31 Days In Jakarta Day 25
OK, since this week’s quiz is about Indonesia street food, why not do a ‘Restaurant Find Jakarta’ about Indonesia street food?
As soon as we arrived in Jakarta, we were told that there are two kinds of expats here:
One who never tries street food.
One who enjoys street food and has it all the time.
Well, guess we are none of these. We’re sort of in the middle. We want to enjoy local food. ‘While in Rome, do what the Romans do’. Right? But we are not gaming enough to try the street, street food. Maybe occasionally, on an impulse, we might buy a few street food here and there, but that’s kind of rare for us.
Our favorite food is always our home country food, wherever we are. The stomach knows where the home is. That’s what we think.
What meals do you eat while you are overseas? Not for a short trip, but for serious living for an extended period of time?
So today’s restaurant review is about a street food place in the shopping mall. In some of the shopping malls in Jakarta, they have street food corners that show case the ‘real’ street food in their original presentation:
Mie Kocok Bandung. Noodle from Bandung.
Siomay Bandung. A dim sum from Bandung.
Tahu Tek Tek. Selling some kind of noodle together with tofu? Not sure.
Our food is great! See all those local food on this poster. Very inviting.
Local vegetable. Lots of them. All different kinds.
Fried eel? Not sure. Looks interesting.
What we had that day.
Chicken with tofu and rice.
The chicken looks great. Miss D enjoyed it.
Rice noodle soup. Some kind of soup with fish balls and rice noodle. Quite nice.
Special Indonesia soup.
Pickles. Very refreshing. Love the color.
Chilli sauce. Always, always accompanied with chilli sauce.
Menu. One of the menus we saw. There were many more.
Hope you enjoyed reading this. You have to try some of the wonderful street food that Jakarta offers if you are ever here.