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Kopi Es Tak Kie

There’s nothing like waking up early on a Sunday to enjoy breakfast the traditional way, the way our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents have.

If you want something beyond scrambled eggs and toast, come and enjoy what I’d call a real breakfast–one that’s worth waking up early on a Sunday morning for.

Tak Kie, established at least more than 70 years ago, is a traditional and humble restaurant in the Pancoran area. That being said, there’s nothing humble about the food they serve.

When you’re here, two must-haves are the pork noodles (bakmi babi) and chicken rice with mixed pork (nasi ayam campur babi). And while you’re at it, have some iced coffee to go with them.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Pi Oh 
Another must-try turtle soup, perhaps one of the best in town.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Nasi Ayam Babi Campur
Chicken rice with mixed pork.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Bakmi Babi
Noodles with minced pork.

–One of the best in town, on par with another of my favorite: Bakmi Babi Sido Laris.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Remember to add some chili sauce for an extra kick. And in the back is a fried pork and shrimp meatball.
Eat them altogether, die, and go to heaven.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Before

Kopi Es Tak Kie

After

After what was an incredible breakfast, we decided to do a morning walk around the area, scouting for more grub. There’s so much to look at and try–you’ll see.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Our breakfast cost a little over 100K, and full fed four hungry monsters. On the way to the car, we stopped by for some fried noodles and vermicelli to take home.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Across from the noodle stand was this–what seemed like an infinite supply of anything and everything. We brought home some pete and vegetables.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Kopi Es Tak Kie

Our next stop was the fried pork-shrimp meatball we had earlier. We decided to get more to take home.

Kopi Es Tak Kie

No, we didn’t buy THAT many. 

Kopi Es Tak Kie

There was so much to see at the market. You’ll even find plates and teapots for sale on a bridge walk. What a simple yet gratifying way to spend a Sunday morning (rather than tiring oneself at the mall). Oh, and make sure you come early at around 8 or 9 or earlier; Tak Kie’s favorites sell out fast.


KOPI ES TAK KIE
Gang Gloria
Glodok
Jl. Pintu Besar Selatan III No. 4-6
Jakarta 11230


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