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Kafe Betawi

The natives of Jakarta are the Betawi people, and to sample their rich, meaty fare go to Kafe Betawi in Setiabudi One.
ADDRESS
Jalan Rasuna Said Kav. 62, first floor, Jakarta, Indonesia

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It would be easy to leave Jakarta unaware of its indigenous cuisine, which is served mostly in homes. The natives of Jakarta are the Betawi people, and to sample their rich, meaty fare go to Kafe Betawi in Setiabudi One plaza, a niche collection of cafés and restaurants. Start off with soto Betawi, a soup that uses many parts of the cow (including the skin and liver) and is made creamy with coconut milk. Move onto asinan sayur, a salad of veggies—cabbage; bean sprouts; carrots—tofu and peanuts that swim in a spicy-sour sauce. It's served with a large basket-like cracker that's almost too pretty to break apart—except that it's perfect for dipping into the sauce.

Tel: +62 21 5290 0830

Website: kafebetawi.com

 

Published on Jan 25, 2012

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