Food Stall Selling Ketoprak On Hayam Wuruk Street

Food stall on the sidewalk on Hayam Wuruk street
Shot at Taman Sari district in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The food stall on the sidewalk on Hayam Wuruk Street served Ketprak

It seemed to me that the residential area continued to go on and on, but the end of the residential area abruptly came. As I was walking, I unexpectedly came to a big street with a bus lane. It was Hayam Wuruk Street that runs through the city of Jakarta from north to south.

There were a lot of cars on the big street and there are many big buildings on the big street. And underneath the buildings was a sidewalk that was recessed into the buildings. I'm not sure if these sidewalks are public or if they are owned by the building owners. I don't know which the truth is. But it is true that the sidewalk, which shelters from the wind and rain, is a good place to set up a stall.

There was a stall at the place where I was passing by. 'KETOPRAK' was written on the stall. Ketoprak is made by baking rice into a rice ball and mixing it with bean sprouts, coconut milk, and chilies. It's the local food here. The WIKI says it's a vegetarian dish because it doesn't use meat.

I saw a man working at a stall. He might be in the middle of making the dish because there was nothing placed in front of the customers at the table.


What is Ketoprak?

Ketoprak is a vegetarian dish from Jakarta, Indonesia, consisting of tofu, vegetables, rice cake, and rice vermicelli served in peanut sauce.

Where is Taman Sari district in Jakarta?




Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

July 4, 2020


Jakarta, Indonesia


Street Photography





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