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) respectively topped CNN Travel’s ‘Your Pick: World’s best 50 foods' list, published on July 12, that were chosen from a Facebook poll of readers from around the world.

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Hooters promises servers will dress more modestly while restaurant remains open in Jakarta during Ramadan

Hooters promises servers will dress more modestly while restaurant remains open in Jakarta during Ramadan

Is Jakarta really ready to handle Hooters during Ramadan?

An Australian restaurant has invented the Mi Goreng Fried Chicken Burger and it looks ridiculous (-ly delicious)

An Australian restaurant has invented the Mi Goreng Fried Chicken Burger and it looks ridiculous (-ly delicious)

Recent news got you down? Take some comfort in some fusion food porn.

East meets West in Indonesian fusion food

East meets West in Indonesian fusion food

From a restaurant serving burgers and pizzas made with local noodles to a social media star giving street food a touch of haute cuisine, a new wave of innovative chefs are putting...

Viral: Indonesians eat up over-the-top Amazon reviews that declare Indomie ‘Worse (better?) than heroin’

Viral: Indonesians eat up over-the-top Amazon reviews that declare Indomie ‘Worse (better?) than heroin’

"This stuff destroyed my life. Don't do it. Don't order it. 30 is too much you will end up eating it all in a week and a half and destroying your body, mind, family, friends, and...

VIRAL: Is this Indomie cake an act of culinary genius or an edible abomination?

VIRAL: Is this Indomie cake an act of culinary genius or an edible abomination?

We love us some Indomie but... We're not sure how to feel about this.


 

Coconuts Jakarta Food Buzz

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.