Once you enter this place, it drawn you back to the Indonesian-old-time-atmosphere where the building's details are old and antique, one room in front has a long table and the wall is full of Malang B/W historical picture from the old days. Few antiques are place around the Rumah Makan such as; various colourful javanese masks, various kind of old radios, various kind of old typewriters, and different sizes of kuda-kudaan (wooden rocking horse).
Friendly service with traditional looks: waitresses wears kebaya and batik (javanese traditional fabric) skirt, waiters wear traditional black suit and blangkon (javanese man headpiece).
Find a comfortable way to suit your way either in lesehan (sitting on the tikar floor) or regular table/chair. The menu offers you variaty of traditional javanese cuisines.
The thing that is not so good about this place is the restroom. There's no toilet paper available, it's in poor condition.
Favorite Dish: Try the eggplant and tempe with spicy peanut dressing serve in stone plate (cobek), never found this in any other place, and it taste so good. The fried chicken is a whole chicken (with head still on) cooked in javanese sweet taste, so tender that the meat and bone seperate easily. It's a must try dish. Also try the rawon (east-java-traditional-soup) serve in the bowl place on the pot with warmer under it to keep it warm.
My driver tell us "rawon" from East Java,it looks like soup but usually eat them with rice. I usually eat them with fried onion on top of the rawon . You can find rawon in East Java especially in Malang , like this Rawon Shen.
Too much nasi goreng ? Try some light ! This one "Nasi Bakmoi" ,actually is meat and shrimp soup with white rice (may called rice porridge , but "soup with white rice & " rice porridge " are different dishes in my country ).If you just want some light and fresh meal, just try this.
Toko Oen is a nostalgic place for a rendezvous, having a lunch that is more or less based on Dutch needs. The first restaurant was opened in Yogyakarta (1922) and, soon Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya and Malang followed the example of the succes in Yogya.
The family of Oen knew exactly how to enjoy the Dutch colonials, serving just bread and cake while listening to the old music of Dutch, English and Javanese songs, played by a music group. Their icecream and Dutch cookies got famous to the visitors, included court officials of the Kratons from Yogyakarta and Solo, as well dignitaries from the Netherlands like Queen Juliana.
Favorite Dish: The family of Oen sold all of their Toko Oen's, only in Semarang the restaurant still belongs to the family. In Malang the restaurant still is a nostalgic heritage, where you can enjoy fried rice, noodles, Dutch croquetes, beefsteak, spring rolls, satay whlie listening to the music of old Javanese song (on request, and the managers as well the servants love it!). Right in the center of Malang around the alun-alun (where the tree of waringins are) next to the Catholic Cathedral (Gereja Katolik) and the Mata Hari Mall this is a must, especially for Indo's of the Netherlands ...
The place, food, drink and the service are superb, I never though I would find place like this in malang, IT'S A MUST PLACE TO VISIT !
The place feels like you not feel in malang, you feel that you in overseas, the food is great, the drink even better, with the great service and great price.
Favorite Dish: My Favorite dish would be England Chicken, drink with apple blossom , and to close it I try the red velvet cake, It's just YUMMY !
We would not have known it if a couple of friends had not taken us here. Yet it is quite close to Tugu Circle or Hotel Tugu. The ambience is extraordinary. The hall dates from 1930 and is full of pre-war artefacts. In the evening there was live music, a keyboard and singer. The food was excellent, choice of traditional Javanese dishes and seafood.
When we looked up the website (in Indonesian and still incomplete), we found that the restaurant is just one activity of the Inggil Foundation, the historic society of Malang. Among others they organize a yearly historic festival "Malang Kembali" along Jalan Ijen. In 2009 this took place on 21-24 May, in 2010 on 20-23 May.
A coffee house one not to miss it when traveling to Malang, a coffee shop with International standard service, located at the edge of Trunojoyo street, one compound of Kartika Kusuma Hotel
Favorite Dish: Coffee Latte, Cappucino, Java Coffee, Toraja Coffee, Sumatra Coffee
This restaurant have a beautiful and artical layout, a big garden out front and lots if galery collection to be enjoyed while eating there. The food is good and artistically laid out to make salivating for it.
Favorite Dish: Tiramisu
try Toko Oen, an old restaurant decorated in the Dutch Colonial style set in the heart of Malang.
This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere and offers Indonesian as well as International food in addition to their well-known ice cream and Dutch cookies. Soak up the romantic ambiance by choosing a table on the far corner while listening to the olden music of Dutch and English songs.
They famous in their beef Steak or called : Bistik
Favorite Dish: beef steak
Rum Raisin Ice cream
and most of it ; the old furniture and the ambience of the good old days :)
Toko Oen is originally an ice cream parlour, where they serve homemade ice cream and they still have it until today. No preservatives or other chemicals added for their ice cream, still it taste smooth and nice.
They still keep the old furniture as it was before. But unfortunately when i visited, it was Idul Fitri, public holiday in Indonesia. The place is packed with customers, so my purpose of hanging around to feel the atmosphere of the old days didn't happen. The crowd was spoiling the ambience. There seems no time to imagine about the old days. where the gentlemen wearing white hat and white long shirts and pants, the ladies with high collar dress, sat there enjoying their ice cream and pastry. I would return to the place on my next chance. Who knows it won't be as packed as my last visit.
Favorite Dish: I like the ice cream of old times, original of toko Oen with no preservatives added. Taste so pure and vintage. :)
Order sirloin steak, medium rare, but the steak served as well done...sigh. I can say that this is not best, rather "the worse?" They set up certain amount for credit card payment (i think minimum Rp.100.000 of purchased, about USD11).
Bakso Malang is famous or favorite fast food in the city, the dishes is meat ball, Siomay, fried meat ball, fried siomay and add favour with noodles, chili sauce.
Favorite Dish: Fried Siomay and Meat Ball with chili sauce
The Owner is Hotel Tugu Malang Boss, so you can expect to decor full of old antique ( like : antique Kloster Bier glass... )& nice fusion food.
The drink called Es Kolang Kaling ( Rp.2500 , sugar palm fruit made ), looks like surrealism artwok, but taste very good .
Favorite Dish: I don't Know what this called in Indonesia,please somebady kind to tell me.I just know this is one of best I taste.I love it very much.