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Kaki Lima Indonesian Restaurant in the Works

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Catering duo Kaki Lima, a married couple serving up Indonesian street food, is popping up with increasingly frequent events around Boston. "A restaurant is in our near future," they promise on Instagram, and their other social media accounts also mention that they are "work[ing] toward opening an Indonesian restaurant." No word on a timeline or possible location yet, but if you want a preview, they have two upcoming pop-up dinners, August 7 and August 14, taking place at the recently opened East Boston Kitchen. Dishes include kentang-udang balado, a spicy shrimp dish, and dadar gulung, coconut-filled pandan crepes. And a couple days prior, they'll be at KO Pies, also in East Boston.

Chef Retno Pratiwi, born in Jakarta, describes their cuisine as "Indonesian Street. Indonesian Fusion. Fun. Messy." on her Kitchensurfing profile. There, she also explains the meaning behind their company name: "Kaki Lima literally means 'Five Legs,' a reference to the two feet and three wheels that make up the traditional, and moveable, street food stalls popular in Java. Kaki Lima roam the streets, the vendors calling out their singular specialties for all to hear. If they find a customer, they stop and start cooking. In my opinion, it's the most fun way to eat." Stay tuned for future events — and one day soon, a restaurant.
· Kaki Lima Boston [FB]
· Kaki Limia [Kitchensurfing]