Nasi Kuning Cakalang OMA
Nasi kuning is omnipresent, but not many are done well.
Nasi kuning is a classic Indonesian rice dish cooked with coconut milk and turmeric, hence the name, which literally means yellow rice.
In Indonesian culture, nasi kuning has symbolic meaning. It is often served at ceremonies or celebrations as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.
Other than for occasional events, it’s also a dish sold on streets or traditional markets for breakfast. But, what if you are not a breakfast type of person and you want nasi kuning for lunch?
Well, you can try this place famous on the delivery food scene, called Nasi kuning Cakalang Oma. It’s a small yet cozy place located near the busy centre of South Jakarta.
I recently visited the place right after lunch time, and there were only a few guests inside, but delivery drivers kept coming one after another. The people behind the business had prepared the dishes in ready-to-go plastic boxes. When I ordered one, they just took one of the boxes and served it on a plate.
If you want to try, don’t forget the panada, a traditional snack from Manado. Imagine the combination of sweet bread and spicy smoked cakalang colliding and melting inside your mouth.
You can have one portion of nasi kuning for Rp 24,000. It consists of one of the three optional main dishes, shredded omelet, chicken floss, half boiled egg and sambal. There are many other options of side dishes for an additional price. The small box was deceiving because it completely satisfied my taste buds and my belly, not to mention evoking good memories.
NASI KUNING CAKALANG OMA
Jalan Cikajang No.74, Senopati, Jakarta.
T: +62 878 7755 8416
OPENING HOURS: Daily, 7 am – 4 pm
SPEND: Rp 24,000 – Rp 50,000 per person