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Nasi Goreng (fried rice) is the all-time favorite Indonesian dish. Last year, it was the runner-up in the list of the world’s 50 best foods by CNN readers. This homemade dish, — cooked rice stir-fried in a frying pan and usually served with eggs, vegetables, seafood, fried chicken and meat, and crackers, is so popular that you can find its sellers easily across the archipelago. via GIPHY In Jakarta, top-notch nasi goreng dishes are here and there. Here are five of the best nasi goreng I recommend you to try to taste, right after you land in the capital. 1. Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih Credit: @bikingendut on Instagram Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih is an eatery located on a corner of bustling Jl. Kebon Sirih Raya in Menteng, Central Jakarta. It is widely popular as one of the must-visit culinary gems in the capital. Kambing means goat in English. As the name suggests, nasi goreng here is served with diced tender mutton. It is also known as one of the most legendary fried rice in Jakarta because the stall itself has existed for over 50 years. At this food stall, foodies usually enjoy the nasi goreng with so-called emping (fried crackers made from melinjo nut kernels). Emping, which tastes slightly bitter, enriches the savory of the mutton fried rice. Nasi Goreng Kambing Kebon Sirih, which is open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. every day, sells the mutton fried rice for Rp 41,000 per serving. If mutton is a problem for you, you can order a bowl of fried rice with shredded fried chicken and it is sold at the same price. It has also opened branches in Bintaro and Blok M in South Jakarta, Cinere in Depok, West Java and Pamulang in South Tangerang. Address: Jl. H. Agus Salim No.41B, RT.1/RW.1, Kb. Sirih, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10340, IndonesiaOpening Hours: 11AM to 2AM.Contact: +62811190775 2. Nasi Goreng Kebuli Apjay Credit: @chubbytraveller on Instagram Nasi Goreng Kebuli Apjay is located on Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 19 in South Jakarta. Apjay is the abbreviation for Apotek Jaya (Jaya Drugstore) because the position of this eatery is in front of that shop. Nasi Goreng Kebuli Apjay is unique because the rice that the seller fry is nasi kebuli (spiced rice), which is a popular Middle Eastern delicacy. Like Nasi Goreng Kebon Sirih, this eatery also mixes the fried rice with large cuts of diced tender muttons. It is spicily delicious with a perfect sunny-side-up egg and crackers on top and slices of fresh cucumbers and pickled carrots in turmeric sauce. Every day, this eatery opens its door from 5 p.m. until midnight and a mutton fried rice is sold at Rp 29,000 per serving. If the fried rice is not your favorite, you can order other popular Indonesian dishes here, such as bakmi goreng (fried noodles), bakmi godog (boiled noodles) and martabak (deep-fried stuffed pancake). Address: Jl. Panglima Polim 9, Dharmawangsa, JakartaOpening Hours: 5PM to 2AMContact: +628128359996 3. Nasi Goreng Ijo Thole Credit: @temenbuncit on Instagram Ijo is a Javanese word that means green in English. That is why the color of fried rice in this place is green. If you are interested to taste this green fried rice, you can directly go to Nasi Goreng Ijo Thole on Jl. Panglima Polim V No. 4, Dharmawangsa, Jakarta. It is not a color additive that makes the fried rice green because the seller does not add it to the rice when cooking it. The green color comes from mustard greens. Therefore, this dish is not only delicious but also healthy! A bowl of green fried rice topped with a fried egg and slices of fried chicken is sold for Rp 14,000 per portion. If green is not your favorite color, you may try to taste the red fried rice or black fried rice. The red color comes from beetroot, while the black one is from squid ink. The red fried rice is sold at Rp 15,000 per serving, and the black one Rp 17,000 per serving. If you want to taste the flavor of mustard greens, beetroot and squid ink in one plate, you can order Nasi Goreng Warna Warni (Three colors fried rice). It is sold at Rp 20,000 per serving. Address: Jl. Panglima Polim V No. 4, Dharmawangsa, JakartaOpening Hours: 6PM to 1AMContact: +6281283739335 4. Nasi Goreng Rempah Mafia Credit: Nasi Goreng Mafia on Facebook Nasi Goreng Rempah Mafia is located on Jl. Tebet Raya No. 27 D, Tebet, South Jakarta. Indonesian people are known for their huge love for spicy foods and in this place, you can find various kind of fried rice with different spicy levels. What is more interesting is that the fried rice have unusual names, such as Gangster, Triad (Chinese transnational organized crime syndicates) and Yakuza (Japanese gangsters). One of the most favorite fried rice in this place is Yakuza fried rice. It is a bowl of dark-colored fried rice mixed with green chili and kikil (beef tendon). This fried rice is not is not too spicy and too oily and the kikil itself is also tender. It is sold at Rp 23,500 per serving. If you order Triad, you will get reddish fried rice mixed with dried shrimp and red chili. This eatery also offers a variety of toppings, from fried meatballs, fried sausages to chicken satay. Address: Jl. Tebet Raya No. 27D, Tebet, South JakartaOpening Hours: 10AM to 11PMContact: +622183785343Website | Facebook | Instagram 5. Nasi Goreng Gila OK Credit: Vici Sienna on Zomato Located on Jl. Sidoarjo No. 3 in Menteng, Central Jakarta, Nasi Goreng Gila OK has existed since 1999. Gila means crazy in English and this fried rice is said crazy because it mixes rice with kwetiau (flat rice noodles). What makes this dish more special is that it tops with otak-otak (fish cake). The otak-otak makes this brown spicy fried rice not only different but also more tasteful. A bowl of crazy fried rice is sold at Rp 25,000. If you do not want otak-otak, you can order fried rice mixed with chicken, salted fish or anchovy. Address: Jl. Sidoarjo No. 3, Menteng, Central JakartaOpening Hours: 5PM to 3AMContact: +6287888847199...
