Our next stop was Tahu Pong Karangsaru. Reviews said that it was the best one in Semarang and even used as part of royal wedding catering in Yogyakarta Palace. It was MSG-free and even the ketchup was self-made.
Tahu Pong Komplit 22k consists of tahu pong (hollow-centered beancurd; but not as hollow as Tahu Sumedang), tahu emplek (standard beancurd), gimbal udang (shrimp fritters) and boiled-then-fried eggs. Sidedishes were chopped green-and-birdeye chilli, self-made black soybean ketchup and pickled radish. Mineral water and unsweetened tea was free of charge. Taste was good and the portion was big, but i did still think that it was overpriced. Some of my friend even develop a beancurd-phobia post this visit, thanks to the overpricing policy.
However, I did actually like the beancurd quality, so I gave them One Star (based on AFJ’s Food Critic’s Rating System Guidelines)
Tahu Pong Karangsaru
Jl. Karangsaru, Semarang, Central Java (for navigation: click here)