I escaped the cold weather and took a mini vacation to the sunny South Beach last month. There, I tried many different foods and seriously cannot think of an unsatisfying meal the three full days that I was there. Food was awesome in Miami. We had mostly Cuban food (of course), and somewhere along the 3-day long food adventure we discovered a perfect little Dutch-Indonesian restaurant that just blew me away.
The restaurant was called Indomania. This small but cozy restaurant is located underneath a weathered motel, if it wasn’t for the internet, I could have never discover this hidden gem. The owners were super friendly and the two waiters were extremely helpful and gracious. I was a bit confused of the connection between Dutch and Indonesia. Our Indonesian waiter explained that the Dutch owned Indonesia for a long time, and in the Netherlands, Indonesian food is very common. History learned.
Okay, on to the food. We got Rijsttafel for two. It’s almost like Tapas, but Asian. Small plates of food with a little bit of everything. Here is the list of deliciousness that was included-
Sateh Ayam- grill chicken skewer with peanut sauce
Ayam Opor- chicken in coconut curry (my fav)
Smoor Djawa- beef in kecap sauce
Babi Ketjap- pork in ginger, vinegar, and sweet soy sauce
Nasi Putih- white rice
Nasi Kuning- yellow rice, lemongrass, kunyit and galanga (YUM!)
Telor Besegnek- hard boiled egg in curry sauce
Sambal G Buncis- crispy spiced green beans
Sayur Lodeh- vegetables in coconut broth
Atjar Ketimoen- sweet and sour cucumber
Rudjak Manis- Indonesian fruit salad
Krupuk Udang- shrimp cracker
Serungdeng- fried coconuts and peanuts
I had to copy the menu on their website, there was no way I could remember the names of all the food!! Needless to say, the food was just wonderful, especially with a nice glass of red 🙂
The pictures are a bit dark and they might not be too clear, but it was just not the right time/mood to be taking pictures. However, looking at these pictures right now just made me extremely hungry.
Alright, other places in Miami Beach that I highly suggest are:
Puerto Sagua- Cuban restaurant. Very affordable and delicious, went there 3 times during my 3 day stay. Enough said.
David’s Cafe- Cuban diner. Local joint, also very affordable. Make sure to order the Cuban breakfast toast, Cuban coffee, and their guava pastry… that sh*t is addictive.
Let’s go to Miami, please?!?!