Jakarta’s Classic Streetfood Snacks

Jakarta is a Metropolitan City with quite a lot of people visiting; Of course, this is because Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia. Jakarta is called the Metropolitan City because Jakarta is the center of government and shopping in Indonesia. Who does not know this city? The city of Jakarta is a very pleasant place, and quite modern among young people. Although it looks like a very advanced and modern city, it does not eliminate the sense of love for street food in Jakarta which is still much liked and is a hallmark of the city of Jakarta. Here are Jakarta street foods that you should try!

1. Kerak Telor Bang Aris

Kerak Telor Bang Aris

Phone Number: +62 857-8398-4464

Address: Pasaraya Grande, Lower Ground Floor, Dapur Raya

Jl. Iskandarsyah II, Blok M, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

Price Range: Rp20.000,00 – Rp25.000,00

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 AM to 9.30 PM

Kerak Telor is an authentic Jakarta food (Betawi), it contains ingredients such as sticky rice, chicken or duck eggs, dried shrimp (salted dried shrimp) which is roasted until it gets dried with fried onions, then given a finely touch to complete its taste with roasted coconut, red chili, kencur, ginger, pepper, salt, and sugar. You can choose Kerak Telor whether using chicken egg or duck egg. The price is so affordable for these traditional complex snacks.

Kerak Telor Bang Aris is well known in Jakarta. You can even order Kerak Telor online and are always up to date on Facebook so you can know whether the Kerak Telor Bang Aris is open for today or not. What so interesting about Kerak Telor Bang Aris that the fact that it had already entered a TV show. It’s a very great experience for you if you can taste Kerak Telor with Betawi distinctive spices made by Bang Aris.

2. Es Podeng Mia Blok S

Phone Number: +622199251073

Address: Jl. Birah Raya No.7, Rw. Bar., Kec. Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan

Price Range: Rp7.000,00 – Rp15.000,00

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday (10:00 AM – 5 PM)

Under the scorching heat of the sun, a glass of ice with a sprinkling of peanut toppings and chocolate sprinkles can be a mood booster for those of you who have full tight schedules in the day. Although originating from Bandung, Es Podeng has indeed been a friend of the citizens of Jakarta since the Dutch colonial era. It becomes even more famous because this dessert is very cheap! So it’s luck if you live in Jakarta so that you can taste this kind of ice. Here, you can find lots of es podeng shops that have a sensational taste. 

From the texture of es podeng to the mixed topping variants, you can get all of those things in here. Thi Es podeng shop can be found in Blok S food court. Located between Bakso Kumis and Siomay Amy, Es Podeng ‘MIA’ comes with a very complete shop. Bread, chocolate sprinkles, avocado slices to a sprinkling of tasty fried peanuts are recommendations that you should put as the toppings for your Es Podeng. It will become tastier with a splash of chocolate milk around the ice. About the price, you only need to spend Rp7.000,00 on one portion.

3. Cilok Kukus dan Goreng Madrasah

Cilok Kukus dan Goreng Madrasah

Phone Number: + 62818-0790-3739.

Address: Jalan Madrasah Raya No. 28, Cilandak, South Jakarta

Price Range: Rp5.000,00

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 08.15 AM – 4.00 PM

Cilok is usually known as a snack from Bandung, but this time in Jakarta some of Cilok sellers will be easily found! Cilok Madrasah is already quite well-known and becomes one of the lists that culinary people have reviewed. Cilok Madrasah shop is arguably quite simple, and it does not require much space. Cilok which will always be served warm because it is steamed. Some sellers said that this kind of serving method will take people’s attention who pass through it. This Cilok is also served with two kinds of sauce that you can choose, it’s either peanut sauce or chili sauce, or maybe you can use both. 

The size of Cilok itself takes a form from the mini one to the big one. But, what distinguishes Madrasah Cilok from other Cikok is because it provides the options for the buyers whether they want to steam the cilok or fried it. Besides that, Cilok Madrasah also provides fried dumplings that are also mini in size. If you are lucky, usually Cilok Madrasas also provide Cilok broth, the sensation will be different too if you combine it. The chewy texture will become the authentic taste of it, meanwhile, on the other hand, deep-fried cilok will becomes more savory. If you want to know what a good cilok looks like, try it, Cilok Madrasah.

4. Roti Bakar Eddy

Roti Bakar Eddy

Phone Number: +628129024616

Address: Jl. Raden Patah No. 11 (In front of Al-Azhar), Blok M, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta

Price Range: Rp10.000,00 – Rp50.000,00

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (6:00 PM – 01:30 AM), Friday – Saturday (6:00 PM – 02:30 AM), Sunday (6:00 PM – 01:30 AM)

Roti Bakar Eddy is located near the Al Azhar Kebayoran Baru Mosque, so it is quite rare to see this shop not having just a little amount of buyers. From early in the morning to the night, the seats in Roti Bakar Eddy place are always full, especially with the concept of outdoor space making Roti Bakar Eddy always in demand. Talking about the taste, it’s guaranteed that there is no doubt about it. This place can be addictive, they said!  Roti Bakar with varied toppings, such as chocolate, strawberries, cheese, corned beef, and beans can be found here. 

What so special about this Roti Bakar, is that the bread is made by itself. A tasty Roti Bakar, with a well-maintained clean place, what could be better than that. Roti Bakar Eddy is perfect for young people who want to spend time hanging out with friends. That is because the place is very comfortable for hangout and there is a large enough parking area. For the price, it is no longer necessary to debate. The number of menu choices for Roti Bakar to all forms of Indomie as other dish makes us free in choosing the menus.

5. Seblak Jeletet Murni

Seblak Jeletet Murni

Phone Number        : +628999361139.

Address                    : Jl. Tanjung Duren Utara IV No. 57, Tanjung Duren

Price Range             : Rp10.000,00 – Rp20.000,00

Opening Hours        : Monday – Sunday

For those who are spicy foods lovers, seblak Jeletet Murni is a must. By only look from the appearance you will immediately start mouth watering because of the  color is very appealing. It somehow gives you the sensation of the spiciness that is inside of the Seblak, before you even taste it. Seblak Jeletet Murni contains various ingredients or what they called as toppings. From Meatballs, Macaroni, Chips, or even Chicken Feet (Ceker). This kind of street food is definitely a very suitable snack especially when it comes to rainy season. It can warm the body because of its spiciness. 

So, that’s the recommendation about all times favorite street foods that you can try in Jakarta. The city of Jakarta is not always about fancy food, but its street foods snacks must also be enjoyed, not to mention that it served distinctive taste of the Jakarta area. It’s cheap, it’s tasty, and it can be found almost in everywhere, so what are you waiting for? Happy Eating!

Read Also: Top 5 Jakarta’s Street Foods

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