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Photo Wednesday: Kerak Telor in Kota Tua

May 17, 2012

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.

 

 

 

 

Gotta love that smile.

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. loveniais permalink
    May 17, 2012 8:19 AM

    Great post. I loved reading your description of Kerak Telor – never heard of it before, but now I certainly want to try it!

    • May 18, 2012 5:44 AM

      Thanks Love!

  2. May 17, 2012 11:11 AM

    ‘im spirit feel go eh?!? The dish you describe is one that me and the boys I used to live with came across one morning with only eggs, rice and left over prawns in the house – me know dis is a great dish personally and when it put under di grill – wah! Miss you lady xxx

    • May 18, 2012 5:45 AM

      Wow! So similiar, all you were missing was the crunchy coconuts. Miss you too cuz xoxo

  3. tamitam permalink
    May 21, 2012 12:15 AM

    oooh that sounds scrumptious…please add to tour!

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