Well we’re still on the hunt for real nachos. Each time we see them on a menu, Joel and I get very excited that we may get to experience a little mexican food bliss. But once they hit the table we’re usually let down. Our previous experience was ordering nachos that were labeled new & improved! on the menu but arrived as a bowl of cold chips with a side of cold shredded cheese. I can’t imagine the dish they were improving upon.
Last night we stumbled upon a restaurant called Fifty Seven. Their theme is a bit scattered as the name and Chuck Berry music seem to reference 50’s Americana, but the decor is Japanese motorcycle posters and a vintage, British telephone booth with a Union Jack flag. Their nachos did come with guacamole which was a vast improvement, however instead of cheese there was a warm yogurt sauce. Yes, it was strange. Joel’s comment- This is obviously a case of someone who has only seen photos of nachos online. The highlight for me was the nude lady drink stir in my tea which I forgot to put in my purse- dammit!
We left there and headed over to an Indonesian restaurant called Ikan Bakar Cianjur for entrees- vegetables sautéed in peanut sauce and fried tofu and stink beans. Their specialty is ikan bakar (grilled fish) but Joel wasn’t interested so I’ll save that one for next time.
We concluded date night with a walk through Gang Lombok for dessert.
Gang Lombok is a night market where dozens of vendors set up booths selling all sorts of delicious and sometimes strange goodies. I topped off my dinner with a vanilla bubble tea. Maybe next time I’ll try the waffle cone that you can fill with mashed potatoes, fried chicken and cheese. I’ve never had my chicken and mash in a cone but I like all those things so why not roll them all into one, right?
I did try the durian ice cream from this vendor and sadly I was not into it. Maybe trying durian for the first time in ice cream wasn’t my best idea. I really wanted to like it but it just tasted too much like onion ice cream, not really my thing.