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Seven pizzas that are more Indonesian than Italian


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Jakarta  /  Fri, February 10, 2017  /  01:21 pm
Seven pizzas that are more Indonesian than Italian

Be it an office party or a weekend movie marathon, pizza is a favorite among food enthusiasts. (

It’s no surprise that pizza has become a comfort food for people around the world. Be it an office party or a weekend movie marathon, this Italian dish is a favorite among food enthusiasts.

Although there have been many takes on this classic (we’re talking to you, New York-style pizza), it’s clear that this dish continues to inspire new creations. Those who love Indonesian food as much as they do pizza may want to try these interesting versions.



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Located in Plaza Indonesia, Socieaty is praised for its good service and Western food while offering relatively affordable prices compared to other restaurants in its class. Interestingly, this restaurant offers Tuna Pizza, with the addition of the infamous sambal matah, which originally came from Bali, combining the likes of shallots, garlic and coconut oil.

OPEN at DoubleTree


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As the name suggests, the restaurant offers an open space with a relaxing poolside ambiance for your lunch or dinner experience. Try OPEN's praised Pizza Rendang, with a Minang-style rendang topping, famously savory with a hint of spiciness.

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The People's Cafe

The People's Cafe can be found in several areas in Jakarta, including Summarecon Mall Serpong and Grand Indonesia. With its modern spin on street food, the Ayam Balado Pizza is pleasing to the palate and comes with a mixture of chicken and sambal.

Blue Jasmine


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Cool, calm and comfortable, Blue Jasmine offers many food choices, one of which is the unique and intriguing fusion of Italian and Indonesian; Pizza Sate Ayam. The sweet mixture of peanut butter, soy sauce and moist chicken slices is a must-try for those keen on one of Indonesia’s most famous dishes.

Pizzeria Cavalese

As pizza specialists, it’s tough to pick the best pizza from all the delicious options, but be sure to try the sweet and savory wonders of the Chicken Satay Pizza, which combines Italy’s national treasure and Indonesian richness.

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The Spoke Bistro

As the pride of Padang, and honored as one of 50 most delicious foods in 2011 by CNN, it's safe to say that you can’t go wrong with rendang. The Jakarta Special, a pizza dish created by The Spoke Bistro, features this gem with an intriguing base of black dough.

Pizza Hut

One of the reasons that Pizza Hut is world famous is its approach to local tastes by creating unique products, such as Balado Pizza, which offers a local taste of sweet-savory sambal combined with thick, tempting dough. (kes)

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