Bromo Satay House in Elmhurst
Ever since Eating in Translation's Dave Cook spotted the sign for a soon-to-open Bromo Satay House last August, I've been calling the restaurant every so often to see if it was open. Nearly a year later, Cook reported that the restaurant was about to open, and last night someone finally picked up the phone. So we hopped on over there.
Beef and lamb sate
Located on a bustling stretch of Broadway, Bromo Satay House joins the many fine eating options in the area. Last night it was packed, loud and lively, full of people who knew each other or who were getting to know each other, shouting back and forth between tables. Nearly everyone was munching on satay.
Bromo's menu includes four different satays (chicken, beef, lamb, and shrimp); snacks like the stuffed flatbread called martabak, rojak, and fried tempe; soups like bakso (meatball noodle soup) and soto ayam (chicken soup), and family-style dishes like mie goreng, nasi campur, sambal udang (shrimp in chile sauce), and ikan asam manis (fish in sour-sweet sauce), among others.