Anywhere you go, street food is one of the best places to get authentic local cuisines. Unexceptionally, Jakarta has many spots to look for street foods. Are you curious? Below are 5 places to eat street food in Jakarta.
- GANG GLORIA at CHINATOWN
You won’t have any difficulty finding some Indonesian street food at Gloria Alley (Gang Gloria), which is the largest Chinatown in Indonesia. The street is home to popular favorites such as Bakmi Amoy, which are adored for its fried meatballs, and Kopi Es Tak Kie, in which you will discover traditionally brewed java, and many others.
- GADING FOOD CITY in KELAPA GADING
In Gading Food City, you can find Ibu Jum, who is famous for its Nasi Uduk, or mixed rice. The dish starts with steamed rice that has been cooked in almond milk fused with cloves, lemongrass, cinnamon, and pandan leaf. Their Nasi Uduk is famous because of the choice of side dishes that it has. You can add all you want from stir-fried papaya flowers to grilled squid, and enjoy it in an outdoor chair before a big screen!
- KEMANG DISTRICT
This elite business district in Jakarta serves as the gathering hub for stylish professionals and visiting internationals who want to grab for something to eat. On the rooftop of FJ on 7, you can have a meeting while feasting on grilled meats at El Asador. Daytime in Kemang is rather laid back, but during the nighttime and on weekends, the place lights up with live audio and foodies ready to sample the finest of Jakarta’s Italian, French, Italian, and other international cuisines!
- JALAN JAKSA and JALAN SABANG
Located just south of Merdeka Square, both parallel venues feature hundreds of food stalls, manned by local chefs who know how to whip up some tasty originals. Catch breakfast or a middle-of-the-night snack because these streets never sleep and continuously have a hot-and-ready sequence of Indonesian satay (grilled beef skewers), fried lele (catfish) and all the Gado-Gado you can heap on one plate!
- BENDUNGAN HILIR (BENHIL)
There might be no better location than Bendungan Hilir, popularly called Bethel, to encounter authentic Indonesian street food. Stuff your face with local favorites, all offered from a friendly warning (streetside restaurant) or from the rear end of a “kaki lima” seller, parked on the road. The mobile food carts get their name out of the three wheels on the “cart” and the 2 legs of the vendor who pushes it!