Thursday, September 29, 2016

6 Street Food In Jakarta That Worth The Calories


Instead of expensive food that burns a hole in your wallet, the street food scene in Jakarta ups the ante with some signature collection. Include the popular dish like chicken satay or fried rice that is certainly the best city's offering. And guess what, it's all cost you relatively cheap. In this context, cheap doesn't literally mean cheap, perhaps all dish is guaranteed delicious and freshly cooked. None of them leave a disappointing aftertaste. 

From day to night, the street food scene is available on any part of Jakarta. Local residents believe that street food tastes better than fancy food since the simplicity and authenticity are always there. No wonder this city is known as the right destination for getting fat instantly. In this guide, you will find the best street food idea to be tested all the time. The first-timers to Jakarta should try all of these for sure.


1. Nasi Goreng Gila / 'Crazy' Fried Rice
One of the best street food in Jakarta that you need to try at least once in a lifetime. Delivers the peaceful combination between 'crazy ingredients' and fragrant fried rice has been resulting in remarkable distinct flavor and texture. Actually, those 'crazy ingredients' comes from the chicken meatball, sausage, egg, chicken breast, and multiple spices. Even though the appearance seems to be complicated, the flavor is just straightforward to the point. The saltiness, sweetness, and a bit of wok flavor is all there. Spending S$ 2.50 for this would never hurt anyone.

Alternative Venue: Nasi Goreng Gila Pak Kumis
Jalan Taman Ratu Indah Blok AA2 No. 33
Nearest area: Green ville, Puri Indah, West Jakarta
Operational Hours: 
5.30pm - 11.00pm (Everyday)


2. Kue Putu
The classic local dessert that turned into more significant and globally known. Most intriguing was the sufficient amount of dried coconut drizzled on the rice cake with gula jawa filling which imparted an inimitable fragrance and unique texture to it. It's sweet, smooth, and well balanced. Definitely right treats for a sweet person. Are you?

Alternative venue: Putu Bambu Medan
Jalan Taman Ratu Indah Blok BB1 No. 5
Nearest area: Green ville, Puri Indah, West Jakarta
Operational Hours: 
5.30pm - 11.00pm (Everyday)


3. Tahu Isi
The ultimate all-Indonesian comfort snack. Featuring the fried tofu with fresh vegetable fillings served together with chili soy sauce is undeniably delicious yet fancy. The crispy, soft, and salty-tasting tofu is certainly the main highlights of this street food make it easy to scarf down a lot of pieces without feeling overwhelmed. If you tend to live like a local, be sure to have this as your afternoon time snack or maybe breakfast.

Alternative venue: Tempe Mendoan Green Garden
Komplek Ruko Green Garden Blok Z II
Nearest area: Green Garden, Kedoya, West Jakarta
Operational Hours:
4.00pm - 10.00pm (Everyday)


4. Martabak KitKat Green Tea - Chocolate
Guilty pleasure truly exists. When the airy dough meets the huge amount of butter and sweet toppings, a mouth-watering scene might happen. Perhaps, the essence of this popular street food is located at the sweetness overloads that set a high standard for your upcoming dessert quest. Sounds promising? You got the answer.

Alternative venue: Martabak Gue


5. Ketoprak
Your local food game might be incomplete before you savor this. This dish consists of fried tofu, rice cake known as ketupat, fresh bean sprouts served in rough peanut sauce and topped with crackers known as krupuk. If we getting insights, the major element on that plate is that peanut sauce that boasts the right consistency between flavor and texture. It's simple, traditional and well balanced. Definitely, must try.

Alternative venue: Ketoprak Puri
Jl. Kembang Abadi Utama
Nearest area: Puri Indah, Kembangan, West Jakarta
Operational Hours:
10.00am - 3.00pm (Everyday)


6. Chicken Satay
Ranked 14 over 50 for the 'Best Food In The World' by CNN Travel, this dish certainly represents the beauty of this nations. A peaceful combination between skewered meat and the handmade peanut sauce drizzled by sweet soy sauce is a goodness in bites. The meat is truly juicy and dry while the peanut sauce is the best player on that scene. Cost you less than S$ 2.00 makes it even worth a try. Have you ever try this?

Alternative venue: Sate Ayam Pak Heru
Jalan Arjuna Utara No. 91
Nearest area: Green Ville, Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta
Operational Hours:
6.00pm - 11.00pm (Everyday)

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