Hey guys, so.. a lot of you have been asking me the same question over and over again. “Nate, are you going to update your blog in the U.S?” My answer to that is: yes and no… I want to continue posting on my blog but I am still not sure if I have the time to do it. But rest assured, I will still update my Instagram (yay!) and for those of you who haven’t followed me; please follow! (Instagram: @nathjeto).
Anyways, before leaving Jakarta I’ve decided to fill up my belly with as much Indonesian food as I can…
Just recently, I went to this Indonesian restaurant/canteen called Merah Jambu located in Gedung Tempo Scan Tower. I ordered (almost) everything from their menu and had a great time.
The first dish I tried was their nasi goreng buntut (oxtail fried rice). This dish is my personal favorite and I will surely miss not having this dish in the States. I love this dish because it’s so flavorful and they give out a pretty generous amount of buntut (oxtail).
The second dish I tried was their fried duck. The mango-chilli and the duck meat goes very well together as it complements one another. For those who love mango-chili, I think this dish is definitely worth the try.
The third dish I tried was their soto betawi and soto ayam. I liked it but I still like the nasi goreng buntut better.
Furthermore, I also tried the sop buntut, nasi bogana, nasi liwet and tahu telor. All these dishes were spectacular as it tasted very rich and you can feel all the Indonesian spices giving all sorts of flavor. I loved the tahu telor, its crispy, yet you can taste the saltiness and also a bit of sweetness from the sauce.
Just like the nasi goreng buntut, the sop buntut is also my personal favorite!
Lastly, I also ordered the tape goreng (fried fermented cassava). This is the perfect dish to close and it shouldn’t be missed.
Overall, I had a good experience dining here at Merah Jambu. FYI, this restaurant/canteen also does delivery and catering services. You can contact them via their Instagram (@merahjambucanteen) or by calling/emailing them at: +628164248100 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price Range: IDR 20-40k per dish
Tempo Scan Tower, Level B
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said kav 3-4
Jakarta, Indonesia 12190
Phone: + 628164248100 / email@example.com