Sky Cafe Brings Indonesian to South Philly
Adam Erace finds an Indonesian gem in Sky Cafe at 16th and Ritner.
On another visit, I began with whole chicken wings, marinated in soy and garlic, floured and fried to order. Squirting them with zigzags of sriracha and kecap manis (sweet Indonesian soy sauce) didn’t diminish their audible crunchiness; you could hear me tearing in over the ’80s soundtrack of A-ha and the Bangles. Fried wontons filled with ground chili- and garlic-spiced chicken (rather than pork, to accommodate the halal-observant) delivered the same crunch â€” even after half an hour in a steamy Styrofoam clamshell. The takeout travel didn’t topple their pope-hat peaks, didn’t dampen their crackly shells. They’re some of the best fried dumplings I’ve had.