One of the unique Indonesian food I tried is this called Kepiting Asap (smoked crab/ bbq crab).
This was introduced by one of our local Indonesian friend. It was quite a long journey from central Jakarta to West Jakarta (Jakarta Barat).
But I knew he must be bringing us to a good restaurant because the whole area is packed with vehicles! There was a jam in this long street area of restaurants.
Along the streets there are a few Kepiting Asap restaurants. But we were invited to go to this one which is the most packed, even from the outside:
Interestingly, the kitchen is at the front of the restaurant as well - usually beside the entrance.
Customers are given the option to choose their live food fresh from the aquariums.
And while there, customers can peek into the open kitchen.
Well, the final thing is to have the food... a short wait and the food is being served.
First, the 'side dishes'.
We also had kangkung, and with rice.
And the big catch of the day...
But really the best of the best is the kepiting telur (crab with eggs)! Delicious!
I found the food a lil overcooked, but nevertheless, delicious with strong & rich ingredients. Lucky me to have tried this Indonesian food thanks to our Indonesian friend! :)