Preserve and Promote Indonesian Cuisine
Mie Ayam Yunus, Tebet (Good Indonesian Food/File)
It is no secret that Tebet in South Jakarta is home to a slew of tempting culinary destinations. The multitude of choices available may bring about a delightful dilemma for a food lover, but we’re always here to help you make up your mind. The following are a few choice names that we believe should be on your list if you plan on exploring the area.
Mie Ayam Yunus
Specializing in roadside-style mie ayam (chicken noodles), each bowl dished out by Mie Ayam Yunus is simply wondrous. Don’t forget to also sample its mouth-watering Bakso Urat (tendon meatballs).
Jl. Tebet Barat Dalam VIIID (next to Pasar Tebet), South Jakarta
T: 021 7094 5363
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Restoran Smarapura, Tebet(Good Indonesian Food/File)
If you feel like trying out the culinary delights of Bali for the first time or simply want to alleviate your longing for the island’s cuisine, then Smarapura is the place for you. Its ambience, which is amplified by its authentic Balinese decor will give you the sensation as if you’re actually holidaying on the Island of the Gods.
(Read also: A touch of Bali in the heart of Jakarta)
Jalan Tebet Timur Dalam II, No. 43, South Jakarta
T: 021 8370 2402
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Nasi Bebek Ginyo
Nasi Bebek Ginyo, Tebet(Good Indonesian Food/File)
Offering various duck and chicken dishes, having a piece or two of its Bebek Bakar (roasted duck) is a sure-fire way of bringing a smile to your face. Add to that its delightfully hot sambal (chilli sauce), and we can guarantee that you will never want to stop eating at Nasi Bebek Ginyo.
Jl. Tebet Utara Dalam No. 12, South Jakarta
T: 021 829 2343
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Warung Bu Rodah 79
Warung Bu Rodah 79, Tebet(Good Indonesian Food/File)
Personally, I consider Warung Bu Rodah 79 one of the finest Ayam Bakar (roasted chicken) purveyors in Jakarta. Just one bite is all it takes to make you fall in love with it. Also, those who prefer things a bit spicy will take pleasure from its addictive hot sambal.
Jl. Tebet Barat Raya, Keamanan 2, No. 15A, South Jakarta
T: 0851 0154 8914
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Mamink Daeng Tata
Mamink Daeng Tata, Tebet(Good Indonesian Food/File)
Renowned for its Sop Konro (rib soup) and Konro Bakar (grilled ribs) since 1993, Mamink Daeng Tata is unrivalled in Jakarta when it comes to true-blue Makassar cuisine. I’ve had the opportunity to sample Coto Makassar (Makassar beef soup) in its birthplace of Makassar, Manado and Jakarta, but Mamink Daeng Tata’s take on the dish still reigns supreme.
Jl. K.H. Abdullah Syafei No. 33, South Jakarta
T: 021 831 5555/831 6666
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Martabak Kubang Hayuda
Martabak Kubang Hayuda, Tebet(Good Indonesian Food/File)
Although it is located on the periphery of the epicentre of activity in Tebet, Martabak Kubang Hayuda is the only place in Jakarta where you can taste Martabak Kubang (beef-filled deep-fried pancake) of the highest quality. The combination of the flawless dough and its abundant beef filling promises ultimate satisfaction.
Jl. Sahardjo No. 98, Tebet, South Jakarta
T: 021 829 5328
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Mie Ayam Senjaya
Mie Ayam Senjaya, Tebet(Good Indonesian Food/File)
Both Mie Ayam Senjaya’s appearance and its mie ayam may be simplistic at best, but its signature dish consisting of smooth noodles with chicken meat and Chinese mustard greens, is capable of hypnotizing your taste buds. (asw)
Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam II, No. 51B, South Jakarta
T: 021 8379 2366/9440 6952
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed on Tuesdays
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