I never imagined I’d have to write the second part of Hamburg, because I spent so little time there, and I really thought I have covered it all! Well turns out not, and my memory fails me :0, I write so little about the Christmas Market because I thought I lose all of the photos. I mistakenly think it’s in Hanover! Haha, well, here it is. Honestly, this one is the less crowded and more explained one, because I am in my friend’s town!
Sorry it’s late! There are so much I want to write that I decided I will separate into other posts. I will try to post the main review of cities on Thursday, while the smaller post every other day. Stay tuned!
After fascinated by Doha’s Science Fiction wonders, I finally… landed in Berlin! Woohoo! Europe! It’s my first time being in another continent.
Berlin is quite a wonder. After completing my trip, I realize how lucky I am to have Berlin as my starting point. It is really a mixed city, metropolitan, but didn’t give the shiny-tall-buildings-everywhere scenery. At least not in the tourist center, and that’s quite big. It’s a history packed location, but not full of ruin. It’s full of facilities but not overly crowded. You got what I mean?
Perhaps, only a few food-bloggers are concerned about having reviews about street foods, especially in our beloved country Indonesia. For today’s opportunity, we have es podeng, cilok, and kue cubit. Want to know how yummy and traditional they are? Let’s take a look!
This is the stall that never failed to open and inevitably making a long queue line in UPH bazaar! Their place is always the same, too, in the far corner in front of the “lake”, or the weird structure when it’s dry.
This stall is always crowded more likely to the sentimental and memory value of childhood snack. And because it’s actually geared towards children, it’s cheap(er than any other stall)!
At Rp. 10,000 for 5, it’s actually quite expensive compared to the usual price outside. There are nothing different or special too about this particular one. But it’s still good, of course. One thing to improve the taste? We advice to skip the sauce!
This is priced quite normal compared to the other items in this stall. Rp 5,000 for 3, it is not exactly a bargain, but not a bad deal. It is crispy and sweet, but ordinary – I have eaten better Piscok somewhere for sure.
This snack usually have a long queue and long waiting time as well, because it is freshly made and the process take quite long. But it’s all worth it when you bite into this Lekker. The price is Rp 2,000 for one. Not cheap compared to the usual price, but compared to the modern twist that are popping everywhere, it’s still a good deal. And because it’s freshly made, it’s served hot. We like it! (except if it becomes soft and gooey)
Interested to visit this stall? Please do! You can take a nostalgia trip and it is (quite) low-cost snack. Remember to avoid coming at lunch time though, as the waiting time will be long and lunch break will be over before you know it.
Piscok, an abbreviations of pisang-coklat, roughly translate into “Chocolate Banana”. But Piscok is deep fried banana and melted chocolate wrapped in lumpia skin like dough, different from the choco banana usually found in Japan or America where a banana is freeze-dried and then dipped into chocolate.
The melted chocolate usually caramelised, soaking through the skin, making it crispier. The banana gone soft from the frying process, enveloped by melted chocolate. Mm… Perfect! 👌
I imagine this will be good eaten with cheese or ice cream.
I used to go “Tsk… tsk…” on people who have no choices but to purchase the expensive version of this snacks. I mean, this snacks should cost really low considering the ingredients that are used to make this : eggs, sometimes fish cake, and oil. Lots of oil.
But now, yeah, I realized that this snacks is very hard to come across these days, and even I have to put up with the Rp 2.000/sticks cost. And I put up with it because it’s addictive. Oh, unhealthy fried foods, why are you so tasty?