Japanese snacks in Jakarta – Part 2

As article before, we have discuss about in Jakarta, you can find various Japanese snacks that you usually see in Japanese films. From takoyaki, onigiri, dorayaki to mochi. So for those of you who still crave Japanese snacks, here are Japanese snacks in Jakarta that are delicious and easy to find. So let’s check it out guys!

1. Onigiri – Onigiri Futago

A Japanese snack that is easily found in Jakarta with a delicious taste is Onigiri. Onigiri is a rice ball shaped like a triangular lump (ball) then wrapped in seaweed and can be eaten immediately or filled with fish such as salmon or tuna. You could say that onigiri is one of the most popular Japanese foods in Indonesia, there are even some places that offer onigiri with a distinct Indonesian taste. One of them is the Onigiri Futago with the winning salmon onigiri and claws. You can find Onigiri Futago at FX Sudirman and several other locations such as Blok M and several coffee shops in Jakarta.

2. Yakitori – Daitokyo Sakaba

Japanese snacks that are popular in Indonesia and easy to find in Jakarta next is yakitori. Yakitori is a typical Japanese satay which is generally made from pieces of chicken meat. Not only the chicken meat, but also the liver, gizzard, and skin which are then stabbed with bamboo and then grilled. One of the places in Jakarta that provides delicious yakitori is Daitokyo Sakaba. You can choose various tasty yakitori according to your taste. Starting from Ton-ton which is made from pork shoulder patty, Nankotsu is made by soft chicken bones to Kawa, Momo, and Neku which is made from chicken meat. You can find Daitokyo Sakaba on Jl. Melawai 9 No. 26 Melawai, South Jakarta.

3. Japanese Cheesecake – Fuwa Fuwa World

Having enlivened social media, the Japanese-style gemoi cheesecake has also become one of the typical Japanese snacks that has many fans in Indonesia. Compared to other cheesecakes, the texture of Japanese cheesecakes is generally lighter and the cheese flavor is stronger due to the use of creamcheese. In addition to the solid shape like cake, Japanese cheesecake also comes in a baked version similar to a pie and is like a light, fluffy, and melts in the mouth. The taste choices are also not original, there are other flavors such as matcha, Oreo, Nutella, and many others.

In the Jakarta area itself, there are many places where you can find this Japanese-style cheesecake, one of which is at Fuwa Fuwa World. Fuwa Fuwa has three flavors that you can choose from, namely signature cheesecake, chocolate, and matcha with a very fluffy texture. You can find Fuwa Fuwa World in Muara Karang, JKT, and in Central Park, JKT.

4. Gyoza – Gyoza Oriental Cuisine

Gyoza are Japanese snacks, a type of dumpling that has a savory taste. Small in size and thin skin. Japanese people usually eat it as a beer companion. The contents consist of minced meat, shrimp, curry, mushrooms, vegetables, to a mixture of ginger, garlic and soy sauce. In Jakarta itself, you can easily find restaurants or stands that sell Gyoza, because it is quite popular in Indonesia. One of the best spots to enjoy gyoza in Jakarta is Gyoza Oriental Cuisine. This restaurant offers gyoza as a mainstay menu. Each portion contains 10 pieces of gyoza. Gyoza can fried, dry fried, or boiled. For the filling, there are pork, beef and vegetables as well as tofu. You can find Gyoza Oriental Cuisine at Menara Anugrah, Lantai Ground, Jl. Mega Kuningan Circle.

5. Melonpan – Pan-Ya Bakery

Melonpan is a popular variety of sweet bread in Japan. This Japanese snack is crunchy and hard on the outside like a melon and soft on the inside. Pan-Ya Bakery is a bakery in Jakarta that provides melonpan in various variants. Starting from the original, Choco Melonpan to Matcha Melonpan. You can find Pan-Ya Bakery itself at Ciputra World Jakarta. For those of you who want to try it, hurry up and order!

6. Kakigori – Sumoboo

Another Japanese street food that you can find in Jakarta is Kakigori. Kakigori is a Japanese shaved ice that has many fans because of its refreshing taste. This drink made by finely shaved ice and doused with syrup. Then add various toppings such as sweetened condensed milk, strawberries, lychee, lemon, matcha, chocolate to red beans. To be able to enjoy Kakigori in Jakarta, you can visit Sumoboo, some of which are in Kota Kasablanka Mall, Central Park Jakarta, and several other places in Jakarta.

Those are some delicious Japanese snacks or snacks that you can easily find in Jakarta. From the list of Japanese snacks above, which one makes you drool the most?

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