Before our scrumptious dinner was served, I roamed around looking at vintage cassettes and old tables, as well as photographs of old buildings in Malang. It was not only my desire for food that was satisfied but my eyes too, looking at the antiques.
The place had warm, classic, Javanese atmosphere. The restaurant’s interiors offered tables and wooden benches for sitting. The floor had gray tiles, while the wall was made of bamboo. A photograph of Mt. Arjuna hanged over the wall.
A staff told me that the owner of this restaurant is the son of a former mayor of Malang who likes to collect antiques and old currencies, posters of old days and traditional masks.
After being around taking photographs, I went back to my table. Food was already being served. They were serving Javanese cuisine. I ate ayam bakar and fried shrimps with avocado juice. The food was very tasty.
I was surprised because I thought the food would be expensive. It turns out I was wrong.
The time was very short. I’m thinking to visit it again so I saved their address, phone and fax numbers. Check it below in case you want to go too.
Inggil Museum Resto
Jl. Gajahmada 4 Malang City / Klojen
Tel: (0341) 332110
Fax: (0341) 712026
The place is not far from the new city, just behind City Hall and opposite the Hotel Malang. I am expecting more visits here, and will accept the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism Indonesia again for another Media Familiarization Trip.