This, though, was the martabak ($2.50), which in my previous experience always took the form of a griddled-dough wrap. The thin, crispy shells, packed tight with minced beef, egg, and scallion and paired with vinegary diced veggies, were still very good, for what they were.
Good rujak is tough to pull off by anyone but a specialist. Bromo's version of the salad ($7) sported jicama, cucumber, mango, and pineapple; the sauce (apparently no one calls it "dressing") was both sweet and biting, but also thin and not complex. Compare the rujak from the Indonesian food bazaar at Masjid Al-Hikmah, ten photos into my slideshow, and note the texture of the sauce, prepared especially for my order. Also shown: daging bumbu Bali ($7.50), three blocky pieces of beef under a sweet-spicy sauce that stood up of its own accord. It was a moment or two till I realized my knife had gone missing.
Bromo Satay House
83-25 Broadway (at Dongan Ave.), Elmhurst, Queens