This Walking Tour Lets You Sample Jakarta’s Best Street Food

Highlights on the customizable itinerary range from popular snacks such as duck-egg martabak and Palembang fish cakes.

Sample the best of Jakarta’s street food.

No visit to Jakarta is complete without sampling some Indonesian street food, especially when the tropical heat becomes more manageable after sundown. Every night, Jakarta Walking Tour takes guests on a privately guided four-hour culinary romp through the heart of the capital, tasting a variety of dishes at off-the-radar pit stops that may be unknown even for a repeat visitor. Highlights on the customizable itinerary range from popular snacks such as duck-egg martabak and Palembang fish cakes to what is arguably the city’s best nasi goreng, cooked with goat meat. Found just off Jalan Kebon Sirih, the latter has gained cult status as a favorite for Jakartans of all social strata.

This article originally appeared in the December 2017/January 2018 print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Jakarta Rising”).

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