One of the place that I used to travel 3 times a year is Jakarta. One of the country that I have many friends that can bring me for nice food. As for this would be my first posting upon arrival at Jakarta as we took KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as the fare is just only RM30 diff from Air Asia yet in KLM they arrange me for emergency exit space which is for the first time of my life took that space for return ticket. They provide superb customer service too . . Cafe Dermaga
Well, my air flight return just cost me RM 360 for economy class which I would say its a bargain. For this round heading to Jakarta for one of my best friend wedding also to see all my friends there. Trip is pretty tight in schedule and upon arrival, Lina came pick us up. . 🙂
Then I told her I want spicy noodle that last time my friend used to bring me too. It was 5 years ago since I last went there and also the small little warung had turn into a cafe now. Cafe Dermaga is located in one of the prime location called Pantai Mutiara, which is a housing area that alot of super rich Indonesians are staying. Why I said that, you will see in the next few pictures.
A cafe that have turn into a prime spot which is pretty well known for its spicy noodle and now they serve western, local cuisine.
A pretty nice place to hang out with friends. . .
Price for food are pretty standard for this kind of cafe that located in such location that average per dish is around RP30,000 which is = around RM10
Watermelon crush ..
Bakmi Sakaow @ RP 28,000
this is the signature dish that most of the people would come here for, a spicy noodle that you can choose the level of spiciness to be added on from Level 1 – 5 if I am not mistaken. We try not to be too hero as I know the spiciness in Indonesia is far more than the arverage Malaysians can take. So we opted for LVL 3. .
If you think you can eat very spicy, then go for level 5 . . and Iwish you luck that your lipes doesnt turn into German Sausage. 😀
In simple, I would say it as Indonesian Wan Tan Mee, as it filled with chicken slices, and the noodle is definately springy as my friend told me that they made in house. After mix with the chili, it really makes you scratch your head then sweat will flow out after a few bites. My friend she cant really take the spiciness and end up we finish half. I still find that last time it used to taste much better. . Well, if you are heading to Jakarta for the first time, this is a shop with trying for their Bakmi Sakaw
Then Lina order Gelato which is made in house or consider a local brand themself. The ice cream is smooth and chocolate have the richest flavor of all.
This is what I mean why Pantai Mutiara house some of the richest Indonesians is because behind their house, there are a dockyard and not to exaggerat, some of the house have 4-5 boats. SIAU EHH!!!! and you can see some of the most unique house design over here. Its definitely a eye opener for my friend.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 8/10, pretty good~ Recommended for first time comer to Jakarta !-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Jl. Pantai Mutiara Blok TA No. 6,
Pluit, North Jakarta
Contact: (021) 6660 4356 / 6660 4357