Krakatoa Indonesian Cuisine
1910B Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 754-221-0914, KrakatoaCuisine.com
John Anthony and Indonesian native Abe Muis have expanded into the former Ends Meat space downtown after three years of operating a popular food stall at the weekend Yellow Green Farmers Market.
“Abe will be adding some unique offerings from the island he grew up, Lombok,” says Anthony, who met Muis four years ago in Bali. “Some of the flavors come from his mom, who passed last year. I had the pleasure to devour her cooking.”
Signatures include urap, a warm salad of vegetables with coconut dressing ($14); nasi goreng, fried rice with vegetables and sambal with optional protein (starting at $14); rendang sapi, spicy beef in coconut milk sauce ($17); and udang pedas, spicy sauteed shrimp with soy sauce ($19). Sepat, a cooked version of ceviche, is a new special ($19).
“It’s all about the tastes that I grew up with,” Muis says. “Sometimes, the flavors may be a little different from one week to the next. It depends on what I’m feeling. That’s what makes people come back.”
Lunch is served Wednesday through Friday and dinner from Wednesday through Sunday amid Indonesian ceremonial masks, parasols and framed fabrics. They plan to change the black-and-orange decor as they feature specialties from different islands.
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