A Central Javanese lunch today at 𝗦𝗶𝗧𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗻, the 11-year-old eponymously-named cafe run by Central Javanese/Bandung native, Tigun Wibisana, and his Kelantanese wife, Sandra.
We opted for:
𝗚𝗮𝗱𝗼-𝗴𝗮𝗱𝗼, consisting of 𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘬 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘦 (soybean cake), 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘭 (potato croquette), 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘫𝘰 crisps, hard-boiled egg, and mixed vegetables (cabbage, long beans) with a piquant, spiced peanut sauce
Soto Ayam - this is a Javanese spiced chicken soup, served with perkedil (potato croquette), hard-boiled egg, sprouts and rice.
Shredded chicken-meat in the soto ayam was cooked perfectly.
Beef rendang - a piquant, dry beef curry with deep, mellow flavors. It’s accompanied by 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘭 (potato croquette), egg, 𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘬 𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘦 (soybean cake), 𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘱 (Javanese salad), prawn crackers & rice.
Penang’s only go-to spot for good, authentic Javanese food.
SiTigun’s forte is actually its coffee, roasted on premises and expertly brewed.
Left: Arabica, and right: Robusta.
𝗦𝗶𝗧𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗻 occupies the building on Nagore Road which formerly housed Penang’s last Jewish synagogue.
SiTigun Micro Coffee Roastery
28, Jalan Nagor (Nagore Road), 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +604-228 7108
Opening hours: 8am to 5pm Tue-Sun. Closed on Mondays.
Lunch orders from 12 noon.