Located along the famous food strip of 4b Street in Karama is Betawi Restaurant (beside Pampanggas Binalot and Yalla Momos) known for serving authentic Indonesian food.
Betawi has been nominated as Best South-East & Pan Asian and Best Budget Restaurant Awards 2013 by TimeOut Dubai.
It started its business on 2007 and have gained praises from asian food-lovers and top notch chefs around Dubai. In such a short period of time they have expanded and just recently opened their second outlet (Betawi Express) located at Emirates Tower Metro Station.
The restaurant in Karama is small and basic but gets crowded most of the time. It has a touch of ethnic tropical style. The staff are very nice and all are Indonesians that I sometimes mistakenly thought as kabayans.
I ordered Nasi Goreng (Indonesians national dish) it is a fried rice topped with egg and mixed with various ingredients such as sweet soy sauce, shallot, garlic, tamarind, chilli, chicken and prawns. It has some crackers on the side and vegetables. For just 25 dirhams you will get full before you can finish the whole portion.
Below is a Soto Betawi, Indonesian’s traditional soup that consists of broth, meat and vegetables.
Eating at Betawi makes me feel closer to home as Indonesians shares common taste buds with FIlipinos.
Location: Karama, Dubai
Tel: 056 759 8118
Travel: 4B Street, behind the Ministry of Health
Times: Open Sat-Wed noon-10pm; Fri 2pm-10pm