Ok, so this is a bit embarrassing. I just found out about the whole Vowelburgers™ thing, and I just realised that a Vowelburgers™ Restaurant opened next door. Of course I had to get one. They were having these delicious tomatoes in their new Double Decker burgers which have 2 consonant buns, 1 consonant tomato slice, and 2 same vowel patties. But, Indonesians have a very picky tongue (I live in Indonesia), so they had an Indonesian Food Connoisseur come to taste their take on an Indonesian Vowelburger™. Unfortunately, 3 burgers tasted horrible! To fix that, they decided to swap 2 of the burgers' vowel patties together and added a consonant lettuce to the 3rd, and finally they tasted good.

Can you help me identify the menu without knowing the changed up vowels?

Vowel Patties Description
??? Tidak jadi
??? Bekas digigit nyamuk
??? Benar
??? Penampung cairan

Note to clarify: 2 of the Vowelburgers™ are in the order of consonant bun, vowel patty, tomato, vowel patty, and consonant bun. The changed up ones: There are 4 Vowelburgers™ instead of 5 because as explained above, the vowels are combined together, and as for the third, lettuce is added. All words and descriptions are in Indonesian.

Another note: This is my first Vowelburgers™ riddle, so if there are any mistakes, please tell me!

A third note (completely out of context of the riddle): I literally live in Indonesia.

One more clarification: The changed Vowelburgers™ are still grammatically correct in Indonesian, I just changed them to make it more of a riddle. Bonus points if you can identify these words too!

Another clarification: People don't seem to get it yet, so I'll clarify: Since one double decker Vowelburger has 2 vowel patties, 2 consonant buns, and one tomato, the swapped up burger has 2 different vowel patties instead of the usual double vowels .

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    $\begingroup$ Finally, I can try to solve an Indonesian puzzle! :) (Well.. Not if @Gareth McCaughan solved this first..) $\endgroup$
    – athin
    Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 3:32
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    $\begingroup$ Well that's the point of the puzzle, to see if Gareth is a real Indonesian. If he is, this problem is no problem ;) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 3:58
  • $\begingroup$ Lol, all this just as a set up for Gareth? XD. On the puzzle, I don't get why there are 4 Vowelburgers when the opening paragraph mention about 3 being horrible. Also, what do you mean by mashing 2 of the burgers' vowel? So from two burgers we only have one, and this burger has 4 patties? $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:03
  • $\begingroup$ Well, what I mean is that since one double decker Vowelburger has 2 vowel patties, 2 consonant buns, and one tomato, the mashed up burger has 2 different vowel patties instead of the usual double vowels $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:13
  • $\begingroup$ And the 3rd is a burger with added lettuce $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:13

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I'm pretty sure these are the buns and tomato, but I'm not sure about the vowel patties.

It's a

B-L consonant buns, with T tomato, and N lettuce

And according to OP, the operation on the two burgers seems to mean that from two burgers (with 4 patties), you take one patty from each, and form two burgers with the same vowel patties combination. But the original two burgers don't seem to be actual burgers.

BATAL: Tidak jadi (A vowel patties)
BINTIL: Bekas digigit nyamuk (I vowel patties)
BETUL: Benar (from BETEL and BUTUL burgers with the patties swapped. So we have two of this burger)
BOTOL: Penampung cairan (O vowel patties)

And the original before swapping:

BUTUL means poked through
*BETEL doesn't seem to be a valid word, although it can be considered a name.

  • $\begingroup$ And it finally works! Just to fix up the answer, the intended swap is rot13(Orghy) and the intended lettuce word is rot13(Ovagvy) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:31
  • $\begingroup$ Don't forget the I patty 😉 and you can take away the partial answer part $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:32
  • $\begingroup$ Just fix up those parts of the answer and you get the check! Upvoted for now $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:33
  • $\begingroup$ Hm, but rot13(Orghy) doesn't have I patty to swap with rot13(Ovagvy)? Where does the E patty come from? $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:36
  • $\begingroup$ The swapped burger is rot13(Orghy) because the e patty and u patties are put together in 1 burger, while rot13(Ovagvy) is the lettuce burger $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2021 at 5:39

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