Soda water Sweetened condensed milk Oh, my god! Wow! This is .. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! Sawasdee ka! Now, I’m outside a cinema. I have a scheduled Food Walk in Jakarta. Today, we’ll be having local treats in Jakarta! I’m not sure why they asked me to come meet them
at a cinema. I’m so confused. Let’s go meet them inside. [Vera (Guide)] Mint: Why are we meeting at this cinema? Vera: Because there is a food court
that has been open since the 90’s. Vera: They’ve been selling the same food.
Mint: OK. Vera: If you live long enough in Jakarta Vera: you will know this place. Mint: The first dish that I’m going to try is … Mint: Gudo gudo Mint: Is that correct? Vera: Gado gado. These are different boiled vegetables. They’re then topped with a peanut sauce. It has boiled vegetables, tofu, potato, and corn. Look. I’m gonna take a bite. Look. Hmm! Delicious! Really good. I can’t believe that a carnivore like me is actually enjoying this veggie dish. It’s incredible! Prawn cracker! This dish is unreal! Look at this. Mint: I love you. Mint: I love you very much. Mint: How do you say it in Indonesian? Vera: Aku cinta padamu. Mint: Aku cinta padamu. Mint: Is that correct? Vera: Yes. Mint: Where else are we going? Mint: How are you gonna blow my mind? Vera: We need to walk about 5 minutes. Mint: OK. Vera: You can’t skip this one. Mint: OK. Mint: I trust you. Mint: This place is said to serve
one of the best street foods in Jakarta! Mint: The sidewalk is very much like in Bangkok! Mint: I think Jakarta and Bangkok are quite similar. Mint: Like the buildings in this area. Mint: The traffic. Mint: The craziness of the city. Mint: Don’t you think? Vera: Bangkok has better public transportation. Mint: Really? Is it so? Vera: Yes, you have nice streets. Vera: We only have nicer streets in some areas. Oooh! Murtabak x3! This is what’s special about Indonesia. Because the country is made up of
thousands of islands and because of its ethnic diversity and because it’s been a center of trade since the old days Indonesia is a melting pot of different cultures. To be honest, this is also similar to Bangkok. The savory murtabak has been influenced by India. And the sweet murtabak has been influenced by China. Look! In here, there’s beef and spices. Authentically Indonesian! It’s so crispy! The egg and shallots smell really good! There’s also a kick from the spices. Come closer. Listen to the crunch. This is a sauce to go with murtabak. It’s made of vinegar … tamarind juice and salt. So good! Sweet and sour. I can have this all day. Mint: What is that? Vendor: Butter. Mint: That’s a whole lot! Mint: And cheese? Vendor: Yeah! Mint: Oh, my gosh! Mint: Oh, my gosh! [That’s not it.] [Sweetened condensed milk] Oh, my god! More butter?! OK! 1,000 calories in here. No, 10,000 calories! What a lucky girl I am! This is made of flour, cheese, butter, and sugar. You can’t go wrong with this! So good! The cake is so light. The cheese and butter also smell amazing! Next, we’re gonna take a tuk-tuk to Starbang Street. The tuk-tuk driver is driving
like he’s riding a motorcycle. He thinks his tuk-tuk is the size of a motorcycle. See? Just like a motorcycle taxi driver! It’s like we’re riding a motorcycle! There’s a road closure up ahead. So, we’ll have to walk. So much for my joyride. Bye bye! Good luck! Who says Jakarta has bad traffic? Look! Ta-da! Why is the street empty? There’s a road closure! It’s for the presidential inauguration. Mint: Look! Mint: What do you call it? Vera: Starling Mint: Starling. It’s from Starbucks, right? Vera: It’s from the sound ‘ring, ring, ring.’ Mint: Hello! Do you want some starling? Mint: I’m saying ‘hi’ to everyone passing by. Mint: This is starling. Mint: Ouch! So hot! Mint: It’s so grainy! Vera: No x3! You have to wait until … Mint: Oh! Vera: I forgot to tell you! [A few minutes later] Mint: It’s been a while, so I can drink it now. Mint: Wow! It’s really good. Mint: Is it like instant coffee? Vera: Instant coffee. Mint: Is it the most famous one in Indonesia? Vera: Yeah, it’s like the most popular brand. Vera: In Indonesia, you always have this brand
in the morning. Vera: When you drink coffee, it means instant coffee.
