The governing color palette of this edition is shades of white. Here we try to select a number of comforting white-colored food you can find across Jakarta.

The governing color palette of this edition is shades of white. Here we try to select a number of comforting white-colored food you can find across Jakarta.

Bubur Kampiun at Bopet Mini


Bubur Kampiun which means champion porridge is a dish made from different types of porridge mixed into one dish. This porridge has interesting history: made by an elderly lady named Amai Zona who won a porridge dish competition in 1960, the event was held as a festivity after long period of war in Bukittinggi, West Sumatra. It has the savory bubur sumsum as the main element, then added with different kind of sweet porridge like Kolak Pisang (banana porridge), mung bean porridge, and Srikaya jam.

Bopet Mini
Jalan Bendungan Hilir Raya, Bendungan Hilir, Jakarta
T: +62 21 5713505
Open : 6.30 am – 9 pm

Nasi Uduk Kebon Kacang


Nasi Uduk is rice cooked with coconut milk. The grains absorbs the coconut milk flavor and resulted in a rice with more complex sweet and savory taste. The texture of the rice is also sturdier and less sticky. Nasi Uduk served here is wrapped in banana leaf into a small triangular shape. Enjoy it with side dishes of traditional fried chicken, deep fried cow lung, with a mix of coconut sauce and sambal. It’s a comfort food of the highest level.

Nasi Uduk Kedai Zainal
Jalan Kebon Kacang 8 No. 5
Tanah Abang, Jakarta
T: +62 21 31903863
Open: 10 am – 12 am

Ketan Susu Kemayoran


Ketan Susu is a Javanese snack made of sticky rice topped with condensed milk and dried grated coconut. The taste is dominated by the sweetness from condensed milk, but the coconut fragrance and the sticky rice also hold important role to make this humble dish everyone’s favorite. You can also have it accompanied by Javanese tea served in a clay pot or crispy fried tempe to balance the sweetness. Be experimental and create your own mix while enjoying the conversation with the friendly seller.

Ketan Susu Kemayoran
Jalan Kemayoran Gempol No.18, Kebon Kosong, Jakarta
Open: 24-hour

Es Teler Megaria


This refreshing drink is something that you have to have to counter the scorching heat of Jakarta. One of the famous es teler peddler in town is the Es Teler Sari Mulia or more popularly known as Es Teler Megaria. With only Rp 20,000 you can have sweet cold drink with condensed milk, slices coconut meat, jackfruit, and  avocado. This is one ice dessert I cannot resist.

Es Teler Sari Mulia
Kompleks Bioskop Metropole XXI
Jalan Diponegoro No. 21, Jakarta
T: + 62 21 3141041

Beef Kwetiaw at Akiaw


This place maybe best known for their bakso (meatball soup), but you also should not miss their silky white kwetiaw. Kwetiaw is a white colored noodle thicker than regular noodle. Made from the rice flour, kwetiaw has a chewy texture and mild sweetness. Have it with beef meat, meatballs, and also the rich and warming beef broth. It’s a perfect dish to be enjoy after a busy day.

Bakso Akiaw 99
Jalan Mangga Besar Raya
No. 2B, Jakarta
T: +62 21  6291419
Open : 3 – 11.30 pm

Written by Yosua Yanuard Photographs by Yosua Yanuard December 23, 2016.