Tahu Telor – For those of you who never heard of Tahu Telor, you must be non-East Javanese. For those of you who haven’t know me well yet [if you’re an introvert, you better not. I’m chatty], you probably don’t know that I’m an East Javanese [Surabaya to be exact]. So, hunting for Tahu Telor around Jakarta area and writing articles about it was something I looked forward to. To be honest, it’s quite hard to find one [in Jakarta] let alone find a yummy one. However, one of the nicest ones I ever tried is at Sate Khas Senayan! [P.S. I reviewed Sate Khas Senayan on my previous articles, kindly check them out! ]. Sate Khas Senayan is one of popular restaurant in Indonesia. You can go there to get the best Indonesian food to have a lunch or dinner.
Briefly about Sate Khas Senayan, it is easy to find anywhere as they’re expanding as fast as zombies at zombie apocalypse. They taste consistently good at any branch, which makes it easier for you to find Tahu Telor anywhere you stay around Jakarta. I went to the one at Summarecon Mall Serpong [at Gading Serpong area], and greeted warmly by the staffs. It’s a bit different with the one at Pakubuwono, since the SMS branch is an open area [which is perfect for foodgraphy, but not for the non-tropical slash sweaty people]. In less than 30 secs, I placed my order and had a gossip session with my best friend….which didn’t last for 5 minutes because our order was already on the table!
Tahu Telor menu first appeared around 1940 in East Java, Indonesia. Tahu Telor is a new food creation that combines fried eggs and tofu. Peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce are added to make this food taste more delicious. Some celery and bean sprouts added on it along with the fried peanuts and kerupuk. This dish easily becomes everyone’s favorite, and every city in East Java now has their own version of Tahu Telor. For instance, in Semarang, they called it Tahu Pong where they add prawn fritters. In Magelang, they add crunchy vegetable fritter. In Surabaya, they add shrimp paste to add flavor to the sauce and boy it tastes even better than any other ones [sorry for being subjective. Pardon my taste buds].
Sate Khas Senayan creates the Magelang version of Tahu Telor and somehow I couldn’t complain because it tastes real good. The dish contains of yellow tofu, fried beaten egg, vegetable fritter, cabbage, bean sprout, whole peanut, celery, and deep-fried shallots. Overall, it tastes quite sweet from the soy sauce but balanced with the umami and hint of tanginess from vinegar. I personally rate this 8.5/10 since I’m not into sweet soy sauce, but my Magelang friends seem to savor it so much. For me, the freshness of ingredients makes it one of the must try Tahu Telor around Jakarta.
Sate Khas Senayan restaurant in Jakarta that does not only serve great food, but also family friendly atmosphere. You can add this places to go with your family in the weekend. If have an adventure trip in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta. I recommend you to try Tahu Telor from Sate Khas Senayan.
Writer : Alin
Photographer : Felicia