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New tour unlocks Kota Tua’s culinary gems

Teddy Hans

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sun, July 7, 2019  /  10:42 am
New tour unlocks Kota Tua’s culinary gems

A punch of flavor: Locarasa introduces authentic Indonesian flavors in its gelato. Some of its gelato flavors include dragon fruit, kemangi (basil) and rujak aceh. (Locarasa/-)

Beyond its iconic Fatahillah Square and historic buildings, Kota Tua in Jakarta offers lots of delectable delicacies. From gelato with rujak aceh (fruit salad) to air tajin, a healthy drink with a humble origin. Jakarta is a food lover’s playground. With different neighborhoods offering a diverse array of delicacies and delights, people can gorge on foods hard to find anywhere else. But, that’s only if they know where to look. For 17 years, it’s been Ira Lathief’s job to help people do just that. The tour guide has been leading people around Jakarta to experience the city to its fullest.   In an effort to unlock the culinary secrets of one of Jakarta’s most historic neighborhoods, Ira introduced a new tour on June 27 called “The Most Instagrammable Food Spots in Kota Tua.” The first tour kicked off on June 28, coin...