6 Dishes You Have to Try in Jakarta
Our abridged meal-by-meal guide to where and what to eat now in Indonesia's buzzing capital city — by Rachel Will. Photographed by Yoppy Pieter.
Published on Sep 22, 2015
at Bubur Kwang Tung
Take a spin on the lazy Susan to see what tops your steaming chicken porridge. At Bubur Kwang Tung, try the savory, saline 1,000-year-old egg. 67I Jln. Pecenongan.
at Fatahillah Square
Served by street vendors performing a perilous balancing act with two boxes on a pole, this sweet-savory omelette is best enjoyed in an atmospheric square in the old city. Jalan Pintu Besar Utara.
at Waha Kitchen
At this laid-back restaurant, the catch of the day comes dressed in a tamarind-pineapple sauce with lemongrass. 127 Jln. Wahid Hasyim.
Javanese oxtail soup
at Bogor Café
For a sophisticated take on this humble local dish, Hotel Borobudur's all-day dining venue serves rich and deeply nuanced sop buntut. While there, try to tease out stories from the staff of highflying parties held by tycoons and military generals in the storied hotel.
Durian panna cotta
Durian is divisive, but this sweet from chef Will Meyrick appeals to just about everyone. 1F Menara Rajawali, 5.1 Jln. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung.
6. FOR THE FLIGHT HOME
at the morning market
Join the crowds from dawn until 7 a.m. to snap up your take-home treats at Blok M's famous pasar kue (cake market). Try kue lupis, a glutinous rice cake doused in a gooey mix of palm sugar and coconut flakes. Blok M Square.