If you ever crave for an authentic, Indonesian meal in New York City, there’s only one place to go and it’s only open on Tuesdays. If you want to dine in, you’ll want to keep your fingers crossed because it has just one table.
The YouTube channel Great Big Story recently displayed Warung Selasa – Indonesian for “Tuesday food stall” – a once-a-week pop-up restaurant in Indo Java, a small Indonesian grocery store in Elmhurst, Queens. Since opening the store ten years ago, proprietor Dewi Tjahjadi has used Tuesdays as a day to cook up authentic Indonesian food out of a tiny, closet-size kitchen using culinary skills she learned the old-fashioned way from her mother. “I don’t have any educational chef background, so I just learned from my mom,” Tjahjadi says in the video.