REMINISCING THE FOOD TRENDS IN INDONESIA IN 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 SAHABAT JAJAN!! Thank you so much for all your support since 2011, let’s cheers to more delicious eats in the new year. For the first post in 2017, AnakJajan present you a list of food and restaurant trend from last year 2016 in Indonesia especially in Jakarta.

In this post we want to share with you list of popular, trending or happening food throughout the year of 2016 just for fun and simply as a reminder of what foods that have become trend in our F&B industry. I bet most of you must have followed the hype and tried some of it.


INDOMIE KEKINIAN
Indomie is undeniably one of the most popular trends in F&B industry in Indonesia. As you can see, lots of Indomie specialty eateries has been popping up throughout the year with unique and innovative creations for example Indomie Sambal Matah, Tom Yum, Salted Egg, etc.

warunk upnormal
https://anakjajan.com/2016/01/26/warunk-upnormal-jakarta/
Indomie Goreng Sambal Matah IDR 14.5k
Indomie Goreng Sambal Matah IDR 14.5k
Indomie Kuah Tomyam IDR 19k
Indomie Kuah Tomyam IDR 19k

RACLETTE CHEESE
Following the viral Raclette NYC, some restaurants in Jakarta have joined the trend by serving dish with Raclette cheese for example Raclette Steak at Willie Brothers Steakhouse and Raclette Ramen at Ichiro Ramen in AEON Mall BSD.

Butao Ramen + Raclette Cheese IDR 98k https://anakjajan.com/2016/11/22/ichiro-ramen-market-aeon-mall-bsd-city-tangerang/
Butao Ramen + Raclette Cheese IDR 98k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/11/22/ichiro-ramen-market-aeon-mall-bsd-city-tangerang/

https://anakjajan.com/2016/08/31/willie-brothers-steakhouse-pesanggrahan-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/08/31/willie-brothers-steakhouse-pesanggrahan-jakarta/
Raclette Steak IDR 175k https://anakjajan.com/2016/08/31/willie-brothers-steakhouse-pesanggrahan-jakarta/
Raclette Steak IDR 175k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/08/31/willie-brothers-steakhouse-pesanggrahan-jakarta/

POKEMON CRAZE!!!
Remember the Pokemon Go craze?? Everybody was obsessed with the game and lots of cafes and restaurants followed the trend by creating Pokemon inspired food.

pokemon
https://anakjajan.com/2016/07/29/pokemon-go-inspired-food-in-jakarta/

BALINESE MIXED RICE
An exciting addition to Jakarta’s food scene, Balinese mixed rice! In 2016, there are several new places that specialize or offer Balinese mixed rice so now we can easily get our cravings fixed without needing to fly to Bali.

gili gili

https://anakjajan.com/2016/04/25/pokenbir-lippo-kuningan-setiabudi-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/04/25/pokenbir-lippo-kuningan-setiabudi-jakarta/
Nasi Babi Guling IDR 80k https://anakjajan.com/2016/06/24/pig-hunter-sunter-jakarta/
Nasi Babi Guling IDR 80k https://anakjajan.com/2016/06/24/pig-hunter-sunter-jakarta/

To satisfy our cravings for Balinese cuisine, we visited Warung Pradnyani at Gading Serpong area and had their Balinese Mixed Rice and it was yummy and full of spices with generous toppings not to mention the spicy 'Sambal Matah' accompanied by Tehbotol Sosro Tehbotol Sosro is currently having photo competition from 18th July – 18 August 2016 where you can win amazing prizes Fujifilm X-M1 Kit1, Samsung Gear S2 and lots of Xiaomi Yi Action Cam simply by following steps below: 1. Follow instagram @tehbotolsosroID 2. Upload your favorite culinary photo with Tehbotol Sosro, mention and tag @tehbotolsosroID with hashtag #1Satunya #KulineriaTehbotolSosro and interesting description of your favorite food. Everyday there will be one selected photo that can win IDR 300k dining treat from #TehbotolSosro The 30 chosen photos will be put into an e-book. Check website tehbotolsosro.com for more info. Goodluck!!

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SATE TAICHAN
Another trending food creation is Sate Taichan, simple and humble chicken skewer dish grilled nicely over charcoal, then drizzled with lime juice and served over chili sauce.


