If you are passing through Kebon Kacang area, Central Jakarta, don't forget to take time to eat one of the most delicious nasi uduk in the capital. Although there are many nasi uduk sellers in this neighborhood, however, Nasi Uduk Kakek Suryadi is arguably the pioneer of the nasi uduk seller in Kebon Kacang. The reason is, this food stall has existed since 1950.
You can find this legendary nasi uduk stall in the middle of a residential area on Jalan Kebon Kacang 10, Number 12, Kebon Kacang, in Central Jakarta. It is not difficult to find it, because it is on the side of the road and there is a big sign that reads Nasi Uduk Kakek H. Suryadi Kebon Kacang.
This Nasi Uduk stall uses a modified house terrace. There is a long table filled with various side dishes that are placed on plates, such as tofu, tempeh, cow lungs, shrimp satay, tripe, meat, and of course pieces of chicken breast and thighs. You just have to choose what side dishes you want, then it will be fried to make it more delicious.
While waiting for the side dishes to finish frying, nasi uduk wrapped in banana leaves, complete with chili sauce and peanut sauce, are already on the table. Yes, Nasi Uduk Kakek Suryadi is different because it's wrapped in small banana leaves. So, if you want to fill your stomach, you have to take several packs, because one is guaranteed not enough.
Once eaten, nasi uduk tastes savory, with a texture that is not soft and not sticky. The savory taste is even more pronounced when you eat it with peanut sauce. The delicious aroma of nasi uduk can be felt on the walls of your mouth.
The making of Nasi Uduk Kakek Suryadi Kebon Kacang is almost the same as for nasi uduk in general, which distinguishes only the use of one secret recipe. Initially, Kakek Suryadi only sold nasi uduk along with balado eggs and kering tempe. Over time, this nasi uduk shop also sells a complete variety of side dishes. Currently, Nasi Uduk Kakek H. Suryadi stall is managed by his third generation.