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Indonesian Cuisine Was The Most Expensive Meal I Ever Paid For

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What’s the most expensive meal you have ever paid for? Mine had to be the Indonesian food we had in Zurich. I have been warned that Switzerland’s going to be expensive, but I had no idea it was crazy expensive.

On our first day in Zurich we roamed around the Hauptbahnhof with Rima of Bolu by Rima. When the lunch time came we were torn between Switzerland’s famous cheese fondue and Asian food. Since we had been surviving with schnitzel for days the highest vote went to Indonesian food. It’s time for some good old plate of rice. We headed down to ASIATISCH.

Asiatisch Zurich Indonesia

Only Indonesian understand the excitement of seeing Teh Botol (Indonesian brand jasmine tea) anywhere else in the world. I had spicy anchovies, while others had meatball soup and fried chicken. The food was good and the service was excellent. If you happen to crave for Asian food in Zurich, do try this restaurant. The menu varies which includes street foods.


The single most expensive meal I have paid for in my entire life was the Indonesian duck curry, a few days after. It was our last night in Zurich, we were tired but still excited. That’s when we decided to go to Dapur Indonesia, a well-known Indonesian restaurant in Zurich. We knew it’s going to be expensive and we were fully aware that our Francs were running low, but the weather was cold and we have been dreaming of Indonesian food, again. Going to Dapur Indonesia was not easy, we had to take bus, tram, train and another bus to reach the place and we also had to book a reservation first. Thankfully, they could fit us in.

Dapur Indonesia Zurich

It was a small but posh looking restaurant with candle lights and cozy seating. We each ordered one meal and shared it among the three of us. There were Soto (soup), chicken and duck and one big plate of rice. That, accompanied by three glasses of house wine cost us $170. Food was good but it was painful to shell out that much of money. I could survive with the same amount for two weeks in Singapore which is already one of the most expensive city in the world. Gaah!! Lesson learned. We had McDonalds the next day and only paid $50 for it. I was glad to finally leave Zurich. As gorgeous as Switzerland was, the next time I am coming back is only after I win some lottery.

When you travel for a long time do you crave for food from back home? I do, I need to eat rice regularly, else I will fall into depression (no exaggeration).

Link up: Travel Tuesday. Also, check out my airplane dining tales here and here.

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