Mint: Aha! Vera: Kapal Api. Mint: Kapal Api. Mint: It’s this brand. Mint: Try it! Mint: Let’s keep walking! Mint: Whoa! A ton of street food! Mint: Wow! Mint: This is a nasi goreng stand called … Vera: Kebon Sirih Mint: This stand has been around since 1958. Mint: That’s over 60 years. Mint: Are you 60? Vendor: No. Mint: No? Mint: What is this one? Vera: This is mutton fried rice. Vera: We call it here nasi goreng keboh sirih. Mint: And this is satay, right? Mint: There are two different sauces. Mint: This one is mutton. Mint: This one is chicken. Mint: Near us, we have a Korean food vlogger. Mint: I feel like I’ve lost to him. Mint: Normally, my outfit is second to none. Mint: But today … Mint: Dear Thais, please accept my apologies
for disappointing you all. Mint: I’ll make up for it by doing a better job at
eating and showing you how good the food is. Mint: This is nasi goreng ombon koy. Mint: No. Vera: Nasi goreng kebon sirih. Mint: It’s mutton fried rice with prawn crackers. Mint: So good! Mint: The flavors are so complex. Mint: I’ve read somewhere that
the Indonesian cuisine has a complex flavor profile. Mint: It’s the result of its multicultural backgrounds. Mint: Also, spices are the foundation of Indonesia food. Mint: That’s why it packs such complex flavors. Mint: And you can’t tell what the ingredients are. Mint: All I can say is it’s delicious. Mint: How do you say ‘delicious’ in Indonesian? Vera: Enak banget! Mint: Enak banget! Vera: It means ‘super delicious.’ Mint: Sawasdee ka. Mint: I love your outfit! Mint: Anyeong haseyo. Mint: You’re welcome. Mint: This one is mutton. Mint: It comes with a black sauce. Mint: It’s supposed to be sweet, but I’m not sure. Mint: Let me taste it. Mint: Sweet black soy sauce. Mint: I’ve never thought of having satay
with black soy sauce. Mint: It’s …. Mint: The mutton is so tender. Mint: The smoky flavor and the sweetness of the sauce
are perfect together. Mint: It’s just so … Mint: D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S Mint: Delicious! Mint: Or in Indonesian … Vera: Enak banget. Mint: That’s it. Mint: The chicken satay is more intense in flavors
than the Thai version. Mint: The spices are stronger. Mint: Enak banget. Mint: Where are we going after this? Vera: We’re going for a drink. Vera: It’s a mixture of soda water,
condensed milk, and ice. Mint: No! Mint: If you want to know what it’s like Mint: we’ll see after I finish this. [Before we leave] [a quick stopover] Mint: Can you say it again? Vera: Kerak telor. Mint: Kerak telor. Vera: Yeah. Telor is egg. Vera: Kerak is … Vera: If you cook rice,
do you have something cruncy in the bottom? Mint: Yes! x3 Mint: I know that one. Mint: Wow! Mint: Whoa! Mint: He’s rolling it up. Mint: There’s coconut inside! Mint: Rice and egg. Mint: Is this a rice-egg-coconut pancake? Mint: This snack is found only in Jakarta. Mint: It’s not found elsewhere on earth. Mint: Enak banget! Vendor: OK. Enak banget! [Let’s keep moving!] Mint: Hi! Mint: This is ‘happy’ soda. Mint: Or gembira soda. Mint: It’s happy soda. Mint: How can you not be happy? Mint: It’s a mixture of soda water
and sweetened condensed milk. Mint: Soda water Mint: Sweetened condensed milk Mint: Whoa! Mint: This is going to be a new trend in Thailand. Mint: What a discovery! Mint: Soda water and sweetened condensed milk! Mint: This just blew my mind. Mint: Apart from the first stall,
this really blew me away. Mint: It’s just … [♬ And I ~~~ ♬] Mint: So delicious! Vera: So delicious! Mint: Yeah! Mint: We had quite a few kinds of food today. Mint: I can tell you this. Mint: The food in Jakarta is just … Mint: This is the first time where every stall was amazing! Mint: If you want to do a food walk in Jakarta,
you can … Vera: Find Jakarta Food Tour on my website. Mint: She’s not sponsoring this video, by the way. Mint: Thank you so much for today. Vera: Thanks for coming to my city. Both: Enak banget!