Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Coming up for all you food rangers, we're trying out a ton of unique street food in Jakarta, Indonesia. You can discover along with us a huge variety of amazingly flavorful Indonesian street food, from exotic specialties like fish head curry and cow brain, to more classic delicacies. Your mouth is gonna water. Get ready. (upbeat music) All right, so check it out. It's Trevor James. I just got into Jakarta, Indonesia, and I'm so pumped. This is my first time here. We're gonna go for a full on street food tour. I just wanna remind you, if you haven't already, click that subscribe button and the little bell button down below because there's gonna be a ton of street food videos coming up for you. Let's go eat. Jakarta is packed with street food that you're gonna love on your first try. You can literally never run out of new street food to try as you explore the city. Everywhere you look, there's something new to be found. We came here specifically to eat street food, and in one day, ate a huge variety of incredibly good food. This part one Jakarta street food video is packed with street food that you're gonna wanna buy a one-way ticket for. So make sure to watch until the end because these seven Jakarta street foods are insanely delicious. Let's eat. We're in a morning market here, and we're gonna explore around. We're gonna get a ton of street food today. It is gonna be full on. Let's go eat. Ooh, what's this? Bubur ayam. Oh. To start the day off right, we stumbled into a classic bubur ayam street food stall. This is a famous Indonesian chicken congee that's packed with flavor and shredded chicken. First, it's topped with a delicious combo of yellow chicken broth and salty and sweet soy sauces. Then it's covered in crackers, fried (mumbles) crackers, fried soybeans, and shredded chicken. It's the ultimate texture combo that you're gonna love. Oh, yeah, he's just loading the ingredients on here. Wow. Yeah, a little, please. Oh, thank you. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) Whoa. This is the bubur ayam. We just got the bubur ayam here. Look at this. This is like an ultra packed chicken congee here. Oh, you can see all that shredded chicken. There's like sliced, fried tofu in there. There's crispy crackers. There's peanuts. There's shallots, fried shallots, cilantro. Oh, we gotta get to the bottom of this. Oh, yeah, look at that. Mmm. It is like an ultra flavorful chicken congee. That chicken broth flavor and that fried shallot flavor mixed with all of the crunchy peanuts, the tofu, the scallions, the shallots, oh, wow. That's the secret right there, the chicken broth. It is so flavorful when he puts that on top of that congee. Oh, bubur ayam. Next up, just down the street, we found a colorful display of tons of different spiced dishes known as nasi rames. Here, you can get a huge variety of dishes ranging from seafood like squid and mussels, to chicken feet and tempe soybean, and even stinky jengkol beans. Here, you get a real feel for the varieties of spice in Indonesian cuisine. This was just a warmup for the insane nasi Padang feast we had later in the day. And just walking down the street and seeing these colors, you can't help but to stop and order. Oh. Wow. What is this? Nasi? - [Woman] All nasi. - Wow, look at all these different curries and spiced seafoods. Wow. - [Man] Hello. - [Trevor] Hello. - [Man] Good. - [Trevor] Good? - Very nice. - Very nice? - Nasi. - Nasi. - You want this-- - Is it squid? - This one. - Chicken feet, oh, wow. Okay. Oh, look at that. - [Man] This one you want? You want this one? - Yes, the squid here. Wow, she's just covering that sauce on there. And some chicken feet. Whoa, starting the day off right here. Oh, that looks so potent. And just look at all these different dishes that you can choose from. I'm just going with two. They both look really spicy, but there's so much here. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) Right here? - [Woman] Yeah. - Okay. Nice. (Trevor laughs) (women speak in foreign language) Chicken feet. Chicken feet and squid. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) (woman speaks in foreign language) - Good. (laughs) - I just chose two of those dishes. They look so flavorful and spicy. I'm just gonna, oh, yeah, she just loaded up the sauce. I'm just gonna go right in for the squid here. (woman speaks in foreign language) (Trevor speaks in foreign language) (women speak in foreign language) (Trevor speaks in foreign language) - Seafood. - Seafood. (woman speaks in foreign language) Let's try it out. Mmm. (women speak in foreign language) Oh, wow. Oh, it's really spicy. I feel like I should have got a little more sauce from that huge selection. We've also got some chicken feet here. Mmm, now that looks covered in chilies. All that flavor and so spicy as well. This one's also a little sweet. That chicken foot is super sweet. It's like a sweet chili sauce. Mixed with the squid, super spicy, on top of that rice, that's a perfect start to the day. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) Mmm. Next up, we try an amazingly flavorful and powerful nasi goreng, aka fried rice. This isn't just any fried rice though. This is the king of nasi goreng in Jakarta. As soon as you walk up, you'll know why. It's stacked up high and flavored strong with lamb, a ton of curry powders, sweet manis sauce, and a ton of butter. When the plate arrives to your table and you take your first bite, you'll wish you could eat this everyday. We're gonna get a dish I've been dying to try, my first nasi goreng street food. Oh, here it is. Whoa. Wow, look at this. Nasi goreng. Oh, wow. This is gonna be a flavorful nasi goreng. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) - [Man] Yes. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) - Wow, that is, oh, that curry smells so aromatic, that curry powder, just mixing it in there. Whoa, this looks unbelievably fragrant. We've go the nasi goreng lamb meat here with all those chilies and curry powder. And then this is the fried rice that they mix it with. He's just putting the rice into that huge mutton fry. Whoa. And look at the guy in the back there. He's got all the mutton. Oh, yeah, and he's just putting more curry powder over top of that. Oh, whoa. That's amazing. What a beautiful concoction this is. I can't believe that I'm witnessing this right now. If you come to Jakarta, put this on your list. That just looks to die for, all those mutton chunks he's bringing up from the bottom. Wow. I can't believe it. Wow, he's just loading up the butter. Thank you. Awesome. Let's go try it out. So we just got the nasi goreng. Oh, yeah, huge chunks of mutton in a fried rice, crispy crackers, and then they also serve, I believe these are pickled veg with some sambal. Mmm, oh. Wow. That lamb meat is so soft. It is so tender. It is so soft and juicy. It's not very spicy. It just has a light curry flavor to it, very light, very soft, very smooth, really enjoyable. Wow. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) (man speaks in foreign language) Nasi goreng (speaks in foreign language). Next up, we went to try one of the most famous meals in all of Indonesia, the nasi Padang. This is a meal that'll make you change your life plans for. It sure did for us as we changed our entire Indonesia itinerary and flew directly to Padang city afterwards to get the real thing right from the source. This here is life-changing food. We're going for a meal I've been looking forward to eating for years, nasi Padang. This is gonna be good. Look at this, guys. Look at all this nasi Padang. There's so many dishes. It's insane! Look at the amount of different curries, and meats, and fried fish. Wow, nasi Padang. - [Man] Okay. - [Trevor] Beef rendang. (Trevor speaks in foreign language) Awesome. We're gonna get a big-- - Do you like satay? - [Trevor] I love satay. - Okay. - Can we get satay too? Okay. Wow, look at all these dishes. Unbelievable. So the deal is they bring you a ton of dishes like this and bring it to your table, and you can just eat whatever you like and pay for whatever you ate. Oh, there's just so much here. Wow, look at that. This is-- - [Man] Hot, very hot. - [Trevor] Very spicy? - [Man] Yeah. - [Trevor] Indonesia sambal, wow. And we can have that with the nasi Padang. - [Man] Yeah. - [Trevor] And then what is this here? - [Man] Just rendang. - [Trevor] Beef rendang.