Kathleen! Week! Day 3: Rijsttafel

Fish writes us from the wake of the SS Peanut Gallery:

Don’t know what you want? Have trouble narrowing it down to just one thing? There is only one answer (no not Ponderosa): Rijsttafel!!!

A little shrimp curry with green beans? Sure!

Chicken dumplings in hot garlic peanut sauce? Can do!

Lamb satay? Absolutely!

Spinach with shrimp paste chili? Who can say no?

Grilled meat and potato patties? More please!

Sauteed squid, fish, and shrimp in spicy sauce? Bring it on!

Fried honey beef? Okay, just a little!

Sauteed bean sprouts with tofu and green onion on coconut rice? If I must!

And to top it off, just a wafer thin mint.

Worried that you can’t get Rijsttafel in the Bay Area? No worries. [PP adds: Also]

I am sure Kathleen really doesn’t want so many sumptuous choices.

To eat.


Let’s let Yelp help:


I’ve been coming to this place for lunch with some business associates and let me tell you, this place is DA BOMB!!

Yelpers, you’ve all got to try this place out and please, I beg you please….you must try the BBQ Honey Chicken (tender quarters of chicken cooked to perfection). To be quite honest I have not even tried anything else in the menu. I’m all about the adventure of trying new things and exploring the extent of my palate but dang….they have perfected the art of, fall off the bone, succulent, don’t even need to chew, clicking your heals saying there’s no place like Borodudur, drooling for the next bite, forgetting your in public, high fiving the waiter while hugging the cook…..sorry, sorry, I’m rambling again. But really, TRY THE CHICKEN…and coconut rice.

Only 4 stars because I have yet to try anything else on the menu other than the Roti, BBQ Honey Chicken and Coconut Rice. Excuse me yelpers while I place my order to pick up some of that BBQ Honey Chicken……YYYYUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!


Dammit Berkeley! Foiled again! I had a great dinner of palm sugar marinated chicken and shrimp Indonesian fried rice. I left Jayakarta with a full belly and a smile on my face and only 20 bucks poorer than when I walked in the door. Feeling pretty groovy overall. Walked back to the car to find that in the hour I’d been parked on the street, someone had stolen my registration tag off of my license plate and Berkeley’s overly anxious meter maid left me a $25 ticket. For one of the most liberal bastions in modern America, Berkeley seems like a police state compared to other Bay Area cities. Someone should tell the aging hippies that oppressive, autocratic police regimes aren’t good for democracy.


I will also add now that I am mad at fish. Caught in a trap, I can’t walk out, because I’m too hungry baby

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