As the sun commences its descend into the horizon, pushcarts start lining the bustling roads of Jakarta. Indonesian delicacies are aplenty, but it is the martabak manis that has captivated the attention of both locals and foreigners.
For the uninitiated, the martabak manis is a folded pancake stuffed with sweet ingredients. Describing it as delicious would be an understatement. These sweet treats are beyond sinful and rank extremely high in terms of calories, but its exceptional tastiness makes it way too hard to resist.
The next time you visit the capital of Indonesia, do make it a point to hit the streets and grab a martabak manis from the various roadside vendors. They are typically only sold during the evening onwards.
A classic martabak manis is cooked on a thick steel pan and the pancake is usually smeared with generous amounts of butter, slathered with chocolate and crushed peanuts. We strongly recommend you to request for grated cheese and condensed milk drizzled over the finished product. These thick pancakes are then folded in half and cut up into bite-size pieces.
We strongly recommend you to request for grated cheese and condensed milk drizzled over the finished product. These thick pancakes are then folded in half and cut up into bite-size pieces.
There are numerous martabak manis renditions across Indonesia and the younger Indonesian hawkers are cooking up a storm with new exciting concepts.
Indulge in Martabak Blackpool’s cream cheese oreo black forest flavoured martabak manis or treat yourselves to Martabak Boss’ rich toppings such as melted Green Tea Kit Kat and Skippy peanut butter.
And the different renditions just keep coming. We can’t wait for our next trip back to Jakarta already!