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.

Sate Ayam

(Chicken Shis Kabob)

Sate Ayam with Lontong
(As Served at the Jambi Restaurant, Dine & Chat)

Sate Ayam is a famous Indonesian dish (Indonesian Cuisine) that simply has roasted chicken on skewers (shish kabob) and is frequently served with lontong (compressed rice served in bite-sized pieces).

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Dietary Laws

Kosher / Halal

As the Jews have strict dietary laws, so do Muslims. The Jews use the word kosher for foods that are acceptable, and treif for those that are not. For Muslims, their word for acceptable foods is halal, whereas the forbidden foods are considered haraam. Clicking on the previous links will inform you of which foods are considered lawful and which are considered sinful.

Fortunately for the Coca-Cola Company, their drink is considered lawful.

Foods that are lawful for Muslims to consume will have a stamp or seal indicating so. This bottle top has the word “Halal” printed on it.

 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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Gado-Gado

(A Famous Indonesian Dish)

Gado Gado is a famous Indonesian dish commonly served from the carts of traveling street vendors and warungs.

Below is a video we made of Gado Gado.

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Aroma Kopi Paberik

Bandung, Indonesia (pop. 7.4 mil) is famous for its “Aroma Kopi Paberik” (Aroma Coffee Factory).  The factory is really quite small with only about 15 (?) or so employees and two small roasters.  Even though it is small, it is well known in the city, and almost every main grocery store sells its packaged coffee. From its opening in the 1930’s, the factory is still producing coffee the old fashioned way… everything by hand and no artificial additives.

Below is the video we made of our tour of the factory.

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SNAKE FRUIT (Salak) comes from a type of palm tree native to Indonesia and Malaysia.

Snake Fruit grows in clusters at the base of the palm tree. The fruit is known as “snake fruit” due to its scaly skin. Inside, the fruit consists of three lobes, each containing a large inedible seed. The lobes resemble, and have the consistency of large peeled garlic cloves. The taste is usually sweet.

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