MARTABAK – who in the land of Indonesia doesn’t know of this sweet devilish guilty pleasure?? It’s a treat that can cater to any crowd, you can choose which one you favor most – savory or sweet Martabak.
I am about to review yet another Martabak shop at J-town, a truly remarkable one that offers quite a creative Martabak variety at a fairly reasonable price – MARTRUCKBUCKS!
Located at Sunter area, Martruckbucks isn’t a huge establishment, but a small signage right in front of their shop makes it much easier to spot among the abundance of restaurants and street-stalls around it.
Martabak Telor Rendang w/ Mozzarella Cheese – IDR70,000
OMG can you see that CHEESE?! Aside from the thick, juicy, and savory Martabak, the Mozzarella cheese on top was OUT OF THIS WORLD! I’ve had several Martabak Mozzarella before and I must admit that these are one who’s not afraid to ‘bring out the cheese’!
Seize the Cheese – IDR65,000
I am a HUGE cheese maniac and I must tell all my cheese allies out there to TRY this one! Aside from the PLENTY of cheese they put inside, they use Pandan flavor in he Martabak dough, making it super fragrant at the same time. Their dough was so soft and moist, PERFECT! In addition, portion was large and the price is very fair considering portion size and quality of this Martabak!
Stick on Classic – IDR60,000
All those who like to stick to the classics, you better try this one! The quality of the Martabak dough was just as soft and moist as the latter, except that they do not put any additional flavoring into it. The inside of the Martabak was once again overflowing – a ‘bomb’ layered between fragrant, soft, and moist Martabak!
Obsessed with Blackforest – IDR95,000++
Black is the current hype at J-town. From fashion to food, everything BLACK seems o be taking the market! Martruckbucks is yet another establishment joining the trend.
They use cheese topping and Blackforest flavoring in the dough. Personally, I like the ‘Seize the cheese’ variety better. It’s basically the same Martabak with Cheese topping but different flavoring, but I thought the taste and fragrant of the Blackforest wasn’t strong enough (It’s a bit more pricey too). Make the blackforest flavor more distinct and it would be PERFECT!
Martabak Apple Strudel – IDR70,000
As Christmas is near, Martruckbucks create a new special – APPLE STRUDEL MARTABAK! It’s so unique because they basically use a savory Martabak’s dough/skin. However, instead of stuffing them with eggs and meat, they use cream and sweetened apple cinnamon inside.
It was not just creative, but DELICIOUS as well! I love the crispy texture on the outside and creamy crunchy (from the apples) texture on the inside. The cinnamon fragrant was just lovely and the sweetened apple was not too sweet. Truly a very nice creation!
Overall I thought that they truly serve a very delicious Martabak. Their prices were quite standard, but when you compare it with their relatively large size, it was worth it. Every topping used inside was also very generous. OH! I also asked and they do not use common margarine but use butter instead- a tremendous boost in quality!