A slightly vague photo, I admit. The reason why is that this photo was taken outside, at nighttime in Jakarta. During the day, there was a parking lot for cars just around the corner of the place I stayed. But at nighttime? Chicken, chicken chicken! Specialized in chicken, this mobile restaurant pops out of nowhere during nighttime. On the left of the photo you see some ayam goreng (fried chicken) and in the right upper corner is a bowl of bubur ayam (chicken congee). Not only was the food tasteful, it was cheap too. But the best thing of all was just the possibility of sitting on a bamboo mat, next to the road on a warm Jakarta night and eating chicken with your hands.
After getting so excited of the unlimited tapas of last week, I got even more excited when I went to Breintje Beer in Delft yesterday. Breintje Beer is one part of the Beren franchise, which has about twenty restaurants throughout The Netherlands. Their speciality are the spare ribs. Breintje Beer has a special student discount: unlimited spare ribs for 10,90 euros. Not bad, right?
Unfortunately, my phone’s battery was too low to make a picture. So I can’t prove to you how delicious they are, so you’ll have to trust me on that. Because the ribs really are good, served in piri piri, soy sauce, garlic butter, spicy and honey flavour. Every round you can pick another flavour, and of course you have to try them all at least once. The fries help you to fill your stomach to the max. The day after is quite hard, feeling all your energy is needed for digesting all the meat. But you know it is definitely worth it!
As you could read in the ‘Unlimited Tapas’-post, last Thursday was my birthday. Unfortunately I had a class that evening so it didn’t really felt like my birthday. But to cheer me up, my girlfriend said that we would go out for dinner. I was expecting to have a nice quiet dinner with her but that wasn’t in store for me at all. To my great surprise she had secretly called all my friends and arranged a surprise-tapas-dinner. An UNLIMITED-surprise-tapas-dinner! What better way to celebrate a birthday then to have a dinner with all of your friends and your girlfriend while the food just keeps on coming! As you already could read it was delicious. We tried lots of things from Spanish raw ham, marinated pork on the grill, to a Spanish omelet. Because it was a very special occasion we have a double post on this unlimited tapas dinner and I have included some extra photos!
Yes it looks a bit like cauliflower, but it sure is chicken.
R. couldn’t get his hands of the chicks!
But we didn’t stop with just these dishes. We also had some chorizo in red wine sauce, mushrooms with garlic, marinated olives, some Manchego cheese, potatoes with garlic sauce, potatoes with spicy sauce, grilled chicken wings, Spanish ham croquettes and some grilled garlic shrimps. And surely i have forgotten some other delicious dishes.
A well spent evening it was!