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Jakarta to Indonesia is like New York to United States of America’a
city that never sleeps. Many Indonesians go all the way from their
remote hometowns to work in Jakarta, supplying the capital of Indonesia
with unique contrasts of culture and palates. Jakarta has so many to
offer if you know where to look.
Dining Guide From street
vendors to chic and elegant restaurants, Jakarta has everything. If
seafood is your choice, then Muara Karang is your ideal place. Located
in southern Jakarta, this is the perfect site to buy fresh seafood
products. Don’t worry if you can’t cook, some restaurants in Muara
Karang will cook the raw materials you have chosen. Or, to save time,
just visit the restaurant and choose your favorite cuisine from the
Perhaps one of Jakarta’s specialities is called kerak
telor. It is made of eggs and other ingredients. Mostly sold by street
vendors, this treat has gained popularity so now you can get your
portion in some food courts and traditional restaurants. Gado-gado,
ketoprak offer delicious taste and they’re quite filling, too. Usually
they are eaten with steamed rice or lontong a dish made of rice stuffed
into banana leaves shaped into a tube, then boiled until it’s ready to
eat. Gado-gado contains beancurd sauce and various boiled vegetables in
it, such as potatoes, lettuces, cabbages, and so on. A sauce made of
grounded peanuts and other herbs is then added. Ketoprak uses a similar
sauce, but it mainly consists of beansprouts, fried beancurd, and boiled
bihun angel hair-like noodle. Ketoprak & gado-gado are available in
street vendors and most traditional restaurants.
Sate (meat on
skewers) is tasty. Covered with peanut sauce and other ingredients, sate
ayam (the main ingredient’s chicken), sate sapi (beef) , sate kambing
(mutton) are widely sought by many people. You can find sate in most
traditional restaurants. You can also try sate sold by street vendors.
to combine shopping and dining experience. Try the malls. All shopping
centers in Jakarta have their own food courts and restaurants. Food
courts tend to be noisy and crowded, so if you prefer privacy, choose
Restaurants located in starred hotels
are generally quite pricey but good in taste and service. Ideal for
those who value quality.
Cafes like Starbucks and Tea Leaf are
favorites for both locals and tourist to interact. Try various types of
Indonesian coffee, to freshen up your day.
If you want to try
Indonesian food, bear in mind that Padangese food tends to be spicy.
tends to be bland yet tasty, ideal for most people. Javanese food tends
to be sweet. Ask locals for more information.
There Since Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, this
megalopolis is only one, two (or several) trips away by plane, from many
big cities in the world. From Sukarno-Hatta airport, formerly known as
Cengkareng, you’re free to see the sights of Jakarta.
Around The most comfortable way is by renting a car.
You can find taxi quite easily, though, and if you’re feeling
adventurous why not try riding public transportation such as buses and
busways. Make sure you know your destination (and most importantly,
which bus to take, so you won’t be lost).
To Do *
Visit Sarinah Building in Blok M or Pasar Seni (Art Market) in Ancol.
This way, you can buy souvenirs from various parts of Indonesia. The
prices might be a bit expensive, but it’s much cheaper compared to
buying them in their original place! (If you travel to Bali to buy a
wooden carving, for instance, it will cost you more money than buying
the same carving in Jakarta!) * Why not books? There are many books
about Indonesia in English. You can buy them in local book stores such
as Gramedia or QB. * Original pieces of paintings, sculptures, and so
on. Get them on Pasar Seni Ancol. If you’re lucky, you can even meet
To Stay Tight budget. Look
for inns that rent their rooms with nomical fees. For those who prefer
luxuries, choose five-starred hotels or apartments (for rent).
Eat Some restaurants that you might like to frequent:
AMERICAN HAMBURGER KEBAYORAN BARU Jalan Melawai IV no. 17,
* ANGUS HOUSE RESTAURANT Chase Plaza Tower, 25th
Floor, Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 21
* BOB SHASHLIK RESTAURANT
Jalan Kemang Raya 14
* CAFE DE PARIS Jalan Kemang Raya
* BEBEK BENGIL Dharmawangsa Square, Jalan Dharmawangsa
* TGI FRIDAY The Ascott Jakarta, Taman Ria Senayan,
Jalan Gerbang Pemuda, Senayan
* JAVA BLEU Jalan
Fatmawati 15 Blok E 31
* SATE KHAS SENAYAN Jalan
* Bakmi GM Delivery Hotline:
+62 21 56 55 007
* The Duck King Daily Opening Hour
* STC Senayan Lt. VII Mezzanine Jl. Asia
Afrika Pintu IX Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta Pusat 10270
Tel. +62 21 579 32032/33 Fax. +62 21 579 32031
BRASSERIE Le Meridien Hotel, Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 18-20
OISHII Jalan Kemang Raya 24A
* wwwok! Jalan
Kemang Raya 9 JK
* DAPUR SUNDA Kawasan Hanggar Teras
Pancoran, Jalan Gatot Subroto Kavling 72
* WARUNG DAUN
Masakan Sunda Pusat : Jl. Wolter Monginsidi No. 41 Kebayoran
Baru, Jakarta, 12180 Tel. +62 21 727861138, Fax. :
+62 21 72786137 Cabang : Jl. Pakubuwono VI No. 10 Kebayoran
Baru, Jakarta 12120 Tel. +62 21 7395454, Fax. : +62 21 7259955
Email : warung_daun(AT)yahoo.com (AT dibaca @)
* Rumah Makan
Gudeg Bu Tjitro Jalan Veteran I No. 23 Monas Jakarta
Pusat Tel. +62 21 3456727
* Waroeng Chamoe-Chamoe
Ikan Bakar Manado Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 53
Jakarta 12160 Tel. +62 21 720 8294; +62 21 726 7094
Fax. +62 21 727 91805
Gedung Millenia Lantai 2
Sudirman Central Business District Jl. Jend. Sudirman
Jakarta Selatan 12190 Tel. +62 21 5152905; +62 21 515 2906
PAPRIKA Jalan Wahid Hasyim 55A
* SAMUDRA SHARKS FIN
Hotel Mulia, Jalan Asia Afrika
* Bebek Bali
Resto-Cafe-Gallery Komp. Taman Ria Senayan Jl.
Gerbang Pemuda Jakarta 10270 Tel.
+62 21 574 7667/69/70 Fax. +62 21 574 7229
Buy * Shop till you drop! There are many boutique and
classy stores selling sophisticated and exclusive items in Jakarta.
Malls like Mangga Dua, for instance, might even persuade you to buy new
sets of underwears to party gowns! * Visit DUNIA FANTASI (Fantasy
World) in Ancol. This place offers entertainment for kids and adults.
Try the rollercoaster for a breathtaking experience. Ride ferris wheel
to marvel at magnificent view of Jakarta. * Visit SEAWORLD, also in
Ancol, where you can observe gigantic fish from Amazon, piranhas, and
watch the numerous fish eat! * Go to Taman Mini (Indonesian
Miniature Park) to see miniatures of many things including Indonesia’s
Tips * Should you
decide to travel by taxi, make sure that the taxi use the argometer. If
possible, opt for Blue Bird taxis. They’re known for their reliability. *
Bring lightweight clothes unless you plan to stay indoor most of the
time. Jakarta is quite hot. * Learn a few necessary phrases in
Indonesian. Not all Indonesians can speak English well. * Check your
bill before you leave, to avoid any mistakes. Tipping is not common if
you buy food from street vendors or most fastfood restaurants. It is
polite to leave a tip in classy restaurants, though.?