This is the famous seafood Ayu restaurant in Kelapa Gading. The restaurant is almost always jam packed. Their specialty is off course seafood. I chose a number of menu, I asked them what the popular selections are. Usually, I don’t eat seafood with this many spices. Spices hide the overall taste of the seafood but since this is a totally different style, I was willing to try them out. The spices are okay I guess but I sensed the use of MSG which adds a bit of punch to the taste. I could not differentiate which seafood was fresh or how the textures were like. I can imagine why this is so popular among locals. They like the style of the dishes. Lot’s of spices are produced in Indonesia.
I started with fried squid. It was fine. But again, the use of MSG is obvious. I don’t have anything against MSG, I just have a preference of not consuming food with fake taste. I don’t know if MSG is bad for our body but at this point, I continued to eat to find out what’s the fuss is all about.
After I finished eating, I felt like there was dryness on my tongue, I also felt I needed to drink a lot more water that normally would. I believe this is the side effect of consuming MSG.
During a trip going home, I started feeling very ill on my stomach. I started looking for a clean restroom, a hotel preferably. I found one and the rest… you don’t want to read it.
Here was the condition during business hour.
Here is the restaurant.
Here is the unsurprising surprise, I won’t eat here ever again for the sake of my stomach.