Brunching at Mayflower cafe

Onion & Mushroom Bruschetta
Sliced Grilled Bread With A Flavor Of Garlic, And Toppings Of Caramalized Onions With Mushroom, Seasoned With Salt, Peppar, Olive Oil, And Basil.
Orange Chicken Crispy Chicken Cooked In Sweet and Spicy Orange Sauce
Dim Sum Chicken Soup
Soup Style Chicken Stuffed Dim Sums Garnished with Celeary
Red Velvet Cake
Soft Velvety Cream Rich Classic Red Velvet Cake
Death by chocolate
Chocolate Tart
Whipped Cream With Dark Chocolate Chips & Milk Chocolate Chips

Indian food in Indonesia


While i was in indonesia i found it difficult to locate where indian foods are available. If you know the name of the hotel, you can easily locate with google maps. So here are the seven places where you can have authentic indian food.

  1. Balikpapan

Ocean’s resto – Must visit if you pass through balikpapan. Just a twenty minute journey from the airport.  The hotel is located very close to the sea and the weekends are overcrowded. Dining options are available in open area adjacent to the sea waves and inside closed room also. And for the sea food lovers it is a paradise. North indian cuisine is prepared very well here. The open area is also very romantic place and you can see lot of couples and family people also.

Shark delicacies prepared here with spicy and non-spicy options. Both are delicious and a must try for a sea food lover.

2. Bali

Hotel Gateway of india I had indian food at three different restaurants during my stay here. While using maps you have to be very careful. “Hotel Gateway of India”  are two hotels by same and is situated by 2 kilometres apart from each other. I landed in the first hotel and my friend landed in the other hotel. The traffic is very chaotic and if you miss the route, reaching the restaurant will take even more time to locate.

The speciality in “Gate way of india” Hotel is that both North indian and south indian delicacies are available. South indian food are very rare to find in indonesia except jakarta where a sizeable population lives.

Egg dosa is normally made at home and not available at most hotels in india. But here in addition to egg dosa, chicken dosa, mutton dosa and other dosa in non vegetarian variants are available. Price is comparitively lower than other places.

Queens restaurant – Another North indian restaurant  in bali. South indian food are available in the weekends.

3. Bontang

Cafe Arab Pakistan – This was one of the very good eateries where indian food is available in bontang. The owner was from pakistan and settled here along with his wife and children. Overtime we are there he welcomes us with great love and affection. Overnight information should be given for preparing dal as there are very few takers from indonesia.

4. Surabaya

Sitara cuisine – Thanks again to google maps. Indian foods are available in surabaya. South indian food are available in the weekends. We visited here during our transit time for our flights to bali.

5. Jakarta

Queens tandoor– This is were our driver took us. Really authentic indian food. The uttapam lived upto its taste.

There are many places in jakarta where south indian cuisine is available. People from non-indian origin try these places in the weekends and gave a positive outlook about indian foods prepared here.

6. Yogjakarta

Ganesha ek sanskriti – During my visit to jogja, located this hotel with the help of internet. We had our dinner during everyday of our stay here. The rotis and nan were delicious like our home made ones. A branch of this hotel is also available in the indonesian capital city jakarta.

7. Samarinda

Cafe Arab Pakistan – A branch of the same hotel available in bontang.

I ate at these restaurants over an elapsed time frame from 2014 to 2016. Multiple times at some places. We had traveled 300 kilometres (oneway) in the weekends to have indian food since only myself among my group loved indonesian food also.

Am I really a Foodie?


As long I was with my mother home food is the only option available. I liked whatever she cooked. Food was served with love and affection, so no second thoughts. Eat what is available and yes I was satisfied.

The moment I was transferred to a new place, life offered me new challenges. I was alone in a new place where there is no option to dine out. I was forced to learn basic cooking. I did not dare to go beyond that. Because my next transfer was to a place with lot of options to dine out. I even forgot how to cook. 

And back when I got transferred to my hometown, the same food served by my mother with even more love and affection did not taste well, not because she did not cook like before, but because I have had a variety of foods. I had already traveled to more than 50 cities in those two years, and had a lot more knowledge about cuisine.

I had even tried food which is not available in my home town, numerous sea food, without taking care of my body. My belly grew big and now I have to compensate for that. I hate dieting. I like eating for pleasure. At that point of time I had many doubts about my food habits.

  • Self cooking or depend on dear one
  • Dine out with friends or family or alone
  • Vegetarian or non vegetarian food
  • Eating for pleasure vs Eating for health
  • Limit food quantity vs eat till satisfaction

Despite all these doubts, without any hesitation I took breakfast, lunch and dinner apart from snacks during office. All my medical reports said I had all parameters within limits. So why stop eating for pleasure?