When college friends came to visit, I relied on our trusty “local” tour guide to pick our resto. E, who has been our saving grace as Jakarta expats, has lived most of his life in Indonesia. So much so that if he didn’t tell you he was Pinoy, you would assume that he was a Chinese Indonesian. He suggested Jun Njan (pronounced as Jun Nyan) for fresh seafood cooked chinese style. It’s a very casual resto and it’s cheap! Perfect!
Iced lemon tea
Steamed shrimps. Such a simple but tasty dish because it’s just so fresh. Normally I don’t take food with sambal or chilis sauce but this little crustacean was perfect with their not-so-spicy sambal. I highly recommend you try it with!
Salted egg prawns. Quite good, though it doesn’t beat my favorite, the Crystal Jade Grand Indonesia (basement) version.
Service was quick and the restaurant was clean. So I highly recommend if you are looking for cheap seafood fix in Jakarta! Thank for taking us to Jun Njan E!
Arguable one of the most legendary Chinese restaurants in Jakarta since its initial establishement at Tanjung Priok in 1956, Jun Njan (which means forever) Seafood Restaurant serves up classic and good old-fashioned family style seafood cuisine. – Jun Njan Seafood
- Fresh steam live prawns
- Crab Jun Njan style
- Tender squid with oyster sauce *
- Crispy sweet and sour fish
They also have non-seafood signature dishes:
- Deep fried pigeons
- Steamed kampung chicken
- Tofu in special Jun Njan sauce ** These dishes might be the ones pictured above but I can’t be too sure because E ordered in super fast Bahasa (complete with the Indonesian accent) so I couldn’t really comprehend what he was saying! =P
Arteri Pondok Indah, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Jakarta Selatan
725 2604 or 05
other locations FYI I’m not sure the mall outlets are going to be as cheap as their non-mall counterparts.
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