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Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What’s Tasty and Affordable

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Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street

Back again to the Jakarta city after exploring its beauty that maybe still hidden from our eyes like weekend gateway destinations from Jakarta you never thought possible. Are you satisfied with those locations? Or maybe you want to add some more things to your bucket list? Do so, and fulfill your dream to enjoy the city of Jakarta fully without any barrier to hold you.

But, aside from enjoying all those beautiful locations, the culinary trip is also a good thing to do. You can eat some of the best ones as mentioned in the best cheap local food in Jakarta, or you can go for the alternative, the street foods. There are so many to try here. And some of them are worth mentioning in this list of cheap street food Jakarta in Sabang street. Let’s check them out.

1 – Dodol Betawi

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What'sTasty and Affordable

The first one on the list of cheap street food Jakarta in Sabang street is Dodol Betawi. Dodol Betawi doesn’t have any big difference than any other Dodol out there. It’s still sticky and also sweet. But there’s a small difference between them, of course. If you want to find it, make sure to taste it yourself.

Charateristics: Sweet, chewy

Main Ingredient: Sugar Palm

Average Price: Rp15.000,-

Suitable for: Evening

2  – Kue Geplak

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What'sTasty and Affordable

The second one on the list is Kue Geplak. As you may know already, you can find so many kinds of Kue in Indonesia. They come with different taste and form. Kue Geplak has a solid form that comes from the rice flour combined with grated coconuts. After the dough is done, it’ll be added with some kind of soft sugar.

Charateristics: Soft, sweet, and chewy

Main Ingredient: Rice flour

Average Price: Rp25.000,-

Suitable for: Breakfast

3 – Kue Kembang Goyang

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

Also besides the what to eat in Jakarta, there’s another Kue on our list called Kue Kembang Goyang. This one is way different than other Kue(s) on the list. It’s more crispy and looks more like a snack than a cake. Kue Kembang Goyang has this flower form with a dry texture and crispy characteristic.

Charateristics: Crispy, crunchy

Main Ingredient: Rice flour

Average Price: Rp15.000,- per packet

Suitable for: Relaxing in the Evening

4 – Kue Semprong

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

Kue Semprong is almost the same as Kue Kembang Goyang above. It’s also crunchy and crispy. But, there are two differences, big differences. First, the form. Kue Semprong is longer and thinner. That’s why it’s really easy to consume it. The second one is taste. Kue Semprong is sweeter than Kue Kembang Goyang.          

Charateristics: Crispy, sweet

Main Ingredient: Rice flour

Average Price: Rp12.000,- per kg

Suitable for: Relaxing in the Evening

5 – Kue Akar Kelapa

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

The next Kue-type snack is Kue Akar Kelapa. This one has a similarity with Kue Semprong, which is its sweet taste. The sweet taste is completed with the tasteful taste that comes from coconut. The basic ingredient, Ketan taste, is combined with the grated coconuts to make it tastes and smells better. You can also see that it has such a unique form. It’s twisted, like a pasta.

cheap street food Jakarta in Sabang street

Charateristics: Crispy, sweet, tasteful

Main Ingredient: Ketan Flour

Average Price: Rp25.000,-

Suitable for: Akar Kelapa

6 – Tape Uli

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

The next one aside from the Instagram worthy restaurants and cafe in Jakarta is a thing called Tape Uli. Tape Uli is basically just like any other Tape. It’s still a fermented product. But, it uses Ketan as the basic ingredient. The type of Ketan that can be used for Tape Uli is the White one. You can also use the black one too. But the common one is White Ketan.

Charateristics: Sweet, sour

Main Ingredient: Ketan

Average Price: Rp35.000,-

Suitable for: Relaxing in the Evening

7 – Biji Ketapang

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

Biji Ketapang is one of the cheap street food Jakarta in Sabang street that is also pretty common in general. They call it Biji (seeds), because of its small form that resembling the seeds. But the ingredient to make it is the wheat flour that combined with grated coconuts. It’s small, crunchy, and delicious.

Charateristics: Crispy, sweet, tasteful

Main Ingredient: Wheat Flour

Average Price: Rp15.000,-

Suitable for: Lunch snack

8 – Telur Gabus Keju

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

Do you know French Fries? Jakarta also has one traditional street snack called Telur Gabus Kejo. From the picture, the form of it really looks like French Fries. It made of Sago Flour with eggs, salt, and some butter. It’s also twisted a bit to make it pointy. Usually, it serves in a bowl or inside a container. And you can just eat it casually as you eat the French Fries.

Charateristics: Crispy, a bit salty

Main Ingredient: Sago Flour

Average Price: Rp15.000,-

Suitable for:  Lunch/Dinner snack

9 – Kerak Telor

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

The next one that is also a good thing to get besides the best Padang foods in Bandung is Kerak Telor. It’s one of the iconic traditional Indonesian street foods you can get out there. It’s not only a common thing in Sabang street, but also Jakarta in general. Usually, you can find a Kerak Tellor seller in a crowded place like Monas.

Charateristics: Salty, tastful, a bit crispy

Main Ingredient: Egg

Average Price: Rp10.000,-

Suitable for: Lunch, Dinner

10 – Nasi Uduk Betawi

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

If you are a student or a worker who wants to save some money by picking a budget meal, you can always depend on Nasi Uduk Betawi. Nasi Uduk is a simple thing but really meaningful to the people of Indonesia. It’s really affordable yet very filling. Usually, you can get a portion of Nasi Uduk that consists of rice and the additional side dishes.

Charateristics: Tasteful, filling

Main Ingredient: Rice + additional side dishes

Average Price: Rp10.000,-

Suitable for: Breakfast

11 – Gado-gado Betawi

Cheap Street Food Jakarta in Sabang Street : What's Tasty and Affordable

And the last one on the list of cheap street food Jakarta in Sabang street is Gado-gado Betawi. Just like any other Gado-gado out there, the Gado-gado Betawi also consists of some Lontong plus the additional stuff like tempeh, tofu, and also vegetables. All of them then covered in a sweet peanut sauce.

Charateristics: Fresh, sweet

Main Ingredient: Lontong/Ketupat

Average Price: Rp12.000,-

Suitable for: Breakfast

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