A couple years before I started ever making food and travel videos, I visited Indonesia, and it was one of the most amazing places, both in terms of food, natural scenery, and people, that I have ever visited. And I always knew I needed to come back again to visit Indonesia, this time with my camera. We only had a couple weeks, so rather than try to rush from one place to another (although I’d love to visit many more islands and cities throughout Indonesia), for this trip, my wife and I just decided to spend our time in Jakarta to really get a feel for the city and its amazing blend of food.
We started off at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport, the budget airline airport, where you’ll often fly out of when you’re taking short flights around Southeast Asia. We caught a direct flight from Bangkok to Jakarta and the flight took about 3 ½ hours from Bangkok to Jakarta.
In Jakarta we landed at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, and after we got our bag, we proceeded to the taxi stand. One of the best taxi brands to take in Indonesia is Blue Bird taxi, and they are very reputable, and have an official stand at the airport. We waited in line just for a few minutes until a Blue Bird taxi came, and we got in. I had pre-booked an Airbnb apartment to stay in, so we took a taxi directly there, located in the heart of Jakarta, in the Mangga Besar area of Jakarta. The taxi ride took probably about 45 minutes and it cost a total of 135,000 IDR ($10.22) – this is a similar price that you would pay for a taxi from the Jakarta international airport to the center of the city.
After checking in, we really didn’t know what we were doing or where we were, but both Ying and I were hungry. So we took a walk down Mangga Besar road. I didn’t know the area was famous for Chinese street food, but we found a number of tents selling Indonesian Chinese street food. We were both so hungry that we stopped at a place called Sin Moy Kong Chinese Food. The food was all Chinese, and even though the menu was all in Bahasa Indonesia, I managed to order a few dishes. The food was alright, and our total bill for everything came to 189,000 IDR ($14.31).
Many more Indonesian street food videos coming soon!
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