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Indonesian, Jakarta: 52 reviews and 74 photos

  Kaki lima in the traffic
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  • Kaki lima in the traffic - Jakarta
      Kaki lima in the traffic
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  • Preparing bakpao - Jakarta
      Preparing bakpao
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  • Kaki lima with fruits. - Jakarta
      Kaki lima with fruits.
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  • Here you get bakso - Jakarta
      Here you get bakso
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  • Padand food and smiling customers in front. - Jakarta
      Padand food and smiling customers in front.
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You can find kaki lima (picture 1: five legs: 2 wheels, a wooden leg for the cart to keep it standing, and the two legs of the worker who pushes the cart) almost everywhere in Jakarta and they offer a great variety of food; there is not high cuisine, but it is very good for a quick snack, and for a westerner, these are “exotic” tastes, strange soups, fruits or vegetables. .
On the street sides you find a lot of that sort of kitchens, and they make rather yummy food, like these bakpao, steamed buns (picture 2), stuffed with meat (Ayam, here, chicken); there is no risk for fragile westerner stomachs as the food is steamed for a long time; I would be more cautious with fruits, like, you can see on picture 3. These are not beer bottles you see on picture 4, but bottles of various sauces, usually rather spicy; here, they come with bakso, meat balls, with a broth and steamed rice or boiled noodles (mie rebus).
But what I like the most, is Padang style food, eating a variety of small plates, often spicy; here, on Warung Buncit street(picture 5), in a small shelter on the street side; these two persons were happy to share some impressions with the Bule; impressions about what the Bule thinks about food, traffic jams, Islam, whatever, people are curious, and having a chat whilst having a snack is nice. . . . Ah! No beer in that sort of “restaurant”!

Address: streetsides. . .
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: everywhere !
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 9, 2009
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