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Becoming the Food Fighters …

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Well to be honest, I rarely explore café or restaurant in Jakarta. I usually doing exploring for new cafe / restaurants / eating places or sometimes people like me called it as cafe hopping, when I am out of Jakarta, so it will look that I am on holiday and using the holiday budget haha! But this time … I am not sure why, but I am intrigue to know what is this ‘Food Fighters?’ Some food bloggers did post some of the photos on their Instagram, the food looks nice – I don’t know how they make a very seducing photo of the food … But as I am more a person that like the café itself and the ambiance, rather than food. I went there just want to know, what it looks like. Many people said that it is the second ‘Pasar Santa’. Even I have never been to Pasar Santa, don’t ask why … haha …

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The Food Fighters Melawai – just beside Fave Hotel Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

From some photos of the place … There are many pictures looks like the one in Pixels the movie! ~ have you watched it? You know … that old games … remember Pac Man? 😉

Finding this place is easy … Just head to the Fave Hotel Melawai (yeap, that is the place where the Food Bloggers updated their location when they were in Food Fighters!) – if you still can’t find it, it is located inside the Blok M Square complex (am I right?). A silly thing also came to my mind that I expected the place would be quiet, as it was Sunday afternoon of early September, which of course … it was the opposite haha!

And I came to this place alone … just to feed my silly curiosity haha!

As always, I brought my camera with me … and of course my laptop, thinking that perhaps I would take out my laptop and did something. However, I became a shy person to take my camera out and take some photos of the place – weird thing is … this feeling did not creep me out when I visited café / restaurant out of town … weird it is! Haha. And … do you know what … Apparently, I was not the only person who took out the camera and taking pictures there! Even, there were people who shot a video there … Perhaps they wanted to do some review of the place and food. Hmm … curious whether I was in one of their scenes or not! Haha.

Anyway … Again … People thought that this was like Pasar Santa. So I imagine that Pasar Santa is a place where there are many food stalls selling burger, Mehiko food (ahum … Mexican food), noodle, waffle, and of course … coffee?!

I did not plan to stay long at this place – and why did I bring laptop here?!?! – as I already had my lunch before I went to this place, so I went straight to my favourite food that I can spot easily … WAFFLE!!!! And with ice cream … Easy, right?! Haha.

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You Zucker Waffle! Lol … – at Food Fighters Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

The waffle stall, called Zucker Waffle (is the owner a fans of Zuckerberg … or …?), is easy to locate as it is at the front side of Food Fighters! After I said my order, the staff just gave me the piece of paper with my order, and asked me to pay it at the cashier inside.

So … they have centralized cashiers inside, and I think they only accept cash … not sure whether they have the EDC machine or not.

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Kachingg $$$ – at Food Fighters Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

After I gave my receipt to them, then they asked me where to seat … I looked around finding some empty seat, and just pointed out to the outdoor seat.

Yes this place has outdoor and indoor seats and I, 100%, would choose to sit outdoor. The indoor is okay, but I think there is not much ventilation inside, so the wind only came from the electric fan.

So here’s my waffle with one big scoop of vanilla ice cream … Yumm … Yes, no plate, most of them will use half-box container / carton – what do you call that? Lol.

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Waffle with vanilla ice cream and chocolate chip with an additional of chocolate sauce … Rrrr … – Zucker Waffle at Food Fighters Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

One thing that I did not bring was … Tissue! We need to bring the tissue as most of them would not provide tissue … haha.

After I finished my waffle with one big scoop of vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, I was thinking … mmm perhaps I should try other things too … as I would not sure when I will come back here again.

From the dessert, I move myself backward to snack / appetizers, and I stepped my feet to Sloppy Bro! Okay, bro, what light meal do you have? Haha. My eyes brought me to the Mexican menu … Quesadillas! But sadly … they ran out of Quesadillas *sad*, so I changed to other light meal, called Taquitos!

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Sloppy, Bro! Haha … – at Food Fighters Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

This time … I tried to seat inside, just seat on the stool at the centre of the indoor area on the same table with the cashier, but I was seating at the other side.

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The indoor seating area of Food Fighters Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

Then after I finished my appetizer, I thought I could eat some more, so I move myself to the ‘main menu’ … burger! I think there are several burger stalls there, but for my first visit at Food Fighters, I tried the burger from the Judas Kitchen! I heard that they are selling healthy food … but I chose their OZ Beef Burger instead haha. I think one of the reasons why people said that they have a ‘healthy’ menu, is (I think) because of the drink menu. They sell the infused water – a bottle of water with fruits or other, inside it.

Okay … I think I forgot to take pictures of the stall and the photo of the burger is not too good lol, so I will put it as the collage with other food at the end of this post! Sorry, Judas! :p

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Judas Kitchen in Food Fighters Melawai is located just beside the Kopi Pasar stall (Jakarta – Indonesia)

After I finished the burger, I said to myself, I think I could take some more! Hmm … This Miechino looks interesting … It is said that they sell ‘Mie Karet’ (rubber noodle) lol. This ‘mie karet’ used a different container. Do you remember, when you watch a Hollywood movie, and when they ordered noodle from a Chinese restaurant for take away, and they will get a box where they need to open it from above? Yes, the box looks similar like that.

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Miechino at Food Fighers Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

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The rubber noodle aka ‘Mie Karet’ of Miechino at Food Fighers Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia)

To be honest, at this point … My stomach was already full, and could not take any more food! Haha …

Wow … I was amaze with what I did! In 2 hours, I swallowed 4 different foods all by myself haha! I am really a Food Fighter, aren’t I?!?! Well this did not go as plan … as I only planned to be here for a while … and yes … not opening the laptop at all! Haha.

So how much food can you take, food fighters?!

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The four food that I had during my first visit to Food Fighers Melawai (Jakarta – Indonesia) – from left top and move clockwise: waffle with vanilla ice cream of Zuckerberg, Taquitos of Sloppy bro, Mie Karet of Miechino, and OZ Beef Burger of Judas Kitchen

Would I come back?

I think I will … I am curious to taste some more food from Sloppy Bro, another waffle from Zucker Waffle, and want to try that nitro-coffee from Kopi Pasar!

And don’t forget to bring tissue! 😀

Food Fighter

Melawai IV No. 7 – beside Fave Melawai

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The Food Fighers, yeyeyee! (Jakarta – Indonesia)

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The things that I love are movies, music, and travel. I have an extended family in the movies world, called MoviegoersID, and we love to hang out and watch the movie together. How about music? Well, do you know The Corrs? Yep, they are a very talented family/musician that I deeply love since high school! If you love them, then we might get a long well ;-) . My love to music then grow to Sugarland, Christina Aguilera, The Script, and of course the one and only Anggun. Travel is the love that grows in me very late. At around 2011, I fell in love with travelling, and I tried my best to travel each month since that time. You can contact me at .




  • momogrosir

    food fighter at melawai jakarta? hmmm… look like i must go there and try mie karet. i love all about mie.

    • timothywp

      Yeap, you should try visit the Food Fighters 😉

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