The Stomach Knows

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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:

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Mie Kocok Bandung. Noodle from Bandung.

Jakarta street food

Siomay Bandung. A dim sum from Bandung.

Jakarta street food

Tahu Tek Tek. Selling some kind of noodle together with tofu? Not sure.

Jakarta street food

Our food is great! See all those local food on this poster. Very inviting.

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Local vegetable. Lots of them. All different kinds.

Jakarta street food

Fried eel? Not sure. Looks interesting.

What we had that day.

Jakarta street food

Chicken with tofu and rice.

Jakarta street food

The chicken looks great. Miss D enjoyed it.

Jakarta street food

Rice noodle soup. Some kind of soup with fish balls and rice noodle. Quite nice.

Jakarta street food

Special Indonesia soup.

Jakarta street food

Pickles. Very refreshing. Love the color.

Jakarta street food

Chilli sauce. Always, always accompanied with chilli sauce.

Jakarta street food

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.

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2 responses to “The Stomach Knows

  1. I love street food, not at home tho, but whenever I travel I try street food, up to this day I’ve never gotten sick and hope to keep it that way. The rice noodle soup looks delicious.

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