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    Gudeg
    Fit for a sultan it may not be, but gudeg is certainly the signature of the royal city of Yogyakarta. The sweet jackfruit stew is boiled for hours in coconut milk and palm sugar, making the fruit so s ...
    Siomay
    Think of it as Indonesia’s version of dim sum -- traditional steamed fish dumplings known in China as shaomai. A complete portion comes with a steamed potato, cabbage, egg, and bitter gourd, and ...
    Bakmie Goreng
    Noodles compete with rice for carbohydrate of choice in Indonesia, ranging from broad and flat (kwetiau) to scrawny vermicelli (bihun). The best are bakmie -- pencil-thin and, in this case, fried with ...
    Filosofi Kopi
    Filosofi Kopi is a well known coffee boutique among youngsters in South Jakarta. The ambiance and aroma of the roasted coffee beans, bring you the 'mood' when you first step into the shop. The ...
    Pempek
    According to lore, the name pempek refers to the old Chinese man who first produced these fish and tapioca cakes from Palembang in South Sumatra. Now a Palembang specialty, pempek or empek-empek comes ...
    Rawon
    A beef stew from East Java that goes heavy on the keluak nut to give it a nutty flavor and a deep, black color. This is known as 'Rawon'. The soup base also mingles with garlic, shallots, ging ...
    Soto Betawi
    This traditional meat soup comprises a broth and ingredients that vary across the archipelago. Common street versions are made of a simple, clear soup flavored with chicken, goat or beef. In Jakarta, ...
    Bajaj, a three wheel scooter
    Bajaj or a three-wheeler scooter is a short distance public transportation and easily found while you in Jakarta. Bajaj is grouped by region, for example, a Center Jakarta Bajaj can't fetch you to ...
    Bebek Goreng Hj. Slamet
    If you looking duck meat for your lunch, Bebek Slamet is one of the best restaurants that has a lots variety of duck meat menu. Famous with its bebek goreng (fried duck meat) and sambal kore ...
    Ketoprak
    Not to be confused with the theatrical drama of the same name that re-enacts Javanese legends, this Ketoprak is made from vermicelli, tofu, packed rice cake and bean sprouts. It rounds out the quintet ...
    Gulai
    Gulai is the common name for curry dishes, namely those from north Sumatra. Indonesian curries have regional variations that depend on the types of meat and fish available -- though gulai almost alway ...
    Opor ayam
    Small diners, called warungs, now sell this traditional dish of braised chicken in coconut milk on a daily basis. Still, it remains a staple on tables around the end of Ramadan, when it’s served ...
    Pecel lele
    The sight of fried catfish may surprise first-time diners since it looks almost the same as it does living -- eyeballs and all. Served with rice and red and green sambal, this is simple street fare th ...
    Nasi Uduk Babe Saman
    A perennial favorite among native Betawi, the meal revolves around rice cooked in coconut milk and includes a pinwheel of various meat and vegetable accoutrements. It almost always includes fried chi ...
    Bakso
    A favorite among students, this savory meatball noodle soup gained international fame when U.S. President Barack Obama remembered it as one of his favorites during a visit to Jakarta last November. I ...
    Soto
    This traditional meat soup comprises a broth and ingredients that vary across the archipelago. Common street versions are made of a simple, clear soup flavored with chicken, goat or beef. In Jakarta, ...