These days, Instagram and other social media channels make us crave for updates and trends, especially about foods. For mall goers, a bit of snacking during a shopping spree is a must. Finding the most photogenic and tasty finger foods are also becoming a buzzing trend among Jakarta urbanites. Let’s check out some of the best ones you can dive your fingers in, and find them in the city’s hippest malls!
Plaza Indonesia, at the Foodhall Basement level
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This cute bumpy egg waffle has a lot of color and flavours to pick from. Try the taro and red velvet, or you can do both in mixed flavour choices.
Central Park Mall, Lower Ground
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Korean snacks and food spots are sprouting in Jakarta. Served in small pockets, these soft breads come with kitkat and pistachio fillings for the sweet-tooth. Savoury fans also get to choose between smoked beef with seaweed for a treat.
Pondok Indah Mall 1, 2nd Floor island#17
Japanese mini delicacies are here to please fans of cheese and choco tart. With rich airy fluffy cheese mousse that melts at first bite,one will not be enough.
Aeon Mall, 3rd Floor
Cool yourself on a hot day and taste this one of a kind dessert on a stick. The green tea grilled marshmellow ice cream, - yes you read me, its grilled! - is definitely a twist from your typical campfire comfort food of fluffy chewy gooey marshmellows.
Puri Indah Mall, LG Basement
Thin crusts with all kinds of topping choices are one of the most common you will find in malls. Today, this place will offer you a bigger and better version of crepes. You will love the black oreo, red velvet or the all time favourite nutella giant crepes. Don’t forget to take pictures before you snack!
Senayan City, Lower Ground
Finger food for the love of veggies! With various salad menu on offer, here, you can create your own signature salad wrap. Adding your ownh favourite selection of toppings and dressing, you can call this your own creation.
Pacific Place, Lower Ground
Well known around the world, Auntie Anne’s serves hot pretzels. Menus to pick from are quite aplenty. From the basic original,almond crunch,almond cream stix, cheesy pretzel dogs, and last but not least, the nori pretzel. Stay tuned for updates, because more are to come adding to their menu.
Plaza Semanggi , 3A floor
Super yummy that also fills your tummy. This is a brand new innovation of well known Kentucky Fried Chicken that really needs all your fingers to get busy. The Hot and Cheesy Chicken, a crispy colonel Sander’s signature recipe bathed in melting hot cheese, is absolutely mouth-watering !
Sarinah Department Store, Thamrin
Who doesn’t love apple pie? Jakarta foodies are posting pictures all over about this pastry pockets of sweet apples. Eat them while they’re hot, and try also the strawberry dip sundae cones to chill you down.
If you feel tired from wandering from one shopping mall to the other, with fast forward transportation technology, you can now get more delicious food online. Most popular choices are just a fingertip away from wherever you are staying. Here are a few treats, a taste of Indonesia’s favourite everyday snacks and finger foods, that can be delivered right to your door :
Martabak is the most famous street food available in Jakarta. The savoury ones are a kind of flatbread stuffed with chicken,meat and spring onions. While the sweet one is a dough, fried in a flat base pan, with basic topping choices of cheese,chocolate, peanuts, sugar and butter. If you’re in doubt, choose the Martabak Pizza, which are wheels of 8 toppings to taste them all. The latest trend in martabak are the colourful ones that come in sweet, tasty red, green, purple and even black ones. While for some more exciting choice on the menu is the melting Martabak Telor Cheese series!
The signature dish of Palembang in South Sumatera, the Pempek is a savoury fishcake made of tenggiri fish wrapped in tapioka. Pempek is served with a rich sweet and sour vinegar sauce called kuah cuka. Pempek BMI offers a modern touch to this traditional snack. Taste the Pempek Mozzarella or the pempek with nutella fillings, that are quite fantastic.
Toasts of all kinds that are hot and ready here! Food that is suitable at any time of the day. With many special favourites on the menu, such as: Pizza Mie, Pizza Toast, Green tea Cheese Toast, Monster Toast and so many more, this place is packed with orders.
You can ask Go Jek or Grab Bike to deliver the online food items around Jakarta, by installing the application on your phone, or maybe ask some local friends to help you order easily.