Are there American Restaurants in Jambi?

McDelivery This picture was taken in Jambi. The guy on the right is wearing a MacDonalds delivery advertisement. The jacket must have come from the City of Jakarta or Bandung because there are no MacDonald's restaurants in Jambi. Deliveries by MacDonalds & Pizza Hut in Indonesia are made with motorcycles.

McDelivery
This picture was taken in Jambi. The guy on the right is wearing a MacDonalds delivery advertisement. The jacket must have come from the City of Jakarta or Bandung because there are no MacDonald’s restaurants in Jambi. Deliveries by MacDonalds & Pizza Hut in Indonesia are made with motorcycles.

The following American restaurants are present:

A & W Root Beer

Pizza Hut (2 of them)

KFC: Kentucky Fried Chicken (3 of them)

Dunkin Donuts

Black Canyon

There are no MacDonalds or Burger King restaurants.

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Markisa

Passion FruitKnown as "markisa" in Indonesia

Passion Fruit
Known as “markisa” in Indonesia.

Famous Indonesian Fruit

Passion Fruit is very popular in Indonesia where it’s referred to as markisa.

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 Siomay (dumplings)

Siomay

The picture at the right reflects an extremely common Indonesian cuisine named siomay. It’s commonly seen being sold by street vendors who sell food from handcarts. We visited a small restaurant and sampled this dish and this is our report on it:

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Tekwan

(Fish Meat Balls)

Indonesian Cuisine: Tekwan
Side dish: Sambal (mixture of peppers)

Not being a fan of highly “fishy” foods, I was a little hesitant to try tekwan (tay wan), but wanting to experience more of Indonesian life, I attempted it, and I’m happy to say I was very pleased with the outcome. Tekwan is very spicy, but the flavors were very delicious and it only had a hint of fish flavor–and for me, that was perfect!

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Durian being sold along the street.

Durian is a famous fruit known throughout S.E. Asia. It has been called “The King of Fruits” because it has a very overpowering presence, specifically from its odor.

Many think the odor is sweet and fragrant. Others think it’s overpowering, nauseating and repulsive. Due to durian’s strong odor, many public places, like hotels, airlines, and trains forbid them.

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This is a picture of a floating fish net/ cage (keramba) used for raising fish on Indonesian streams, rivers, lakes, and even in the ocean.

Throughout Indonesian streams, lakes, rivers, and even in the seas, Indonesians raise fish for food. The means of doing so is through the use of “keramba,” or floating fish nets / cages, in which the fish are hand fed (floating fishery).

If there isn’t a body of water nearby, those with sufficient land will dig square ponds for raising fish. Previously we made a video showing that these fish ponds are frequently used as a form of recreation.

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JERUK BALI

(Unique Fruit Found in Indonesia)

While going through the street market we noticed a very large fruit that Indonesians call “Jeruk Bali” (also known as Pomelo).  This fruit resembles a grapefruit. Out of curiosity we bought it and asked our neighbor to teach us how to peel and prepare it.

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