This is one of our favorite cheap places to eat pork in Jakarta. Again this is nothing posh, its a hole in the wall where you are literally using one hand to eat and another to swat flies off. But the taste of the pork and dirt cheap prices keep us coming back.
The sate babi, reminds us of Pinoy pork BBQ. YUM! Make sure to ask for some kecap manis and douse the sate babi.
This is what my meal usually looks like. Instead of getting the nasi campur (rice with a little of everything on top) we just ask for the babi panggan (crispy roast pork), sate babi with nasi Hainam (hainanese rice). It comes with a little bowl of soup which you can also spoon over your rice – yuuuummmmm.
I highly recommend takeaway. And despite being a hole in the wall and flies, I haven’t gotten sick.
This is the famous nasi campur with nasi hainam. You can see the pigs ears, babi merah (red pork), egg and some sort of minced meat in a ball. On your first visit, I would recommend you try this, so you can taste everything, and on your next visit you can just ask for the stuff you like. They usually keep the portions the same no matter what you have. They are quite big portions too.
Kenganga is definitely a must try in Jakarta, if you love pork. But it’s definitely only for those who aren’t too squeamish about flies. This is just a little above eating in a warung, because though it’s still a bit warm inside, there is some air-conditioning.
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- Grand Wijaya Center, Blok F No. 19, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
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