Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jakarta, My City of Sloth

Sloth?!!!! Gluttony, you can imagine...the city is full of deliciousness. Greed? Of course! It is a culinary hub of Indonesian treats, for freak's sake. But sloth??!!

Nasi Goreng Tek Tek (Indonesian fried rice from a street cart vendor)


Bihun Kuah Tek Tek (Wet Rice Noodles from a street cart vendor)


Martabak Asin (Fried Pancake filled with mutton and spring onion)

In Hong Kong, which is already the city of convenience, I don't consider myself as a lazy creature. Fine. I might take short cuts all the time, but I do put in some effort to get some tasty treats. In Jakarta, it's a whole different ball game. In Jakarta, namely my sister's place, you can get almost ANYTHING (including those you can't think of) delivered to your doorstep. The above and below tasty treats were all ordered, either via phone or even SMS (That's how we ordered the nasi goreng tek tek!!! How sophisticated is that?!!!) and we enjoyed them while hardly moving our azz from the couch, watching various drama series from reality TV, chick flick, to horror....while bitching about the characters in the shows and shouting unhelpful advice. LOL!

Mie Ayam Pangsit & Pangsit Goreng Aries (Indonesian Chewy Chicken Noodle with wontons and fried wontons)


Mie Ayam LCK (Indonesian Chicken Noodles). This one is super tasty, with a hint of sweet and sour



Stir Fried Kale with Sliced Beef with Brown Rice


Asem-Asem Daging with Krupuk & Perkedel Kentang (Sour Meat Soup with Cracker and Fried Potato Cake)


Nasi Padang with Gulai Otak, Sayur Nangka, Perkedel & Sambal Ijo (Padang Mixed Rice with Cow's Brain Stew, Jackfruit stew, Potato Cake & Spicy Green Chilli)


Ayam Goreng Mentega (Indonesian Chinese Fried Chicken in Salty & Sweet Butter Sauce)


and to honor the month of Ramadhan. We ordered this rich, sweet and fragrant Kolak Pisang (Banana stewed in Palm Sugar & Coconut Milk)

Yummy treats aren't the only things you can order. 24 hr junk food fix? Mineral water? Groceries? Laundry? 24 hr Massage? They are all just a phone call (or an SMS) away! You can literally live as a couch potato.

The solution to fit into your skinny jeans after such a sinful trip isn't dieting or exercising, but simply buying yourself another (bigger) pair. Just like I did ^_*

25 comments:

MiNDY said...

whoaaaaa gulai otak-nya bikin slurp. Rit, Jakarta masih jauh lebih cepet klo dibandingin ama Caracas. disini semuanya leeeeeeeee...leeeeeet *gaya slow motion ngomongnya* kecuali di jalanan, baru dweh mereka maonya cepet (baca: ngebut ga keru²an)

CECIL said...

I am drooling right now!!! Padahal baru balik dari Indo, oh..just two months ago. Haha. Nasi Padang..mmmh!!

daphne said...

Wah, that's really easy!! And I miss mutabak!!!!

kittie said...

This post was pure porn to me...

I hope to be in Jakarta next year - absolutely can't wait. Have decided to say no to nothing - so even going to try the brains!

A.G said...

tega-teganya.... wenak-2kabeh.... :(( bsk kalo mudik tak potonin makananku ;)

noobcook said...

wow so much good food... I love your solution, it's awesome hehe

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Duuuude! If that was me, I'd need more than just one pair of new pants. I'd need to be wheeled out the door. ;)

Salt N Turmeric said...

I tot having 24hrs eating place in KL was awesome enough but phone/sms orders AND delivery from the street vendors? Now, THAT is a luxury that I will never see in the US! lol.

p.s. I love nasi padang! Had them everyday for lunch and dinner when iw as in Bali eons ago.

annnnnnuhuh said...

omigooodness! i feel like you just ate all of jakarta. i am very jealous.

i think its awesome that you guys can just order food like that. here, there is no such thing as street food.

*jealous*

deeTha said...

panganan ng jakarte pancen wuenak2 kabeh!! terutama mi ayam pangsit...
hehehe
kui yu Ayin ws dendam membara pgn ndang cpt mudik..wkwkwkwk

Little Corner of Mine said...

The food in Jakarta look sooo good!

Foni said...

tau nga yg plg bikin gue ngess..huuu nasi padang..kangen berat...
lo kg doyan makanan manado rit? bayangin padang manado gue ngeces rrrr

Sharon said...

OOOHHH I am drooling over everything! I'm going to Indonesia early next year & can't wait to indulge.

Beachlover said...

wow!! so much finger licking good food there!! I never been to Jakarta but after reading what you said make me want to go more!!I'm a food lover!

Retno Prihadana said...

Mie tektek, mie godog aku sempet nyicip waktu mudik y.l. Pokok e sing uenak2 yg aku males bikinnya wajib masuk daftar wisata kulinerku,he..he.
Rit emailku khan dah waktu ikutan eventmu itu lho, klo dah ketelisut yo wis iki retno@gmx.de

elsye said...

ngilerrrrrrr....:(((((....ritaaa..bikin aku nangis pengen makan..hahahhaha

Lisa said...

OK, why am I not in Indonesia right now??? Man, that all looks beyond delicious. And delivered to your door? I'm feeling quite persecuted here.

glamah16 said...

Everything looks amazing. I could get fatter and lazier in Jakarta.

Jin Hooi said...

Bring me home Rita, I love Indonesian food!! I am drooling right now!!

SIG said...

Oh wow, how spoilt huh, not having to move your azz as you say, to buy food. I wish they would deliver to me this morning. I'm mega lazy with the storm. :P

maureen said...

oh mannn!nasi goreng tektek..huuu... btw awesome blog you have here!:)

eliza said...

ini foto kapan ngambilnya, dimana, siapa aja yg ikut makan hahahahha....kejam dikau Rit, pajang2 makanan enak.

Indonesia-Eats said...

Dohhhhhhhhhhh itu bisa banget bikin ngilerrr

Niki said...

Wow,that's surely convenient.I should've realised this earlier (not now,after my 4th year of staying in Indonesia) :( By the way,would anyone here be kindly enough to let me know how to get this sms service?.Perhaps,by notifying me the contact number that I can to order these seemingly mouth-watering and delicious foods (yup,I'm tempted already).Would greatly appreciate your help.Thank's a lot in advance ;)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Hi Niki, you gotta live within the vendor's service area to be able to use sms to order. email me for more info :)