An abundance of colorful spices and seasonings, tender noodles and light soups, original dishes of chicken and fish cooked over an open fire are just some distinctive features of the local cuisine of Surabaya. Restaurants here will offer visitors to enjoy the traditional cabbage soup, noodles with chicken and fried chicken with spices, ayam Bakar. Many restaurants in Surabaya were named in honor of national popular treats, so it won’t be difficult for tourists to understand the variety of dining places.
Among the most popular treats, bakvan meatballs and the classic tofu soup, which locals sometimes call ‘tahi’ are worth mentioning. There are lots of international restaurants too. You can also find small cafes and restaurants in large shopping complexes offering guests a traditional American fast food.
One of the most popular restaurants of Indonesian cuisine is BU Kris; it is possible to try all of the above mentioned national specialties there. The restaurant serves gourmet delicacies and affordable classics. The Tempo Doeloe restaurant serving local food is more moderate; full dinner of several courses will cost its guests no more than 10 USD. Traditional food, fast service and pleasant atmosphere are the main advantages of the Tempo Doeloe restaurant.