Sego Pecel Bu Wir in Batam, Indonesia

Sego Pecel Bu Wir in Batam, Indonesia

During my recent visit to Batam and Bintan, whereby I was to provide coverage for Batam Trail Run (5km) 2019 as well as to explore the tourism attractions of the two islands, I did not know what to expect from this maiden trip.

 Edi Sutrisno (L) with founder of Sego Pecel Bu Wir Dimas Samuel H (R) with the parents of Dimas in the middle

Edi Sutrisno (L) with founder of Sego Pecel Bu Wir Dimas Samuel H (R) alongside the parents of Dimas (centre)

 Pecel Komplit

Pecel Komplit

 Cenil

Cenil

The delegation of media members, including yours truly, was invited to a 9-month-old restaurant that serves authentic Javanese cuisine. Founded by Dimas Samuel H., who is originally from Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) on Java island, Sego Pecel Bu Wir at Batam Center’s Mega Lagenda serves the healthiest pecel komplit, eaten with rice and secret recipe peanut sauce.

mixed dish

mixed dish

fish

fish

chicken

chicken

This healthy dish can’t be more authentic. Pecel is like a salad of fresh vegetables that the Javanese people traditionally have for breakfast and/or lunch simply for the fact that it’s easy to prepare, fresh and most of all, economical.

vegetables

vegetables

Empal Balado

Empal Balado

Cap Cay

Cap Cay

It’s interesting to learn how Dimas involved himself in the food & beverage business by chance at the tender age of 16. Living in Singapore then, where his dad was a hotelier, his mom used to prepare authentic Javanese dishes at parties and potlucks. The food was excellent, so much so that friends encouraged her to go commercial. The impetus motivated her to establish an eatery on the third floor at Lucky Plaza in Singapore.

Sambal Goreng Ati Kentang

Sambal Goreng Ati Kentang

Ayam Goreng Bumbu

Ayam Goreng Bumbu

one of the dishes

one of the dishes

After 12 years, the family decided to sell the business. It was time to move back to Indonesia, anyway, and Batam was chosen as their new home. This relocation meant that the locals and tourists to Batam could now similarly enjoy authentic traditional Javanese food at Sego Pecel Bu Wir without going to Java, some two hours away by flight.

Telur Woku

Telur Woku

 food counter

food counter

a simple meal with sego pecel (top)

a simple meal with sego pecel (top)

Besides its signature item of Pecel Komplit, the eatery also serves a wide range of dishes, similar to our “economy rice” meal concept. This Halal restaurant is open from 7am to 5pm (WIB) and until 8pm (WIB) on Fridays and Saturdays.

Edi Sutrisno (L) with Dimas, his parents and sister

Edi Sutrisno (L) with Dimas, his parents and sister

Sego Pecel Bu Wir
Add: Mega Lagenda 1 Blok E3 No. 1 (dekat Pasar Mega Lagenda), Batam Center, Batam, Indonesia.

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