Mamak specializes in rendang, an Indonesian curry stew popular across Southeast Asia. They even put “Rendang Stew” under their name on the cart.
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The coriander gave the beef an herbiness and the sriracha a little heat, which got stronger as the meal progressed. The beef was a tiny bit chewy, but there was no fat to be found anywhere on the meat.
The ground beef had a nice curry flavor, but it wasn’t overpowering. The taste was tempered by coconut milk, which is great when mixed with a curry sauce.
Everything is local as possible. Our beef is ground everyday by a local butcher, our tomatoes, our produce all come from the area, Grainger County, Knox County
The cheese was in the feta cheese family, which isn’t much of a surprise coming from that part of the world. The cheese had a little bit of tartness, and somewhere in there was a spiciness that lingered after we finished the sigara. This was a warm and inviting way to start the meal.
The burritos are filled with shredded beef, steak and chicken.
Aromaku (the friendly chef/owner told me it translates into “my aroma”) is currently the only source of Indonesian cuisine in Columbus.