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

Kwetiaw Sapi Akhun

This is a very small Chinese food restaurant around the corner, may be it’s only 4×6 meter. They only have few main dishes there, such as, fried kway teow, char kway teow, fried rice, fried noodles, and etc. The foods in the picture below are kway teow bun and fried rice. The taste of the foods actually are as great as other restaurant, but because the place is small, hot, noisy, (not clean) and very close to the street, all of these sensations make the foods taste more yummy 🙂

I am not  recommend you to eat street foods in Jakarta, if you just visit Jakarta for 2-3 days. You may have these kind of street foods after 1-2 weeks you arrive in Jakarta, to prevent any problem with your stomach. It depends on which street foods you visit and how clean are the foods in your country.

So, give your stomach a few days time to adjust with the real Indonesian street foods cuisine and I guarantee you will be highly addicted to it, enjoy Jakarta  😉 

Kwetiaw Sapi Akhun
Jl. Pademangan Raya
Jakarta Utara 14410

Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar I

Jakartans like to have a very late dinner or snack, usually at 10-12 pm. Not many restaurants that open ’till late nite. This is one of the best restaurant to have a meal after 11 because it is not a heavy meal. The main dish is just a chicken rice porridge. Actually, their rice porridge is just an ordinary porridge; but the ones that make it special are the side dishes that you eat together with the porridge, such as boiled chicken, chicken liver, chicken intestines, roast ducks, black egg ( I don’t know the name in English), etc.

I highly recommend you to come to this restaurant for a late dinner 🙂

Bubur Ayam Mangga Besar I
Mangga besar I no. 46A,
Jakarta, Indonesia
(021) 6280474


Bihun Bebek Aeng (Aeng’s duck rice noodles)

This is my first time eating Duck Rice Noodles. I thought the taste will be just like an ordinary food. But, I definitely WRONG !! It was SUPERB !!! AMAZING !! The taste was really great, may be this is because I underestimated the food before I tried. Yeaaah… I highly recommend you to try this, it is such a great rice noodle 🙂 This is not a common type of vermicelli dishes served in Jakarta so it is quite difficult to find a restaurant selling this food.

Bihun Bebek Aeng
Jl. Muara Karang No. 161
Jakarta Utara 14450
(021) 6697670

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

The Duck King

The Duck King is one of the most famous Chinese food restaurant in Jakarta. The foods served here have a great taste. However, the price is not cheap but it is still sensible 🙂

The Duck King
Central Park
1st Floor Unit 114 – 116
Ph. 021 – 56985620 / 21