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Jakarta s Die, Die, Must Try Listings
Jakarta's Die, Die, Must Try Listings   
Posted by Tyas Sukamto

6 years ago

Ever heard of a Die, Die Must Try Listing or a site called or its book?

Well, they have listed some of Jakarta's best food stalls which most of them turn out to be my and maybe our favorites.

I agree which most of the rating and review published, so how about you?

Sate (Satay)

Jakarta Selatan

DOMBRUT (Domba Garut)
Jl Ampera Raya 11A - Cilandak Jakarta Selatan
10.00am – 9.30pm (Mon – Thur), 10.00am – 10.00pm (Fri), 4.00pm – 11.30pm (Sat – Sun)

The name Dombrut is a short of Domba Garut and the lamb used is from a farm in Garut which a small town about 2 hours from Bandung. The choice of sate kambing is with or without fat - either way it consists of 10 sticks of kambing meat…well grilled, lean and tender. Another favorite is Tongseng Dombrut – it’s gulai/ curry thick soup with cabbage, tomatoes, onion and pieces of kambing (lamb)meat , beware of the half slices of green chillies inside, is a great complement with rice and emping . You could even watch TV while you are eating. While not everyone is a fan of the strong smelling lamb, so the lean sate kambing is a great beginner level experience here


Jakarta Utara

Bakmie Hock Seng
Ruko Central Bisnis Muara Karang Blok 4/Z8 Selatan No.11 Jakarta Utara
6.00am – 2.00pm

Bakmie Hock Seng, originally from Medan has finally opened a branch in Muara Karang, Jakarta by popular demand. Its special kwetiaw seafood is one of the best kept secrets in Muara Karang. Not many people know about it, but those who have tried it, swear by it. The wok-hei (breath of wok) is well employed here. The kweatiaw is garnished with oyster, fish ball, prawns & crab; it is truly a seafood fiesta!

Cakes / Pastries / Desserts (Western)

Jakarta Selatan

Dapur Coklat
Jl. KH Ahmad Dahlan No. 12 Kebayoran Baru - Jakarta Selatan
9.00am – 8.00pm (till 5.00pm on weekends)

One of Jakarta's home grown chocolateries. Though the chocolates themselves are nothing extraordinary, they have a good range of chocolate cakes from the famous opera cake to their version of black forest. Try their milk and cooking chocolate concoction named Ice chocolate - good for those chocolate lovers who lke it with a tinge of bitterness.

Ayam Goreng

Jakarta Selatan

Ayam Goreng "Mbok Berek" Ny. Umi
Jl. Prof. Dr. Soepomo SH No. 14, Tebet – Jakarta Selatan
9.30am – 10.00pm

Grandma's recipe, well preserved and nicely presented. The deep fried chicken won't let you down. It's crispy, well cooked with coconut and moist. Enjoy the sambal and gudeg as well. A bit sweet and slightly spicy in general. It is advisable to request a freshly cooked chicken for obvious reasons.


Jakarta Selatan

Kedai Baruna
Wijaya I (in front of CCF Wijaya), Kebayoran Baru – Jakarta Selatan
6.00pm – 11.00pm

You can't go wrong with most of the food items on the menu, but we recommend their butter fried shrimp, oyster gravy squid and grilled kerapu fish. It's good even before you dip them in the fiery hot sambal. A tad pricey for street fare but they make up for it with generous portions. Watch out for their hit and miss consistency in cooking, some nights the seafood maybe overcooked or not as fresh as we'd like it to be. It’s the inconsistency that forbids us to rate them any better.


Jakarta Selatan

Soto ceker Jangkung
jl. Radio 4 (blk hero barito)
6.00pm – 10.00pm; Closed on: minggu malam (Sunday Night)

They have been at it for over 20 years and it clearly shows just how masterful these folks are in the art of chicken feet soup and noodles- possibly the best in all Jakarta. Their broth is intensely flavourful and they also serve it up with chicken skin crackers (sinfully beautiful) and innards satay

Javanese Cuisine

Jakarta Selatan

Depot Malang
Jl. Cikajang nomor 32
7.00am - 7.30pm

A small street food establishment among rows of houses and Indonesian food cafes. No air conditioning, clean, tiled walls, open area with laminated tables and an aquarium. The menu is authentic Malang /East Java style - with shrimp paste black sauce (petis) and peanut sauce, with a modest prices range between Rp 10-15.000. Highly recommended dishes are tahu tek (tofu with petis and peanut sauce), rujak cingur (a variety of fruits and beef's nose with petis sauce), tahu campur (noodles, tofu, cassava squares with soup and petis), and rawon with surprisingly lean cubes of tender beef with keluwak soup. So for those who particularly dislike petis, avoid this place. Fruit juices are freshly squeezed and cendol drink is delicious, and it comes with the street side atmosphere with the buzz the cars whizzing by.

Indonesian Cuisine

Jakarta Selatan

Hotel Atlet Century
Jl. Pintu Satu Senayan. Jakarta 10270
12.00pm – 2.30pm (Lunch), 6.00pm – 10.00pm (Dinner)

It is known for their authentic Indonesian cuisine. Their traditional fried rice is very simple with no meat, but tasty and has the smokey flavor. Another recommended dish is bubur glewoh, porridge cooked in coconut milk and a light curry with chicken bits (jeroan) or beef tendon and served with oxtail satay. This porridge won the cooking competition for hotel chefs. Make sure you don’t miss the selections of fresh sambal.

Sundanese Cuisine

Jakarta Selatan

Kafe Cangkir
Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 13 Jakarta Selatan
9.00am – 11.00pm (Mon – Sat), 9.00am – 5.00pm (Sun)

It’s relatively inexpensive and the star dish here, if you are fan of mutton, is the goat satay (equally pungent). They use chunky cuts of good grade goat meat and grill it to perfection, and simply serve it with soy sauce and pickled vegetables or/and peanut sauce. If you like sup tulang, then go also for their curry bone marrow with stir fried goat chunks seasoned with shallot, fresh tomato, pepper, sweet soy with goat curry. They also have a traditional Sundanese chow of tahu telor – fried egg with tofu with kicap manis, peanuts and bean sprouts.

Traditional Snacks

Jakarta Pusat

Es Kopyor Sinar Garut
Jl. Pecenongan (Opposite Red Top Hotel)
6.00pm – 12.00am

In the infamous Jl. Pecenongan, there are almost a dozen es stalls with the name "Sinar Garut", but we always go to the biggest one – but not for its size. The es kopyor with milk is drop dead drooling delicious. Cold, snowy, milky and refreshing. The texture of kopyor is rich and tongue-tickling. A true slurp of stress-redeemer.

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