Kaki Lima, the Boston-based Indonesian street food pop-up, is taking over Sway for dinner on Thursday, February 4. Retno Pratiwi and Peter Gelling, the East Coast chefs and couple, are teaming up with Martin Wilda, executive chef of Sway, to dish out a five-course meal including charred eggplant, spiced pineapple, and more. Scope out the full menu below. Tickets for the 7 p.m. dinner are $75, with an additional $50 for wine pairings.
Gelling told Eater that the couple's goal is to "see a high-quality Indonesian restaurant in every city in America." Rendang Pratiwi is looking forward to making the rendang, the slow-cooked beef, because it's "something the people of Austin know about." She added, "I can't wait to see what they think of one of Indonesia's signature dishes."
The two have been looking for a permanent restaurant space in Boston, but hasn't found anything yet. Until then, they still host pop-up dinners as well as operate an outpost within Australian-inspired restaurant KO Pie in East Boston.
Udang Pacri Nanas
Shrimp, spiced pineapple, clove, salam
Root vegetables, tropical fruit, tamarind, coconut sugar
Charred eggplant, macadamia, galangal, coconut milk
Slow-cooked beef, kaffir lime, turmeric, galangal, ginger
Sambal Goreng Kentang
Fried potatoes, sambal
Gulai Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts, turmeric, garlic, coconut milk
A side of spiced pineapple
Red chili, shallots, lime
Green peppers, tomatillos, anchovies, lime
Toasted shredded coconut, coriander, galangal
Quick pickled carrots, cucumber
Steamed jasmine rice
Pandan crepe, shredded coconut, coconut caramel, toasted coconut