If you are a Muslim traveler who happens to be in South Tangerang, Banten, I recommend you to visit Raudlatul Makfufin Foundation to meet an inspirational blind Muslim teacher, Ahmad Joni Wattimena. What is Raudlatul Makfufin? Raudlatul Makfufin is a foundation that has produced thousands of free Braille Qurans since 2000 for blind Muslims across Indonesia, home to at least 1.7 million of visually impaired people. Raudlatul Makfufin, which means the Garden of the Blinds, was founded by blind Muslim teacher Ahmad Joni Wattimena and his late friend, Halim Shaleh, in 1983. The foundation has four Braille printing machines. Each machine produces three Braille Qurans every day. The nearly-20 kilogram Braille holy book is worth Rp 1.7 million each, but it is free for the blinds who want it. Who is Joni? Joni, 67, was not born blind. He became visually impaired due to an accident when he was an elementary school student. He learned to read and write Braille Quran at a school for disabled children (SLB). For him, learning the Quran is compulsory for all Muslims. Having loss vision does not eliminate their liability to read it and to do other mandatory activities, such as praying and fasting. Before founding Raudlatul Makfufin Foundation, Joni worked at SLB in Lebak Bulus, Jakarta, where he taught blind students to read Braille Quran. Working at SLB made him realise that Braille Quran was rare in Indonesia. The idea to produce Braille Quran in bulk then crossed his mind. He just wanted Braille Quran to be as accessible as regular Quran so that Blind Muslims can read it anytime and anywhere. To rewrite the Quran in Braille is difficult. That task can be done only by people who are not visually impaired and are able to read Arabic letters and marks. They also have to master regular Braille for the Latin Alphabet and Arabic Braille. Joni and Halim Shaleh then asked help from their Muslim friends who were not visually impaired. They taught them, Arabic Braille. After they understood Arabic Braille, he asked them to rewrite the Quran in Braille. The process of rewriting took years. Quran verses that have been rewritten in Arabic Braille were then converted into soft copies. Joni then stores them on his computer connected to Braille printing machines. Joni bought Braille printing machines with the help of many donors, including Ainun Habibie, the wife of Indonesian third president BJ Habibie. He uses Braille printing machines to produce Braille Quran. Braille Quran? Regular Quran is different from Braille Quran. Regular Quran reads from right to left, while the Braille Quran reads from left to right. Regular Quran has 63 distinguished letters, while Braille Quran has 50 distinguished letters. How to get Braille Quran? According to Joni, his Braille Qurans have met standard and formats required by Religious Affairs Ministry of Indonesia. He is supported by donors who finance the costs of producing Braille Quran. Joni wants to distribute Braille Qurans to all mosques in Indonesia. He hopes that there is at least one Braille Quran in every mosque. So that, visually impaired Muslims can read it anytime and anywhere. If you want to get Braille Quran, you just need to contact Raudlatul Makfufin by phone or email. The foundation will give it for free. The Quran will be sent to your address by post. Address: Jalan H. Jamat Gang Masjid I No. 10A RT. 002 RW. 05 Kampung Jati, Kelurahan Buaran, Kecamatan Serpong, Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten 15316Contact: 021 74635929 081 18300072Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: makfufin.id...