Every day by nightfall part of Siliwangi road in Kupang is closed and converted into a food market.
Come here to enjoy a cheap meal in the open.
We asked them 'What do you do when it rains?' - 'Oh, we put up a tarpaulin!'
Favorite Dish: Especially the roasted fish is excellent.
This is an Outdoor open air Foodvaganza at Kupang night market was popular place to visit, begin in the afternoon from 05.00 pm till late in to the night, it was some kind of street vendor restaurants where you could see tens of food counters side by side along 500 meters JALAN (street) GARUDA which offers various kinds of cuisine and drinks, just take a walk and looking around first for sight seeing before you decided to choice foods or drinks suitable for your diner.
Favorite Dish: FOODS: from soto ayam (chicken soup), soto sapi (beef soup), panggang iga sapi (beef ribs barbeque), ikan bakar (fish barbeque), nasi dan mie goreng (fried rice or fried noodle), rendang daging (indonesian beef steak), bakso (meat ball soup)
DRINKS: soft drink, instant coffee, black coffee, fruit juices, fruits cocktails, hot ginger etc etc
oh, don't ask what kind of seafood i prefer more in kupang. i like almost all of them. so delicious, well-prepared and cooked and not too expensive.
my fave goes to: chili [or black pepper] crabs, fried king prawn in butter, grilled red snapper and fried calamari.
served with steam rice and veggies and many kind of sauces.
se'i is the traditional smoked beef and pork a'la timorese and well-known throughout east nusa tenggara. such as flores, rote and sabu islands.
the resto sell se'i beef per kilogram and you just need to mentioned how many kgs you want to have it. normally, for 4 person 1 kg is enough. and the price is included steam rice, veggies and assortments.
Favorite Dish: absolutely se'i suwar suwir. made from beef [or pork] cut into thin but long pieces [not yet sliced] and put spices on it, leave it about hours and then put in the 'smoking wooden room'. so, the beef still looks quite red even already welldone smoked.
then cut them into sliced. and put in hot plated, mixed with onion, green and red chilis. very delicious! served hot.
All the restaurants we saw looked very basic. The decor shabby, and the dim lighting probably hidding even scarier things.
When looking for this place we walked past it, not realising it was the chinese restaurant we were searching for. The waitresses were very friendly, and attentive.
The food was a mixture between Chinese and Indonesian, and was quiet good. the Bingtang beers here are much cheaper than Teddies bar too.
There was a back dinning room with windows that looked across the water. But the bars and the size of the windows made a room fall short of its potential.
After the sun goes down, all of the locals head to Terminal Kota for the night food market. There are about 50 street vendors selling a variety of local indonesia meals.
We sampled as many of the dishes as possible, and loved almost every one.
The prices are unbelievably cheap - like 50 Australian cents for a large plate.
There are tables and chairs on an elevated eating area in the centre of the vendors. There is a feeling of being amongst all the action.
Favorite Dish: Some of the Dishes include:
Nasi Goreng - Fried rice with choice of Chicken, prawns served in a soya sauce, onions, leek, and omlet strips.
Rendang - spicy beef in coconut sauce
Soto Ajam madoera - Indonesian chicken soup. with a mix of vegies and hard boiled egg.
Satay Chicken -
and the list goes on. A very strong recommendation to come here and try the food - as and with the people of Kupang.
A good place to dine out is Restoran Nelayan. They have nice gazebo's where one can take advantage of a little sea breeze.
Restoran Nelayan serves seafood as well as other Indonesian dishes.
Their main menu is Bakso [meatball], they also have some javanesse food, only dont expect much. WHY their main menu is Bakso....? The seller is javanesse :)