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Who can relate? Sometimes despite all the delicious food that both our eyes and mouth can feast on, we just get sick of eating the same old cuisine. Burgers. Steaks. Adobo. Sinigang. Pasta. This is one of those days that my family and I were craving to eat something different on a Sunday. We were so glad to see a newly opened restaurant in SM Lipa and looking at its interiors and signage, they claim to serve authentic indonesian food. Sendok and Garpu! The interiors were red and black, with plastic furniture that it does not intimidate. It looks quite welcoming rather.
Sendok and Garpu Menu
Sendok and Garpu’s menu list is pretty basic. This is nothing you will see in fancy restaurants but what they can assure you is the authenticity of the taste.
I ordered the Randeng (120php) which was slow cooked beef marinated with spices. It is similar to our caldereta but this one has a strong flavor or curry powder and ginger. IT IS VERY VERY SPICY so I do not recommend this for kids to eat.
My mom ordered their Ayem Penyat (120php) which was basically indonesian fried chicken. Looks can be quite deceiving as this chicken is more than what meets the eye. It was tender, flavorful, from the skin down to its white meat. It is less spicy than their rendang, but I wished they made the portions bigger.
My son Geof, known for his sweet tooth ordered their specialty dessert Pisang Goreng (80php) which was breaded banana topped with grated cheese and condensed milk. 3 people can finish this stuff, the bananas are big and it’s very filling.
For our drinks, we settled for the regular iced tea and milk tea. Geof appreciated the creamy goodness of the milk tea, and they serve it brewed, not powder mix. I’ll come back here for their chicken and milk tea. You can opt to eat here whenever you visit Lipa, Batangas and sick of fast food burger joints. Just something to refresh your taste buds ^^;