Friday, July 7, 2017

Jianbing Heroes: The PIONEER of JIANBING in JAKARTA/INDONESIA

 Jianbing Heroes

Jianbing is one of the greatest Chinese menus that is pretty difficult to find. In China, this menu only available in particular region with strong cultural influence (mostly in Southern China like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and more). And yes, first time I have this is in Hong Kong around 5 - 7 years ago. I still remember the real taste of it, since my palate never changes that much. Therefore, after taking a full day food adventure in Jakarta, finally, I found it right here. Jianbing Heroes is the pioneer of Jianbing in Jakarta (specifically Indonesia).

Established in 2016, Jianbing Heroes is founded by a young guy who is just finishing his study in Australia then moving to Shanghai to learn the local culture and finally back to Jakarta to run this business. The idea behind this food stall is to introduce to our society what is Jianbing and what to expect from Jianbing. Because our locals are quite strict with a Western pancake that comes in a flat or even uncommon presentation. As a result, they always consider Jianbing as a Chinese kebab. In fact, it is not! Jianbing is a Chinese pancake that is simple, light, and delicious. Let's take a peek! :)

 Jianbing Heroes

 Jianbing Heroes

 Jianbing Heroes

Nestled in Citra Garden 2 exactly opposite Kwetiau Goreng Achai, this little brand owning only a small kiosk at the front. It is pretty hidden from one sight which takes a lot of efforts to find it. What I can suggest you here is to focus on the restaurant first then look at the opposite direction of it. You might find a red banner with Chinese font written Jianbing Heroes. Just walk in, and you will be greeted by two locals staff immediately.

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

 Jianbing Full Pork

Start with the crowd pleaser menu called Jianbing Full Pork (IDR 40,000 / S$ 4,60). Featuring the nicely thin egg pancake with crispy bacon, pork meat, and chicken sausage; coated with secret brown sauce. It's pure, dense, and tasty. You might found that meat is slightly dry since they cooked it very fast. But, that dry texture has been covered nicely by the layer of egg. It will balance all the texture and come up high in flavor. Delicious.

Also, I would like to suggests you to ask for extra bacon to add another dimension of texture: crispiness and meatiness. Just ask the staff for availability.

 Jianbing Komplit Beef

 Jianbing Komplit Beef

Jianbing Komplit Beef

 Jianbing Komplit Beef

 Jianbing Komplit Beef

The second iconic item here is Jianbing Komplit Beef (IDR 40,000 / S$ 4,60). Fortunately, replacing that pork meat with beef is a good idea. I can feel that meat is still fresh and has been marinated nicely. In a sense, you can feel the high peppery flavor at the first bite, followed by the juiciness of that meat until the last bite of it. Do ask for chili/tomato sauce if you need extra heat. Personally, I never had Jianbing with any additional sauce. Because in China, locals always have this in original form.

 Jianbing Heroes

Jianbing Heroes successfully impress me with the real taste of Jianbing (Chinese pancake). All menu comes in very nice flavor and excellent presentation. Plus point, it still affordable as well. No wonder people might oversee this. Even on my Instagram profile, many people ask me where to get this, and this review would answer all of those questions. Enjoy! :)

Jianbing Heroes
Ruko Citra Garden 2 Blok I1 No.14
RSVP: +62 878-7807-8395
Operational Hours: 
9.00am - 9.00pm (Everyday)
Instagram: @jianbing.heroes




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Location: Ruko Citra Garden 2 Blok I1 No.14, Jalan Kebahagiaan, Pegadungan, Kalideres, RT.9/RW.12, Pegadungan, Kalideres, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 11830, Indonesia

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