Photo Wednesday: Kerak Telor in Kota Tua
Kota Tua is the Old City in Jakarta. The area is bustling with museum visitors, street musicians, dance performances and my favorite, street food. It is here I tried kerak telor. The best way I can describe it is it’s like an omelette with a rice base. I opted for the duck egg instead of chicken because I had never tried duck eggs before. The young man used a coal fire and a thatched straw fan to fan the embers.
The new spices danced unfamiliarily on my tongue. The kerak telor was very dry and crunchy and I realized that the rice was rather sticky thereby giving the eggs much crunch traction. Adorning the omelette was fried shredded coconut, spicy fried shallots and dried shrimp. It was a new foodie experience and I am now a fan of keral telor. It was the perfect snack before I embarked on my museum crawl to the Puppet Museum, Bank of Indonesia Museum and the Textile Museum.