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Martabak Pecenongan 65A VS Martabakku Menteng

Martabak Pecenongan 65A VS Martabakku Menteng


If a survey was ever made on Indonesians’ most favourite after-midnight nibble, I reckon Martabak Manis (sweet pancake) would be in the top three. On this edition of Food Wars, we pit two heavyweight Martabak Manis purveyors against one another. The legendary Martabak Pecenongan 65A is loved by many for decades and is the pioneer of the famous – or infamous, depending on how you view this sinful treat–Martabak Toblerone, which we opted to have for this occasion. On the other side of the ring is Martabakku Menteng with its best-selling Red Velvet Martabak with cream cheese and Oreo. Let the fight begin.

Martabak Pecenongan 65A

Pros
Mere words can’t describe its thick-yet-soft and moist dough. The rich and milky feel from the melted Toblerone chocolate bar makes it even tastier.

Cons
Regularly crowded, which leads to quite a long wait. There’s no parking available, and no proper waiting area as well. Most customers tend to just sit outside of the shop.

Jl. Pecenongan Raya No. 65A,
Central Jakarta
T: 021 350 4081
Open daily from 5.30pm-12am

Martabakku Menteng

Pros
Chewy and moist, it offers a well-balanced combination between the salty cream cheese and the sweet Oreo. Its service is relatively swift too; thanks to the two separate workstations for dine-in and takeaway.

Cons
Eating too much of this sugary and creamy treat could incite a nausea attack. Parking space is very limited, and the shop can get very hot when at its full capacity.

Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No. 1,
Central Jakarta
T: 021 391 5757
Open daily from 11am-12am


A die-hard fan of authentic Indonesian delights who loves the idea of travelling to the cradle of those enticing local treats. Yet, you might often find this young lad busy with his guitar – be it alone in his room or, sometimes, on stage.

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