Enjoy a great dinner for a great cause at this celebration of Taman Bacaan Pelangi’s 100th children’s library

Millions of children in Eastern Indonesia do not have access to quality books and illiteracy rates remain high. But Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens) is helping to change that. Since 2009, this fantastic charity has been working hard to build libraries in remote parts of the country and more recently they’ve started implementing free after-school ...

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You can get ‘Mie Goreng’ KitKats (and martabak, es doger, kerak telor & more) at their Chocolatory Pop-Up | Aug 16-26 |

You can get ‘Mie Goreng’ KitKats (and martabak, es doger, kerak telor & more) at their Chocolatory Pop-Up | Aug 16-26 |

Who is crazy enough to break themselves a piece of that MIE GORENG KitKat bar?

Indonesia’s Bintang beer to be exported to USA, claimed to be American surfers’ ‘beer of choice’

Indonesia’s Bintang beer to be exported to USA, claimed to be American surfers’ ‘beer of choice’

Will Bintang be a star in America?

Viral: Is this Indomie donut an amazing junk food mashup or an appalling affront to good taste?

Viral: Is this Indomie donut an amazing junk food mashup or an appalling affront to good taste?

We'd eat it.

Chef Ragil of Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy wins Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year at World Gourmet Summit

Chef Ragil of Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy wins Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year at World Gourmet Summit

Congrats to Chef Rangil on his deliciously well-deserved win!

WATCH: Celebrated Indonesian restaurant in NYC also one of the city’s smallest with just one table

WATCH: Celebrated Indonesian restaurant in NYC also one of the city’s smallest with just one table

Yum!

Filipino fast food fried chicken king Jollibee announces plans to enter Indonesian market by 2019

Filipino fast food fried chicken king Jollibee announces plans to enter Indonesian market by 2019

Chickenjoy is finally coming to ayam goreng lovers!

We ate KFC Indonesia’s chocolate-covered chicken b/c we’re masochists who’ll torture ourselves for your amusement

We ate KFC Indonesia’s chocolate-covered chicken b/c we’re masochists who’ll torture ourselves for your amusement

Our food critic took a chocolate-covered fried chicken bullet for you people. We hope you appreciate it.

Indonesia ranked as one of the most vegetarian-friendly countries in the world in travel index

Indonesia ranked as one of the most vegetarian-friendly countries in the world in travel index

Good golly we could go for some gado-gado right now!

Indonesian media goes gaga again over rendang and nasi goreng topping world’s best food poll from 2011

Indonesian media goes gaga again over rendang and nasi goreng topping world’s best food poll from 2011

Two Indonesian dishes, the rendang (beef with coconut milk and numerous spices stewed over low heat for several hours) and nasi goreng (Indonesia’s take on fried rice)...


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Coconuts Jakarta F&B News

As a megalopolis with over 10 million inhabitants, there are a lot of hungry people in Jakarta and their tastes are changing all the time. While nasi goreng, bakso and sate will remain perennially popular perut-fillers, new food trends take hold of Jakarta’s F&B scene at an ever increasing pace. One of the biggest changes to Jakarta’s food scene in recent times is the development of small vendors who ply their tasty treats at regular pop-up markets such as Brightspot or at hipster-centric food courts such as Pasar Santa. These small scale businesses take the ethos of Jakarta’s ubiquitous kaki lima and warung street food sellers and turn it up a notch with trendy takes on traditional Indonesian cuisine and new wave munchies - everything from killer fried chicken to gourmet donuts - at reasonable prices. These businesses have recently gotten a big boost with the explosion of online ordering options through app-based delivery services such as Go-Food and GrabFood which have opened up whole new customers bases for them. At the opposite end of the spectrum, high-class restaurants and bars are becoming increasingly commonplace, serving the rising middle class of sophisticated Jakarta diners. Areas such as Senopati and Pantai Indah Kapuk see flashy new restaurants opening just about every month, each bringing with them new gimmicks and new cuisines to try and earn an edge in the hypercompetitive battle for Jakartans’ appetites. You can count on Coconuts Jakarta to bring you the latest food news, from new restaurants openings to money saving promos to the most Instagrammable food porn that the Indonesian capital has to offer.