Apparently today is Monday and I almost forgot that it’s blog post day for me. Today is a national holiday and I thought it was Sunday after all. OK, so today I’m going to talk about a pork fried rice which is very popular in Yogyakarta. People (or at least my friends and I) know this place as nasi goreng Papilon (or Papilon fried rice) because there’s a reason behind it. Few years ago there’s this bar/discotheque called Papilon and this fried rice hawker open right in front of it. Of course it’s way before Papilon’s open hour. Then this bar has off business and the hawker uses this bar’s terrace as its dining area, which is lesehan. It means there’re no tables or chairs but people just sit on the floor and it’s very popular feasting style if you come to Indonesia.
About This Almost-Always-Crowded Pork Fried Rice
About few weeks ago, former Papilon building started to get renovated thus the terrace can’t be used by this pork fried rice hawker anymore. Believe me, even when they had extra spacious area for customers, at certain hours it’s like freakin’ crowded. You need to queue and wait for the other customers to finish their job and you can claim some seats. They open only at night, I assume around 7:30 or 8 PM they start opening their business and about half to one hour the place can be packed as heck. The hawker prepare the meal (especially for fried rice) in a giant wok and in massive amount. Upon ordering and picking your seat, your orders will come in maximum 5 minutes regardless of whether the place is packed or not. Now since the Papilon terrace can’t be used anymore, they need to re-compress the area a little bit.
Visual Presentation Of This Pork Fried Rice
This was a custom order with egg. You can either order plain pork fried rice or with extra egg by IDR 2k per piece. Well, you don’t necessarily order pork since they offer chicken as well but I just want to highlight this dish. The side salad was by default which contains tomato slices, chopped cabbage, and pickles. Fried rice wasn’t sweet at all, in fact it’s more to savory side. The pork came in blocks so it’s not slices like bacon. The proportions between fat and meat was pretty random if I might say, so yeah, just try your luck. As for the egg, you can order omelettes and sunny side up eggs (cooked or half cooked).
As I’ve stated earlier, they also offer some other menus still with pork or chicken. Some of the menus I can remember is like soy sauced pork/chicken, fried pork.. Well, since I don’t really order anything but pork fried rice, I don’t really pay much attention to the others though. Anyway that’s it for today, leave me some words at comment section below, follow my Instagram account @bitethefood, visit my blog daily for routine foodie or gaming reviews, and see you next time.
People in Yogyakarta might be very familiar with this place already
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