So last night I met up with my friends Irma and Pandu, a couple of romantics who love to cruise around Jakarta eating delicious things and finding new flavours; no distance is too far, not even macet total will stop them on the hunt for food. They took me to this hilarious place near the University of Jakarta in Depok, Lenteng Agung, Jakarta’s own LA, albeit on the side of the highway and the train track, where you can buy fresh goat sate by the kilo. You can see how fresh it is.
Plus on the side of the road, with the exhaust fumes of trucks, buses, cars and motorbikes acting as a spicey flavouring, was another goat being slowly cooked over the fire – kambing guling. Enak.
Although I wish that Tash was there with her amazing camera and photography skills to take some close ups of the meat waiting in anticipation, I know that the sight of this goat would have caused a very hasty exit and some dry retching.