There are so many ways to explore Indonesia starting from it's diverse culture, beautiful scenery, and especially tasty food! Indonesian traditional street food can be found obviously in a local street food area which located 12 minutes walk away from our capsule hotel. You can click here to see the nearest street food area from KINI Luxury Capsule, Pluit, Jakarta. Honestly, there are tons of Indonesian traditional street food that giving you a top 10 is almost impossible. But here you go the top 10 must try Indonesian traditional street food that you must eat when you are in Jakarta: 

1. Bakso, or Indonesian meatballs, are mainly made from beef and tapioca starch that make them both juicy and bouncy. Bakso are meant to be put together in a bowl with rice noodles or egg noodles, along with some vegetables before pouring the hot, savory broth. You can add optional seasonings like green onion, cilantro, soy sauce, vinegar, or a spoonful of spicy Indonesian chili condiment.

2. Bubur Ayam


Indonesian chicken porridge is made from rice, and then seasoned with a savoury sauce. If you’re buying one from a street food cart, you’ll see how the porridge is prepared with various toppings like shredded chicken, soybeans, celery, and fried onions. This cheap, popular, and convenient breakfast dish is often sold with skewers of chicken innards. You can find this right in front of our capsule hotel every morning!

3. Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng)


It is actually the usual famous Southeast Asian style of stir-frying cooked rice, but with it’s very own Indonesian spices and mix. You can mixed it with veggies, chicken, beef, seafood, whatever you can think of.
What makes Indonesian Fried Rice different is the use of sweet, thick soy sauce called kecap manis and garnished with acar, pickled cucumber and carrots. Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) is considered Indonesian national dish.

4. Gado-Gado 

source: is an Indonesian salad, which contains bean sprouts, long beans, spinach, potatoes, along with tofu and tempeh. The vegetables are boiled or steamed, glazed with sometimes spicy peanut sauce dressing and often served with ketupat (compressed rice cakes). Gado-gado is also a vegetarian-friendly meal with a generous amount of nutrition.

5. Gorengan


You can't never say no to this cheap but tasty street snack! You can find it almost in every corner of the street even in front of our capsule hotel! There are a lot of choices such as tofu, tempeh, cassava, banana, sweet potato, and bakwan (deep fried mix of shredded cabbage, carrots, and bean sprouts). Also, the abang will give you free chillies.

6. Indomie

This product is so sinful that we cannot help but be seduced by it. Cost merely around 25 cents a pack and you get a quick and satisfying snack. It is none other than our very own Indonesian Instant Noodles! With so many flavours to choose from, you would never get bored eating it and would be left wondering on which one to choose as you have lot of choice to choose from. Palasari is just infront of our capsule hotel and they serve Indomie 24/7!

7. Martabak

There are two types of martabak : Sweet and Savory. The Sweet Martabak is called Martabak Manis is an Indonesian version of a pancake with various toppings from chocolate, cheese, peanut, banana, to even durian and recently popular Nutella or Ovomaltine, this thick buttery pancake is quickly become another Indonesia's favorite dessert.
The Savory Martabak is called Martabak Telor in Indonesia, it is a folded pan-fried stuffed crispy pancake with minced beef, chicken, scallions, and onions filling inside.

8. Sate (Satay)

Satay is a meat skewers that are cooked over charcoals and they tend to need use fans to make the smoke go away. Whether it’s chicken, beef, prok, goat, mutton or rabbit, these juicy skewers are usually served with ketupat (compressed rice cakes) with peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce all over the satay. It is a national dish conceived by street vendors and has been one of most celebrated food in Indonesia.

9. Bakmi


Over the years, Indonesians have developed a taste for an almost infinite variety of bakmi-based dishes, from a simple bakmi ayam with broth, chopped chicken meat, and wonton; to bakmi goreng, a fried noodle mix with chicken breast, broccoli, cabbage and mushrooms and served with side condiments like fried shallot and chili.

10. Es Campur


Es Campur is basically a shaved ice with toppings. The toppings are the ones that makes it traditional where you can’t find it anywhere else! It varies from fresh tropical fruit, buah atep, nata de coco, bobba, and etc.