Oct
18
to Nov 21

Kaki Lima Is Going On Tour!

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We are headed West!

Kaki Lima will collaborate with a bunch of young and awesome chefs — all with their own unique Indonesian heritage — on the West Coast this fall, and we are super excited! These guys are all an important part of the growing Indonesian Food Movement!

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Our first stop: Portland, Oregon. We are teaming up with Gado Gado PDX on Oct. 18 for an elaborate meal all cooked in front of guests over a backyard open-pit fire! This pop up will be held at Portland's much-talked about Han Oak. The team behind Gado Gado PDX is Thomas and Mariah Pisha-Duffly, which some of you might remember. We've worked with them twice before — once at The Honey Paw in Portland, Maine and once at KO Pies in the Shipyard in Boston. Our collaborations are always super fun and amazing.

To buy tickets to our Portland event, click here.  **SOLD OUT!**

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Our second stop: San Francisco, California. This event is a long time coming! We will join ChiliCali, aka Siska Marcus, the Indonesian pop up queen of the West Coast, at her spot on Nov. 5 for a flavor-packed seafood feast! Chef Siska has been wowing the Bay Area with her pop ups for several years. She has also recently launched a line of Indonesian sauces. Check. Them. Out. And then tell your friends about what will be an historic and delicious event. The coastal Indonesian food movements will finally unite, for one night only! Tickets for this one will go on sale very shortly. Stay tuned!

To buy tickets to the 5:30 seating on Nov. 5, click here. To buy tickets to the 9 p.m. seating, click here. **SOLD OUT**

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Our final stop: Los Angeles, California. We are honored to work with Erwin and Eric Tjahyadi, the Indonesian-American brothers behind LA's trend-setting Komodo empire, for two show-stopping pop ups. These guys are blowing up in Los Angeles. Chef Erwin's original Asian fusion dishes have been featured in every media imaginable. And now they've opened Bone Kettle to rave reviews. On Nov. 20 and 21, we will be joining them at Bone Kettle for two dinners. This is a collision of superstars. Don't miss it! Reserve your ticket here!

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Mar
20
to Sep 16

March 20: Wink & Nod residency begins!

The scene at Wink & Nod in the South End.

The scene at Wink & Nod in the South End.

We're taking over Wink & Nod!

We have big news! We have accepted the next residency at Wink & Nod in the South End. We will be open for dinner every day except Sunday starting March 20. That means you can have Indonesian food SIX DAYS A WEEK. Can life get any better than that? We don't think so. Dinner will be served between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Watch this space and our social media channels for details about the menu in the coming weeks!

Cheers,
Retno and Pete

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Nov. 14: Pop Up @ Masa

We are headed to the South End for OUR LAST POP UP of the year!

Come join us a Masa a week from today on Monday, Nov. 14 for a multi-course, flavor-packed meal. Since it's our last of 2016, we will be serving a meal full of our most popular dishes. It's gonna be a really good one. And, that's not all! We will have the celebrated DJ Ryan Brown with us with musical pairings throughout the night. Whoohoo!

You can get more information, check out the menu, and buy tickets here.

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Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Nov. 6: Pop Up @ Tavern Road

Our July pop up at Tavern Road.

Our July pop up at Tavern Road.

We are headed back to the glorious Tavern Road in Boston's Fort Point neighborhood on Sunday, Nov. 6, for another epic meal. For this one we are super excited to again team up with Tenzin Samdo, the wunderkind bartender of Tavern Road, who will be creating a specially-designed and Indonesian-inspired cocktail menu to accompany the dinner. One cocktail is included in the ticket price!

We will be opening the bar at 6 p.m. this time. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

And that's not at all! We are also teaming up with the inimitable Jacqueline Dole of the Parlor Ice Cream Co., who will be serving an Indonesia-inspired ice cream for dessert. Amazing cocktails and amazing ice cream? Need we say more?

Of course, there will also be our own enigmatic Retno Pratiwi, who has designed a whole new menu that spans Indonesia's equally enigmatic island of Java.

You can get more information, check out the menu, and buy tickets here.

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Oct. 17: Pop UP @ KO in the Shipyard

We will be returning to where it all began on Monday, Oct. 17!

We launched this Indonesian culinary juggernaut — oh so many moons ago — at KO in the Shipyard. And we are super excited to be returning. We have learned a few things in the intervening years. If you were fortunate enough to have witnessed our early history, it might be fun to come to this one and see how far we've come. :)

We will release the menu and tickets a couple weeks before the date. To be the first to find out, sign up for our mailing list. Or watch this space!

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Oct
2
2:00 PM14:00

Oct. 2: We will be at CREATE Boston

Join us in the Boston Seaport for the CREATE Boston festival on Oct. 2! We will be GRILLING from 2 to 5 p.m.!

