There are tons of street dishes in Jakarta that you must try. And of course, you won’t find these kinds of tastes in modern restaurants or cafes. Jakarta offers you a variety of flavors, with a diversity of food cultural backgrounds. So, to save your time, we already compiled the seven best street food vendors that you have to try in the capital!
Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih
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Located in Central Jakarta, Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih is well-known for its fried rice. Great aroma of spices and seasonings from their family recipe, passed from generation to generation, served in one big frying pan to delight our appetite. Although their main dish is Lamb Fried Rice, they also do various fried rice and satays.
Warmindo Abang Adek
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This is not your typical “Warung Indomie.” Warmindo Abang Adek is serving unique Indomie that most Indonesian people love. They provide super spicy Indomie that you can customize with the amount of red pepper as much as you want. The waiter usually would ask every customer how many red peppers you like for the seasoning, and it’s various from 10 and up to 100 red peppers. You can find Warmindo Abang Adek at Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta.
Martabak Pizza Orins
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Everyone knows what Martabak is. And, maybe the question that popped up in your mind is, “what’s so special about it so we should taste specifically Martabak Pizza Orins?” The answer is everything!
First, they have a quite-big-enough amount of toppings. Second, Martabak Pizza Orins have a variety of toppings that we could try. And last but not least, it’s affordable! Unlike their competitors who had a big name from time to time, Martabak Pizza Orins served us with brand-new modern toppings like Martabak Telur Samyang, Martabak Tuna Mentai, Martabak Manis Silverqueen, and many more! Martabak Pizza Orins has many branches, but you can find them near Gondangdia Station, Menteng, Central Jakarta.
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Gulai is a rich, delicious combination of curry with different spices commonly found in Indonesia or Malaysia. And Gulai Tikungan is one of the best places to enjoy this delicate dish. You can find Gulai Tikungan at Mahakam Street, on Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Since it is open from 5 PM to 4 AM, you can enjoy their warm and delicious gulai at night. Don’t be surprised if you countered many people ordering for the second or even third plate since they served a small portion of gulai.
Sate Ayam Kambing RSPP
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Sate Ayam Kambing RSPP, known as the most legendary street food in Jakarta from 1960. They served a tender chicken and goat satay with delicious peanut sauce. Juicy meat and flavorful sauce make it very worth trying. You can find Sate Ayam Kambing RSPP at all around South Jakarta, with many branches on Gandaria, Dharmawangsa, and Lebak Bulus.
Seafood 68 Santa
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For seafood lovers, this place is a must to visit! Definitely one of the best seafood street restaurants. Seafood Santa 68 is located on Senopati, and they offer various seafood dishes, such as crab, shrimp, grilled fish, and clams with different types of sauce. They are also known as delicious food with affordable prices. So, don’t even worry about bringing your wallet with the family. It’s definitely worth your money!
Soto Betawi Haji Husein
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Soto Betawi (Betawi Beef Soup) is a traditional & authentic food from Jakarta (as the town also known by Betawi). It consists of an excellent combination of herbs, spices, coconut milk, and beef meat with tomato slices. This combination created a robust flavor and served alongside warm rice, crackers, and acar (Indonesian’s pickle). If you really want to try Soto Betawi Haji Husein, you can find it at Setiabudi, South Jakarta.
Those are the seven recommended street foods that are worth trying when you visit Jakarta. If it’s not enough, there are plenty of other street food restaurants throughout Jakarta. We hope that could help you to enjoy visiting Jakarta!