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From wagyu to 'warung': The guide with it all

  • Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 13 2008   /  12:35 pm

The Jakarta Good Food Guide 2008-2009
By Laksmi Pamuntjak
Published by Pena Klasik
2008
600 pages
If you want to read just one book about food in Jakarta, make it The Jakarta Good Food Guide (JGFG). This is an indispensable guide for foodies and travelers looking for a taste of something different in Jakarta. Laksmi Pamuntjak is an independent reviewer who has deliberately avoided invitations of all sorts. I spent about two thirds of my life in the Jakarta, but it seems I have missed some of the "famous" restaurants and stalls Laksmi writes about. There are around 440 restaurants including the kaki-lima (roadside stalls) she reviews in this third edition, which is available in English only. At Rp 200,000 (around US$20), this book is a steal. And the best place to store this guide is inside your car rathe...