Konro, Shall We?

The best thing I adore mostly from Surabaya is the truth that in one city I can find lotta delicous foods, not just those yummies from Eastern Java, but also origin food from other places in Indonesia. Last week my hunk took me escaping to another side of Surabaya, it was on Tanjung Perak, near the harbour to taste konro. Do you know what da heck konro is? Konro is a kinda rib soup originated made by Bougesse, dished in a brown soup which is full of spices such as keluwek.

It was the only Bougesse restaurant that we found in Tanjung Perak, and the restaurant only sold two kinds of foods in their menu: konro soup and saudara soup. We decided to order both of them, and the purchase came only in  five minutes. When those soups came to our table, I just got smacked right onmy heart: The portion was a crap. That’s too huge!

The small bowl at left was saudara soup. The bigger bowl behind was konro, it differed from saudara soup coz konro showed its bone and you can suck it up. And the red one was pallu butung ice.

And I had just already ordered pallu butung ice. It was some kinda fruity ice dished in a bowl, consisted of banana pieces sunk in red syrup mixed with milk.

I was gonna complained to the chef because they only provided small portion of the rice that I ordered. I decided to shut up my mouth and waited till I ate them all.

Me and my hunk swept it all only less than 15 minutes. Nope. He stopped first, but I ate the rest of the food. Exactly such like a starving eagle.

Then I understood why they only provided small rice. Eating a bowl of konro soup and a bowl of saudara soup, absolutely made my stomach full. And the pallu butung ice was excellent.

My hunk told me that I looked enjoying the food. He must had been joking. I called that konro place: paradise. 🙂

Dear beginners, you might haven’t known which one you should prefer, konro soup or saudara soup, coz the ingredients are just the same. Konro highlights bone, while saudara soup doesn’t. Konro is best to eat if you hang out with your friends for fun, but if you’re still embarassed enough to eat digitally with your boyfriens’ parents, then I suggest you saudara soup instead.

Oh, it’s really a huge portion of konro, so in my humble opinion, one portion is appropriate to be eaten by four people at once, not just one or two.

Eddy Fahmi captures me eating konro like an eagle. Please don't try this at home. This, I mean capturing me, not eating konro.

So, shall I still need to fly to South Celebes only for tasting konro, if I just can find it easily in Surabaya?

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Asop
    Sep 21, 2011 @ 13:19:12

    Nah, itulah dia yg bikin saya rindu dari Surabaya, banyak makanan! 😳

    Di Bandung sini, orang membangga-banggakan Kota Bandung sebagai kota dengan keanekaragaman kuliner. Huh! Bagi saya sih tidak begitu, Bandung biasa aja. Mereka belum pernah ke Surabaya sih! 😦 😡

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    • Vicky Laurentina
      Sep 25, 2011 @ 18:09:56

      Hm..yah, sebagai orang yang tinggal di Bandung selama 20 tahun lebih, saya rasa kuliner di Bandung nggak terlalu variatif. Mungkin karena saya sudah nemu pembanding yang lebih baik, seperti yang Asop bilang. 🙂

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  2. damalyk
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:04:25

    wah, kayaknya enak tuh mbak..
    jadi pengen wisata kuliner neh, hehe..

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  3. kkyazid
    Sep 27, 2011 @ 19:15:01

    Antara konro dan sop saudara jauh banget bedanya. bukan saja karena konro ada tulangnya, tapi memang bumbu dan rasanya sangat jauh berbeda. Konro memang terkenal sebgai kuliner khas makassar selain coto tapi klo sop saudara itu khas dan aslinya dari Pangkep (masih di wilayah Sulsel, kok). Sop saudara biasanya disajikan dengan ikan bandeng bakar dengan bumbu kacang. Coba deh klo sempet jalan2 ke Makassar, wisata kuliner dijamin asli maknyus. hehe…

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  4. Membuat Blog Gratis
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 10:19:43

    enak sekali kliataannya .

    salam kenal 🙂

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  5. asdewi
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 22:34:25

    Setuju. Konro dan sop saudara mah rasanya jauh banget, vic.
    Klo ampe loe ngerasanya sama, berarti kesalahan ada di restonya :D. Gw bilang ini dalam posisi gw sebagai orang bugis asli lho ;),

    Dan yup….loe tetep kudu ke makassar. karena gak cuma ada coto, konro dan sup saudara di makassar sana.
    (lhaaa….malah jadi promosi ;D)

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