Last Saturday, we were having a very good time with several foodie friends. We tried several eateries in Jakarta & Tangerang that day. We started from a humble place called Kantinku that serves Yamien, a noodle dish from Bandung which is quite similar to bakmi. Kantinku serves sweet and salty yamien with several variations such as baso (meatballs), pangsit (wontons) and rica (spicy minced meat) with price range from 15K – 27K per portion. As we waited for our friends to arrive, we ordered a portion of yamien asin baso pangsit 24K and yamien manis baso pangsit 24K to share. To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of Bandung’s Yamien because the noodle has a soft texture, almost like overcooked pasta, not as chewy and al dente as I usually prefer. But surprisingly, Kantinku’s noodle was not that soft with thinner noodle. I quite enjoyed my portion of Yamien manis with the addition of chili sauce to add a spicy kick.
Surprisingly, Kantinku also serves Nespresso. I have fun choosing the coffee capsule I wanted to brew using the Nespresso machine. My choice that day was Decaffeinato Intenso, which tasted quite good although I think the acidity level was quite high.
Overall, it was a pleasant experience, and what I love about this place is that the owner has a strict policy for not allowing smoking inside the premises. He admits of losing patrons for that policy, but he has no regrets. So for noodle lovers out there, whenever you’re craving for a good bowl of Yamien, you know where to go 🙂
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South Jakarta 12960
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