Those who do business on the street have a hard time. Selling goods on the street is hard enough, but selling food is even harder. They have to prepare their food on the street. There will be no running water that they can use without permission, and they will have to provide their electricity. It may be possible to get a gas cylinder for firepower, but in any case, it is a hassle. Some of the food vendors I saw in Jakarta had their gas cylinders, but there are not many people who carry a generator with them to do business.
The people at the stall in the photo were neither. There were two mobile stalls lined up on the side of the road, but I did not see anything that looked like a gas cylinder, let alone a generator. They may not be boiling, grilling, or frying. The stall in front of me had some large coconuts on the floor, so perhaps it was a stall that served coconut juice.
There were stall owners around the stalls, preparing as they pleased. A woman in a hijab was cracking coconuts with a large machete. Beyond her, a man was leisurely looking at his phone. If the food stalls were all preparing to serve different items, the way they were preparing to open their stalls was also different.
|Sep 2020 IN THE CITY INDONESIA|
|COCONUT FOOD STALL HIJAB JAKARTA|
September 26, 2020
May 7, 2022
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF