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Urbanites find comfort in nature, rarely-found traditional food

  • Vela Andapita
    Vela Andapita

    The Jakarta Post

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South Tangerang   /   Wed, September 11, 2019   /  08:03 am
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Nanin (pink shirt) serves a customer in the kitchen of Warung Tuman, a restaurant she founded with her husband Eko Sulistyanto. Warung Tuman offers rare traditional cuisine from West Sumatra and a dining experience under trees and in a traditional kitchen in Serpong, South Tangerang.(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

It was a hot and dry Sunday afternoon as three women and a man were busy preparing food in a kitchen under a small bamboo hut next to a building in Serpong, South Tangerang. The building itself is located some 100 meters from a plot of land lush with trees on Jl. Keramat Beringin. It is a restaurant called Warung Tuman, founded by husband and wife Eko Sulistyanto and Nanin last March. The couple aimed to create a traditional atmosphere and bring people back to nature. Visitors can choose to have their meals served at a table inside the building, on benches under the trees or while hanging out in the kitchen. To get there, do not rely on an app-based map as it could lead you to another road across the river next to the restaurant. “The journey to reach the place is already an experience for patrons, so I suggest people call me for directions,” Eko told Th...