Must Eat Local Foods When You Visit Jakarta Brian Vu Thursday, July 6, 2017 No Comment

Nasi Uduk, Gado-Gado, Nasi Tumpeng ... are all delicious dishes that travelers should not miss if visiting Jakarta.

1. Nasi Uduk (or rice with coconut milk)

This name comes from the way the food is processed, because people use coconut milk to cook rice. This is what makes it unique. Nasi Uduk is often eaten with fried onion and a variety of side dishes such as spiced meat, fish, chicken, boiled eggs, chili sauce and crackers.

Place to eat: Nasi Goreng Uduk & Ayam Zainal Fanani

Address: No. 5, Jalan Kebon Kacang 8, Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

2. Gado-Gado

Like many other countries in the world, Indonesia also has a popular salad called: Gado-Gado. The main ingredients for making dishes are steamed or boiled vegetables, tofu, boiled eggs, bean sprouts and all mixed with peanut sauce. When you eat, diners will take each dish to their plate, sprinkle the sauce and then enjoy.

Place to eat: Gado-gado Bon-Bin

Address: No. 5 Jalan Cikini IV, Jakarta 10330, Indonesia

3. Sop Buntut

Also known as cow's tail soup with the main ingredient is cow's tail with several different vegetables. This dish is usually served with steamed rice.

Place to eat: Bogor Café

Address: Borobudur Hotel, Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia

4. Nasi Tumpeng

Nasi Tumpeng is a popular dish in Jakarta with two blue - yellow color. Nasi Tumpeng is also cooked with coconut milk, but through two different staining stages - blue from pineapple leaves and yellow from turmeric. The shape of this dish is also quite strange because of the top of the pyramid and surrounded by many side dishes attached. This is a traditional food of Jakarta usually on special occasions such as holidays.

Place to eat: Lumpang Mas

Address: 146 Jalan Panglima Polim 3, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, Indonesia

5. Nasi Rawon

As traditional Indonesian food, Nasi Rawon is made from cooked rice along with black beef soup. The characteristic of this dish is the black color of the soup, which derived from Leluak seeds. This nutmeg is what makes the Nasi Rawon taste unique and unique, sure to make you fall in love from the first tasting.

Place to eat: Rawon Setan Mbak Endang

6. Rijsttafel

Since Indonesia was a Dutch colony, you could easily find many dishes of Dutch origin. Rijsttafel in Dutch means Rice Table - a meal consisting of rice and a variety of side dishes can be up to 30 items such as meat, seafood, vegetables, egg rolls, nuts, fruits, ...

Place to eat: Oasis Restaurant

Address: No. 47 Jalan Raden Saleh Raya, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10330, Indonesia

7. Sate Padang

Sate Padang is an ideal snack for evening visitors. Main ingredients for Sate Padang are beef or sometimes chicken or lamb. Beef cuts are chopped, skewered on bamboo sticks and roasted over a charcoal fire. When the meat is cooked, a unique sauce is made from many different herbs and spices such as galangal or turmeric to eat.

Place to eat: Sate Padang Ajo Ramon

8. Es Teler

Es teler is one of the favorite desserts to Jakarta. Es Teler's main ingredient is ice-cream with butter, red bean, all-colored jelly, pearl ore, condensed milk and pineapple syrup.

Place to eat: Es Teler 77

9. Bakso

Also called Baso, meatballs made from beef and cassava. The look is similar to that of Vietnamese beef. This dish is usually served with bread, rice vermicelli, tofu, and eggs.

Place to eat: Bakso Akiaw 99 Medan

10. Ketan

Ketan is a popular dessert in Jakarta with the main ingredient is sticky rice steamed with coconut milk. You can enjoy this dish along with many kinds of topping that you love.

Suggested location: Ketan Duren Mbok-Nek-An-Cuk Fatmawati

Address: 168E Jalan RS Fatmawati, Cilandak, Jakarta 12430, Indonesia

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