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Jakarta Indonesia

Froggy

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Start this thread, my future Jakarta postings will be here.

Ok start with food la. Went to a Pala Adas Indonesian Bistro for lunch with 5 staff

Nice deco


Avocado is probably Indonesian's favourite drink, I personally don't like because it thick and heavy fortified with milk, sugar and chocolate


Kangkong balacan - I like this type of small kangkong


Brinjal - shiok


Pandan rice


Pork ribs done 3 different ways (please don't ask me if I have muslim staff, don't ask don't talk just eat)


Beautiful and juicy fried chicken


Chili giant prawns


Sliced beef with ginger


Gurame with herbs


Gurame with curry
 

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Went to an open air makan place tonight





This is what they call Amei as in prawn noodle hay-mee however it looks like mee-rebus, smells like mee-rebus and taste a lot like mee-rebus. I wonder why they don't call it mee-rebus. Ok there are some differences it does not contain tau-gua nor the green cut chili


This is the tall for Amie


Then there is this thing called LapChoy, looks like our Ngor Hiang with different fried stuff, you can't chose what you want as it comes in a set


however the surprise in in the inside - towgay and kangkong in starcy slightly sweet sauce


This is the stall for lapchoy
 

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Then there is this Popiah stall







The above looks very similar to our popiah however the difference with Singapore's popiah is they add generous amount of chicken meat and also chicken crispy floss. Tasted pretty good



Skin is a little thick though
 

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Finally found a kway kway stall


Make fresh bamboo kway and some coconut kway I got no idea what they actually call them


Two of each costs only $1


 

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See how expensive a normal breakfast can cost in Jakarta

In an aircon coffee shop like our food court





had coffe with eggs and a lor mai gai





Bill that's $7
 

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Those leaving Jakarta at the airport, there is a CITI bank lounge, I always go there for a bowl of Indonesian Bubur Ayam

 

FUNCHOI

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Hi Froggy,
very good food thread, thanks.
i Love Indon food. Seems their (homegrown) kangkong is thicker and darker green.
yes, i Love their kangkong belachan.
Love their Gudeg too.
 

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By the way, did you try their kopi luwak?
(Civet coffee).
I tried there in some luwak coffee joint. I had also bought some packets back from an exporter for family and friends. Have to be honest that I don't really know how to appreciate this coffee. Still love our old style coffee-shop kopi-O
 

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Had Nasi Uduk this morning. Very sinful breakfast I must say so not finish

Consisted of 4 dishes - beef rendang ; begedil ; duck fried egg ; fried chicken


Another angle


with a glass of tea this costs $6.50, not cheap
 

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Breakfast at a typical Chinese run coffee shop in northern Jakarta. Like our coffee shop there are many stalls. It always amazes me the cost of makan in a Chinese run establishment is not much different from Singapore

Let's take a look:


Black coffee IDR 12,000 or our $1.20, have to say this is not a good comparison as its a very large cup. Coffee is great


Two eggs are IDR10,000 or $1


Chicken porridge with egg IDR25,000 or $2.50


U-char-kway IDR4,000 or 40 cents each this will be 80 cents

 
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Bogor is a city about 80km by road south of Jakarta. Known as City of Rain as it rains almost every day but its cool cos its in the mountain. Came here for work today.

Visited a restaurant before living for Jakarta - Bumi Aki

[video=youtube;fwKQoMypFQg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKQoMypFQg[/video]

Decorated with umbrellas


Yes it rained after arrival






Ice lemon tea
 

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Coconut rice


Kangkong


Sup kambing (goat) must say this is very solid


Chicken satay


Ayam goreng, tempe and tahu goreng


Gurame bakar


Sup tongseng - cabbage coconut soup


 

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Went to a road side roti chanai stall last night for dinner.



Felt like having martabak so ordered a kambing martabak. It is nothing like our martabak. First the kambing was not in the roti instead it was in the curry, have to say the kambing is very nice cos they used goat as kambing instead of lamb or sheep here I think



Coming back to the martabak, its very thick with eggs and vegetables and some potatoes but instead of being wrapped by the roti the roti was fried and the eggs and veges poured on top. So its different but because they are very generous with the egg I have to say it tasted very nice.



The above costs $4.00 Ok another surprise here, I saw a bachang stall selling chee cheong fan so ordered a plate. Came without any chili nor sweet sauce instead its full of bawang goreng with sesame oil and some soya sauce like "oil and soya sauce" our version. Problem is its served cold. Nevertheless because I like bawang goreng I still find it nice. Costs $1.50

 
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