Gong Xi Grub in Pantai Indah Kapuk
In Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK), the only thing rising faster than the neon skyline is the number of places to eat. The Chinese-Indonesian community that calls PIK home has turned this once-sleepy seafront neighbourhood into Jakarta’s hottest foodie destination.
For hungry travellers, there’s no place better than PIK — just minutes from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and completely off the typical tourist trail. Visitors will be impressed by the wide cobblestone roads, monkey-filled mangrove forests and (of course!) the food.
While PIK is home to some of the most famous names in Chinese dining, including the Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan, there are countless gems just a couple of steps off the beaten path.
Step into Fresh Market PIK and you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re in a Singaporean hawker centre, not a Jakarta wet market. Whether you’re looking for fresh-from-the-sea fish, traditional Chinese herbs or just a bowl of noodles, the sights, sounds and smells of Fresh Market PIK are sure to excite.
If it’s dumplings you’re after, make a beeline for Jin Mu Dumpling. With an open kitchen, diners can watch the talented chefs pull noodles and stuff dumplings while planning their own dining adventure. Another must-try, Bumbu Moyang’s Peranakan décor and menu brings the Chinese-Indonesian tastes of Medan to Jakarta. With cosy interiors, filled with authentic Peranakan antiques, Bumbu Moyang is the perfect place to linger over a long meal with friends or family.
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Percolate Galactic are a team of Pantai Indah Kapuk-based creative dynamos. They are imaginauts, urban explorers, media mavens, mad art geniuses and philosopher kings with one purpose and one purpose only: Creating the Future.