Makan Apa di PIK: North Jakarta’s Food Capital

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After the series visited Cipete and Menteng, this time “Makan Apa di” explores North to Pantai Indah Kapuk. In the past couple of years, PIK has quickly evolved into one huge hotspot for everything culinary. Whether you’re looking for traditional Indonesian food or visually pleasing coffee shops, Japanese or Western fare, chances are PIK has it. When planning to open a new outlet, both local and international restaurants and cafes see PIK as a force to be reckoned with. This result in a total number and food diversity like no other spot in Jakarta. Without further ado, here are our picks for “Makan Apa di PIK,” may you find this list useful the next time you find yourself having to spend a lot of time around the area.

10:00 – 12:00: Fresh Market PIK

Rumahan’s mocca nougat donut

What better way to start the morning if not feasting your eyes on colorful, fresh produces in Fresh Market PIK? While helping your significant other (or mom) shopping ingredients for today’s dinner, you can multitask and enjoy an array of pocket-friendly mostly-Chinese-influenced bites at the same time. There are too many tasty options to mention, so go ahead, give it a try yourself and let us know which stall is your favorite. Some of our favorites are Bakmi Qiu Qiu’s suikiaw, Bagan-style curry rice, and Rumahan’s mocca nougat donut.

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12:00 – 14:00: Jin Bao

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The baos are winners!

While the place is simple and nothing showy, here at Jin Bao, food takes center stage. Serving Shanghai-style sheng jian bao and handmade baos, it is the kind of place you’d be willing to visit over and over again for its food. The portion is decent and with bao price starting at IDR 35K, Jin Bao will not put a heavy dent on your wallet. Read more about Jin Bao here.

Address: Jl. Pantai Indah Utara 2, Ruko Galeri Metrobroadway 8/DE
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14:00 – 15:00: Bakso Aan

Bakso Aan Jakarta (Wanderbites Indonesia Top Food Blogger)
Our favorite street food in PIK

While the place is nothing fancy and it is almost guaranteed that you will sweat quite a lot, Bakso Aan is a must-visit while in PIK. The soup is wonderfully seasoned, umami-meaty but still relatively light-bodied. And it doesn’t leave you feeling bloated afterwards. We have a soft spot for its one-of-a-kind bakso urat—great texture and flavor. Read more here.

Address: Ruko Elang Laut Blok B No. 7, Jalan Pantai Indah Selatan 1, PIK
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15:00 – 17:00: Coffee Brew and Else

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Cultivate’s dessert at Coffee Brew and Else

What’s “Makan Apa di PIK” without visiting at least one new spot? Coffee Brew and Else, shortened as Coffee BAE, is a nice place to hang-out for a proper coffee, uncomplicated comfort food, and exceptional dessert. The plated dessert, in particular, excites us, as we no longer have to travel to Tangerang for Cultivate’s brilliant creations. Pretty-as-a-picture Deconstructed Pina Colada paired with that quirky safety mirrors-adorned walls? Beep, beep… We’re paging all millennial moms and photography enthusiasts. Read more about Coffee BAE here. But if waffle is more your thing, opt for Bermvda instead.

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17:00 – 18:00: Bo & Bun

Vietnamese Restaurant in Jakarta
12 Hour Pho

The grand finale is one of our favorite places for Vietnamese food in town, Bali-originated Bo & Bun. Not only it has a très chic French bistro feel, Bo & Bun is backed with delectable choices of food, including The 12 Hour Pho and banh mi. Find out more about Bo & Bun here.

Address: Jl. Rukan Garden House Blok B No.18C, RT.7/RW.2, PIK
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And that’s our take for “Makan Apa di PIK” from morning ’til evening. Did your favorite make it to the list? We purposefully leave out spots in PIK Avenue, but if malls are more your scene, you also can find endless choices of food there. From Yamatoten Abura Soba to UNION, Sensory Lab to Epigastro, when it comes to PIK, the possibility is endless.


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Fellexandro Ruby

Food photographer, and story teller sharing his passion in food, travel, culinary hits and highlights. Always on the mission to make you drool. Founder of Wanderbites.com

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