The Jakarta Good Food Guide Application Page

600+ of Jakarta's most loved restaurants – now in the palm of your hand

About August 2, 2009

The Author
Laksmi Pamuntjak has since 1994 written columns and articles on politics, film, food, classical music and literature for Tempo Magazine and elsewhere. She translated and edited Goenawan Mohamad: Selected Poems, published Jakarta Good Food Guide—an annually updated new take on food writing—and co-founded Aksara, a bilingual bookstore in Jakarta. ( More about Laksmi, after the jump.

The Book
A new take on food writing, the Jakarta Good Food Guide – which is listed in the Indonesian collection of world class publications of the National Library of Australia (2001) and the Editorial Merit winner of the HOW Magazine USA’s 10th Graphic Design Award (2002-2003) – is Indonesia’s first independent good food guide aimed at mapping Jakarta’s culinary scene in a way that recreates the sensory and makes food taste. It comprises over 500 of Jakarta’s most loved restaurants, cafes, casual eateries and street vendors (kaki limas) in inner Jakarta.

The Application
Want to eat out in Jakarta but don’t know where to go? What insightful, independent reviews of Jakarta’s restaurants – big and small – in a portable and instant medium? The very conundrums Jakart-ites face every day in this city of gastronomic pleasures and what compelled us to develop the JGFG application: Jakarta’s well-loved “Jakarta Good Food Guide” – now on iPhone and iPod Touch!!

JGFG app: Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch (2nd Generation): Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later

Compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch (2nd Generation): Requires iPhone OS 2.1 or later
Blackberry app coming soon!!!