Cuisine: American, Asian, Creole, Indonesian
What do you get when you have a Dutch-Indonesian mom and a Creole pop? It's Chef Chris Reed's Bumbu Roux bringing underrepresented Indonesian food to Chicago as well as comforting gumbos, mac 'n'... Read More
What do you get when you have a Dutch-Indonesian mom and a Creole pop? It's Chef Chris Reed's Bumbu Roux bringing underrepresented Indonesian food to Chicago as well as comforting gumbos, mac 'n' cheese and blackened catfish. The menu changes weekly, but some of the core Indonesian items include: sate; Rendang Daging, spicy coconut curry beef; and Kari Laksa, spicy coconut curry soup with chicken and shrimp. Warmup with Creole items like red beans & rice and seafood gumbo. You'll find Krakatoa only at Bumbu Roux. It's a juicy pork sandwich with shredded papaya, pickled red onion, cucumber, cilantro, and Fresno peppers fusing the Creole po'boy with Indonesian flavors. Chef Reed says, "it's a very simple story: decades ago two people fell in love, and today we're sharing the family cooking that grew out of that story." Order at least eight hours in advance to pick up Fri-Sat at http://bumburoux.com/togo.
- Take Out: "Check out online cooking classes to learn how to cook Indonesian food, a new line of products as well as a limited run of at-home Rijsttafels (Dutch-Indonesian feasts)."
- Best for Take Out Because: One of the only Indonesian restaurants in Chicago, Bumbu Roux brings the celebration of the table to your home (or hotel room).