Karimunjawa Eating Out

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Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Since Karimun town is quite a small place, you can’t expect to find a great number or variety of eating establishments. Some guesthouses offer their guests meals or kitchen facilities, but most travellers end up heading out in the evenings to discover the best Karimunjawa eating out options.

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Delicious fresh ‘n’ spicy noodle soup from the night market

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Your food options in Karimunjawa are fairly limited. Variations of egg, rice, noodles, chicken, tofu, fish and soups for the Indonesian dishes. Pizza, pasta and burgers for the Western dishes.

If you search around, you can supplement these with grilled corn and sweet or savoury pancakes. However, it’s not easy to find fruit other than bananas and a few mangoes. There is a market with a fruit shop, but this was closed most of the time. Even when we found it open, there wasn’t a lot of choice.

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out – ‘It’s the only fruit shop in the Vill.aaaage!’

One discovery we did make was Salak. This is a small roundish fruit with interestingly-textured skin like snakeskin. The hard cream-coloured fruit has the texture of a carrot with a slightly sweet taste like an apple.

Most of the eateries serve tea, hot or cold. A few of the tourist-oriented restaurants serve beer from IDR 45,000 (€3) for a large bottle. You can buy also freshly-made fruit juices at the night market, but beware the colorful dragonfruit juice: It tastes like water with an aftertaste of grass, and acts as a very rapid diuretic!

Meet ‘n Greet

Very popular with foreigners looking for a taste of home, Meet ‘n Greet offers a variety of burgers and pizzas, and you can buy alcoholic drinks. Definately one of the more expensive places in town to eat.

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out – Meet ‘n Greet

Sunset at Amore’s

Amore’s is a very pleasant and relaxing seafront gardened area and restaurant. We ate here on several early evenings, enjoying the sunset view over the bay, looking towards Menjangan Besar island.

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out – Sunset at Amore’s

This also isn’t the cheapest place to eat in Kaliman. On average, we paid around us IDR 180,000 (€14) for an Indonesian meal for two, including 2 large bottles of the local Prost beer. A Western meal for 2 with beer is slightly more expensive, typically costing over IDR 200,000 (€14).

Karimunjawa Eating Out
Karimunjawa Eating Out
Karimunjawa Eating Out

 

Take some advice, and don’t bother ordering the beef and potatoes.

Street Food

For the more budget-conscious, why not go for one of the specialities offered by the street vendors?

Martabak Telor is a classic Indonesian speciality: A spicy folded omelette pancake filled with bits of vegetables or minced meat. For a sweet pancake, try one of the varieties of Kue Bandung on offer.

You can buy these treats freshly-made on the street for around IDR 20,000 (€1.50).

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out – Martabak Telor

Alternatively, head on over to the Night Market and order some freshly-made chicken satay.

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out – The evening Satay vendor

Night Market

The Night Market was the place we frequented the most. This is a busy, vibrant hive of activity where you can order a variety of noodle soups, grilled fish – catch of the day – nasi or mie goreng, tea and fruit shakes and juices.

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out – Getting down at the Night Market

You can sit down and eat nearby the food stalls. Very low tables are arranged on sheets of tarpaulin on the nearby football lawn. If you’re into yoga – or supple enough – you’ll be sufficiently comfortable while you strike the lotus position and eat.

If you’re like me, you’ll just grin and bear it. The food is really good.





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