Located in a small alleyway at Lombok’s capital city of Mataram, gemini pork satay remains one of the island’s best kept secrets. It is neither a restaurant nor cafe, yet never ceases to attract visitors to come and taste their pork-induced goodness.
As the name implied, there are only few varieties of menu at Gemini pork satay; namely the titular pork-ona- stick skewer and ‘babi kecap’ or Indonesian braised pork with sweet sauce. They somehow manage to get the taste just right; succulent, juicy and mouth wateringly good. The satay is a bit spicy, mind you, but if you can handle it, you’ll be treated by one of the best flavored processed pork ever.
Gemini pork satay gets its name from the location, right behind the now-closed Gemini Cinema. It was established by Chinese-Indonesian about 8 decades ago, and they have been so consistent in both presentation and method. Don’t expect it to become a fancy restaurant anytime soon, but the taste is very delicious. It’s a must-try!