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JM ate the ayam bakar (barbecued chicken and peanut sauce).
Nichole ate the curry tofu special.
The bill was $12.75, or $6.38/person.
JM and Nichole gave Kakilima an A- (see our grading rubric).
Our second cart adventure met with success when we found Kakilima's natty green and brown cart right where it usually is, in front of St. Paul's on Library Mall. We grabbed and got going, unpacking and eating at an undisclosed location.
Nichole's curry tofu was about 3:2 tofu:vegetables, a mix of red and green bell peppers, onions, and a token mushroom here and there. Some toasted coconut on top added a textural contrast and a mellow coconut sauce tied it together.
JM's chicken smelled heavenly. There were big pieces of meat in a salty sauce that was strictly peanutty and not too sweet. The richness of the Indonesian flavors really shone through in each mostly tender bite.
Coke products were available at the cart, and a beverage is helpful since both of our dishes' sauces had been reduced to a near-paste. This is nice for slop-prevention on the run, but can feel dry after a few bites.
One word of advice - don't wait to dig in, as we did, since even a few minutes in a steamy container will mess with the crispness of the krupuk (shrimp-flavored puffs). The acar, a lightly pickled carrot and cucumber salad, was refreshing and brought smiles to our faces.