The Bumbu food truck is one of the newer food trucks in Seattle having opened just last September, 2013. So far the reviews of their authentic Indonesian fare have been very positive. Their special changes daily, but their staples are always available and can be sampled in an ‘Undecided’ platter. It is composed of two sticks of chicken satay (grilled chicken skewers in peanut sauce), a beef or vegetable lumpia (fried spring roll), nasi goreng (fried rice), mee goreng (fried noodles), and a salad or acar (pickled veggies).
Actually, owner Hilda Hilman and her family have been running the catering business Tiga Dara for several years now and are also quite famous at the events and fairs they join. But now that they have a truck, you can get their food at least four times a week at these locations.
Their specialties of the day are also available in a Nasi Padang/Nasi Kapau/Nasi Rames/Nasi Campur plate. This is steamed rice topped with a variety of meat and vegetable dishes. Meat dishes include Rendang (a type of curry), Ayam Bakur (grilled chicken, I believe they have several variations of this) and my favorite Ayam Goreng Penyet or smashed, fried chicken (see why they call it smashed). They also serve it with a sambal egg, ask for extra sambal if you like heat.
They also have Nasi Gudeng made of unripe jackfruit simmered in coconut milk and spices.
Another favorite I always look out for is the Roti Canai, a type of flaky, but fluffy flat bread dipped in curry sauce.
Photos from their FB page here.