Kitchenesia visited legendary Gado-gado "BONBIN" of Cikini
Kitchenesia.com - It is already in my guess that Gado-gado (mixed vegetables with the peanut sauce) Bonbin is located in an inclusive area, precisely at Cikini IV Street, No.1, Menteng of Central Jakarta.
Once I stepped my feet in, I wasn’t in the least impressed with its décor, though it didn’t serve me with extravagant view. Even from a moment’s glimpse, I can tell this food stall must have a long story, it can’t be truer.
It is only understandable if the place awarded by Bondan Winarno culinary awards as “Best Recommended Indonesian Authentic Food” in 2019, because of its lasting existence since 1960 up to current days of modern era. It only proves, though rather implicitly, there must be something unusual that this place offers.
Exceptional for its thick Gado-gado or peanut sauce
When I dig deeper what makes Gado-gado “Bon Bin” has such lingered impression to its loyal customers, the owner profoundly explains to me that it significantly has to do with the ingredients, especially that of the peanut.
Let alone it has always been cautiously selected, they consider a lot of things from how it is cooked to its fillings as well. Once I tried the legendary Gado-gado firsthand, the sambal felt thick and somewhat stuck in my palate and the seasoning exceeded my gustatory expectation towards the food beforehand.
Behind the delicacy and authentic taste