nothing you look forward to than some freshly prepared dishes from the kitchen to perk yourself up and unwind. A visit to the lounges or bars which serve such food may cost you hundreds or thousands of Rupiahs for a simple meal! Usually quality of food is not guaranteed and these places close slightly after midnight and hence, if you are hungry beyond that time, you will have to look elsewhere for food.
Pondering where to eat in the wee hours of the morning? Have no fear! Check out the Bubur Ayam Sukabumi in Tebet area. Here, your meal is guaranteed to be wholesome and warm any time of the day. The place is easy to locate and accessible and considerably decent for a proper meal.
Dispense with all formalities. Simple and fuss-free, it is definitely a better option than the roadside stalls you constantly encounter in Jakarta , but it is not exactly a gourmet restaurant either. Following the classic style of the Indonesian hawker fare, white plastic chairs and an open kitchen are evident. The place is quite clean and rain-proof but has no air-conditioning. The main restaurant has a large parking lot in front to accommodate the crowd. If the main restaurant is full, you can always opt for its other branch which is right across the street.
The Bubur Ayam Sukabumi serves mainly chicken porridge. The Indonesian style chicken porridge is similar to the Chinese porridge. The ingredients used are chicken broth, with the flavor mainly attained from soy sauce, pepper and green leaves. The thick porridge is then topped with shreds of fried chicken and cha-kuay (salty, fluffy fried dough). Aside from chicken porridge, the restaurant also serves shiau mai - Indonesian dim sum, accompanied with peanut sauce. Other items include the delicious nasi gila – lightly fried rice with chicken, meatballs and seafood, and other Chinese and Indonesian dishes. Each table is usually provided with a plastic container filled with chili condiment. Be careful when adding this to your meal because it can be very spicy indeed.
Overall, the restaurant is a nice place to drop by at any time of the day. Those preferring a quieter ambience may choose to come at night as it is less crowded. Food is quite fulfilling and tasty and service is quick and friendly.