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Jakarta foodies launch tour to explore hidden culinary gems along the MRT line

Erica Fransisca Thajeb

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Tue, September 17, 2019  /  04:25 pm
Jakarta foodies launch tour to explore hidden culinary gems along the MRT line

Full bellies: Tour participants pose for a final group photo with the man behind the famous Gulai Tikungan street food stall in Blok M, South Jakarta. (JP/Erica Fransisca Thajeb)

After decades, Jakarta finally has its MRT system and what better way for passengers to wait for their trains to arrive than by indulging in the culinary treats that can be found dotted around the stations. From Dukuh Atas to Lebak Bulus, there are plenty of scrumptious treats for food lovers to explore. To celebrate the diverse and unique culinary spots scattered within close proximity of the route, Jakarta Food Traveler (JFT) founder Ira Lathief recently launched a tour called Exploring Culinary Sensations Along the MRT Line on Aug. 25. During the maiden MRT culinary tour, Ira led a group of 17 people through the Dukuh Atas Tunnel toward a trendy, pop-inspired restaurant called Warung Mee. Yummy: A bowl of instant noodles with fried egg, sweet soy sauce-glazed sausages and peppery seasoning served at Warung Mee. (JP/Erica Fransisca Thajeb) The tour pa...