Ahok wants legendary Nasi Goreng Kebon Sirih to move to City Hall’s new culinary center

If anyone were to have any complaints about the legendary Nasi Goreng Kebon Sirih joint in Central Jakarta, it would not be about the food but about the warung’s cramped alleyway location on Jalan Kebon Sirih, which has been serving up what is arguably the most delicious nasi goreng in Jakarta since 1958 but has also been causing traffic jams in the area for nearly as long Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok”...

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Famous US “breastaurant” chain Hooters will be opening soon in Jakarta’s Kemang neighborhood

Way back in January 2015, we reported that the famous United States “breastaurant” (no we did not make up that ridiculous word, it is an actual industry term) chain Hooters,...

Famous US “breastaurant” chain Hooters will be opening soon in Jakarta’s Kemang neighborhood

Semarang toilet cafe serves up stomach-churning food

A toilet-themed cafe where customers dine on meatballs floating in soup-filled latrines may not be everyone's idea of haute cuisine, but some Indonesians are flocking to become...

Semarang toilet cafe serves up stomach-churning food

WATCH: Competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi eats 22 portions of Indomie in 3 minutes

There have been times, usually after a night of heavy drinking, where we’ve managed to eat an entire packet of poorly cooked Indomie Goreng in under a minute before passing out...

WATCH: Competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi eats 22 portions of Indomie in 3 minutes

Jakarta favorites Loewy and Union make it onto the list of “Asia’s 50 Best Bars”

Jakarta’s nightlife scene has evolved a lot in the last 8 years are so Many people credit Loewy, the perennially popular bar and restaurant in Mega Kuningan, with bringing craft...

Jakarta favorites Loewy and Union make it onto the list of “Asia’s 50 Best Bars”

Red is in season at yet another durian festival in Mall Artha Gading (April 2-10)

Judging by the excitement caused by the news of the durian festival that took place in Blok M Square earlier this month, we’re guessing more than a few of you will be happy (or...

Red is in season at yet another durian festival in Mall Artha Gading (April 2-10)

Indomie Goreng flavored potato chips will soon be a real thing!

The wildest snack fantasies of many Indonesians are about to become a reality That’s right, Indomie Goreng flavored potato chips are soon going to hit the market The...

Indomie Goreng flavored potato chips will soon be a real thing!

An Indonesian-born chef in LA is selling an INDOMIE BURRITO and it looks *glorious*

The Indomie Burrito in all its beauty Photo: Komodo We all know that Indomie Goreng is freaking delicious all on its own But there are also hundred of Indomie variations that...

An Indonesian-born chef in LA is selling an INDOMIE BURRITO and it looks *glorious*

​One of the best coffee cafes in Melbourne, St. Ali, is opening a branch in Jakarta!

Photo: St Ali's Instagram Despite Indonesia being famous for its coffee beans, not so long ago, it was extremely difficult to find a truly great cup of kopi in Jakarta...

​One of the best coffee cafes in Melbourne, St. Ali, is opening a branch in Jakarta!

​Lenggang Jakarta food hawker center officially open today

Photo: Lenggang Jakarta Facebook page We were excited to hear about the planned opening of the Lenggang Jakarta food court in National Monument (Monas) in early June But it...

​Lenggang Jakarta food hawker center officially open today

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.