We visited my late grandma at her final resting place. After she passed a few years ago, she was cremated and her ashes were stored at a cemetery facility. I think it is pretty compulsory for my part to visit her whenever I go back to my birth town - not just out of obligation - but more out of love and respect I have for her (and all my grandparents in general, both from my mother or my father side). But this grandma is special: she was the one who gave me my real name :)
Afterwards, more food:
Stop no. 1: We bought some grilled chicken and fried chicken from another Padang restaurant: Dua Saudara, then proceeded to Sate Utami for some chicken and mutton satay.
|Left: Tongseng. Right: Gulai.|
Martabak, Ketoprak, Mie Tek-Tek.
This was our last day in Lampung, so we did not waste anytime but to hunt for last minute food. After buying some snacks to be brought back to Sydney (packed in two boxes and turned out to be 18 kgs additional baggage. I am very grateful that we flew SQ back to Sydney and they did not charge any extra baggage fee), we marched on...
Stop no.1: Kampoeng Seafood. Was disappointed with the crab we had the other day at Pantai Duta Wisata, so my father ordered two more crabs... . Haha. These ones were much better. And some fried chicken and grilled fish that tasted very very nice.
Stop no 2: This place served grilled pork. The eatery is owned and operated by Indonesians of ethnic Batak. My older sister and I liked this so much when we were still teenagers, and I have been wanting to eat here again. Alas, the place was closed when we visited it for the past two days. However, on 03/01, it opened! Yayy!
Tasted as good as I remember it.
As soon as we arrived in Jakarta, 1/2heart wanted to get some fried dumplings (pangsit) from Bakmi Gajah Mada.
Being such suburban we are, of course we didn't know the closest stall for GM, and so we decided to take a taxi to mall Taman Anggrek - the only one we knew. Haha
20 fried dumplings to be shared amongst the three of us (me, 1/2heart, and my younger brother)
We stayed overnight at Jakarta Airport Transit Hotel, before catching our flight to Sydney the next morning - via a stop over at Changi. Jakarta Transit Hotel was nothing fancy and quite expensive (around A$130) for the quality. But it was clean and comfortable enough.
After our outbound flight from Jakarta, we had a layover in the afternoon in Singapore, and it was just after lunch time. So what did we do? Visit Lau Pa Sat :D
Then we killed some time around Orchard Rd until we had to return to the airport to catch our night flight to Sydney.
And dang, it's still crazyhot summer here -_-