All posts tagged: north jakarta

Martabak Rosmi

Where should I start? How could I begin to illustrate and rationalize the complexity and integrity of this one sweet thing? I’ll start with a fun fact, or confession you might say. On time I ate one whole box of this medley of chocolate, peanut, cheese, sweetened condensed milk, butter, butter, and butter, all by […]

Bakmi Ayam Sido Laris

Hands down one of my favorite bakmi ayam in Jakarta! The thin and curly noodles are cooked very al dente, chewy, and when topped with the minced pork, and a few generous spoonfuls of hot sauce, become pure happiness. As if that doesn’t make me happy enough, the bakso goreng, swekiau, siomay, and occasionally, a second bowl of noodles, just […]

Hong Tang: Sweet Poetry for the Palate

In Mandarin, hong means red, and tang sugar. Hong tang, red sugar, then is definitely an appropriate name for this sweets joint, although their less literal translation is sweet poetry. Recommended to me by a friend, Hong Tang turned out to be a pleasant experience. If you’re into Asian traditional desserts like mochi, ice kacang, and soup-based desserts, give Hong Tang […]