CREATE Boston is a celebration of art, food, drink and music by our friend Louis DiBicarri, owner and chef of Tavern Road. There will be a bunch of different chefs, bartenders and artists. And all of it is available with the price of entry. Here's how the organizers describe it:

"The festival draws inspiration from Chef DiBiccari’s strong ties to the local artistic community, and aims to showcase homegrown talent. CREATE both locates and celebrates nascent talent, pairing upcoming artists with the next wave of the city’s great chefs. You may not know their names, and in many ways you’re not supposed to. The point is that you won’t be able to forget them after seeing and tasting their work."

We like to think the line about the "next wave of the city's great chefs" is a about us (well, about Retno at least). Get your tickets here! And get them fast because space will fill up quick!!

 
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Aug
21
11:00 AM11:00

Aug. 21: Pop Up @ Commonwealth Cambridge

Join us for brunch at Commonwealth Cambridge on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. NO TICKETS REQUIRED! We will be re-uniting with our friends at KO Pies to serve a menu of classic Australian and Indonesian dishes. It will be like sitting on a beach in Bali, but on a patio in Cambridge.

Watch this space or follow us on Facebook for news of the menu. It's gonna be a good one!

 
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Mar
13
to May 22

KL@KO is back!

Retno making Rendang for a 120 people in Austin, Texas.

Retno making Rendang for a 120 people in Austin, Texas.

We are returning to KO Pies in the East Boston Shipyard on Sunday, March 13. And we will be open EVERY SUNDAY from 12 to 9 from here on out. We will be serving a limited menu (which we plan to mix up from time to time) alongside KO's pies and fries. So there should be something for everyone.

We will also be holding a bunch more pop ups this spring and summer. And in the meantime, we continue to work toward a permanent location. So stay tuned!

Below you can see the history of our menus. The latest one is at the top! The menus are also under the menu section of our website. Check there and our Facebook for any changes!

MARCH 20:

Bubur Ayam $10
Rice congee, chicken broth, lemongrass, turmeric, kecap manis

Siomay Bandung $8
Steamed shrimp dumplings, spicy peanut sauce, kecap manis

Nasi Campur $14
Rice Plate. Includes the following:

  • Sate Lilit: Skewers of minced chicken, kaffir lime, lemongrass, kencur, coconut
  • Lawar: Sliced green beans, coconut, kencur
  • Sambal Matah: A spicy lemongrass sambal
  • Nasi Kuning: Steamed jasmine rice, turmeric
  • Krupuk: Shrimp crackers

MARCH 13:

Bubur Ayam
Rice congee, chicken broth, lemongrass, turmeric, kecap manis

Gado-Gado
Steamed vegetables, tempe, spicy peanut sauce, crispy shallots, krupuk
 
Sate Lilit
Skewers of minced chicken, kaffir lime, lemongrass, ginger. Served with sambal matah and turmeric rice.
 
Nasi Campur
Rice Plate. Includes the following:

· Semur Betawi
Slow braised beef, tamarind, kecap manis, galangal
· Acar Kuning
Pickled vegetables, turmeric
· Sambal Bajak
Chili, peppers, shrimp paste, garlic
· Nasi Putih
Steamed jasmine rice
· Krupuk
Shrimp crackers

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Jan. 17: Pop Up @ SHOJO

Semur Betawi, Jakarta-style slow braised beef with tamarind, kecap manis, galangal, and a bunch of warm spices.

Semur Betawi, Jakarta-style slow braised beef with tamarind, kecap manis, galangal, and a bunch of warm spices.

We're doing another pop up! Join us this time at Shojo in Boston's Chinatown on Sunday, Jan. 17. You can check out the menu below. Buy tickets here!

THE MENU

Bubur Ayam: A hot rice congee made with chicken broth, lemongrass, turmeric, kecap manis

Karedok: A raw vegetable salad with spicy peanut sauce popular in West Java

Sate Lilit Bebek: Skewers of minced duck, kaffir lime, lemongrass and coconut, served with yellow rice and sambal matah. A Balinese classic.

Semur Betawi: Jakarta-style slow braised beef with tamarind, kecap manis, galangal, and warm spices. Served with jasmine rice and sambal bajak.

Lapis Legit: Indonesian spiced layer cake

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Dec
21
to Dec 22

Only two days left!

Retno's classic Tumpeng! Have something to celebrate this winter? Email us. We can put together an unforgettable feast for your party.

Retno's classic Tumpeng! Have something to celebrate this winter? Email us. We can put together an unforgettable feast for your party.

Your chances are running out!

Hi all!

We only have two more days at KO Pies in the East Boston Shipyard before we take a little break to do some other events. So be sure to come on down TOMORROW AND TUESDAY from 5 to 9 p.m. After that we will be closed at KO until February!

If you haven't tried our current menu, make sure to stop by. It will be different when we come back in February. We will be holding some pop up events in the meantime, in Boston and elsewhere. So be sure to follow us on Facebook or check our website for updates on those.

