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If you love nasi goreng, chances are you will enjoy the crazy version of the dish as well. (Shutterstock/-)
Rarely found in big cities outside Jakarta, nasi goreng gila (crazy fried rice) is arguably one of the best innovation that ever happened to nasi goreng, which is already delicious. If you're a fan of nasi goreng gila or interested in trying the dish, here are the best places in Jakarta to enjoy it.
Nasi Goreng Gila Gondrong has an interesting alias: some people call it Nasi Goreng Gila Obama. Why Obama? Because it is located near the SDN 01 Menteng elementary school that the US president used to attend. It is one of the first eateries to serve nasi goreng gila and has stayed true to its original recipe for an addictively tasty and spicy dish.
Nasi Goreng Gila Jalan Sabang
For culinary adventurers, Jl. Sabang in Central Jakarta is one of the best destinations for great street food with a cozy ambiance. From sate Padang (Padang-style satay) to nasi goreng, you’ll find anything that your taste buds desire. Nasi Goreng Gila Jalan Sabang is one example of a perfect street food warung. It serves tasty food with good vibes and at low prices.
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You might think that a place called Bubur Ayam (chicken porridge) is an odd choice for eating nasi goreng gila. But, strange as it may seem, Bubur Ayam Sukabumi actually has an impressive and massive selection on its menu; from cap cai (Chinese-style vegetables) to – you guessed it – nasi goreng gila. And, surprisingly, nasi gila and nasi goreng gila at Bubur Ayam Sukabumi are delicious.
Nasi Goreng Gila Obama
If you live in the Pluit area of North Jakarta and don't have the energy to travel to Nasi Goreng Gila Obama in Menteng, Central Jakarta, you're lucky. Nasi Goreng Gila Obama has opened a branch in Muara Karang that serves the exact same tasty dish as the original outlet. It comes with the same cheap price as well, at less than Rp 25.000 (US$1.86) for a plate of nasi goreng gila.
Nasi Goreng Ndut Gandaria
It's impossible to talk about Jakarta's legendary nasi goreng gila eateries without mentioning this place. Nasi Goreng Ndut Gandaria has an insanely good taste, and most people will agree that this place serves the best nasi goreng gila in town. What's also great, the portions are so big that you can even share a plate with a friend. (kes)
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