Bakmi Abun

Bakmi Abun, Kelapa GadingBakmi means noodles, whereas Abun is a person’s name (Chinese nick name). So this restaurant offers Abun’s noodles. This is my mom’s favourite noodles when she was young (around 30 years ago). She really loves their wonton / dumpling (suikiaw) (see the pictures underneath). Their first branch is at Gang Kelinci, Pasar Baru street market, Jakarta Pusat. Every time I go with my mom to Pasar Baru, we always eat chicken noodles either here, bakmi Gang Kelinci, or Bakmi Sui Sen (

The tastes of all their food are great and I love the texture of their noodles. Don’t forget also to order their nasi goreng (fried rice). Bakmi and nasi goreng are the must ordered food in this restaurant and when you come to Jakarta 😉

Bakmi Abun, Kelapa GadingBakmi Abun (Abun’s Noodles)
Jl. Boulevard Timur blok NB1 No.51
Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara
Ph. (021) 4515465


Bakmi Asuk (Asuk Noodles)

Noodles and Indonesians (esp. Jakartans) cannot be seperated. You can easily find a huge range of restaurants / food stalls specialised in noodles in Jakarta, from street foods until a big franchised restaurant, from USD 1 to USD 5,  from chicken noodles to pork noodles, from Indonesian style of noodles to Chinese style.

This is one of the famous small noodle (Bakmi) restaurant in Sunter, North Jakarta, which is known as Bakmi Asuk (Asuk Noodles). The chicken noodles are nice and there are lots of small food stalls selling chicken porridge (Bubur Hostes), dumpling (kuotieh), and many more.

You have to eat noodles while you’re in Jakarta, let’s Enjoy Jakarta through our culinary experience 😉

Bakmi Asuk
Jl. Danau Sunter Utara Blok R No.44
Sunter 14350
Jakarta Utara
(021) 6513054

Bakmi Sui Sen (Sui Sen Noodles)

This restaurant has established approx. 20 years ago. I often go here when I was in my primary school because my mother opened a shop in this old shopping mall, Metro Plaza, Pasar Baru. The taste is still awesome until now, my favourites are fried rice (nasi goreng) and chicken noodles (bakmi ayam) (see the pictures above). Nothing change significantly with the interior and the price is reasonable. This restaurant is all about memories in the past, so I really like to visit this restaurant when I am shopping around Pasar Baru. (Pasar baru is the name of a very famous street market in the past).

Bakmi Sui-Sen
Metro Plaza Blok FF No. 1 – 3
Pasar Baru (seberang Gereja Ayam)
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia

Mie Ayam Abadi

Nasi goreng (fried rice), lo mie goreng (fried lo mie), and Hok kian lomie are the food that I always order when I come to this restaurant. I wish I can finish all these three dishes by myself only, but unfortunately my stomach cannot deal with these 😦

Besides the foods are really yummy, I also like the hospitality of the owner, which makes me really impressed. Even though he always sit in the corner of the restaurant, but he always make sure his customer satisfaction towards the service. At the end, he always say thank you for the customers who just finish and ready to leave the restaurant, “Kamsia ya Ko” or “Kamsia ya Ci” (Kamsia means thank you in Indonesian Chinese phrase).

It is just a simple thing but because it is come from the owner’s lips and his heart, it really makes the restaurant warm and hospitable and as a result, it will increase the customer loyalty, like me for instance, who spend at least 30 minutes writing down the dining experience in Abadi Restaurant and telling to the world about his small restaurant ^__^

Lastly, “kamsia” for reading my blog 😉

Hok Kian Lomie Mie Ayam Abadi
Jln. Danau Sunter Utara A1 No. 8
Sunter Agung, Jakarta Utara

Hakata Ikkousha

Japanese noodles or ramen is quite booming in Jakarta right now due to this restaurant. Actually, there is Ramen 38 (San Pa chi) before this, but it is not as phenomenal as this restaurant. This is a franchised restaurant from Japan and they opened the first branch in Jakarta at Muara Karang. Hmmm… in Jakarta, opening a franchised restaurant which is not in a mall is a ridiculous thing to do. But surprisingly, it really works !!! It always full of people every single day even though it’s not a new restaurant anymore.

The picture below is their most recommended ramen, which called Special Pork Ramen. Firstly, I am really interested on how this restaurant can be so crowded with people, so I am really curious with the taste of this ramen.

Definitely, I began with the soup because the noodles was still hot. It was very oily. I take a full spoon of the soup…

and……. WOOOOHOOOOOOO….. !!!! IT REALLY NICEEE !!!!! Mann!!! it is the best ramen soup I’ve ever tasted in my life (lebay mode on).  Suddenly, it reminds me to my most favourite chicken noodles in the street near my primary school in Ancol (Mie Udin). Undoubtedly, the ramen was also great. So I highly recommend this ramen for you who eat pork !!!


The worst thing in this restaurant is that all the waitresses were shouting all the time and it looks they have no Indonesian hospitality. I know that their boss definitely ask them to shout like in Japanese Restaurant, but I really hate it. You can copy and deliver Japanese way in other way but not that way.

Hakata Ikkousha
Jalan Muara Karang Raya No. 85
Jakarta Utara
Ph.(021) 66600255