February 17, 2008

Street Food in Jakarta

When you're in Jakarta, there's no need to worry where to get foods or beverages. There are plenty of push-carts type of food vendors providing you with cheap excellent meals. But don't question about hygienes. This all on wheels food service only have one bucket of water to wash the dining utensils (bowls, forks and spoons) after being used by the customers. But the convenience is ... you do not need to walk so far to have lunch/dinner ... the food will come to you right in front of your houses / offices, day and night and you can use your own plates or food bowls if you're worried about the cleanliness of their utensils.



~~Soto Mie picture grabbed from Herti's Kitchen Gallery

3 comments:

Finally Woken said...

There's a very famous street vendor in the south of Jakarta which sells gado-gado and usually we bought from them for the entire department. But then our boss' chauffeur saw with his own eyes that the lady who made the dish sneezed, cleaned her nose with her hand, and with the same hand she dipped all fingers into the gado-gado sauce and stirred it. The same hand was used to received money from the customers. So our boss' chauffeur made us promise that we will never buy the dish from the it again, ever. Too bad, the gado-gado is tremendously delicious *sigh

Belle said...

the food looks very appetizing. reading though what finally woken had said, i don't think i would take the risk except if i know the vendor quite well. or perhaps, i will keep an eye on her/him unknown to his knoweledge and see if he/she practices good hygiene.

Anna Rochanti Madden said...

slurp ... aaah sooo good!

When I was pregnant with Benny, I had soto mie across my office (BNI,Sudirman), twice a day everyday. I ignored what Gus asked: don't eat street food while you're pregnant, it's not good for the baby.

:) What can I say? I was craving very spicy and hot food. Look at Benny now: he's healthy like a horse ... haahahaaa ...