i should preface this story by saying that if i don’t eat i get extremely hangry (thats hungry-angry), unable to reason with, and stop laughing at jokes. while we were in indonesia i had one of those afternoons that had to be some kind of test to see just how hangry i could really get.
had a wonderful morning snorkeling with sea turtles and admiring coral reefs and neon fish. stopped at a little island called gili air for lunch on the beach at gogo restaurant and bar. i made the seemingly safe decision of ordering their house specialty: grilled fish with rice. this was a mistake. not only did my food come out after every single person had finished eating and their plates were getting cleared, it was gross when it did. i have no problem eating a whole fish, head and skin still on but this was not okay. it looked so unappetizing i had to cover the head with vegetables, ate one bite and called it a day.
i was pretty annoyed and hangry but brushed it off. at the recommendation of the rest of our group i went to beach cafe on gili trawangan for lunch, take 2. again taking the “safe” route i ordered indonesian food: balinese style chicken with rice. it looked delicious and as i excitedly cut into it i realized that the chicken was half raw, literally. this definitely pushed me to the edge of a breakdown, i sent it back (actually my gf sent it back because i wanted to throw the plate across the room), immediately cancelled my order and just about stormed out.
luckily we had a delicious lunch the day before so in a moment of desperation i went back kokomo for my second lunch in a row. needless to say, i finally got some properly cooked food and became a rational, laughing person again. thank you kokomo for an amazing burger that saved me from having my gf break up with me and making all my friends hate me! not to mention the view from the restaurant makes you feel lik a celebrity on holiday who’s just missing the paparazzi entourage.
the burger: perfectly cooked beef patty, halumi, pancetta, tomato, with fries and garlic mayo. ended it off with an affogato and waited out the tropical rain.