Three days ago, SC showed me an email in JalanSutra mailing list. It was a review about a new eatery at Tanjung Duren area called Nangin Milala that serves kidu-kidu. Kidu-kidu is a kind of Bataknese sausage that consisted of pork bits, innards plus vegetables such as celery (if I’m not mistaken), that is usually available at Batak Karo eateries. I was very excited to try this place since I had one at North Sumatra last year, but couldn’t find any in Jakarta. So the next day, we ventured to Tanjung Duren in search of kidu-kidu.
Nangin Milala is located next to the famous Bakmie Lily. The place doesn’t look much like an eatery, more like a hut, but I think it gave the right Lapo (Bataknese eatery) atmosphere. The front of the place is used as a grilling area. So we went inside, got a table and ordered a portion of kidu-kidu, babi panggang karo/BPK (grilled pork in Karo style) and a bowl of pork soup to sample. They served the dish with sambel saksang, green chillies mixed with a dash of lime and salt. The kidu-kidu tasted a bit different from the one I had at North Sumatra. It consisted only of minced pork, but still tasted delicious and I like the smoky taste on the kidu-kidu. The grilled pork also tasted good, although I’m a bit dissapointed that they didn’t serve it with Andaliman chili sauce. But overall I’m happy to find a place that serve kidu-kidu in Jakarta and hopefully I can be back for more.