PAGODA FOOD CITY

After Ancol Dreamland, we rested for a while at the hotel then we hit the complex of Mangga Dua Square in search of food for dinner. We decided to try a street food bazaar known as Pagoda Food City with dozens of food hawkers. It has a Chinatown structural design featuring pagodas and tiled roofs decorated in bright reds.

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Hb was instantly attracted to order two bowls of Tom Yum Goong (a hot and sour soup with shrimp), while it wasn't easy for me to decide what to order, but I finally made my pick - the Chicken Herbal Soup. We sat at a table covered with a canopy. The atmosphere was comfortable. No doubt, this is one place in Jakarta that locals frequent.

Tom Yum Seafood Penang (Rp 24,000)
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Ayam Ginseng Soup (Rp 22,000)
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My taste buds seemed to be not yet developed enough to appreciate the food that I ordered. I guess this is an acquired taste. I gave my meal to hb, and watched him gobbled it down with great gusto of appreciation.

I ordered again a set meal from the next stall. But then the food was way too oily. The only saving grace for me was the milk shake beverage (I forgot the exact name).

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After we finished our dinner, we bought some snacks on the lower level of Mangga Dua Mall and made our way back to the hotel.

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If you happen to be in Mangga Dua Square complex and you appreciate street foods and looking for a cheaper option, then you might want to visit the Pagoda Food City. The food bazaar is separated into two parts: a national and halal food section, and an oriental food section.


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10 comments:

  1. Quite surprise to see a row of Chinese hawker stall in Jakarta. Wonder if they sell pork over there or not.

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  2. Hi Borneo F,
    We went only to the national and halal food section, so there was no pork on the menu. I'm just not sure in the oriental food section.

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  3. Hi Asian Traveller, it is so nice to be here again. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at the pictures. :)

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  4. Did you like the food?
    :D

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  5. Hi Grace,

    Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

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  6. Hi Rini,

    Long time no hear. Glad to see you here. Re the food, not really but hb had a blast. :)

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  7. all that spicy goodness! that soda bottle looks really cool.

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  8. A gorgeous Monday greeting from the Land Down Under!

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  9. yeah oily! looks very unhealthy! :D

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  10. as always, the travel looks fascinating

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