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Yestereats | Bakso Gepeng with EatandTreats

Posted: 06 May 2015 Category: Blog

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Mari masuk ke dalam mesin waktu bersama para food blogger ternama Indonesia dalam serial #Yestereats, di manamereka mengenang makanan favorit masa kecil. Dari mulai makanan kantin sekolah, kue jajan pasar, sampai santapan tradisional, inilah menu yang menimbulkankecintaan mereka pada dunia kuliner.

Kecintaan saya terhadap makanan kaki lima berawal dari zaman SD. Hampir setiap hari pasti pulang sekolah makan siomay abang-abang yang dulu Rp 2000 sudah bisa mendapatkan seporsi isi 5 potong, lalu mie ayam, gorengan (terutama singkong goreng, tahu isi, dan cireng!) dan bakso sapi depan sekolah Widuri.

Yang membekas sih pastinya bakso abang-abang itu. Anak-anak sekolah dulu menyebutnya “Bakso Gepeng Widuri”. Walau hanya bakso gerobak, tapi kaldunya pakai tulang sapi dengan rasa yang gurih, sedap, susah dideskripsikan lezatnya. Baksonya kenyal dan terasa dagingnya (tidak kebanyakan tepung seperti bakso gerobak biasa), dan aku selalu pesan bakso campur karena saya suka sekali bakso urat!

Tiap kali makan bakso urat, aku selalu terkenang ibuku dan rasanya mau menangis.  Beliau selalu antar jemput anak-anak ke sekolah dan datang saat istirahat sekolah untuk mengantar bekal. Kalau sedang tidak masak, biasanya beli saja makanan yang dekat sekolah. Aku selalu pesan bakso urat, tapi ibuku selalu menolak karena menurut orang tua terlalu banyak MSG.

Sampai sekarang bakso yang sama masih dijual oleh abang yang sama, di lokasi yang sama, rasanya bahkan tidak bergerak satu derajat pun gerobaknya. LOL, anyway, GOD BLESS HIS HEALTH! Bahkan wajahnya pun masih sama, seperti tidak bertambah tua.


Let’s travel back in time with top Indonesian food bloggers for our series #Yestereats, a nostalgic ode to favourite childhood eats. From school lunches to sticky sweet cakes and traditional dishes, find out the meals that started their love affair with food.

My love for street food stems from my days in primary school. Almost every day, after school, I would buy Indonesian dimsum (in the old days IDR 2,000 would get you five pieces), chicken noodles, assorted fried snacks (especially deep fried yucca, stuffed tofu, and deep fried starch), and beef balls in front of the Widuri school.

What really stayed with me was the beef balls. Kids those days called it ‘Bakso Gepeng Widuri.’ Even though it’s a humble beef ball from a street vendor, the soup was made from real beef bone, savoury, tasty, hard to describe … it’s that good! The beef balls are chewy and meaty (unlike other street vendor beef balls that have too much starch), and I always asked for a bowl of mixed beef balls, with tendon beef balls.

Every time I eat tendon beef balls, a bowl transports me back to my mum and I feel like I could cry. She always picked us kids up from school, and she came during recess to deliver our lunch. If she hadn’t cooked anything, usually she would just get food from near the school. I always ordered the tendon beef balls but she always refused because my parents feared they were laden with MSG.

Even now the same vendor still sells the same beef balls at the exact same place, I don’t think he has even moved his cart by a millimetre! Haha, anyway, God bless his health!  He doesn’t even look like he’s aged at all.

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Stanislaus Hans Danial Subianto adalah food dan travel blogger yang juga menekuni hobi fotografi. Ikuti instagramnya @eatandtreats, atau eatandtreats.blogspot.com

Stanislaus Hans Danial Subianto is a food and travel blogger who is also an avid photographer. Follow him on Instagram @eatandtreats, or eatandtreats.blogspot.com