For a real, authentic taste of Jakarta, locals will tell you not to skip the iconic Nasi Padang. Many of us are no strangers to this steamed rice dish that comes with a variety of accompaniments—including Cassava Leaves, Rendang, Spicy Dendeng Balado, Gulai Otak and Gulai Kaki Sapi.
If you are unfamiliar with the dining scene in Jakarta and not sure where to start, head over to Sari Ratu Nasi Padang—a popular Nasi Padang restaurant that specialises in Minangkabau cuisine.
Offering a mouthwatering range of Indonesian dishes, this is where you can experience unadulterated local cuisine that will make a difference during your stay in Jakarta!
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Jakarta is filled with gorgeous, towering skyscrapers and bustling nightlife. The city’s night scene is an experience you will not want to miss when you visit this dazzling city. Gather your girlfriends for a cocktail or two, immerse in the sounds of laughter and engage in hilarious up-to-date gossip.
Take some time out to unwind while you admire the panoramic views of Jakarta’s skyline. This is definitely one of the best ways to eliminate most sources of stress from your life.
Here is a list of amazing rooftop bars you can find in this thriving Indonesian capital with spectacular views.
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The congested traffic along the roads of Indonesia’s bustling capital may be daunting at first glance but we have to admit we are still very much drawn to Jakarta by the wafting aroma and tastiness of their local street food.
Sukun Goreng, Gado-gado and the Pisang Coklat are some personal favourites among the local street selections.
Here is a list of popular street delicacies and snacks to fill your rumbling stomach after a delightful day of meandering through Jakarta’s hustle and bustle.
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 recent trip to Jakarta had us falling in love with Nomz Kitchen & Pastry, a sexy casual dining restaurant helmed by Chefs Kim Pangestu and Arnold Poernomo. Located in Grand Indo East Mall, we had numerous memorable meals at Nomz Kitchen & Pastry during our stay in the Indonesian city. We don’t even know where to begin!
Nomz Kitchen & Pastry was also the place of our choice for our first ever overseas Meet-and-Greet session, and that made it even more memorable and significant for us at Ladyironchef. We are extremely humbled by the support we got from all our Indonesian followers, and the love and enthusiasm further affirmed our choice for making Jakarta our destination to meet all you lovely people.
Apart from the fun-filled afternoon we had sampling the chefs’ new creations and catching up with our followers, we also want to share all our favourite dishes from Nomz Kitchen & Pastry. The culinary team fed us so well that we were pretty reluctant to return home. That said, for all who are headed to Jakarta or already living in Jakarta, a trip to Nomz Kitchen & Pastry is necessary.
Here are the various highlights from all the feasting sessions we had, as well as some photos from our Meet-and-Greet session:
Lucky for us who stay in the little red dot, our home is in such close proximity to our neighbouring countries. This gives us an excuse to have a quick weekend getaway whenever a long weekend arrives or whenever there is an airplane ticket promo (whichever comes first).
And let’s face it, Singapore has everything we could possibly want. But once in a while, an exploring trip overseas wouldn’t hurt – for a different experience, for a weekend of alternative fun, for feasting on the food that we do not really get back home, for any and every reason you can possibly think of! Traveling needs no excuse, though.
Jakarta is literally a short one-hour plane ride away from Singapore and there is so much you might not know about this metropolitan. What if we tell you that with S$300, you could have 10 different experiences that expose you to the Indonesian culture, get a taste of some of Jakarta’s famous cuisines, and have some pampering?
If this gets your attention, keep reading this itinerary that consists of 10 things to do in Jakarta for 3D2N with under S$300.