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Indochine Bistro: Vietnamese Food in Jogja

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Jogja offers you many choices of affordable yummy foods. This city is a city of education which means we have many people staying here for studying. Maybe this is one of the reasons why it's so easy to find student-price-food. If you are like Fany and I – we love foods – this is heaven. But even heaven is confusing sometimes! Doh! Why? Just scroll down and read next paragraphs...

“What's for dinner?” This is a clichΓ© question which sometimes takes longer time to answer. I knew I was hungry and I wanted to eat but my gut gave me no clue what to eat. So, as a response to Fany I heard myself saying, “What would you like to have?”. “Anything...no idea...”, Fany replied. (Yeah, we got confused).

Spending about 60 minutes on what to eat, finally Fany and I decided to taste Vietnamese food. She drove us to Indochine Bistro. We found this place while searching on Instagram. We picked it since none of us had it before.

Vietnamese food in Jogja - Indochine Bistro

Dining out with Fany was such a moment for me. We don't hang out as often as we used to be. So, when I got the chance, I was always excited about it. The two of us shared stories about our life and future plans. She got married months ago and she told me how it felt to take a role as a new wife while waiting for our hot tea.

As I said earlier, that was my first Vietnamese food. In order to enrich this moment, I didn't only order the main menu. I started with Goi Cuon—Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roll with sauce made from Hoisin sauce and peanuts as my appetizer. It was as fresh as morning air in the forest. So fresh so that Fany exclaimed, “This is raw veggies!!! I can't eat this!!!”

Vietnamese food in Jogja - Indochine Bistro
I told Fany there was a prawn inside and if she kept on eating it she might like it. “Nope!”, she said. She disliked eating raw vegetables (even though they wrapped it in fresh rice paper!).

“This one tastes better with the sauce! Try it!” I convinced Fany but she refused my idea. Sigh...

Indochine Bistro had 5 options of main menu. Fany ordered Indochine Nasi Goreng and I chose Pho – Vietnamese noodle soup. Indochine served my noodle soup with beef slices, vegetables, and meat balls. The tasted was surprising! Well, I expected for unique taste but it tasted like Indonesian food! Hehehe... Fany found her nasi goreng delicious but both of us didn't fancy the texture of the rice.

Vietnamese food in Jogja - Indochine Bistro

Vietnamese food in Jogja - Indochine Bistro
Based on what I ate, what I loved the most was the dessert. To enrich my culinary adventure I picked Durian Sticky Rice in Coconut Cream. The taste was oh-wow-wow-I-like-it!!! This is only for those who survive eating durian. If you can't stand for its smell you might not find this dessert yummy. The smell of durian lingered on my nose and I was like... “Oh man, I am so happy!”. Luscious. There was a party inside my mouth hosted by soft durian sticky rice and creamy coconut cream for IDR 20,000.

Vietnamese food in Jogja - Indochine Bistro

Indochine Bistro also had some juices and Vietnamese Coffee Drip. The price of their juices was IDR 16,000 and you could have the coffee at the cost IDR 15,000. I didn't try its coffee since I had gastritis and I've been drinking no coffee for months. But I was curious...

Vietnamese food in Jogja - Indochine Bistro

Jogja is the right place for culinary adventure. If you'd like to dine out at Indochine Bistro you could find this on Jalan Seturan Raya in front of Superindo/ Depok Sports Center.

Have you had any Vietnamese food? If you have, what's your favorite? Oh, I wonder if you'd like to eat durian once you are in Jogja. Would you?

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9 comments

  1. I agree that the durian sticky rice with coconut cream is the best part even though I dont really like durian 😨 So where our next culinary destination eunike? πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€☺ can't wait for it. Soon!

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    1. Once you're here we shall try some ice cream and maybe Mexican food? (if we can find it here) Miss you, Fany xoxo

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    2. Mexican Food? Sounds good.. Like Taco or nachos? hehehe
      Have u try gelato at Prawirotaman?
      I miss u too and I miss Jogja...
      Dohhh I cant do Food culinary here. Nothing interesting >.<

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    3. Yep! But, do we have Mexican food in Jogja? >>>> very important question! hehehe...
      No, I haven't tried it yet. I visited a hotel in front of it and the place for this gelato looked nice. We shall try it once you are here! And another ice cream I got to know some weeks ago!

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  2. I agree that the durian sticky rice with coconut cream is the best part even though I dont really like durian 😨 So where our next culinary destination eunike? πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€☺ can't wait for it. Soon!

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  3. I'd like to taste this food! Thanks for your comment in my blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

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    1. That sounds like a good idea, Giulia. I am sorry for my late reply :(

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  4. Hello Eunike,
    miss discussion with you,like your brain

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    1. Whoaaa... long time no see. Such a nice surprise to find you here! :) We can keep in touch via Gmail :)

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