If you've made it down to the Shipyard and had a good time, please take a minute and leave us a spectacular review on our Facebook page. Reviews make a difference! And they make us feel good about ourselves, which is really what this is all about.

THANK YOU!

Cheers!
Retno and Pete

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Oct
19
to Nov 30

Oct. 19: We will be opening twice a week in the East Boston Shipyard

Design by Dicky Siregar.

Design by Dicky Siregar.

It's true! Here is the press release:

EAST BOSTON, Mass. — That inscrutable and wedded duo behind Kaki Lima Boston will soon take their next step toward culinary infamy. The rumors are true. On Oct. 19, Kaki Lima will begin a residency at KO Pies in the East Boston Shipyard. Call it KL@KO.

Chef Retno Pratiwi and her tireless husband Peter Gelling will be serving their wildly popular Indonesian fare twice a week — Mondays and Tuesdays (when KO is typically closed) — at KO Pies in the East Boston Shipyard (256 Marginal St.). KO's usual beer and wine selections will also be available.

“We've been working with Sam Jackson at KO Pies now for well over a year, holding our popular pop up dinner series. And now Sam is generously giving us the opportunity to take our restaurant education to the next level,” says Kaki Lima Boston co-owner Peter Gelling.

The menu — which is still being finalized — will include some of Kaki Lima Boston's most popular dishes. The always-diffident Chef Retno said she hopes people will like it. “I will do my best,” she said. “I'm so grateful for the opportunity. This will be such a good learning experience for us as we work toward opening our own restaurant space in Boston.”

Kaki Lima Boston will continue to hold pop up dinners at venues around the city, where they will be experimenting with new recipes, some fusion dishes, and other items, as they perfect a final menu for their future restaurant.

“The restaurant industry is not an easy one. So we've opted to take it slow, to make sure we are ready — that we have the right experience and the resources to help ensure success — before we open our own place,” Gelling said. “KL@KO is the next step — maybe one of the final steps — in this process.”

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Sep
26
11:00 AM11:00

Sept. 26: Block Party with East Meets West!

The founder of EMW is one of our oldest friends! And EMW was an early supporter of Kaki Lima Boston. Now they are holding a giant party and fundraiser in Somerville. We are going to be there cooking and it's going to be EPIC.

For those that don't know: EMW’s mission is to empower individuals and communities to realize their human potential through the transformative power of artistic expression. Here's some details about the event:

From noon 'til midnight, EMW is bringing together its family of artists, musicians, technologists, chefs and activists from all across the world to celebrate those who call EMW Bookstore on Mass Ave a second home. Block Party offers both FREE day programs opened to the public and a ticketed evening showcase; events will range from electronic music to beatboxing; spoken word performances to tech talks; a silent auction to community biology demonstrations. Your contribution helps EMW Bookstore produce a year of community programming. Help us make our goal of raising $15k by contributing or purchasing tickets below. More information here!

Check this space for details about what we will be serving during the event. We hope to see you there! And please support EMW! They do amazing work. And they are amazing people.

Popping up at the East Meets West bookstore in Cambridge in 2014.

Popping up at the East Meets West bookstore in Cambridge in 2014.

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Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Sept. 22: Pop Up in the Shipyard w/ Special Guest: The Honey Paw!

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The Honey Paw is one of Portland, Maine's best — and most unique — restaurants. You can read about them here. We went up there in August to collaborate on a pop up and it was super successful. So now they are coming down to Boston to hold one at (where else?) KO Pies in the Shipyard. Chef Thomas Pisha-Duffly — who has family connections to Indonesia — will bring his interpretation of Indonesian cuisine. And, of course, we'll be adding some of our classics as well! This will sell our fast. So get your tickets here!

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Sep
12
10:00 AM10:00

Sept. 12: The New England Indonesia Festival

  • Copley Square Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)
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The New England Indonesia Festival organized by PERMIAS is back for a third year! And Kaki Lima Boston will also be back for the third time. Stay tuned for more information and to learn about what we plan to cook. In the meantime, you can get more details about NEIF on their Facebook page.

Get there early cause this is what the line looks like for our stall!

The line for Kaki Lima food stall at #neif2013 #boston #indonesianfood #latergram

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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Aug. 4: Pop up at The Honey Paw in Portland, Maine

Udang Pacri Nanas is sauteed shrimp in a spiced pineapple puree. This popular fusion dish was served at our June 9, 2015 pop up at KO Pies in the Shipyard.

Udang Pacri Nanas is sauteed shrimp in a spiced pineapple puree. This popular fusion dish was served at our June 9, 2015 pop up at KO Pies in the Shipyard.

We are super excited for this one! We will be holding a pop up on Aug. 4 at The Honey Paw in Portland, Maine, collaborating with its great chef (and Indonesian food lover) Thomas Pisha-Duffly. The Honey Paw is easily one of Portland's best new restaurants. You can get tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/473824312785228/

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