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  1. 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
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    Avocado is probably Indonesian's favourite drink, I personally don't like because it thick and heavy fortified with milk, sugar and chocolate
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    Kangkong balacan - I like this type of small kangkong
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    Brinjal - shiok
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    Pandan rice
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    Pork ribs done 3 different ways (please don't ask me if I have muslim staff, don't ask don't talk just eat)
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    Beautiful and juicy fried chicken
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    Chili giant prawns
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    Sliced beef with ginger
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    Gurame with herbs
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    Gurame with curry
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    Went to an open air makan place tonight

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    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
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    This is the tall for Amie
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    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
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    however the surprise in in the inside - towgay and kangkong in starcy slightly sweet sauce
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    This is the stall for lapchoy
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    Then there is this Popiah stall
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    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

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    Skin is a little thick though
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    Finally found a kway kway stall
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    Make fresh bamboo kway and some coconut kway I got no idea what they actually call them
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    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

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    had coffe with eggs and a lor mai gai

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    Bill that's $7
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    Song Fa bak kut teh in Pantai Indah Kaput

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    Ribs
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    Liver
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    Kidney
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    Taste is very very good. Prices similar to Singapore

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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

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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).
     
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    The pork ribs make me lau nua :D
     
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    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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    Strange but the Indonesians sure know how to whip up some very good BBQ pork ribs can be found in many places.
     
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    Their BBQ food is one of the best because they use a lot of Xiang Liao to marinate the meat.
     
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    I see. Didn't know that. They seem to bakar anything and everything.
     
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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
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    Another angle
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    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

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    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[​IMG]

    Two eggs are IDR10,000 or $1
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    Chicken porridge with egg IDR25,000 or $2.50
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    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

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    Decorated with umbrellas
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    Yes it rained after arrival
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    Ice lemon tea
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    Coconut rice
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    Kangkong
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    Sup kambing (goat) must say this is very solid
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    Chicken satay
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    Ayam goreng, tempe and tahu goreng
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    Gurame bakar
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    Sup tongseng - cabbage coconut soup
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    Dessert is pisang bakar (grilled banana)

    with cheese and chocolate
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    with cheese only
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    Went to a road side roti chanai stall last night for dinner.

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    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

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    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.

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    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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