Reservation accepted for Rice Table

TUE-FRI: 5-10PM | SAT: 12-10PM | SUN: 12-8PM | CLOSED MONDAY
 

Eats

  • rice table

    36 per person, minimum 2 person. Reservation accepted.

    take a detour in dining, and off to beaten path with a traditional Indonesian family style feast or more than 10 courses, serves in small plates! please ask for the menu as it changes monthly.

    KRUPUK
    Indonesian garlic crackers

    BALA BALA
    fried veggie fritters with homemade vinegar sauce

    SAMBAL GORENG KENTANG
    fried potatoes in sweet and spicy chili sauce

    MIE GORENG
    stir-fried noodle with chicken, meatball, egg and veggies

    NASI PUTIH
    steamed white rice

    BABI KECAP
    braised pork belly in sweet soy sauce

    OPOR AYAM
    coconut chicken with pineapple

    TELOR BALADO
    eggs in hot chili sambal

    URAP
    grated coconut, bean sprout, cabbage

    KERING TEMPEH
    fried fermented organic soybeans

    SAMBAL GORENG BUNCIS
    spicy green beans

    SAMBAL
    homemade sweet and spicy chili paste

    KETAN HITAM
    bittersweet black sticky rice served chilled or warm

  • satay stall

    quit stalling, start eating! The skewers are seasoned with our own special marinades, grilled to perfection, and served with a traditional dipping sauce.

    #1 Sate Ayam – 7

    tender chicken served with a creamy roasted peanut sauce

    #2 Sate Udang – 7

    succulent Asian tiger shrimp glazed in spicy ginger sauce

  • side street

    take a detour of the main street and sample the best of street cart snacking.

    #4 PASTEL – 7

    empanadas stuffed with chicken, peas, carrots, vermicelli, and boiled egg, served with sambal peanut sauce

    #5 MARTABAK – 8

    pan-fried stuffed pancakes made with a delicious filling of eggs, ground beef, and onion

    #6 BALA BALA – 6

    veggie fritters, deep-fried and delicious

    #7 RICKSHAW WINGS – 9

    fried wings in dry chili, brown sugar, and ginger sauce

    #8 LUMPIA – 7

    homemade fried spring rolls filled with chicken, ebi, and bamboo shoots

    #9 SAMBAL GORENG KENTANG – 6

    fried potatoes in sweet and spicy chili sauce

  • main street

    the most popular dishes from street carts all over Indonesia are the main attraction here.

    #10 NASI RAMES – 16

    Jakarta mixed rice plate; coconut milk chicken with pineapple, caramelized tempeh, green beans, curry pickle, spicy egg, krupuk and homemade sambal, served with white rice; substitute chicken with rendang for additional 2

    #11 BEEF RENDANG – 15

    tender chunks of beef are braised in a rich sauce of coconut cream and aromatic spices served with white rice

    #12 SOTO AYAM – 14

    yellow chicken soup with vermicelli, cabbage, potatoes, bean sprouts, tomatoes, boiled egg, lime, krupuk, and chili sauce, served with white rice

    #13 BABI KECAP – 12

    pork belly stewed in a sweet soy sauce with shiitake, served with steam rice

    #14 GULAI AYAM – 14

    boneless pieces of chicken thighs are cooked in a savory traditional curry sauce served with white rice

    #15 IKAN BALADO – 15

    fried tilapia in traditional sweet and spicy chili sauce served with side salad and white rice

    #16 AYAM PENYET – 14

    smashed fried chicken; half cornish hen in tomato and shrimp paste chili sauce served with side salad and white rice

    #17 NASI GORENG – 12

    traditional chicken fried rice served with sunny side up egg on top

    #18 MIE GORENG – 14

    egg noodle stir-fried with chicken, beef ball, egg, and vegetables

    #19 GADO GADO – 12

    steamed mixed vegetables and fried tofu are tossed with potato and egg, and served with a rich peanut dressing

    #20 BATAGOR – 11

    fried fish and shrimp dumplings are served with tofu, in a creamy peanut dressing

    #21 PEMPEK TELOR – 11

    deep-fried submarine shaped fishcake stuffed with egg, served with cucumbers, dry shrimp, and egg noodle in a mild or spicy house vinegar sauce

  • sweet street

    it’s a snack, it’s a dessert, it’s wildly delicious!

    #25 ES CENDOL – 5

    a sweet treat made with ice, rice flour jelly, coconut milk, and palm sugar

    #26 ES DOGER – 5

    a delicious iced drink made with jackfruit, cassava tape, young coconut, and rose syrup

    #27 KETAN HITAM – 5

    black sticky rice with coconut milk

    #28 MOMMY’S FAVE – MP

    whatever mommy’s in the mood for…please ask!

satay stall

quit stalling, start eating! The skewers are seasoned with our own special marinades, grilled to perfection, and served with a traditional dipping sauce.

#1 Sate Ayam – 7

tender chicken served with a creamy roasted peanut sauce

#2 Sate Udang – 7

succulent Asian tiger shrimp glazed in spicy ginger sauce

side street

take a detour of the main street and sample the best of street cart snacking.

