Nasi goreng ‘resembling fried rice’ in caption of Rich Brian’s cooking video angers pedantic Indonesian netizens

LA-based Indonesian rapper Rich Brian has become a de facto ambassador for Indonesian food in the US. Though Brian has done well to promote Indonesian cuisine through American publications, his latest video for Food Insider didn’t exactly please folks back home.

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Plastic-like nata de coco does not contain plastic, Indonesia’s food agency says addressing viral hoax

Plastic-like nata de coco does not contain plastic, Indonesia’s food agency says addressing viral hoax

There have been several viral hoaxes about foods containing plastic that have alarmed Indonesians in recent years, most notably the plastic rice scare of 2015. The latest food to...

KFC opens 700th store to continue fast food dominance in Indonesia

KFC opens 700th store to continue fast food dominance in Indonesia

It’s been 40 years since fast food chain KFC first opened in Indonesia, with its iconic fried chicken becoming a favorite among many Indonesians since childhood while also...

Lucy in The Sky and Lawless Burgerbar join forces for Lucy Beer & Burger Bar

Lucy in The Sky and Lawless Burgerbar join forces for Lucy Beer & Burger Bar

The nightlife and culinary scene in SCBD certainly just got a whole lot juicier.

Padang authorities confiscate ‘Ngocok Yuk’ coffee truck for sexually suggestive name

Padang authorities confiscate ‘Ngocok Yuk’ coffee truck for sexually suggestive name

The owner was obligated to change the name of the brand, as well as its tagline, ‘Ngocok Yuk, Makin Dikocok Makin Nikmat (let’s shake, the more you shake the more pleasurable...

Ren-Dang! Viral video of 2 ladies fighting over the world’s best dish all but confirmed to be marketing stunt

Ren-Dang! Viral video of 2 ladies fighting over the world’s best dish all but confirmed to be marketing stunt

It appears that Indonesia (including us at Coconuts) have been duped by a highly elaborate marketing stunt, which, we must admit, was pretty ingenious.

It’s wines-day next Wednesday: Come celebrate Coconuts Jakarta’s 5th anniversary party with free-flow vino (Oct. 16)

It’s wines-day next Wednesday: Come celebrate Coconuts Jakarta’s 5th anniversary party with free-flow vino (Oct. 16)

Red and white are the colors of the Indonesian flag, and they also represent the colors of all the wine we’ll be imbibing at Coconuts Jakarta’s fifth anniversary party next...

Jokowi’s eldest son Gibran says he’s handing over F&B businesses to brother Kaesang, shifts focus to political career

Jokowi’s eldest son Gibran says he’s handing over F&B businesses to brother Kaesang, shifts focus to political career

It appears that President Joko Widodo’s eldest child, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, will close a chapter in his life as an F&B entrepreneur and open a new one as a politician soon.

Yet another bubble tea festival: Kota Kasablanka to hold ‘Boba Week’ (Oct 8-13)

Yet another bubble tea festival: Kota Kasablanka to hold ‘Boba Week’ (Oct 8-13)

Boba — the umbrella term for bubble tea beverages — has been around for ages, but the recent so-called renaissance in the last few years gave birth to more variations of the...

Fizzing out: Pepsi hard to find amid reports that it will cease distribution in Indonesia

Fizzing out: Pepsi hard to find amid reports that it will cease distribution in Indonesia

The perennial debate between Pepsi and Coca Cola has pretty much been settled in Indonesia, in large part because the former looks to be disappearing from the country.


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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.