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Dear Jakartans, here are some healthier street food options

Audrie Safira Maulana

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, November 12, 2019  /  01:51 pm
Dear Jakartans, here are some healthier street food options

Culinary night: People chow down at Kuliner Blok S, a culinary spot in South Jakarta that provides healthier street food options. (JP/Audrie Safira Maulana)

Amid the hustle and bustle, street food is a favorite among urbanites, offering authentic flavors at low prices. Despite of the popularity of street foods among city dwellers, most street food is notorious for being unhygienic and having very little nutritional value as the dishes are usually heavily processed and cooked in unhealthy oils. Noticing an opportunity in the healthy street food niche, a number of culinary spots in Jakarta are offering healthier options of similar dishes.  One such example is Ayam Bakar Taliwang Mbok Sutil, which sells spicy barbecued chicken with other fresh and healthy condiments such as tofu, tempeh and vegetables. Though it is not an easy task, the food vendor tries to provide a healthy option with the chicken dish.  “There are no preservatives in any of our dishes and we mix the spices ourselves,” one of Ayam Bakar Tal...