#4 PASTEL – 7

empanadas stuffed with chicken, peas, carrots, vermicelli, and boiled egg, served with sambal peanut sauce

#5 MARTABAK – 8

pan-fried stuffed pancakes made with a delicious filling of eggs, ground beef, and onion

#6 BALA BALA – 6

veggie fritters, deep-fried and delicious

#7 RICKSHAW WINGS – 9

fried wings in dry chili, brown sugar, and ginger sauce

#8 LUMPIA – 7

homemade fried spring rolls filled with chicken, ebi, and bamboo shoots

#9 SAMBAL GORENG KENTANG – 6

fried potatoes in sweet and spicy chili sauce

main street

the most popular dishes from street carts all over Indonesia are the main attraction here.

#10 NASI RAMES – 16

Jakarta mixed rice plate; coconut milk chicken with pineapple, caramelized tempeh, green beans, curry pickle, spicy egg, krupuk and homemade sambal, served with white rice; substitute chicken with rendang for additional 2

#11 BEEF RENDANG – 15

tender chunks of beef are braised in a rich sauce of coconut cream and aromatic spices served with white rice

#12 SOTO AYAM – 14

yellow chicken soup with vermicelli, cabbage, potatoes, bean sprouts, tomatoes, boiled egg, lime, krupuk, and chili sauce, served with white rice

#13 BABI KECAP – 12

pork belly stewed in a sweet soy sauce with shiitake, served with steam rice

#14 GULAI AYAM – 14

boneless pieces of chicken thighs are cooked in a savory traditional curry sauce served with white rice

#15 IKAN BALADO – 15

fried tilapia in traditional sweet and spicy chili sauce served with side salad and white rice

#16 AYAM PENYET – 14

smashed fried chicken; half cornish hen in tomato and shrimp paste chili sauce served with side salad and white rice

#17 NASI GORENG – 12

traditional chicken fried rice served with sunny side up egg on top

#18 MIE GORENG – 14

egg noodle stir-fried with chicken, beef ball, egg, and vegetables

#19 GADO GADO – 12

steamed mixed vegetables and fried tofu are tossed with potato and egg, and served with a rich peanut dressing

#20 BATAGOR – 11

fried fish and shrimp dumplings are served with tofu, in a creamy peanut dressing

#21 PEMPEK TELOR – 11

deep-fried submarine shaped fishcake stuffed with egg, served with cucumbers, dry shrimp, and egg noodle in a mild or spicy house vinegar sauce

sweet street

it’s a snack, it’s a dessert, it’s wildly delicious!

#25 ES CENDOL – 5

a sweet treat made with ice, rice flour jelly, coconut milk, and palm sugar

#26 ES DOGER – 5

a delicious iced drink made with jackfruit, cassava tape, young coconut, and rose syrup

#27 KETAN HITAM – 5

black sticky rice with coconut milk

#28 MOMMY’S FAVE – MP

whatever mommy’s in the mood for…please ask!

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The Setiawan family’s front lawn was a frequent resting place for the local Rickshaw drivers. It may have been the aromatic smells coming from the kitchen that drew them, or the chatty children who enjoyed being regaled by the driver’s tales that kept them there. Whatever it was, the rickshaw made a big impression on Oscar and Emil, almost as much as the culture and flavors of the street food that they enjoyed with their family while living in Indonesia.

Rickshaw Republic isn’t just about peddling plates, it’s about peddling dreams. The dream of a mother to have her own restaurant, of a father to leave his family a legacy of their own in the United States, of a son to fulfill his destiny of being a great chef, and of his brother to make all these wishes and his own come true, by bringing the vibrant culture of Indonesia and its street food experience to Chicago.

Rickshaw Republic brings together the vibrant culture of Indonesia and its street food scene, under one roof. Traditional dishes that are sold at street carts everywhere, are carefully crafted using recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.

Authentic, unpretentious and delicious. Asian Street Food, the way it should be.

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Oscar
Gastro Guide
An engineer by trade, a professional photographer by passion, and a foodie by nature, Oscar brings together his eye for beauty and detail and his taste for travel and adventure in Rickshaw Republic. Asian street food is in the DNA of Oscar. Having spent half his life in Jakarta, his fondest memories were of street food savored with family along his many travels. His dream of one day having a family restaurant where others could enjoy the culture and food of his childhood, has finally come true.

Elice
Spice Keeper
Elice has the good fortune of being able to say Mama Knows Best, and have it come true. Cooking since she was a young girl in Palembang alongside her grandmother, she always believed that the best place for her children to celebrate their individual skills of entrepreneurialism, design, photography, and yes, cooking, was a family restaurant. And just as she was about to hang up her own chef whites, her children agreed, and Rickshaw Republic was born.

Emil
Tastemaker
Emil never thought he’d be a chef. In fact, he even refused to work in the family restaurant back in Boston. But when Emil looked for a job in high school and found himself working at a fast food chain, something clicked. Not only was Emil fast, he was good. Really good. But he wanted to be better, and that would mean studying from the best…Mama. Now Emil and Elice work side by side, bringing to life generations of family recipes and creating new ones for Rickshaw Republic.

Tommy
Gourmet Greeter
It wasn’t just years of studying internal medicine that led Tommy to believe that a way to man’s heart was through his stomach, it was meeting his future wife Elice. Won over by her beauty and gifted culinary skills he asked for her hand in marriage and 3 children later, moved them to America on a PhD scholarship. A smart man knows a good thing when he sees it. An even smarter man knows a good meal when he tastes it. Opening Rickshaw Republic with his family just might prove that Tommy Setiawan is one of the smartest men around.

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