Flavors of Jakarta: A Street Food Adventure

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Farid
Registered on August 30, 2023

Hey there, lovely explorers! I'm Farid, your Jakarta adventure aficionado. A tour guide with a ten-year experience. Oh, and did I mention? I'm proudly card-carrying member of Jakarta's Tour Guides Association – so you know you're in expert hands! Why do I get my kicks from guiding, you ask? Well, it's simple – I'm a people person through and through. There's nothing quite like meeting new faces, sharing stories, and showing off the incredible tapestry of life that Jakarta weaves. Bringing folks right into the heart of local living is my jam, and I'm here to make sure you have an absolute blast while doing it. So, buckle up, fellow adventurers! Let's uncover the sights, sounds, and soul of Jakarta together. With me as your trusty guide, you're not just touring – you're diving headfirst into an experience that'll leave you grinning from ear to ear. Can't wait to show you around! 🌆🚀

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Experience Jakarta's most favorite street foods!

Get ready to taste the most mouthwatering treats this town has to offer! 

We'll start with a bowl of chicken porridge, take a train for a quick bite of siomay, and walk to one of the city's top pempek joints. Wrapping it up, we'll try a local dessert called Es Teler at one of the best spots in town. 

List of foods:

1. Bubur Ayam Sunda (chicken porridge).
Bubur ayam is on the list of 100 best dishes (#67) in the world in 2023/2024 according to tasteatlas.
It consists of a warm, savory rice porridge served with shredded chicken with a flavorful chicken broth and a variety of condiments (fried shallots, celery leaves, peanuts, etc.)

Price: IDR16.000/portion
Possible for sharing for 2 or 3 pax.

2. Siomay Mas Nur Cikini.
Siomay is listed to be the #1 Street Food in the World by tasteatlas 2023.
It is steamed dumplings filled with a mixture of fish, tofu, potatoes. Served with peanut sauce and sweet soy sauce along with a drizzle of lime juice.
Price: IDR17.000/portion
Possible for sharing for 2 or 3 pax.

3. Pempek Megaria
Pempek is on the list of 100 best dishes (#13) in the world in 2023/2024 according to tasteatlas.
Pempek is made with a mixture of ground fish, starch, and spices. These fish cakes are then boiled and served with a distinctive sweet and tangy vinegar-based sauce called "cuko".
Price: IDR20.000-30.000/portion
Possible for sharing for 2 or 3 pax.

4. Es Teler Megaria
Es Teler is a mixed fruit cocktail served with creamy, sweet coconut milk base. The fruits include young coconuts, jackfruits, and ... avocado!
Price: IDR24.000/portion
Possible for sharing for 2 pax.

If you're up for a journey through flavors that blend history, culture, and amazing food, come join me. 

Note: the foods contain chicken, fish and peanuts and some are made from flour. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jl. Tanjung Karang No.10, RT.10/RW.20...
    Jl. Tanjung Karang No.10, RT.10/RW.20, Kb. Melati, Kecamatan Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10230, Indonesia
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    I will be sitting ACROSS Starbucks Tata Puri near the steps. I will be holding a tablet with the GuruWalk logo.

  • 1
    Entrance not included
    Bubur Ayam Sunda

    We will taste one of the best chicken porridges in town.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Stasiun Sudirman

    We will travel to the next stop by train. Tickets already included.

  • 3
    Entrance not included
    Siomay Mas Nur Cikini

    One the most popular siomay stalls in the center of Jakarta.

  • 4
    Entrance not included
    Pempek Megaria

    One of the most legendary pempek places in town.

  • 5
    Entrance not included
    Somay & Es Teler Megaria

    This is the original Es Teler of Jakarta.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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