SMOOTHIE AND SMOOTHIE BOWL
Slowly but sure, the healthy food trend in Jakarta is growing as you can see from the smoothie bowl trend. It’s a pretty, instagenic, delicious yet healthy meal replacement.

https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/24/fillmore-coffee-shop-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/24/fillmore-coffee-shop-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/09/26/nalu-bowls-jakarta-indonesia/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/09/26/nalu-bowls-jakarta-indonesia/
Granola Smoothie Bowl IDR 65k + Red IDR 5k https://anakjajan.com/2016/11/26/ottomans-coffee-brewers-pluit-jakarta/
Granola Smoothie Bowl IDR 65k + Red IDR 5k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/11/26/ottomans-coffee-brewers-pluit-jakarta/

SALTED EGG CREATION
One of my favorite trends, salted egg yolk creations!! From sweet to savory, croissant to pempek creations, all with salted egg yolk as the ingredients. Dayum!

Salted Egg Yolk Lava Croissant IDR 30k https://anakjajan.com/2016/03/11/saturday-brunch-at-nomz-kitchen-pastry-jakarta-grand-indonesia/
Salted Egg Yolk Lava Croissant IDR 30k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/03/11/saturday-brunch-at-nomz-kitchen-pastry-jakarta-grand-indonesia/
Salted Egg Yolk Croissant IDR 35k https://anakjajan.com/2016/03/28/p-b-pantai-indah-kapuk-pik-jakarta/
Salted Egg Yolk Croissant IDR 35k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/03/28/p-b-pantai-indah-kapuk-pik-jakarta/
Pempek Salted Egg Yolk
Pempek Salted Egg Yolk
Bakpau Telur Asin (Salted Egg Bun) IDR 19k https://anakjajan.com/2016/10/03/wing-heng-hongkong-dim-sum-jakarta/
Bakpau Telur Asin (Salted Egg Bun) IDR 19k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/10/03/wing-heng-hongkong-dim-sum-jakarta/

LAVA CROISSANT
Nobody can resist the flaky buttery croissant pastry filled with hot melting lava filling, from salted egg yolk, chocolate, cheese, etc. It’s a heavenly combination!

Matcha Lava Croissant https://anakjajan.com/2016/12/14/social-affair-pantai-indah-kapuk-pik-jakarta/
Matcha Lava Croissant
https://anakjajan.com/2016/12/14/social-affair-pantai-indah-kapuk-pik-jakarta/
Cheesecake Lava Croissant
Cheesecake Lava Croissant

JAPANESE CHEESE TART & CHEESE CAKE
Out of many trends, cheese cake/ tart has become a major trend in 2016 particularly Japanese style with light fluffy texture and AnakJajan think that the trend will continue to grow in 2017.

Original Cheese Tart IDR 169k https://anakjajan.com/2016/11/16/pablo-cheese-tart-indonesia-jakarta/
Original Cheese Tart IDR 169k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/11/16/pablo-cheese-tart-indonesia-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/12/12/fuwa-fuwa-cheesecake-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/12/12/fuwa-fuwa-cheesecake-jakarta/

HELLO KITTY CAFE
The opening of Hello Kitty Cafe in Jakarta in mid 2016 has become talk of the town with its cute looking decor and Hello Kitty shaped food. https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/

Pinkwich IDR 78k https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/
Pinkwich IDR 78k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/
Kitty Zilla IDR 98k https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/
Kitty Zilla IDR 98k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/15/hello-kitty-cafe-pik-jakarta/

CHEESE CRAZE!!
I don’t know why, but in 2016 any creation with cheese will instantly become a hit and popular as you can see from many cheese creation dishes below.

When ribs meet cheese πŸ–βž•πŸ§€ = πŸ˜‹ #AnakJajan #foodporn #cheese #ribs

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Cheese Dak Gal Bi IDR 230k https://anakjajan.com/2016/07/13/seorak-chuoetang-bumbu-satu-senopati-jakarta/
Cheese Dak Gal Bi IDR 230k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/07/13/seorak-chuoetang-bumbu-satu-senopati-jakarta/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/10/10/kfc-hot-and-cheesy-chicken/
https://anakjajan.com/2016/10/10/kfc-hot-and-cheesy-chicken/
Fried Rice Kimchi Seafood IDR 86k https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/19/jjigae-house-jakarta/
Fried Rice Kimchi Seafood IDR 86k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/05/19/jjigae-house-jakarta/

Rolling Cheese Beef Ribs IDR 219k https://anakjajan.com/2016/07/25/ojju-k-food-kota-kasablanka-mall-jakarta/
Rolling Cheese Beef Ribs IDR 219k
https://anakjajan.com/2016/07/25/ojju-k-food-kota-kasablanka-mall-jakarta/

These are some of the trends in 2016, have you tried it?? What do you think is the next big trend in 2017? Me and Mr. Jajan are pretty excited and looking forward to more and more innovative and unique food trends in 2017. Thank you for reading and let’s Jajan!!

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