Indonesian netizens hold their noses at Australian company’s Mi Goreng scented candles

Does this Mi Goreng scented candle sound tantalizing or do you think the idea just plain stinks?

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The force is strong with this one: Jakarta cafes and coffee shops with intense brews

Queen of fruit: Rare Indonesian durian selling for IDR14 million ($1000) becomes viral sensation

Queen of fruit: Rare Indonesian durian selling for IDR14 million ($1000) becomes viral sensation

The J-Queen durian only comes from a single tree and its fruit can only be harvested once ever 3 years.

KFC Indonesia’s campaign encouraging patrons to clean up their own tables earns outrage/praise on social media

KFC Indonesia’s campaign encouraging patrons to clean up their own tables earns outrage/praise on social media

It’s fair to say that, in Indonesia, there isn’t a culture of cleaning up after oneself after eating at fast food joints or food courts.

Indonesians and Malaysians rage as CNN reports that Singapore has the best cendol

Indonesians and Malaysians rage as CNN reports that Singapore has the best cendol

Here we go again, another international food fight.

Initiative to use Indomie to incentivize kids to get vaccinated instantly successful in Nigeria

Initiative to use Indomie to incentivize kids to get vaccinated instantly successful in Nigeria

Immunization officials in Nigeria have long had trouble getting kids immunized for polio due to rumors and conspiracy theories. But a Unicef backed program to give Indomie to kids...

This noodle soup sandwich is Indomie fusion gone horribly wrong (Viral)

This noodle soup sandwich is Indomie fusion gone horribly wrong (Viral)

The problem with using soupy noodles as a sandwich filling are hopefully obvious to you.

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

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...

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.


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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.